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Priority Application Deadline: July 18, 2021
The Maryland Institute College of Art, one of the leading art & design colleges in the country, invites nominations for the position of Assistant Director of Community Arts.Â Located in Baltimore, the College is dedicated to the education of professional artists at the undergraduate and graduate level, and attracts top creators/thinkers.
The Assistant Director of Community Arts is responsible for managing administrative and programmatic operations for community engagement initiatives within the Center for Student Engagement. The Assistant Director will create, sustain, and nurture community partnerships in the Greater Baltimore region. The Assistant Director must be committed to holistic development of art students as well as fostering social change through the arts. The Assistant Director must be sensitive to the needs of a diverse student body and familiar with the challenges of community-based programs. This position requires some evening and weekend hours.
Student Supervision & Advising
Community Arts and/or Social Justice Theory
Written and oral communication
Provide strategic vision and leadership for the Community Arts & Service (CAS) program, a program for students to engage in community-based work, including but not limited to student supervision, site visits, and mid-terms/final evaluations professional development workshops.Â
Supervise, train, coach, and evaluate a full-time staff member, the Coordinator of Community Arts
Supervise between 3-8 student France-Merrick Fellows (FMF), in their implementation of their year-long service project.
CoordinateÂ FMF recruitment, hiring, training and managing regular team meetings.
Support the Coordinator of Community Arts in Community Site Leader (CSL) recruitment, hiring, training, and regular CSL meetings.
Support and contribute to MICAâs various initiatives to âThrive with Baltimore.â
Co-Organize the MICA Partnerships Think Tank committee, in partnership with the Center for Creative Citizenship.
Plan and implement various professional development workshops for the students in the CAS program.
Create and manage the community arts budget.
Assess and analyze the impact that the Community Arts & Service program is having in the surrounding communities and in the students participating in CAS.
Collaboratively plan and implement The Get Involved Fair, a festival-type event to help students get involved with the Baltimore community and student organizations.
Plan and implement the annual CAS Festival and Exhibition.
Develop and maintain collaborative Baltimore community partnerships for the campusâ co-curricular community-based program.
Promote service and /volunteer opportunities to the MICA student population, including requests received by community organizations including but not limited to the MICA Day of Service.
Participate in local and regional committees/consortia related to community-based and civic engagement (e.g. Maryland-DC Campus Compact and Service Learning and Civic Engagement Conference).
Assist with the implementation, set-up and coordination of campus events as assigned, including but not limited to: New Student Orientation, Parent & Family Weekend, Student Leadership Reception and Commencement.
Advise select student organizations in the development and execution of their activities/events.
Participate in campus-wide and Division of Student Affairs committees as assigned.
Update the MICA Student Engagement website and internal events website.
Perform other duties as assigned
Required skills and experience:
Masterâs degree in Student Affairs Administration, Community Arts, or a related field
Relevant experience in a college or university setting
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Sensitivity to and interest in the unique concerns of art students and the studio experience in a highly specialized and demanding educational environment
Valued but not required skills and experience:
Experience working in/with social justice, service-learning, or civic engagement
Ability to work in a collaborative, arts-oriented academic environment
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to exercise initiative and plan ahead
Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
Believe in the value of art and creativity in the community
Conditions of Employment
Satisfactory Background check
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
Applicants must apply online for each job in which they are interested. You will not be considered for any job for which you have not specifically applied. We do not accept applications via email, U.S. mail, or fax. Successful candidates for any staff or faculty positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Internal Number: R1367
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.