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Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The college focuses on cultivating a new generation of artists capable of seamlessly integrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creative citizenship with contemporary approaches to art, design, and media. Located in Baltimore, MICA is proud of its community connections and contributions to the local creative economy. As a leader in art education, MICA has produced nationally and internationally recognized professional artists, designers, and educators who work across the country and around the globe.
The Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development empowers and educates MICA students and alumni to create purposeful sustainable careers as entrepreneurs, artists, designers, and educators through a collaborative, innovative, experiential, and research-based approach.
Reporting to the associate dean for student integrated learning, the director provides leadership and strategic vision for the nationally recognized Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development (JMCCD), establishing the overall vision for professional development at MICA. In addition to providing direct service to students and alumni, the director manages a highly collaborative team of six staff members and serves as the primary advocate for the priorities of the centers with constituents. The director collaborates with the director of the Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship to ensure synergy between professional practice curriculum and meaningful co-curricular engagements. In addition, the director partners broadly with senior staff and academic leadership, faculty members, alumni, parents, employers, and other constituencies regarding the importance of professional development experiences for artists, designers, and educators. Additionally, the director creatively navigates the diverse and complex professional development needs of 23 distinct majors, programs, and concentrations.
Minimum qualifications include a master's degree in a related field, e.g., student affairs, arts administration, art education, art or design, and progressive professional experience in career services, teaching, advising, student affairs, entrepreneurship, or arts administration enterprises. The successful candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of the professional environment and competencies for fine and commercial artists/designers and related fields and an understanding of the issues surrounding integration of academic and career preparation. Further, candidates must have demonstrated experience with the supervision of professional and support staff; the management of fiscal budget development and oversight, strategic planning, assessment, and program development; and strong relationship development and an ability to build strategic partnerships with internal and external constituencies. The next director will have exceptional speaking and writing skills, the ability to communicate to various constituents, and an active commitment to equity in all forms, including creating and maintaining positive working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
Review of applications will begin April 5, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Anne-Marie Kenney at email@example.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
The identified salary range is $100,000-$115,000.
Visit the Maryland Institute College of Art website at www.mica.edu.
MICA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the college to apply recruiting, hiring, promotion, compensation, and professional development and disciplinary practices without regard to race, religion, color, age, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected status. Further, our college provides reasonable accommodation to persons with mental or physical disabilities.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and globalization are touchstones at MICA. They are guiding values, principles, and strategies that infuse our academic and institutional planning, practices, research, and outcomes. They are catalysts for creativity, excellence and thoughtful engagement on campus and in larger spheres. We at MICA envision a better world for everyone in which art and design thinking, creations and interventions bring voice and equitable opportunities to groups affected by disparities; advance environmental, economic and social sustainability; and enhance individual lives.