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Job Title: Assistant Director of Community Arts
Department: Center for Student Engagement
Division: Student Affairs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary Range: $48,000 - $60,000
Work Schedule: 35 hours/week; 12 months/year
Reports to: Director, Center for Student Engagement Â
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. They 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. They 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 communicationÂ
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 professional development workshops.Â Â
Supervise 3-8 student France-Merrick Fellows (FMF), in their implementation of their year-long service project.
Supervise 8-10 Community Site Leaders (CSL) including regular communication, site visits, mid-term & final evaluations.Â Â Â
Coordinate CSL and FMF recruitment, hiring, training and manage regular team meetings.
Plan and implement various professional development workshops for the students in the CAS program.
Create and manage the community arts budget, and provide reporting to the France Merrick Foundation.
Assess and analyze the impact that the Community Arts & Service program is having in the surrounding communities and in the students participating.
Plan and implement the annual CAS Festival and Exhibition, a showcase of student and community art.
Maintain relationships with current site partners and strengthen new site partners.Â
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).
Supervise, train, and evaluate a graduate student or part-time staff that supports the CAS program.
Assist with the implementation, set-up and coordination of campus events as assigned, including but not limited to: New Student Orientation, Alumni & Family Weekend, MICA Leadership Awards 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 Community Arts and Service website.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential skills and experience:
Bachelor's degree with emphasis in art, community art, or related field
Experience working in/with social justice, service-learning, or civic engagementÂ
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
Successful candidate will be required to complete a full background checkÂ
Valued but not required skills and experience:
Masterâs degree in Student Affairs Administration, Community Arts, or a related field preferred
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:Â
Satisfactory full background check results
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. (may be adjusted depending on position)
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (additional training may be added, SEE: EHS Manager training schedule)
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.
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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.
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.