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, 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

Academic Support Technician

3D Shop

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, send your cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to dmyhre@mcad.edu; OR mail same to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Director, 3D Shop
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Primary Function:
Teach students, faculty, and staff safe and effective processes in accordance with the requirements of the curriculum. Inform shop users with expert proficiency of current technologies available to them to support their work. Instruct students during open shop hours when their teachers are not present. Work with shop users to insure that the facilities; equipment and processes are used safely and effectively. Provide fabrication and design services for all departments within the college.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Guide faculty members and their classes by providing technical support and curricular instruction by demonstrating various shop procedures and processes from beginning to advanced curriculums.
  2. Inform, recommend and instruct all shop users of the latest technologies available to them including digital rendering and fabrication processes (cnc, rapid prototyping and other advanced technologies).
  3. Guide all shop users – undergraduate, graduate, staff, faculty – by demonstrating shop procedures as specific to each user’s need; and providing guidance and oversight specific to each project.
  4. Teach and instruct students and faculty on digital software as it relates to machinery and curriculum during all shop hours. Softwares include Form-Z, Mastercam, 3-D Cut, Catalyst (Plastic RP), Z-Print (Powder RP), and Adobe Illustrator.
  5. Diagnose, maintain and repair software and hardware problems for all digital technologies.
  6. Participate in annual testing and qualifying for proficiency in advanced digital technologies and other relevant 3-D shop processes and procedures.
  7. Be an active participant in training of part-time or work study students as to the proper instruction of tool and process usage including safety procedures. Provide guidance and supervision for any fabrication projects worked on by part-time (casual labor) and work study persons.
  8. Incorporate a sense of responsibility and care within each student through technical training.
  9. Communicate with faculty to provide curricular continuity for their students when faculty is away.
  10. Service, repair and update equipment and processes in all 3-D Shop areas, which include metals, woods, digital labs and equipment, foundry spaces and spray booths.
  11. Inform, explain, demonstrate and enforce shop policies regarding safety and shop usage.
  12. Inventory supplies: stationary tools, hand tools, digital fabrication equipment and any consumables associated (gas, tooling, abrasives, electrodes, etc.).
  13. Work with shop director on various projects pertaining to the 3-D Shop and/or projects associated with other departments within MCAD.

Qualifications:

Education: BFA or equivalent. College or university coursework in fine arts and/or crafts.

Experience: Must have professional training in woodworking, welding, foundry, digital rendering and fabrication. Teaching experience preferred.

Skills: Must be a skilled problem solver, knowledgeable and creative, adaptable, self-motivated, communicative and patient.

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.

Application Analyst

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 Analyst in the subject line; OR send same to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Technology- Application Analyst 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, including the student information system. Works closely with department contacts to help update, design, implement, and troubleshoot administrative processes and workflows. Provides support, troubleshooting, and technical documentation associated with other mission critical business and information systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Primary Jenzabar EX and Internet Campus Solution (JICS) administrator, and provides system analysis, project management, and technical documentation for MCAD's student information, business, and various departmental applications.
  2. Coordinates department application upgrades, and performs departmental testing and verifies departmental training adherence.
  3. Works closely with Jenzabar and CRM module managers (Records, Business Office, Student Services, Admissions, Financial Aid) to investigate and map business functions, processes, information flows, and data structures, using systematic techniques and best practices.
  4. Provides second and third tier support for MCAD's student information, business, and various departmental applications.
  5. Works with the senior systems administrator for setting day-to-day tasks and priorities.
  6. Assists departmental Jenzabar EX users to document and adhere to data standards and maintain data integrity.
  7. Maintains accurate and up-to-date IT project tracking spreadsheet.
  8. Assists in report writing and data analysis of institutional databases and systems.
  9. Assists senior system administrator to apply and deploy data transformation services.
  10. Identifies, develops and maintains administrative training resources and appropriate end-user technical documentation.
  11. Provides end user training services to staff and faculty, primarily focused on Jenzabar products.
  12. Responds to appropriate Help Desk inquiries as well as departmental technical service requests.
  13. Advises MCAD community regarding IT support policies, procedures, and methodology.
  14. 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: Two plus years experience in application analysis, administration, support or other related fields; preferably in an educational environment. Working knowledge of higher education student information systems (ex. Jenzabar EX), business systems (ex. Microsoft Dynamics GP), and report writing tools based on SQL databases (ex. InfoMaker, Crystal Reports, FRx). Demonstrated understanding of technology and business practices, preferably in an education environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Excel. Basic understanding of client-server architecture, web servers, and SQL. Apple OS X operating system, IIS, and .NET experience preferred.

Skills: Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Aptitude for relational database and application management including system administration, design, 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

 


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