Employment

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

It is the policy of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design to provide equal employment opportunity. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, status with regard to receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Faculty Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty—Degree Programs

Part-Time, Temporary Teaching Positions
Adjunct Faculty

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks applicants for possible part-time, temporary teaching positions as Adjunct Faculty.

Individuals qualified to teach in the undergraduate areas of design, fine arts, media arts, entrepreneurial studies, and the Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Critique Seminar course are invited to apply for consideration when temporary positions arise. Salary: $4,286 per 3-credit course. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

To ensure consideration, the following application materials must be received:

  1. A letter of application (not to exceed two pages)
  2. A curriculum vitae (not to exceed three pages)
  3. The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references
  4. A URL of professional website and/or a single PDF including personal work and student work when applicable (include up to 20 personal images and 20 student images, limit file size to 10MB or less).
  5. For time based work please submit a URL of professional website and/ or links to Vimeo or YouTube (include up to 20 personal links and 20 student links, to ensure access, make sure these are not password protected). Do not email video files. Title all files with your last name, first name, the corresponding number in the list above (01, 02, 03, 04), and the department (Fine Arts, Media, or Design).For example: Doe_John_01_Design.pdf

Submit all materials in an email with the subject line Adjunct Faculty Application to academic_affairs@mcad.edu

All correspondence regarding these positions is conducted via email.

EOE

Instructor Positions, Summer Youth Programs

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Instructor, Summer Youth Programs

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks applicants for possible part-time, temporary teaching positions in our continuing education department.

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks qualified instructors to teach in the MCAD Summer Youth Programs. MCAD Summer Youth Programs offer classes for kids and teens, ages 5-18, on a variety of art and design topics.

Qualifications include: An MFA or advanced degree in Art Education and a minimum of 3 years experience developing and teaching art classes for youth. As a condition of employment, applicants will be required to undergo a background check.

To apply, send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, the names and phone numbers of three professional references, a URL and/or non-returnable CD of professional and/or student work (if available) to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Assistant Director, Continuing Education
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
betsy_catron@mcad.edu

Applications received by Nov. 15 will be given priority consideration.

EOE

Liberal Arts Adjunct Faculty

Liberal Arts Department
Part-Time, Temporary Teaching Positions
Adjunct Faculty

 

The liberal arts department at Minneapolis College of Art and Design reviews applications for part-time, temporary teaching positions on an ongoing basis.

The department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching experience and professional skills closely align with one or more of our distribution requirements: Scientific Perspectives, Economics and Mathematical Systems, Global Perspectives, Political Thought and Ethics, Creative and Professional Writing, or Art History. Candidates with experience in Foundation Art History or Foundation Writing are also encouraged to apply.

Note that no studio classes are taught in the liberal arts department. Candidates interested in teaching in the studio arts should contact the respective department: Media Arts, Fine Arts, Design, or the Bachelor of Science Program.

Requirements: Previous teaching experience is required. MA/MFA (or professional equivalent) required; ABD or PhD (or professional equivalent) preferred. Adjunct faculty members are expected to maintain active professional practices during their appointments.

Salary: $4,120 per 3-credit course.

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design has been creating art on the cutting edge for well over a century. With the highest accreditation level possible for an art and design college, MCAD provides students the instruction they need to grow—along with the freedom critical to fostering their individual creativity.

Recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative approaches, MCAD offers majors in advertising, animation, comic art, drawing, filmmaking, fine arts studio, graphic design, furniture design, illustration, painting, photography, print paper book, sculpture, and web and multimedia environments.

Located in South Minneapolis next to two of the Twin Cities' cultural gems—the Children's Theatre Company and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts—MCAD offers students an ideal mix of support and challenge. The community is able to be part of the arts at MCAD through continuing education and youth programs, exhibitions, lectures, and special events.

To ensure consideration, the following application materials must be received:

  1. A letter of application stating how experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for this position, a statement regarding Liberal Arts within an art and design context, and description of current research (not to exceed two pages)
  2. Curriculum vitae and statement of teaching philosophy (not to exceed three pages)
  3. Complete information for three professional references
  4. URL of professional website (optional)

Submit all materials in a single PDF file. Limit the PDF file size to 10MB or less and title the file as follows: last name_first name_la_adjunct.pdf

Email complete application file to academic_affairs@mcad.edu.

Applications reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applications will be acknowledged via email. Interviews will be scheduled based on departmental needs.

EOE

Part-Time, Temporary Teaching Positions, Continuing Education Program

Part-Time, Temporary Teaching Positions
Continuing Education Program


The Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks applicants for possible part-time, temporary teaching positions in our continuing education program.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit proposals or to apply for consideration when temporary positions arise in the following areas: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, illustration, comic art, animation, photography, film, graphic design, typography, and youth programs.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. To apply, send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, the names and phone numbers of three professional references, a URL and/or non-returnable CD of professional and student work (if available) to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Assistant Director, Continuing Education
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
betsy_catron@mcad.edu

EOE

Teaching Positions in Graphic Design, Web Design, and Web Development

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design offers two 30-credit post-baccalaureate certificates in graphic design and in interactive design and marketing for students who hold an undergraduate degree and want to develop professional skills. The certificates are awarded upon successful completion of a 10-course sequence completed over two or three years. The interactive design and marketing certificate is a fully online program with both students and faculty residing all over the country. Course content includes ideation, design history, web design and development, managing workflow and professional relationships, design theory, and research methods.

Professional designers. marketers and web developers are invited to apply for teaching assignments (typically one course per semester) in these exciting programs. The post-baccalaureate certificates are offered through the continuing education department with full access to state-of-the-art computer labs, the print facility, and seminar classrooms at the college for face-to-face courses. Those applying for teaching assignments in the online program do not need to reside in Minnesota.

To apply, send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, the names and phone numbers of three professional references, a URL and/or non-returnable CD of professional and student work (if available) to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Program Coordinator, Post-Baccalaureate Programs
Continuing Education Dept.
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
lizzie_wortham@mcad.edu

EOE

Staff Opportunities

Coordinator, Post-Baccalaureate Programs in Interactive Design and Marketing and Graphic Design

Continuing Education

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position and is available immediately. We enjoy a dynamic work environment that includes outstanding holiday and vacation time accruals. We offer a flexible and comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental and 403(b) pension plans. After six months of service you will receive free MCAD tuition for yourself, your spouse and your dependent children, and your dependents may be eligible for free tuition at more than 600 colleges nation-wide.

Then to apply, e-mail cover letter, resume or C,V. and the names of three professional references and salary requirements to: lara_roy@mcad.edu with Coordinator, Post-Baccalaureate Programs in the subject line; OR, send same to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Continuing Education Search
2501 Stevens Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Primary Function:
The Coordinator, Post-Baccalaureate Programs in Interactive Design and Marketing and Graphic Design is directly responsible for the functionality, stability, daily management, improvement and success of the Post-Baccalaureate programs. The Coordinator is a member of the College staff with teaching responsibilities, and who contributes to the overall educational program in Continuing Education.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Administration:

  1. Based on student need and program requirements, prepare the course schedules and assign teaching schedules.
  2. Recruit and hire new and replacement instructors as needed.
  3. Conduct teaching performance evaluations for all instructors who teach in the programs and contribute input to performance evaluations for faculty from other MCAD Departments who teach in the program, if requested by their Department Chairs.
  4. Prepare annual budget rationale and request for the program, submitting recommendations to the Director of Continuing Education.
  5. Maintain archive of syllabi, course descriptions, assignment sheets and biographical information on instructors who teach in the program.
  6. Meet with the faculties of both programs on a regular basis regarding program needs and developments in the field.
  7. Meet on a regular basis with directors of the academic support areas as needed regarding the program activities and the infrastructure required to support it.
  8. Continuous professional development and acumen in the field of interactive design.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Teaching and Advising:

  1. Teach six online credits per year in the Interactive Design and Marketing Program and/or Graphic Design Program. Course topics may include digital marketing, web design, web development, responsive design, user experience, project management, graphic design, typography, etc.
  2. Act as the academic advisor to all students in the Post-Baccalaureate programs. Develop and implement academic policies and advising procedures for the programs congruent with College and Continuing Education mission and goals.
  3. Evaluate graphic design and interactive design and marketing curriculum and instructional program in collaboration with Online Learning and Continuing Education for continuous improvement, recommend appropriate actions, and implement approved changes.

Program Growth:

  1. Take a key role in promotion and marketing of both programs via active and ongoing outreach and social marketing.
  2. Work with Admissions Department to develop and implement comprehensive marketing plans. Work to meet expected enrollment numbers, and take responsibility for student recruitment and retention.
  3. Respond to student needs and feedback in a timely and effective manner via phone, email, Skype, or office hours. Relay pertinent concerns/information to Director of Continuing Education or Senior Director, Online Learning.
  4. Maintain enrollment data on students in the program, including an annual report with enrollment and budget statistics and analysis and recommendations for improved student enrollment, curriculum improvement, and overall continuous program improvement.

Qualifications:

Education: Superior teaching, research, and/or professional credentials required in the field of interactive, design, or marketing. Masters degree or equivalent professional accomplishments preferred.

Experience:

  • Evidence of quality teaching, training, and/or consulting with instructors or other professionals required.
  • Demonstrated research and/or project management skills are required
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful, professional work experience with an online instructional program desired.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of interactive design; familiarity with the field of graphic design; experience working as a designer preferred

Skills:

  • Demonstrated teaching, training, and/or coaching skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in instructional design, teaching and/or training needed to support an online educational program.
  • Demonstrated managerial and leadership skills.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Create and implement a vision for growth, guidance and advocacy for program.
  • Skilled and experienced in marketing and promotions.
  • Skilled and committed to current and emerging trends in interactive and graphic design.

Other: This position has been identified as security sensitive, and as such will require a background check. At the discretion of the college, various background checks may be done during the course of employment.

Application Administrator

Technology

This is a full-time (35 hours per week), benefits-eligible position. We enjoy a dynamic work environment that includes outstanding holiday and vacation time accruals. We offer a flexible and comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental and 403(b) pension plans. After six months of service you will receive free MCAD tuition for yourself, your spouse and your dependent children, and your dependents may be eligible for free tuition at more than 600 colleges nation-wide.

To apply, e-mail your cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary requirements to: computer_jobs@mcad.edu with Application Administrator in the subject line; OR send same to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Technology- Application Administrator Search
2501 Stevens Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Primary Function:
Serves as primary ITS staff member responsible for configuring and maintaining the college's departmental applications, with a focus on the college's Student Information System (SIS). Works closely with department contacts to support, select updates, design, implement, document, and troubleshoot administrative processes and workflows for mission critical business and information systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Primary Student Information System (Jenzabar EX and the Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution) application administrator: provides primary application administration, project management, and technical documentation for MCAD's SIS as well as application administration for other departmental applications.
  2. Coordinates application upgrades, including pre-upgrade research, departmental testing, signoff, and documentation as outlined in the ITS support matrix.
  3. Works closely with departmental contacts to document business functions, processes, information flows, and data structures while maintaining data standards and data integrity.
  4. Coordinates application training for end-users, as well as verifying departmental training adherence, for the college's SIS and other departmental applications.
  5. Works with the Senior Systems Administrator for setting day-to-day tasks and priorities.
  6. Maintains accurate and up-to-date IT project tracking spreadsheet.
  7. Assists the Senior Systems Administrator in report writing and data analysis of institutional databases and systems.
  8. Identifies, develops and maintains administrative training resources and appropriate end-user technical documentation as well as providing end user training services to staff and faculty.
  9. Responds to appropriate Help Desk inquiries as well as departmental technical service requests.
  10. Advises MCAD community regarding IT support policies, procedures, and methodology.
  11. Other projects and duties as assigned by supervisor and senior systems administrator.

Qualifications:

Education: Post-secondary degree in business admin technology field, or equivalent technical experience.

Experience: Working knowledge of higher education Student Information Systems (ex. Jenzabar EX), business systems (ex. Microsoft Dynamics GP, Ceridian, Salesforce), and report writing tools based on SQL databases (ex. InfoMaker, Crystal Reports, FRx, SSRS). Demonstrated understanding of technology and business practices, preferably in an education environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Excel. Basic understanding of client-server architecture, web servers, and SQL. Mac OS X, Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS), and Microsoft .NET experience preferred.

Skills: Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Aptitude for relational database and application management including system administration, analysis, and report writing. Ability to learn software organically and via technical documentation. Demonstrated technical writing experience. Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical staff. Proficiency in solving problems and identifying solutions within a deadline.

Other: This position has been identified as security sensitive, and as such will require a background check. At the discretion of the college, various background checks may be done during the course of employment.

Janitorial

General cleaning. Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404, just off bus line. Early mornings (5:30–8:00 a.m. (daily), some weekends, part-time up to 3.5 hours per day, non-benefits eligible, $8.00 to start. Will train. Contact MCAD Facilities at 612.874.3846.

Public Safety Officer (On-Call)

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design accepts applications on an ongoing basis for on-call public safety officers in our Public Safety Office. On-call positions are non-benefits eligible.

Primary function is to provide a safe and secure campus environment by: protecting life and property, preventing and responding to crimes, operating the communications center, and assisting the college community by responding to requests of service. All duties will be carried out in accordance with local, state, and federal laws, as well as college policies.

Candidates will be eligible for continued training after probationary period, which includes certification in Defensive Tactics, First Aid, and CPR. All required uniforms and necessary equipment will be supplied by the college.

Qualifications include: high school diploma, or equivalent, required; associate's degree preferred. First Aid and CPR certification, preferred. General security experience, particularly in a college environment, preferred. Understanding of law enforcement and the key issues that impact a security officer. Must possess excellent written and oral communication and customer service skills, as well as interpersonal skills. Must have ability to prioritize when dealing with multiple high-priority situations. Must have valid driver's license. Satisfactory background and DMV check required. The starting wage range is $12.70 to $13.50 per hour, depending on experience and education.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to: steve_mclaughlin@mcad.edu; OR send same to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Steve McLaughlin, Public Safety Office
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

 


Job Hunting?

MCAD offers a number of programs to help professionals build their skills, portfolios, and resumes. Whether you're interested in something short-term, long-term, on-campus, or online, we have something for everyone.