Employment Opportunities

PROGRAM SPECIALIST FULL-TIME STAFF POSITION
DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS, UMBC

Position Description: Join the Department of Visual Arts' technical staff team (department chair, business services specialist and the three exempt staff members) to manage the continuously evolving technology needs, facilities operation and instructional requirements of the department. The Department of Visual Arts has 350 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate students in a non-traditional Visual Arts department. B.F.A. and B.A. degrees are offered in the following areas: Animation, Cinematic Arts, Graphic Design, Intermedia, Photography, Print Media and a B.A. in Art History and Museum Studies. We also offer an M.F.A. program in Intermedia and Digital Arts.

Independent responsibilities include: Management of the graduate (M.F.A.) program’s maker space studio labs on the UMBC campus as well as the off-campus studios in downtown Baltimore. Oversee the needs of the Foundations (Visual Arts Core curriculum) program and the Graphic Design concentration. Maintain the department’s photocopy machines used for instruction and class assignments. Manage all modes of key/fob/swipe card access for the department. Supervise non-academic duties of graduate research assistants and undergraduate student workers.

Skills and Qualifications: Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) or equivalent degree. An advanced degree in a related field is preferred (M.F.A., M.Des., M.A., M.S.). Two years [or more] of experience and background in art and /or design is required, preferably with knowledge of the aesthetic and technical aspects of these fields. Experience working with visual art students and managing art facilities in a higher education setting is preferred.
The successful candidate must be able to: work both independently and on a team; generate and execute creative ideas; collaborate effectively with staff, faculty, students and external constituents; manage multiple concurrent tasks; be detail oriented; possess excellent organizational skills; and function efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced academic department environment.

Application Deadline: October 27, 2017. This non-exempt, full time staff appointment begins January 2018. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Preference will be given to applications received by October 27, 2017. Please send application form, CV and cover letter and names of three references via

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http://listings.umbc.edu/cw/en-us/job/492555/program-specialist . UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities.