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Current Openings

Position Opening for:

Communications Manager

Memphis College of Art seeks a full-time Communications Manager to work with the Marketing & Communications department starting in April 15, 2017. This position reports directly to the Senior Director, Marketing and Communications.

Requirements:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Exceptional eye for creative layout design (for email communications and as it relates to proofing printed/web materials)
  • Recognize opportunities for any department/program/faculty to publicize or post visual art, papers, concepts, etc.
  • Work positively and collaboratively with many different departments, including faculty
  • Recognize and mentally catalog students and alumni work
  • Stay informed about the many collaborations and developments at the college, and think strategically about how to best promote/disperse the information
  • Strong web editing and email layout design skills
  • Knowledgeable in and comfortable using AP Style, and up-to-date with industry standards in journalistic/PR writing
  • Working knowledge of Memphis media, higher education media a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, Public Relations, English, or other related fields
  • Previous experience working with outside freelance/consultant or PR firm to assist in crisis communications, strategy and messaging
  • At least 3 to 5 years of working experience, preferably in a communications/PR setting

Job Duties:

  • Draft press releases and manage college’s external PR team to strategically maximize on PR opportunities
  • Coordinate with Galleries, Exhibitions, and Lectures Coordinator and oversee production of promotional postcards, posters, digital signage, banners for all institutional exhibitions, ensuring that deadlines are met
  • Weekly production and writing of e-newsletter to internal constituents and alumni
  • Monthly production and writing of e-newsletter to external constituents
  • Produce targeted emails as needed for promotion of events
  • Work with Alumni Relations Coordinator as needed to create emails, invitations and promotional materials for alumni events and exhibitions
  • Maintain working email database
  • Coordinate with Events Director to oversee promotion and production of needed materials for fundraising events
  • Perform regular website content updates as it relates to the event calendar, or as needed to assist with content updates for other departments in the college
  • Create, post and maintain REACH Content Management System for Campus “news” monitors
  • Work in tandem with and assist the Social Media Coordinator as needed
  • Maintain event mailing list (for physical mailings and targeted emails)
  • Manage media/reporters as it relates to additional information on press releases & media alerts; assist in scheduling media interviews & appearances with appropriate contacts in the college
  • As it relates to the strategic goals of the college, build knowledge in the community of notable alumni, students, faculty, visiting artists, exhibitions, etc.
  • Record and report quarterly on press releases, story pitches, press mentions, email stats, etc.
  • Attendance at receptions and other events as required
  • Any and all other duties assigned by the Senior Director, Marketing and Communications.

Strong computer skills in an Apple/Mac environment essential, with an emphasis on the following programs:

  • WordPress
  • Photoshop, InDesign
  • Mailchimp
  • Jenzabar
  • REACH Content Management System
  • Asana
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, PTO and eligibility for enrollment/participation in a retirement plan.

Send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 writing samples to Mary Caywood at mcaywood@mca.edu with the subject line “Communications Manager.” 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.

 

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