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

MCAD DesignWorks Fellow

MCAD DesignWorks

MCAD’s DesignWorks Department has an opening for a DesignWorks Fellow for 2015-2016. This one-year, full time, benefit-eligible position will begin in mid June 2015.

At MCAD 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, life and disability 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 DesignWorks fellow position is a one-year position and includes health, dental, life and disability benefits. This position is open to MCAD alumni and post-baccalaureate certificate recipients.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, three professional references, and links of work samples to designworks@mcad.edu with “DesignWorks Fellow” in the subject line.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

This position provides the design and production support for all MCAD communication materials; assists both the Studio Manager and Senior Designer with the mentorship of the part-time, student professional staff; provides support to all full-time DesignWorks staff in regards to production of projects; all within an academic environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Graphic design and pre-press production on a variety of communication and design projects.
  2. Client contact and presentations.
  3. Vendor relations and project bidding.
  4. Works closely with Studio Manager to track projects and ensure project goals are met.
  5. Works closely with studio manager and senior designer to ensure MCAD brand standards are met on all institutional communication.
  6. Mentoring of part-time, student professionals in regards to graphic design, print productions, client/vendor relations, and studio policies, processes and procedures.
  7. Works closely with senior designer and studio manager to maintain the DesignWorks presence on social media.
  8. Helps foster a creative, healthy, and responsive studio environment for DesignWorks.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

  • DesignWorks full-time staff and part-time student staff
  • Studio Manager
  • Senior Designer
  • Director of Communications and External Relations
  • Internal Clients (MCAD departments and staff)
  • External Clients (DesignWorks client roster)

MENTORSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. DesignWorks student casual labor staff, work-study staff, and graduate assistant staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: MCAD BFA, BSc, MFA, or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.

Experience: 2–3 years experience in design and design production.

Skills: Proven collaborative skills, visual communications skills, and an emphasis on innovative visual solutions and a high level of craft throughout the entire creative process. understanding of, if not experience in, research and ideation skills, developing design systems, advanced typesetting, presentation skills, prepress workflow, on-press production experience. Proven interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, efficiently and responsibly. Excellent organizational skills. Fluency in Mac computer skills and Adobe Creative Suite, with a proficiency in publication design and production. Knowledge of design/creative studio workflow. Knowledge of office and production-related equipment. Task flexibility and self-motivation. A value for an exceptional educational work environment whose purpose is to train creative leaders. New media and web design knowledge a plus. Ideal skills also include proficiency in interactive/web design and knowledge of iBooks, Wordpress and Adobe After Effects desirable.

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.

Network Coordinator

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, email your cover letter, resume, three professional references, and salary requirements to computer_jobs@mcad.edu with "Network Coordinator" in the subject line; OR send same to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Technology—Network Coordinator Search
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Primary Function:

Provides operational management and security for MCAD’s networking and telecommunications services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordination includes maintenance, backup, configuration, development, documentation, management, research, and security.

Primary Network Coordinator:

  • Network Appliance/Device/Server administration and reporting
  • Intrusion detection/prevention, performance monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • 802.1x wireless administration
  • ISP connectivity management, purchasing research, and vendor maintenance
  • Network infrastructure research, planning, documentation, and implementation
  • Maintain network security by managing access, monitoring, control and keeping up-to-date documentation and policies
  • Provide backup for other systems administrators (Linux/Windows)

Telecommunications Specialist:

  • Support and maintain MCAD’s digital PBX and peripherals. Works closely with support providers / technicians on service issues.
  • Create and document procedures for ongoing management of equipment and software.
  • Oversees basic telephone programming changes and alarm troubleshooting.
  • Maintain station and voicemail databases, including departmental chargebacks.
  • Provide telephone related support to the college campus, including housing and staff offices.

Common Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Project management
  • Basic hardware maintenance and network cable pulls, which requires some lifting
  • Department cross-training and coordination
  • Help Desk support and departmental technical service requests
  • On-call (primary and secondary) for responding to and resolving systems issues occurring outside of business hours
  • Oversee and advise MCAD community regarding technology data structures, policies, standards, procedures, methodology, etc.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

Education: Preferred AS/BS in MIS, or equivalent technical experience.

Experience:

  • Three years work experience in network administration, information systems management and client workstations, preferably in an educational environment.
  • Documented experience with appropriate protocols (ex. IP, TCP, UDP, DHCP, DNS, BGP, Spanning Tree), enterprise networking equipment (ex. Juniper, HP, Cisco), access control lists, routing, switching, VLANs, primary server operating system (ex. Linux, Windows), and interpreted programming languages (ex. Bourne Shell).
  • Prior experience with managing a digital telephone PBX with voice mail (ex. inter-Tel).
  • Working knowledge of directory servers (ex. OpenLDAP, Active Directory), and supported server operating systems (ex. Linux, Windows, Mac OS X), workstation operating systems (ex. Mac OS X, Windows), and version control (ex. Git, Subversion).
  • Familiarity with Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS), and compiled programming languages (ex. C).

Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals
  • Facility in identifying, prioritizing and solving problems with a deadline
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Detail-oriented and self-starter

Additional Requirements:

  • On-call for responding to and resolving network or phone issues occurring outside of business hours
  • 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
Academic Support Technician

3D Shop

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position in our 3D Shop. We enjoy a dynamic work environment, which includes outstanding vacation and holiday time accruals. We offer a flexible and comprehensive benefit plan, including medical, dental and 403(b) pension plans. After 6 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, three professional references and salary requirements to: dmyhre@mcad.edu, or mail this information to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Director, 3D Shop
2501 Stevens Avenue S
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 & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Diagnose, maintain and repair software and hardware problems for all digital technologies.
  • Participate in annual testing and qualifying for proficiency in advanced digital technologies and other relevant 3-D shop processes and procedures.
  • 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.
  • Incorporate a sense of responsibility and care within each student through technical training.
  • Communicate with faculty to provide curricular continuity for their students when faculty is away.
  • 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.
  • Inform, explain, demonstrate and enforce shop policies regarding safety and shop usage
  • Inventory supplies: stationary tools, hand tools, digital fabrication equipment and any consumables associated (gas, tooling, abrasives, electrodes, etc.)
  • 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.

Public Safety Officer (PT – 3rd Shift)

Public Safety Office

This is a part-time, benefits-eligible Public Safety Officer in our Public Safety Office, working 24 hours per week on 3rd Shift (11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.), Sunday through Tuesday. Starting wage is $13.25 to $13.75 per hour, based on experience, with an additional $.75 shift differential. First Aid & C.P.R. training program is available. All required uniforms and necessary equipment will be supplied by the college. 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 12 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 and reference information to PSO@mcad.edu; OR send same to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Attn: Director of Public Safety, Public Safety Office
2501 Stevens Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

Primary Function:

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Respond to emergencies by assessing the situation, employing tact, diplomacy, and individual judgment to remedy and/or maintain control.

Each Officer will become thoroughly familiar with the campus, college policies, department policies, and local, state and federal laws for the purpose of:

Patrol the college buildings and property surrounding the campus remaining alert for all accidents, incidents and irregularities, and reporting all such conditions.

Operate telephone, including the switchboard and emergency lines.

Monitor fire control systems and alarms.

Monitor the surveillance cameras located throughout the facility.

Monitor all radio traffic, including other departments and the police when applicable.

Prepare necessary reports relating to all incidents encountered on applicable forms in a precise manner acceptable for outside distribution, including maintaining incident report information and keeping logs and files up-to-date.

Provide information services to all walk-up traffic and telephone calls.

Keep the dispatch and office areas secure at all times, prohibiting unauthorized persons from entering.

Record and secure all lost and found items, and follow Public Safety procedures for returning the property to the owner.

Enforce parking rules and regulations.

    • Preventing crime.
    • Protecting life and property.
    • Responding to and handling any disturbances and violations of local, state and
    • federal laws and college policies.
    • Apprehending those engaged in activities of criminal or disturbing nature.
    • Noting and reporting suspicious people.
    • Assisting the community and public whenever possible.
  • Become acquainted with all faculty, staff and students.

     

    Maintain office and vehicle cleanliness.

    Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

Qualifications:

Education: High School diploma, or equivalent, required. Associate’s Degree, preferred. First Aid and CPR Certification, preferred. Certification in Defensive Tactics, Search & Seizure, Conflict Resolution, Crisis Management, desired.

Experience: General security experience, particularly in a college environment, preferred. Understanding of law enforcement and the key issues that impact a security officer

Skills: 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. Basic Microsoft word experience helpful.

Other: This position has been identified as security sensitive, and as such will require a background check. Must pass Kari Koskinen Manager Background Check. Must pass Motor Vehicle DMV Check and possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license, good record. At the discretion of the college, various background checks may be done during the course of employment.

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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