Employment

Equal Employment Opportunity

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—Day School

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 areas of design, fine arts, liberal arts, media arts, and entrepreneurial studies are invited to apply for consideration when temporary positions arise.

Salary: $4,202 per 3-credit course. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, the names and phone numbers of three professional references, a URL or website and/or a non-returnable CD including personal work and student work (when applicable), to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Assistant to the Chairs, Academic Affairs
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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

Associate Director of Major and Alumni Giving

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.

The Associate Director of Major and Alumni Giving is charged with meeting annual goals for fundraising, alumni engagement, as well as related events and fundraising programs. Primary responsibilities include building and strengthening current and future major donor relationships among alumni, parents, and friends of the college. The position also has significant responsibilities for managing the MCAD Art Sale, organizing and supporting the MCAD Alumni Board and their activities, and assisting with annual fundraising programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Design, implement, and manage a comprehensive proactive plan focused on expanding and enhancing individual support of college programs and fundraising campaigns; maintain an active portfolio of 100+ donors and prospects.
  2. With Director of Development and Vice President of Institutional Advancement, identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects with an emphasis on alumni and parent donors. Assist with effective stewardship and recognition of individual donors, including print recognition, events, and personalized stewardship.
  3. Act as major staff support and liaison for MCAD Alumni Board, helping to organize and execute board activities and events, as well as individual committee tasks and activities.
  4. Support and communicate with alumni community through personal communications, management of alumni benefit programs and internally through the Career Services office to support alumni connection to the college.
  5. Serve as Team Lead for a cross-functional internal team to plan and implement all aspects of the annual MCAD Art Sale, including event planning, promotion to students and alumni, publicity, onsite logistics and budget management.
  6. Participate in college-wide cultivation and celebration events.
  7. Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Art/Design or Business/Marketing, or equivalent.

Experience: 3+ years experience in a non-profit environment, with an emphasis on major gift/individual fundraising. Prior experience in the development office of a comparable non-profit organization is required; similar experience at a college or university is preferred. Qualified MCAD alumni are encouraged to apply.

Skills: Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to demonstrate progressive experience and successful results in the development field. Must possess the ability to understand the needs and interests of major donors in order to develop relationships between them and the college. Must be self-motivated professional with discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals. Must have excellent organizational and presentation skills, comfortable in small and large groups. Must possess ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and modify strategic advancement plans. Must have the ability to initiate and sustain donor and faculty/staff relationships. Must be able to travel periodically to visit donors. Prior experience working with fundraising volunteers is preferred. Specialized knowledge related to planned giving, including knowledge of tax laws that effect charitable giving, personal assets and estates is helpful.

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, e-mail your cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to institutional_advancement@mcad.edu; Or fax same to 612.874.3788; Or send same to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Institutional Advancement—Associate Director Search
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Customer Service Assistant (Part-time)

This part-time position scheduled from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday is immediately available. The position pays $12.00 per hour.

Primary Function:

The Customer Service Assistant is the first point of contact between the public and the Continuing Education department. The CSA is knowledgeable about Continuing Education program and classes, requirement, answers basic inquiries from the public and from students, staffs the front desk, and provides assistance to the department in the areas of customer service, student recruitment, and office management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Customer Service

  1. Maintains current knowledge of all Continuing Education programs, classes, requirements, and deadlines in order to answer all customer-service related inquires from the public.
  2. Receives and responds to incoming calls, emails, postal mail, and in-person inquiries about CE programs, classes, and requests for printed information.
  3. Maintains consistent tracking of customer-service related details, payments, refunds, transfers, correspondence, etc. in SalesForce database system.
  4. Is knowledgeable about other departments at MCAD and transfers advance inquiries to appropriate departments.

Student Recruitment and Student/Faculty Support

  1. Registers students and staff for Continuing Education classes and events through online registration, over the phone/fax, by mail or in person.
  2. Seeks to actively convert leads to students through lead management and consistent follow-up.
  3. For application based programs, assists with pre-application tracking and management, communicates file updates to prospective students, files supplemental paperwork and provides updates to staff.
  4. Purchases and organizes all classroom supplies for CE instructors.
  5. Prepares, distributes, and posts start of class materials to CE instructors and College staff, including class lists, door signs, faculty mailboxes, attendance forms, faculty memos, and grade sheets.

Office Assistance and Data Management

  1. Maintains reception area as a welcoming and efficient point of contact for the public.
  2. Maintains office equipment and orders new equipment and office supplies.
  3. Handles all outgoing mail requests and compiles mass mailings.
  4. Handles cash and check deposits and manual credit card transactions.
  5. Reviews front office procedures and policies and makes applicable recommendations for improvement to provide better customer service for prospective students.
  6. Uploads, enters, and maintains current and clean data in SalesForce, including CE and Online classes, instructor and student information, registration data, grades, and class completion verification.
  7. Archives and collates evaluation data.
  8. Other duties as assigned, including occasional staffing of Life Drawing Co-op and external events.

Qualifications:

Education: High School graduate or equivalent. College degree preferred.

Experience: Office-related customer service experience, preferably in an educational- or arts-based environment. Experience working with various database management systems highly preferred. Knowledge of basic studio/fine arts also preferred.

Skills: Excellent organization and communication skills, in addition to a careful attention to detail and friendly, outgoing demeanor. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and experience in Excel. Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite helpful, but not required. Familiarity with Google Documents and Google Drive is essential. Skills and familiarity with database systems is important.

Other: TThis 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, e-mail your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to lara_roy@mcad.edu; Or send same to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Director, Continuing Education
Customer Service Assistant Search
2501 Stevens Ave
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