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Job Title: Academic Coordinator, PreCollege Art and Design Residency Program 2023
Department: Open Studies
Division: Academic Affairs
Reports to: PreCollege Program Manager, Director of Youth & Community Education
General purpose: MICAâs summer PreCollege Art and Design Residency Program is a 2-4 week intensive college-level experience designed to help participants make the leap from thinking like a high school art student to thinking like an artist making art that reflects a new level of skill and personal vision, communicating ideas about art in daily critiques, and building a professional portfolio of work. PreCollege is designed for rising juniors and seniors. In conjunction with MICAâs Mission and Vision, our program provides a welcoming environment for all students through an inclusive community that values students of all races and ethnicities, sexual orientations and expressions, creative abilities, religious faiths, political affiliations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Academic Coordinator oversees all curricular components of the program.
2023 Program Dates: Pro-Staff Move-in: June 19, Training: June 26-July 1, Program: July2 - July 30, Move out July 31, 2023
Summary of Essential FunctionsÂ
Manages all academic aspects of the PreCollege program while living on campus in residence with other program staff and students.
Supervise, support and train Undergraduate Teaching Assistants and Faculty.
Be on call throughout the duration of the program, including evenings and weekends and assist with any student needs as they arise.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Assist with the successful implementation of the PreCollege program in collaboration with the other Pro Staff (PC Program Manager, Community Coordinator, Online Coordinator). The variety of tasks associated with this position involve administrative, clerical, physical, organizational and leadership skills.Â
Train and supervise undergraduate Teaching Assistants, and faculty.Â
Work with the Office of Open Studies, the Pro Staff, TAâs and faculty to ensure the academic integrity and a safe and positive residential experience for PreCollege participants.
Manage all tasks and issues related to classroom facilities, curriculum, academic staffing, and equipment/assets.
Manage all tasks and issues related to facilities management for academic spaces and needs.
Collaborate with Pro Staff to schedule teaching assistants shifts, duties and responsibilities.
Manage all needs related to instructional supplies, and classroom materials (copies, equipment reservations etc.).
Facilitate both class specific and program wide field trips, including programming, expectations and transportation reservations as needed in collaboration with faculty.
Work with faculty and Pro Staff to coordinate, install and de-install exhibitions in-person and online.
Schedule and lead weekly faculty meetings and professional development as needed for faculty and staff.
Plan and implement guest speaker series and collaborate with Pro Staff to develop additional programming as needed.
Coordinate live nude model scheduling in collaboration with MICAâs model coordinator and faculty.
Attend/Schedule/Lead meetings, training and events as appropriate.
Model and enforce PreCollege program policies, rules, and regulations and act as an ambassador for the program.
Develop, maintain and model healthy interpersonal relationships with all staff, faculty and students.
Maintain an open line of communication and support for students and their families.Â
Provides supports, interventions, and referrals when appropriate for individual student needs.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesÂ
Excellent written, verbal and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of art education practices, pedagogy, and processes related to the developmental needs of teens.
Knowledge of MICAâs campus, equipment, resources and inclusive community values.
Ability to manage others, provide leadership and guidance as necessary.
Ability to assess student work and experiences in order to provide coaching and feedback to faculty and staff in order to maintain program standards and strengthen the program quality and experience.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with efficiency and accuracy.
Education: Bachelorâs Degree or work experience equivalent; preferably in Visual Art/Design, Art Education, or Arts Administration.
Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
Experience as a MICA undergraduate student, Graduate student or other role that engages with MICAâs campus resources and community standards.
Experience managing college-level staff.
High school or college teaching experience.
40 hours per week.
Hourly rate to be determined by People Belonging and Culture.
Housing is provided for the duration of the program, and a MICA meal plan is included.
Conditions of EmploymentÂ
CJIS Fingerprint and background check.
Available evenings and weekends in addition to day shifts in an on-call capacity.Â
This position is contingent upon participant enrollment in the PreCollege program.
Required to live in campus housing for the duration of the program: 2023 Program Dates: Pro-Staff Move-in: June 19, Training: June 26-July 1, Program: July2 - July 30, Move out July 31, 2023
Application Timeline & Details
To Apply: Complete the application in Workday and include your resume and a cover letter.Â
For more information, please contact Natovian McLeod, Director of Youth and Community Education at email@example.com.
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 the 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 15 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.Â
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 minimal.
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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.