Job Opportunities

Position Opening for:

Coordinator of Galleries, Exhibitions, and Lectures

The Coordinator of Galleries, Exhibitions, and Lectures works under the direct supervision of the Dean/VPAA and Faculty Galleries, Exhibitions, and Lectures Committee. Collaboration with Advancement Office is also important. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Coordinating and scheduling exhibitions for all MCA galleries (Hyde, Rust Hall Main, Rust Hall Student, Alumni, Brody, Gibson Hall) with input and approval of GEL Committee. Directing installation, de-installation, dismantling, crating and shipping of exhibitions. Directing on-site gallery events. Managing inventory of gallery objects and equipment. Collaborating with GEL Committee to design and schedule annual Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Oversee recording of lectures and deposit of them in the Lewis Library. Making arrangements for travel and housing of visiting artists/lecturers. Supervising one or two Graduate Assistants assigned to the gallery.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of standard gallery management practices.
  • Preference for MFA in studio art or MA in Art History or related field. Excellent verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage budget.
  • Physical ability and willingness to participate in installation and de-installation of all exhibitions.
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Work experience in academic environment.

Application materials (digital only please, in pdf format)

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Three professional references

Send to:

Remy Miller, Dean/VPAA
rmiller@mca.edu

Review of materials will begin immediately. Start ASAP.

ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR

POSITION SUMMARY

The Admissions Counselor has a key role with in developing partnerships with prospective students to assist in their successful transition into college.  Additionally, the Admissions Counselor ensures growth of traditional freshman programs within an assigned territory by facilitating varied recruitment activities designed to attract and enroll new students.  This position will support the College’s admissions enrollment plan for prospective students by meeting and exceeding expectations.

POSITION FUNCTIONS 

  • Enrollment:  Passion and belief system that the student comes first. Providing incomparable customer service by building strong relationships with students and their support systems. Focused on consistently delivering an exceptional student experience. Assist prospective students and applicants with admissions requirements and other pre-admissions academic advising including financial aid and transfer guidelines, where applicable; prepare and distribute information and application packets for prospective students and parents and be proactive about following up to meet and exceed enrollment expectations.
  • Recruiting:  Develop and maintain working relationships with assigned markets whether public schools, community colleges, or businesses through the use of visitation programs, electronic communications, presentations and promotional events; coordinate with other admissions counselors in conducting student events which will educate prospective students and other constituents about the college and programs. Adheres to contact, follow up and retention strategies through the student progression policies.
  • Support:  Support enrollment goals by assisting the admissions team in communicating latest enrollment trends and identifying new enrollment strategies. Accurately inputs information into CRM system with special attention to compliance procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required (or equivalent experience)
  • 1- 5 years experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of CRM prospect tracking and contact reporting system preferred
  • Ability to foster teamwork, work cooperatively and effectively with others on goals setting, problem resolution and decision making
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress and track results
  • Highly effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Working knowledge of print, web and social media platforms
  • Ability to interpret and abide by MCA’s values, mission, policies and procedures

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Statewide travel up to 60% of the time, including some weekends and evenings
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs
  • Must be ability to sit or stand at a computer 6 to 7 hours a day when in office

BENEFITS/BACKGROUND:

Memphis College of Art offers a competitive benefits package


Position Opening for:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART EDUCATION

To teach and administer the Graduate Art Education Programs beginning August 1, 2015. This position offers the unique opportunity to teach in art education programs outside of a traditional university setting and requires the candidate to work closely with students, local school systems, the state department, and community partners in a diverse urban setting.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach three graduate courses per semester including the graduate thesis course. Other courses could include methods, diversity, technology or survey courses specific to art education. Additional responsibilities include coordinating program, state, and federal evaluations and reports, participation in student recruitment and advising, program development, working with school and community partners, and participation in college committees. Candidates are also expected to maintain active memberships and participate in professional organizations.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Doctorate in Art Education or related education field with experience in art (ABD considered with evidence of completion by time of hire). All candidates are required to have at least 3 years of K-12 teaching experience with a preference to those who have experience teaching art across a variety of grade levels. College level teaching experience and/or administrative experience (college or k-12) is preferred. Candidates should understand traditional and alternative licensing procedures.

Candidates should have proven leadership and organizational skills. Previous experience with program and student evaluation, and familiarity with Tennessee Teacher Preparation requirements is desirable.

Review of materials will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

Application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  5. Official Degree Transcripts
  6. Supplemental Materials (Optional)
    1. Syllabi
    2. Records of Evaluations
    3. Teaching or Artist Portfolio

Electronic (Mac compatible) applications only:
Remy Miller
Dean/VPAA
Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
rmiller@mca.edu


Position Opening for:

ADJUNCT DRAWING INSTRUCTORS

Memphis College of Art seeks adjunct faculty to teach introductory-level and life drawing classes.  Drawing 1 and 2 are part of a rigorous Foundations program and based wholly on traditional drawing from observation.  Knowledge of linear perspective is necessary.  Drawing 1 is focused on line while Drawing 2 deals with value studies in a variety of materials and techniques.

Life Drawing is an upper-level course and involves line and value studies from the nude in a variety of materials and techniques.  The focus of this class is on the structure of the human figure through planar development and the convincing representation of the figure in space.

MFA preferred, BFA required.  Experience teaching is preferred.

Submit (electronically if possible) a CV, 10-20 images of student work (if available), 10-20 images of personal work (emphasizing drawing ability, if possible) to:

Remy Miller
Dean/VPAA
Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
rmiller@mca.edu


Position Opening for:

CAMPUS SAFETY OFFICER

Memphis College of Art seeks experienced, professional campus safety officers.

Qualified candidates should have a proven background in security and be comfortable in a college environment. Law enforcement background is a plus. Must be detail oriented, knowledgeable in general first aid, have a TN state license, and valid driver’s license. Candidate must possess high ethical standards with an established reputation for being open, honest and fair; respects and encourages diversity, works well with others, and sets an example through actions and words.

Apply in person at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Avenue, or send resume and references with a subject of Campus Safety Officer Search to jwelden@mca.edu.


Position Opening for:

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS NEEDED FOR ART EDUCATION PROGRAMS:

Requirements: Terminal degree (EdD, or PhD) in either education or art education with a strong background in K-12 art instruction to meet SACSCOC, NCATE and Tennessee State Board of Examiner’s requirements. Candidates must be effective in communication; have strong organizational and writing skills, be willing to work in the evening and possibly in the summer months; and be open to evaluation and critique.

Please send your resume or CV with a subject of Adjunct ArtEd Instructor Search to rmiller@mca.edu in PDF format. Positions may be open as early as the spring semester. Pay is based on MCA pay standard for adjuncts.


The College:

Memphis College of Art, an independent professional art college, is accredited by both the National Association of Schools of Art & Design and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The school is located within a picturesque 342 acre wooded park in Midtown Memphis and is adjacent to the Brooks Museum of Art and the Memphis Zoo.

MCA offers BFA degree programs in Digital Media, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.  Graduate studies include an MFA program in traditional studio practice or an individually tailored interdisciplinary emphasis and education program leading to either an MAT or MAArtEd.

New faculty will join a distinguished body of artists, designers, scholars, and educators who are committed to mentoring the next generation of artists who will be shaping the course of artmaking in the 21st century.

Memphis College of Art is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap/disability, or any other unlawful factors in employment practices.

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