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

Director of Entrepreneurial Studies

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks a dynamic, engaging leader possessing a blend of academic and business expertise to develop and maintain the curricular core of the entrepreneurial studies bachelor of science program within an art and design context.

Entrepreneurial studies students are creative innovators with diverse career interests who embrace a multidisciplinary teamwork approach to real-world client-based projects. Working as partners, students apply the power of artistic and design solutions to projects that have ranged from health care and environmental protection to international marketing campaigns. In addition to leading and shaping the program, the director will facilitate and manage local, national, and global interdisciplinary collaborative projects. The director will provide creative vision and proactive leadership in teaching, program innovation, and community outreach.

Candidates must have an MFA, MBA, or PhD in a related discipline, or other advanced professional degree, demonstrated administrative and teaching experience (minimum three years), and a national record of achievement as an artist/designer and/or scholar/creative entrepreneur. The position begins mid-August, 2015.

Founded in 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit teaching institution located in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. MCAD is an independent, accredited institution with 13 BFA degree programs in design, fine arts, and media arts, an MFA program, and online degrees in addition to the BSc degree in entrepreneurial studies. Dedicated to the creative and professional success of its students, MCAD is an important participant in the Twin Cities’ thriving cultural community. Notable cultural institutions include the Walker Art Center, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Weisman Art Museum. The Twin Cities host abundant live theater, music venues, galleries, art film festivals, and are home to many celebrated international advertising and design companies. Major sports teams in football, baseball, hockey, and men’s and women’s basketball complement the arts. Bicycling Magazine recently named Minneapolis the most bike-friendly city in America. The Twin Cities frequently rates as one of the best places to live in the United States. In June 2014, CBRE rated Minneapolis as the greenest city in the nation. Ranked as the 14th largest metropolitan area in the nation, the area hosts 19 Fortune 500 Companies and seven of the largest private companies in the country.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Develop departmental strategic plan in consultation with Liberal Arts Chair
  • Develop professional collaborative opportunities for students in the wider community
  • Develop and implement multi-disciplinary projects
  • Facilitate integration of entrepreneurial studies with other MCAD programs
  • Evaluate and develop curriculum in conjunction with faculty
  • Oversee curricular change through accreditation
  • Monitor student-learning outcomes
  • Represent the program on committees and in the larger community
  • Recruit and evaluate area faculty
  • Teach two courses per academic year
  • Coordinate student internships
  • Advise students

The successful candidate will possess:

  • An enthusiasm for building a strong program grounded in experiential and active learning.
  • A proven track record establishing working relationships with peers, administrators, employees, and business communities.
  • The ability to motivate faculty, students, and staff around shared goals.
  • Effective change-management skills.
  • Experience with entrepreneurship and/or business development and public outreach.

MCAD offers a flexible and comprehensive benefit plan, including medical, dental, and 403(b) pension plans. After six months of service, employees receive free MCAD tuition, as well as for spouses and dependent children. Dependents may be eligible for free tuition at more than 600 colleges nation-wide.

Deadline: Priority will be given to those who respond before January 9, 2015.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Applications should include:

  1. Letter of application that explains qualifications for the position, including a discussion of leadership/entrepreneurial vision as well as current research and/or creative activity
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. URL of professional website and/or professional work samples (up to 20 images)
  5. Samples of relevant student work (up to 20 images)
  6. Salary requirement
  7. Contact information for three professional references: names, institutional affiliations, email addresses, and phone numbers

Electronic application procedure:

  • Submit all materials in a single PDF file in the order listed above (1-7).
  • Limit PDF file size to 10MB or less and title the file as follows: last name_first name_BSc_Chair.pdf.
  • Email complete application file to: directorbsc@mcad.edu with applicant’s last name in the subject line.
  • All correspondence regarding the search will be conducted via email. Please send any inquiries to: directorbsc@mcad.edu and include "Job Director BSc Search" in all correspondence.
  • Only complete applications will be eligible for consideration.
Chair of Design Department

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks an experienced and innovative design educator to lead the design department within a BFA/MFA-granting institution. The design department enrolls the largest number of students in the college and provides emphases in graphic design, illustration, and comic art. MCAD was the second college in the country to offer a major in graphic design. It is a dynamic program that is principled in design process. Students learn to be purposeful-thinkers as well as relevant image-makers. The illustration program offers students a robust and diverse learning environment that is facilitated by award-winning faculty. MCAD illustrators learn to be conceptual thinkers, storytellers, and surface designers. MCAD was one of the first colleges in the country to offer a major in comic art. MCAD comic artists are taught the mastery of character development, storyboarding, and creating complex works that pull readers in. MCAD's design alumni are nationally recognized as innovators and distinguished in their fields. The design chair works with faculty on curriculum development; manages staffing, scheduling, budgeting, and faculty development; and represents the department’s needs and interests in the academic cabinet. Additionally, the chair teaches one course each semester. The chair reports to the vice president of academic affairs. Candidates must have a terminal degree in a related discipline, demonstrated administrative and teaching experience (minimum 5 years) and national recognition in their field.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Maintain and build links with the professional community
  • Leverage contacts for visiting artist/designer speaker series
  • Develop and promote professional opportunities for students
  • Maintain professional studio practice
  • Teach one course/semester
  • Develop departmental strategic plan
  • Evaluate and develop curriculum in conjunction with faculty
  • Participate in college assessment and accreditation processes
  • Monitor student-learning outcomes
  • Manage department budget
  • Call and preside over department meetings
  • Represent the department on committees and in the larger community
  • Work with institutional advancement to develop grants where applicable
  • Conduct Town Hall meetings for student feedback
  • Recruit and develop faculty
  • Evaluate area faculty
  • Prepare course schedules
  • Advise students

The successful candidate will possess

  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in one of the design department majors
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and afford vision, guidance, and advocacy for faculty
  • An enthusiasm for building a strong program grounded in experiential and active learning
  • A proven ability to motivate faculty, students, and staff around shared goals
  • A recognition of the strength of all three majors in the department

Founded in 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit teaching institution located in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. MCAD is an independent, accredited institution with 13 BFA degree programs in design, fine arts, and media arts. It also has a BSc degree in entrepreneurial studies, an MFA program, and online degrees. Dedicated to the creative and professional success of its students, MCAD is an important participant in the Twin Cities’ thriving cultural community. Minnesota enjoys a long history of cultural community, furthered by the generous support of numerous private foundations. Notable cultural institutions include the Walker Art Center, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Weisman Art Museum. The Twin Cities host abundant live theater, music venues, galleries, art film festivals, and are home to many celebrated international advertising and design companies. Major sports teams in football, men and women’s basketball, baseball and hockey complement the arts. Bicycling Magazine recently named Minneapolis the most bike-friendly city in America. The Twin Cities frequently rates as one of the best places to live in the United States. In June 2014, CBRE rated Minneapolis as the greenest city in the nation. Ranked as the 14th largest metropolitan area in the nation, the area hosts 19 Fortune 500 Companies and seven of the largest private companies in the country.

MCAD offers a flexible and comprehensive benefit plan, including medical, dental and 403(b) pension plans. After six months of service, employees receive free MCAD tuition, as well as for spouses and dependent children. Dependents may be eligible for free tuition at more than 600 colleges nation-wide.

Deadline: Priority will be given to those who respond by January 9, 2015.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. Applications should include:

  1. Letter of application that explains qualifications for the position, including a discussion of leadership vision in higher education and description of studio practice and/or current research (not to exceed 3 pages)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. URL of professional website and/or professional work samples (up to 20 images)
  5. Samples of relevant student work (up to 20 images)
  6. Salary requirement
  7. Contact information for three professional references: names, institutional affiliations, email addresses, and phone numbers

Electronic application procedure:

  • Submit all materials in a single PDF file in the order listed above (1-7).
  • Limit PDF file size to 10MB or less and title the file as follows:
  • Last name_first name_DES_Chair.pdf
  • Email complete application file to designchair@mcad.edu with applicant’s last name in the subject line.
  • All correspondence regarding the search will be conducted via email. Please send any inquiries to designchair@mcad.edu and include Design Chair Search in all correspondence.
  • Only complete applications will be eligible for consideration.
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.

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

Filmmaking Full Time Faculty Position

The Media Arts Department at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design seek dynamic and engaging candidates for a full time faculty position in the Film and Video Program.

Housed within the broad purview of a rigorous art and design college, Film and Video provides a rich opportunity for student growth that bridges various art making practices. Positioned within Media Arts along with Photography, Animation, and Web & Multimedia Environments, MCAD’s Filmmaking BFA offers an expansive and open-ended media experience. Designed to allow students the opportunity to develop a new model of artistic practice, Filmmaking balances a broad range of technical skills with rigorous critical and intellectual inquiry. From core curriculum courses through intensive workshops, experimental studios, and community collaborations, the Filmmaking major challenges students to adopt and foster intellectual curiosity, openness, conceptual experimentation, and interdisciplinary.

The successful applicant will become one of the inaugural instructors within MCAD’s M/LAB. The 13,282 sq. ft. Media Laboratory opened in 2014 and merges the creative energy of animation, film, sound, multimedia and photography.

Given its commitment, the Media Arts Department requires a passionate and energetic faculty member who is dedicated to art education and creative practice. The successful candidate will teach a full-time load of three classes per semester, advise students, provide administrative support, and serve on college committees. Courses taught will cover a broad range of levels and topics both technical and conceptual. The position begins mid-August 2015 and reports to the Chair of Media Arts.

Founded in 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit teaching institution located in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. MCAD is an independent, accredited institution with 13 BFA degree programs in Design, Fine Arts, and Media Arts. It also has a BS degree in Entrepreneurial Studies, an MFA program, and online degrees. Dedicated to the creative and professional success of its students, MCAD is an important participant in the Twin Cities’ thriving cultural community. Minnesota enjoys a long history of cultural community, furthered by the generous support of numerous private foundations. Notable cultural institutions include Walker Art Center, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Weisman Art Museum. The Twin Cities host abundant live theater, music venues, galleries, art film festivals, and are home to many celebrated international advertising and design companies. Major sports teams in football, men and women’s basketball, baseball and hockey complement the arts. Bicycling Magazine recently named Minneapolis the most bike friendly city in America. The Twin Cities frequently rates as one of the best places to live in the United States. In June 2014, CBRE rated Minneapolis as the greenest city in the nation. Ranked as the 14th largest metropolitan area in the nation, the area hosts 19 Fortune 500 Companies and seven of the largest private companies in the country.

MCAD offers a flexible and comprehensive benefit plan, including medical, dental and 403(b) pension plans. After six months of service, employees receive free MCAD tuition, as well as for spouses and dependent children. Dependents may be eligible for free tuition at more than 600 colleges nation-wide.

Deadline: Priority will be given to those who respond by January 09, 2015.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. Applications should include:

  1. Letter of application that explains qualifications for the position, including a discussion of leadership vision in higher education and description of studio practice and/or current research (not to exceed 3 pages)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. URL of professional website and/or professional work samples (up to 20 images)
  5. Samples of relevant student work (up to 20 images)
  6. Salary requirement
  7. Contact information for three professional references: names, institutional affiliations, email addresses, and phone numbers.

Electronic application procedure:

  • Submit all materials in a single PDF file in the order as listed above (1-7).
  • Limit PDF file to size 15MB or less and title the file as follows: last name_first name_teachmedia.pdf
  • Email complete application file to: teachmedia@mcad.edu with applicant’s last name in the subject line.
  • All correspondence regarding the search will be conducted via email. Please send any inquiries to: teachmedia@mcad.edu and include job Filmmaking Search in all correspondence.
  • Only complete applications will be eligible for 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.

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

EOE

Teaching Artist and Studio Full time Faculty Position

Fine Arts Department

Position Description:
The Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD) seeks a dedicated art educator/artist to lead and manage the Teaching Artist program, and teach within the studio program. The MCAD Teaching Artist program prepares undergraduate art and design students for work as teaching artists in K-12 schools and community settings. It is not a licensure program. It provides opportunities to develop a reflective teaching practice; research and apply historical and contemporary learning theory; and develop best practices in an arts infused learning environment within a BFA degree. This position combines leadership and management of the Teaching Artist program, and teaching classes in Theory/Methods, and Practicum. Additional responsibilities include studio teaching in area of expertise and student advising, curriculum development, building and maintaining external K-12 and community partners, building awareness of the program, and working with Institutional Advancement on grant development.

This position is full-time associate or full professor level, depending on experience and begins August 2015. Full-time faculty are required to teach the equivalent of three courses each semester, and participate in committee work and other departmental and college activities required of faculty. MCAD offers renewable, long-term contracts based on a clearly defined peer-review process. This position is benefits eligible. This position reports to the chair of the Fine Arts Department. The successful candidate will take on a leadership role in shaping the future of the Teaching Artist program and development of related curriculum.

Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge and involvement in the growing Teaching Artist field
  • Advanced degree in an applicable field (or professional equivalent)
  • Established record of leadership and management skills
  • Minimum five years teaching experience at college level
  • Teaching experience in both studio and art education preferred
  • Current in art education theories and applications
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining community partnerships
  • Record of achievement in artistic as well as academic practice

About MCAD: Founded in 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is an independent, accredited, not-for-profit institution with 14 undergraduate degree programs in Fine Arts, Design, Entrepreneurial Studies, and Media Arts, as well as an established MFA program and online degrees. Dedicated to the creative and professional success of its 720 degree-seeking students, MCAD is also an important member of the Twin Cities' thriving cultural community, extending educational and professional opportunities far beyond the school's campus. The Twin Cities has long enjoyed and valued a rich cultural life that is furthered by the generous support of numerous private foundations. Notable cultural institutions include the Walker Art Center, the Guthrie Theater, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Weisman Art Museum. In addition, the Twin Cities hosts abundant live theater, musical venues, galleries, art film houses and festivals, and many major sports teams.

MCAD offers a flexible and comprehensive benefit plan, including medical, dental and 403(b) pension plans. After six months of service, employees receive free MCAD tuition, as well as for spouses and dependent children. Dependents may be eligible for free tuition at more than 600 colleges nation-wide.

Applications (online submission) Deadline: Position open until filled.
Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Please organize the following documentation within a single PDF file and email to: mailto:teachingartist@mcad.edu

  1. Cover letter detailing teaching philosophy and qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. URL of professional website
  4. Personal work samples
  5. Samples of relevant student work
  6. Complete information for three professional references: names, institutional affiliations, email addresses, and phone numbers

Electronic application procedure:

  • Submit all materials in a single PDF file in the order as listed above (1-6).
  • Limit PDF file to size 15MB or less and title the file as follows: last name_first name_TEACH.pdf
  • Email complete application file to teachingartist@mcad.edu with applicant’s last name in the subject line
  • All correspondence regarding the search will be conducted via email. Please send any inquiries to teachingartist@mcad.edu and include job Teaching Artist Search in all correspondence
  • Only complete applications will be eligible for consideration.

Staff Opportunities

Director of Alumni and Annual Giving

Institutional Advancement

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. 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.

NO CALLS. To apply, e-mail your cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary requirements to: advancement_ jobs@mcad.edu; with Director of Alumni and Annual Giving Search in the subject line; or send same to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Institutional Advancement
Director of Alumni and Annual Giving Search
2501 Stevens Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
The Director of Alumni and Annual Giving is charged with meeting annual goals for fundraising, alumni engagement, as well as managing related events and fundraising programs. Primary responsibilities include designing and implementing strategies to sustain and strengthen the Annual Fund; ensuring that the MCAD Alumni Board is a productive partner in support of the College; building and strengthening current and future donor relationships among alumni, parents, and friends of the college. The position also has significant responsibilities for managing the MCAD Art Sale.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Design, implement, and manage a comprehensive proactive plan focused on retaining and expanding the donor base and increasing individual annual support of college programs and fundraising campaigns.
  2. With the Associate 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 and electronic recognition, events, and personalized stewardship. Maintain an active portfolio of 50+ alumni donors and prospects.
  3. Act as primary staff support and liaison for MCAD Alumni Board, helping to organize and execute board activities, committee activities, and alumni events to support institutional priorities that currently include mentoring, networking, and fundraising. Coordinate with other campus offices as appropriate (e.g. Career Services office on mentoring and networking).
  4. Maintain a communication strategy in collaboration with Communication Department to ensure that alumni are informed and connected.
  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, onsite logistics and budget management.
  6. Participate in college-wide cultivation and celebration events.
  7. Other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree with preference for Art/Design or Business/Marketing, or equivalent.

Experience: 3+ years experience in a non-profit environment; college or university is preferred, with proven experience in annual or individual fundraising, as well as volunteer management. 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 fundraising. Must possess the ability to understand the needs and interests of 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. Collegiality is important. Must be able to travel periodically to visit donors.

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.

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 South
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:

  • 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.

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
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, email 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

 


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