Staff Positions

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE
PRE-COLLEGE FIXED TERM SUMMER DIGITAL SUPPORT SERVICE TECHNICIAN (x 2 positions)

We have two positions to fill. Maine College of Art invites applications for a two Pre-College, Fixed Term Summer Digital Support Service Technicians. These DST's provide technical support to our hybrid and online Pre-College experience here on campus from June 30 to July 31, 2021.

We are hiring two Digital Service Course Technicians (DST) serves in our Pre-College program from June 30 to July 31, 2021 and provides direct support to faculty, staff, and students engaged in our online Pre-College program. DST’s will be assigned to a hybrid course in order to facilitate a connection between the Zoom-at-home cohort and the on-campus cohort of learners in our Animation and our Comic Book Illustration classes. These DST’s are responsible for ensuring students are able to connect to the class, relay questions, share critiques of artworks, and can engage with the course content on Canvas and Google Suite for Education. DST’s also record the live-course-stream and upload it to the Canvas site after class. They will help faculty and Staff facilitate connections between the in-person and online extracurricular activities, including open house, portfolio reviews, Discord server access for Student Life activities, social media games, software connections, and the Final Show on our WordPress Server. This person will also help with tech support in a help desk capacity for our Pre-College students. DST’s provide the overarching support bridge for eLearners in our hybrid and fully online Pre-College experiences and the on-campus activities and classes happening in real time.

The successful candidate will have a high school diploma, and some college preferred. They will have a solid understanding of technology, Audio/visual equipment, live-streaming or facilitating blended classes, video-conferencing and web-conferencing, and general web development skills (such as downloading and uploading content to a website and data entry). Preference will be given to candidates who have some background in the arts or radio and podcasting.

This position is a fixed-term role for 28-40 hours per week for 5 weeks on campus at Maine College of Art. Salary for this one month position is between $2,200 and $3,000 for the month. The two candidates we hire for this role will get to work with expert artists in a variety of fields. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2021 or until the position is filled. We will begin reviewing applications immediately.

Qualifications:
High School Diploma required; some college preferred. Experience with Audio-Visual equipment highly preferred, and experience with basic web development is a plus.

Diversity Statement:
Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, HIV status, race, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or military/veteran’s status in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

MECA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Application Procedure: 

We have two positions to fill for this role. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by March 31, 2021, are assured full consideration. Digital applications are required. In one PDF file not to exceed 25MB please include: (1) an application letter that describes how the candidate’s qualifications intersect with the position; (2) a resumé; (3) the names and contact information of three references. Those hired for this role must submit to a background check.

Please email the document to employment@meca.edu. Place “PC-DST Position [LastName FirstName]” in the subject line. Applications will be kept confidential until search finalists’ campus visits.

PRINTMAKING TECHNICIAN + ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Maine College of Art (MECA) seeks an experienced and collaborative printmaker to model an active practice for BFA & MFA students as well as support and serve as Printmaking Technician, helping to maintain MECA’s printmaking facilities in intaglio; silkscreen; relief; book arts including letterpress; stone and plate lithography; ink-jet printing, and will assist faculty and students in a variety of printmaking classes. Benefits include 24/7 access to a dedicated/personal studio; use of printmaking facilities; mentoring and networking offered by faculty; feedback through in person and virtual studio visits; and a solo exhibition with lecture opportunity. Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. All employees are expected to actively support these values.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about printmaking and education, and comfortable in a collaborative and diverse community. The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and extensive printmaking knowledge/emphasis.
A passion for visual arts and knowledge of the history and contemporary practice of printmaking are assets, as is previous supervisory experience. Good organizational and communication skills are required, along with technical skills in and good working knowledge of the most of the following: lithography, etching, relief, screen printing, monoprint, and letterpress printing. Skills in operating and maintaining print shop equipment and tools, and creative problem solving skills will also aid in the success of the role.

Benefits:
Compensation: $15.00 to $18.00 per hour, based on experience.

Benefits: eligible to participate in the retirement program.

The position offers a dedicated personal studio space, 24 hour access to printmaking facilities as well as Riso printing; laser cutting; 3-D printing; vinyl cutting; and CNC Routing housed in adjacent areas.

Additional benefits include a supportive community of colleagues many of whom are actively practicing culture workers, as well as copious visiting artist lectures, and a dynamic cohort of interdisciplinary MFA students present year round in addition to the BFA students on campus during Fall and Spring. Opportunities for exhibitions and studio visits are also made available when possible.

Diversity Statement:
Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, HIV status, race, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or military/veteran’s status in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

MECA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Application Procedure: 

Applications submitted prior to April 30, 2021 will be guaranteed review, with applications continuing to receive review until the position is filled.

Digital applications are required. In one PDF file not to exceed 25MB, please include:
(1) an application letter that describes how the candidate’s experience, accomplishments and qualifications intersect with the position;
(2) a resumé;
(3) a diversity statement;
(4) the names and contact information of three references, one of which must be a prior supervisor or professor; and
(5) Twenty (20) jpegs of applicant’s artwork and/or prints created for other artists.

Attach the PDF to an email and send to employment@meca.edu. Place “Printmaking Tech+Artist-In-Residence: [Your Name]” in the Subject line.

CUSTODIAN

The Custodian will ensure an attractive, sanitary, and safe environment for students, staff, and visitors at assigned sites. The position performs a variety of special and routine cleaning operations as well as assisting with the preparation of facilities for classroom activities and campus events. This position is a late afternoon/ evening and weekend position. Occasional coverage is required to support institutional events as well as unplanned events such as emergencies or campus closures due to inclement weather. Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. All employees are expected to actively support these values.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will possess a high school diploma or its equivalent and preferably previous experience in a custodial role.
The individual must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Effective verbal and written communications skills are necessary as is the ability to be detail oriented.

A desire to work in a team oriented and diverse workplace, demonstrating professional interpersonal skills, and being comfortable giving direction and guidance to other team members are required.

Benefits:
A comprehensive benefits package is offered, including health, dental, vacation, sick and retirement benefits.

Diversity Statement:
Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, HIV status, race, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or military/veteran’s status in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

MECA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Application Procedure: 

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Digital applications are required. In one PDF file not to exceed 25MB, please include:

(1) an application letter that describes how the candidate’s experience, accomplishments and qualifications intersect with the position;
(2) a resumé;
(3) a diversity statement; and
(4) the names and contact information of four references.

Attach the PDF to an email and send to employment@meca.edu. Place “Custodian: [Your Name]” in the Subject line.

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 500 students, the majority of whom are in the undergraduate program. About 1,200 students take classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies Program annually. MECA’s Joanne Waxman Library is an important 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 in eleven majors, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. 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 (NEASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The College’s accreditation status with both agencies was renewed in 2016.

Diversity Statement

Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, HIV status, race, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or military/veteran’s status in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.