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. 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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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

 

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: Director, Continuing Education
Continuing Education Dept.
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
ce_director@mcad.edu

 

Staff Opportunities

Cashier/Clerk

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design has an immediate full-time, benefits eligible position for a Cashier/Clerk in our Art Cellar & Bookstore. Applicants must be available to work day and evening hours, Monday – Friday; along with Saturdays 11:00 am to 5:00 pm during the Academic year.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Cashier/stock/customer service. Assist with merchandise procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Perform cashier, customer service independently, and according to procedure.
  2. Stock and straighten the store as necessary.
  3. Receive and put away deliveries. Some heavy lifting.
  4. Maintain inventory sheets in preparation of purchase orders.
  5. Price and mark item numbers on merchandise. Make shelf labels, signs and other general merchandising procedures.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High school graduate, or equivalent.

Experience: Some retail store experience, preferred. Familiarity with art materials and processes, desirable. Experience with computers, cash registers, calculators and adding machines helpful.

Skills: Good customer service skills, important. General math skills, necessary. Some lifting (25-40 lbs.), required.

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.

We enjoy a dynamic work environment that includes outstanding holiday and vacation 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, references and salary requirements to: art_cellar@mcad.edu; OR send same to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Art Cellar & Bookstore
2501 Stevens Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Lead Help Desk Specialist

Technology

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.

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

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Technology – Lead Help Desk Specialist
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Provides operational support for the College’s academic and administrative computer hardware and software. Responsible for the overall maintenance of MCAD’s public academic computing facilities. Supervises full-time Help Desk Specialists, work-study scheduling, departmental budgeting, and technical training/documentation administration. Assists with overall implementation and ongoing support for school-wide laptop initiative. Responsible for the assignment and resolution of Help Desk support requests as well as other academic and administrative technology troubleshooting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide prompt and courteous resolution to first and second tier computer support requests via Help Desk walk-ins, phone, email or web forms for technology facilities and resources including the MCAD computer labs, classrooms, staff and faculty offices, MCAD’s wireless network, Google Apps, advanced academic production studios, and MFA Studios.
  2. Manages the college’s IT ticket-tracking system “Request Tracker” (RT). Responsible for the proper assignment of RT tickets, taking ownership of RT tickets as appropriate, escalating tickets to the System Administration team or other appropriate Technology staff, and ensuring prompt follow through and closure on all RT tickets.
  3. Provides lead supervision of full-time Help Desk Specialists and oversees scheduling of student workers. Works with IT Director to provide annual performance evaluations and keep job descriptions accurate and up-to-date.
  4. Install, configure, and provide operational support for Mac and Windows desktop workstations.
  5. Assist in coordinating and resolving school-owned hardware repairs and basic workstation upgrades.
  6. Assists with deployment and implementation of the MCAD Laptop Initiative.
  7. Assists in maintaining the college’s computer inventory database system and hardware warranty tracking.
  8. Provide tutoring and training to MCAD users on basic hardware, software and OS usage.
  9. Assist in writing and editing additional support resources / documentation which includes Help Desk departmental policies, updates to Intranet pages, Knowledgebase online FAQ articles, social media accounts and misc. print resources.
  10. Assist in maintaining the college’s computer inventory database and hardware warranty tracking systems.
  11. Provide primary AV setup and troubleshooting for academic courses and administrative meetings. Provide backup technology troubleshooting assistance for events and student exhibitions.
  12. Assist with back-to-school student laptop imaging, deployment and instructional workshops.
  13. Assist with facilitating Apple Service Repair claims for school-owned computers and peripherals.
  14. Other duties and special projects as deemed appropriate by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Post Secondary education or equivalent in related technology support field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience: Proven exceptional customer service ability in a technology environment. Minimum two years of demonstrated expertise working with Apple hardware and Mac OS X software support. Experience with iOS/MDM desirable. Experience working in academic computer lab, college environment, and/or with students is desirable. Knowledge and/or understanding of other operating systems, cross-platform environments, and basic network concepts helpful.

Skills: Strong interpersonal communication skills; ability to take initiative and follow work through to satisfactory completion. Self-motivated and creative with computing solutions for end-users. Some lifting (50 lbs. or less) is required.

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.

Counseling Psychologist (Casual)

Student Affairs

The Minneapolis College Art and Design seeks a Counseling Psychologist to work with students on a part-time basis. Work schedule for this position is Wednesdays (7 to 8 hrs) for 14 weeks per semester (fall and spring) for a total of 28 weeks. The school years begins in mid August and ends in May. There is potential for additional hours determined by needs of the department.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Counsel students regarding personal growth and development. Provide diagnosis and referrals as needed. Consult with faculty and staff regarding mental health and chemical dependency issues.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide individual counseling and assessment services for students.
  2. Counsel and refer students with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, chemical use/abuse, difficulty adjusting to aspects of student life, or who are having other personal/social difficulties.
  3. Assist in developing and delivering workshops or training sessions for students, faculty and staff as needed.
  4. Assist in developing and maintaining a network of professionals and organizations that can serve as referral sources for students.
  5. Work with Student Affairs, Housing and Student Activities personnel to develop ongoing health/wellness programming for students.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: MA or Ph.D. in counseling and MN licensure

Experience: Proven experience in working as a counselor with college-aged students. College counseling center experience helpful. Interest in art/design field a plus.

Skills: Strong interpersonal communication, counseling, diagnostic and referral skills.

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.

To apply, email you cover letter, resume, three professional references, salary requirement to: at student_affairs@mcad.edu with “Counseling Psychologist” in the subject line; OR send same to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Dean, Student Affairs
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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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