Job Opportunities

Achievement Support Coordinator
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Adjunct Drawing Instructors
Adjunct Instructors for Art Education

Position Opening for:

Achievement Support Coordinator

Memphis College of Art seeks an academic support professional to lead its Achievement Center programming. Responsibilities include developing and implementing academic support programming; assisting students in groups or individually to provide skill building sessions in time management, organization, learning strategies, and study habits; managing disability and testing accommodations; tracking absences and at-risk students; assisting with the Freshman Experience Seminar; and other duties supporting the college’s retention effort.

Responsibilities include:

  • Counsel at-risk students (probation, referral, or suspension returns) on time management, study skills, self-advocacy, planning, goal setting, writing, and any other appropriate intervention needs
  • Offer programming to larger constituent groups on specific skill building or specific class help
  • Make referrals to Student Affairs on students requiring other types of intervention or counseling
  • Track and report on individual constituent progress
  • Maintain communication to encourage attendance and for tracking of at-risk referrals
  • Oversee peer tutoring initiative
  • Assist in the daily functioning of the Achievement Center in Rust Hall
  • Set goals, collect data, implement change and conduct other components of administrative support unit assessment
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of Student Affairs programming such as Parent’s Weekend, Study Group Sessions, Achievement Center Open House, Welcome Fairs, etc.
  • Assist with the implementation of Orientation programming
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of a Freshman Experience credit course
  • Collaborate with Academic Affairs and Faculty on best practices for support needs of MCA students
  • Assist with disability accommodations including testing accommodation
  • Assist with additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs and overall retention and enrollment efforts

Qualified candidates should have: three to five years of higher education student support or related experience, bachelor’s degree or higher, and excellent communication skills. Hours are 10am – 6:30pm Monday through Thursday, and 9am – 5:30pm Friday. Good benefits.

To apply for this position:

  • Send a letter of application, resume, references and salary history to: VP for Student Affairs, Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104. No phone calls please.
Memphis College of Art is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
MCA’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing information regarding campus safety, is available for view on our website at http://www.mca/edu/about/contact. A paper copy of the report will be provided on request by contacting Jonathan Welden, jwelden@mca.edu.

Position Opening for:

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Memphis College of Art is seeking and Alumni Relations Coordinator to serve as the lead staff person on all efforts to develop and strengthen lifelong relationships between alumni and MCA. The Alumni Relations Coordinator will liaise with MCA Vice Presidents, Faculty and Directors to conceptualize, develop, and implement innovative alumni programs and activities with the goal of strengthening alumni affinity towards MCA. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Advancement.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Performing with a high level of autonomy and initiative.
  • Creating a strategy for development of alumni targeted and alumni centric communications, to include: website, FaceBook and other social media streams, emails and mailings, and newsletter items.
  • Developing strategies to increase donor interaction with the MCA website including an interactive alumni directory and increased job postings.
  • Developing strong relationships with MCA alumni, engaging alumni volunteers to support alumni initiatives and programs, and staying abreast of alumni professional accomplishments and milestones for inclusion in MCA communications.
  • Designing and implementing successful collaborative student and graduate alumni programming, such as Homecoming and Commencement events, professional student internships/externships.
  • Coordinating alumni speakers as a resource to faculty/as guest speakers in the classroom, especially as it relates to P2 programming.
  • Developing and facilitating young alumni engagement and cultivating current students for future involvement with MCA. This includes working closely with the VP of Student Affairs, student volunteers and clubs to better engage students and recent graduates in the intellectual life of MCA and increase faculty involvement with alumni.
  • Becoming proficient in alumni data collection, database entry and management, to include maintaining the accuracy and currency of the alumni database.
  • Planning and staging alumni events, to include the Alumni Biennial Exhibition, and professional networking events. Working to ensure a high level of alumni participation and attendance at other MCA events.
  • In addition to the above responsibilities, this position is expected to initiate and support all appropriate tactics established to support the MCA strategic Plan objectives and strategies.

Essential skills/requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with preference given to Memphis College of Art graduates.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues throughout MCA, with MCA alumni, other constituents, and the public.
  • Experience working in and through social media platforms.
  • The demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers.
  • Demonstrably strong writing, planning and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve MCA goals.
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.
  • Database entry and report experience.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

If you would like to be a candidate for this position, please follow these instructions:

  • Submit your resume and cover letter to lhine@mca.edu.
  • Include “Alumni Relations Coordinator” and your name in the subject line of the email
Memphis College of Art is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
MCA’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing information regarding campus safety, is available for view on our website at http://www.mca/edu/about/contact. A paper copy of the report will be provided on request by contacting Jonathan Welden, jwelden@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:

Adjunct Instructors 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 employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
AA/EOE

MCA’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing information regarding campus safety, is available for view on our website at http://www.mca/edu/about/contact. A paper copy of the report will be provided on request by contacting Jonathan Welden, jwelden@mca.edu.