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Position Opening for:

Associate Vice President for College Advancement

Memphis College of Art is looking for a dynamic and accomplished leader to fill the position of Associate Vice President of College Advancement. This position will work collaboratively with the college president to design and execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy to support the college’s mission and goals. We are looking for an experienced development professional to provide leadership and direction for all fundraising efforts.

At the direction of the president, The Associate Vice President of College Advancement will be responsible for the supervision and oversight of all advancement operations of the college including, but not limited to the following areas and programs:

  • All aspects of fundraising and financial support for the college, including the MCA Annual Fund, major gifts, prospect research, foundation research, grant applications, corporate sponsorship and solicitation, and capital campaigns
  • Oversight and responsibility for advancement data and financial records
  • Oversight of activities and development of Alumni Coordinator and Alumni Association
  • Planning and leading special events, donor recognition, the annual Holiday Bazaar, and other fundraising events
  • Manage and direct grant writing and submission, to include oversight of independent grant writer
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Trustees Advancement Committee
  • Work collaboratively with senior level administrative team and Board of Trustees
  • Any additional duties assigned by the president

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of fundraising / development experience
  • A proven track record of success
  • Outstanding interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Exceptional verbal communication skills and ability to participate in public speaking events
  • The position requires the ability to multi-task and work collaboratively with various constituencies
  • Ability to manage and work with team members – Grant Writer, Alumni Coordinator and Director of Events

A minimum of a Bachelors degree is required.

Interested candidates should send a resume to Holly Guthrie at hguthrie@mca.edu. Phone calls from applicants will not be accepted.

Memphis College of Art is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, or other programs or in the context of employment. The Title IX Coordinator for the College, who is responsible for handling all inquiries concerning Title IX, is the Associate Vice President for Operations, who can be contacted at 1939 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, or by telephone at 901-272-5121.

Position Opening for:

Campus Safety Officer

Memphis College of Art seeks an experienced, full-time Campus Safety Officer. Working under the supervision of the Campus Safety Director, the Campus Safety Officer is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening or weekend on any MCA campus as assigned. Qualified candidates should have a proven background in security and be comfortable in a college environment. Law enforcement background is a plus.

Requirements:

  • Meet or exceed the requirements of the State of TN Dept. of Commerce and Insurance
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • Knowledge of campus policies and city, county and state laws
  • Knowledge of effective methods of investigations
  • Knowledge of geographic area of campus
  • Ability to complete reports relating to an incident
  • Ability to ascertain facts by personal contact, observation and the examination of records
  • Basic knowledge of computer operation
  • Clear criminal background with no felonies

Duties:

  • Foot/mobile patrol through college properties
  • Locking and unlocking of doors
  • Investigate suspected crimes, report findings
  • Investigate incidents involving persons or property; report probably cause of incidents; pursue appropriate course of action
  • Issue citations for parking violations
  • Safety inspections of campus properties
  • Evaluate complaint and emergency-request information to determine response requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

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 rbatts@mca.edu.

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://mca.edu/about/contact-us/. 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 cstewart@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.

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

Memphis College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Additional Information