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Maine College of Art, located in Portland, Maine, delivers a demanding and enlivening education in visual art and design within an intimate learning community.  We teach each student how to transform aspirations and values into a creative practice that serves as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals.  Founded in 1882 and fully accredited, MECA educates artists at all stages of their creative careers, offering both the Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degrees as well as a wide range of professional institutes and continuing studies classes for individuals of all ages. The College gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, has been hailed as one of the finest art spaces in the Northeast for the exhibition of leading edge contemporary art.

MECA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Maine College of Art an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual preference, handicap, race, age, color, national or ethnic origin in hiring and employment practices. 

 

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ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, WORLD HISTORY
MAINE COLLEGE OF ART

Maine College of Art (MECA), located in Portland, Maine, invites applications for adjunct teaching in World History for the academic year 2014-2015. Candidates must have a master’s or doctoral degree in History. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred. The successful candidate will teach both halves of a two-semester world history course, <Diverse Cultures>.

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until a hire is made. Application materials must be sent digitally in a single PDF, not to exceed a 25MB file size. Please email the document to employment@meca.edu. Place <[FirstName LastName], Adjunct History> in the subject line. The PDF must include (1) a one-page letter of application, (2) a cv, (3) all college transcripts, and (4) five references.

Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual preference, handicap, race, age, color, national or ethnic origin in hiring and employment practices and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.
 

 

INSTITUTION

Maine College of Art is an independent college of art and design located in the center of the thriving arts district of Portland, Maine. Established in 1882, the College currently enrolls approximately 420 students. In addition, about 1200 students take classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies program annually. MECA’s Joanne Waxman Library is an important public resource of art­ and design­oriented books and periodicals for the region. The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA is a vibrant site for the exhibition of contemporary art.

MECA is characterized by its intimate learning community, its interdisciplinary nature, and the breadth of its programs. It confers the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art. MECA employs approximately 100 faculty and staff. The College’s BFA program offers eleven majors and three minors. MECA’s MFA is an innovative two­year low­residency program with approximately thirty students. Our goal at MECA is to teach each student how to transform aspirations and values into a creative practice that serves as the foundation for a life­long pursuit of personal and professional goals.

Maine College of Art is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. 

SCULPTURE DEPARTMENT STUDIO TECHNICIAN
 
MAINE COLLEGE OF ART
 
Maine College of Art seeks a part-­time Studio Technician to help maintain and run the Sculpture Department. Regular and periodic tasks include:
 
● Maintenance and repair of equipment in the Sculpture Department, which includes equipment in studios that offer wood, stone carving and fabrication, modeling, steel forging and fabrication, and a foundry.
 
● Ordering supplies and taking inventory of materials; picking up supplies regionally as needed.
 
● Being able to itemize a running list of expenditures while maintaining and following a budget.
 
● Unloading and stocking materials.
 
● Overseeing the work­study students and assisting as needed.
 
● Keeping the facility clean and organized.
 
● Hazardous waste management under the direction and advisement of the facilities department.
 
● Monitoring use of sculpture studios as needed.
 
● Repairing tools as needed.
 
● Assisting faculty in departmental projects and improvements, as directed by the program chair.
 
● Assisting in the safe and healthy operation of the studio, including working with students
 
to ensure health and safety standards are upheld and equipment is used properly.
 
● Coordinating with Continuing Studies and the MFA program to make sure their needs are met.
 

SKILLS NEEDED
 
The successful candidate for the position will have knowledge of maintaining a metal shop and other studio equipment, be reliable, be self­motivated, be able to work independently, be able to work well with others, and contribute to a positive learning environment for all students and faculty.
 
HOURS
 
The Sculpture Technician reports directly to the Sculpture Program Chair. The weekly schedule is 25 hours a week for the BFA academic year (32 weeks total) and at least 5 hours a week for 16 weeks in the summer. This is an hourly position which pays 12 to 13 dollars an hour.
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
 
Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until an appointment is made. Application materials must be sent digitally in a single PDF and emailed to jobs@meca.edu. Place <[FirstName LastName], Sculpture Studio Technician> in the subject line. The PDF must include: 1) a letter of application which articulates in one page only how the candidate’s experience intersects with the position description; 2) a resume or curriculum vitae; and 3) three references. Finalists may be asked to submit college transcripts and agree to a background check.
 
Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual preference, handicap, race, age, color, national or ethnic origin in hiring and employment practices and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.
 
INSTITUTION
 
Maine College of Art is an independent college of art and design located in the center of the thriving arts district of Portland, Maine. Established in 1882, the College currently enrolls approximately 440 students. In addition, about 1200 students take classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies program annually. MECA’s Joanne Waxman Library is an important public resource of art and design oriented books and periodicals for the region. The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA is a vibrant site for the exhibition of contemporary art.
 
MECA is characterized by its intimate learning community, its interdisciplinary nature, and the breadth of its programs. It confers the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art. MECA employs approximately 100 faculty and staff. The College’s BFA program offers eleven majors and three minors. MECA’s MFA is an innovative two-­year low­residency program with approximately thirty students. The mission of the college is to educate artists for life: we believe in the transformational power of an arts education to serve as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. MECA combines a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, immersive studio practice, and wealth of professional development opportunities to provide an educational experience that embodies artistic excellence, civic engagement, and creative entrepreneurship. Maine College of Art is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design.