Welcome to the MWPAI Human Resources Employment Opportunities section. The following information will assist you in applying for open positions at MWPAI.

Human Resources is located at 1212 State St. (corner of State Street and Kirkland Street). Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We can be contacted at (315) 797-0000, ext. 2108 or 2141, by fax at (315) 797-7509 or by email to hrjobs@mwpai.org.

Application and Selection Process

Human Resources coordinates employment searches for open positions at MWPAI via internal and external employment announcements.  Human Resources receive application information and an acknowledgement card is sent to each applicant.  Application material is then forwarded to the hiring department for review. Candidate interviewing and selection is made by the hiring department with assistance from the Human Resources Office.

The application materials required for each open position vary and are described in the body of the position announcement. Please include all required information for consideration.

MWPAI performs a thorough background check, reference check, degree verification (when applicable), and medical exam (for certain positions) on the selected candidate post-offer, pre-hire and complies with all relevant state and federal laws on non-discrimination.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmation Action Employer – MWPAI will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and equal pay), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran or military status,disability, age or any other protected status under applicable law


Assistant Professor Photography (Full time)

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, located in Utica, NY, is seeking to fill a full-time Assistant Professor of Photography in its PrattMWPCollege of Art and Design program starting Fall 2019. Application deadline is March 15, 2019.

Photography at PrattMWP offers a full range of freshman and sophomore classes to photography majors. Ability and experience in a variety of photographic applications, from introductory analog through advanced digital, is required. The position requires an MFA in Photography and 1 to 3 years of teaching and professional experience. Candidates must be proficient in teaching both traditional film media, large and small format, lighting, fine art inkjet printing, as well as digital formats with expertise in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom expected. Candidates with additional experience in video and 4D media will be given special consideration. Position open until filled.

Submissions of applications are only accepted online through Submittable.

Finalist may be invited for an onsite visit and interview. This is an entirely online application process via Submittable.com. It is recommended that answers are prepared offline, saved in a text or word document, and copied/pasted into the application from so that work is not lost. Do not email or mail your application. Provide letter of application, vita, and copies of transcripts.  Candidates should also include appropriate documentation of professional activities such as teaching, exhibitions, scholarly research publications, discipline advocacy and service.  Provide 20 examples of your work; 20 images of your students’ work and name, address, phone numbers and email address of three professional references.

PrattMWP is an NASAD accredited foundation college art program, created through an affiliation between Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.  Students complete their first two foundation years of a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at PrattMWP and then matriculate to the Brooklyn campus for completion.  The campus houses approximately 200 students majoring in Fine Arts, Communications Design, Photography, and Art and Design Education.

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is located in the heart of New York State, foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and centrally located with easy travel to Cooperstown, Albany, Syracuse and a few hours from Boston, NYC, Lake Placid and Montreal.

MWPAI is a multicultural arts center with three main divisions:  Museum of Art, School of Art, and Performing Arts.  Together, the programs of the three divisions make MWPAI the chief provider of cultural resources in the region.  The Museum of Art is renowned for its art collection and Philip Johnson designed building.  The School of Art offers the nationally accredited PrattMWP foundation program in its affiliation with Pratt Institute and a community arts education program offering art and dance classes.    The Performing Arts division offers a wide-ranging, year-round programming of artistically excellent and diverse performing arts and cinema presentations, as well as extensive educational activities.  Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information about the Institute’s School of Art & Design and PrattMWP, please visit www.mwpai.edu  You may also visit www.mwpai.org for the main MWPAI informational website.


Assistant Professor of Communication Design

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, located in Utica, NY, is seeking to fill a full-time Assistant Professor of Communication Design in its PrattMWPCollege of Art and Design program starting Fall 2019. Application deadline is March 15, 2019.

PrattMWP Communication Design department is seeking a candidate with the ability and preparation to teach course in traditional, time-based (Animation, Video, Photography), and interactive media in our undergraduate design program. Technical expertise is essential with a working knowledge of Adobe programs such as After Effects, and other programs such as Sketch and Cinema 4D. Our program is the first two years of Pratt Institute’s Communication Design curriculum and experience working with foundation students is preferred. MFA/MA preferred, but applicants with BFA/BA and professional experience will also be considered. Position open until filled.

Submissions of applications are only accepted online through Submittable.

Finalist may be invited for an onsite visit and interview. This is an entirely online application process via Submittable.com. It is recommended that answers are prepared offline, saved in a text or word document, and copied/pasted into the application from so that work is not lost. Do not email or mail your application. Provide letter of application, vita, and copies of transcripts.  Candidates should also include appropriate documentation of professional activities such as teaching, exhibitions, scholarly research publications, discipline advocacy and service.  Provide 20 examples of your work; 20 images of your students’ work and name, address, phone numbers and email address of three professional references.

PrattMWP is an NASAD accredited foundation college art program, created through an affiliation between Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.  Students complete their first two foundation years of a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at PrattMWP and then matriculate to the Brooklyn campus for completion.  The campus houses approximately 200 students majoring in Fine Arts, Communications Design, Photography and Art and Design Education.

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is located in the heart of New York State, foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and centrally located with easy travel to Cooperstown, Albany, Syracuse and a few hours from Boston, NYC, Lake Placid and Montreal.

MWPAI is a multicultural arts center with three main divisions:  Museum of Art, School of Art, and Performing Arts.  Together, the programs of the three divisions make MWPAI the chief provider of cultural resources in the region.  The Museum of Art is renowned for its art collection and Philip Johnson designed building.  The School of Art offers the nationally accredited PrattMWP foundation program in its affiliation with Pratt Institute and a community arts education program offering art and dance classes.    The Performing Arts division offers a wide-ranging, year-round programming of artistically excellent and diverse performing arts and cinema presentations, as well as extensive educational activities.  Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information about the Institute’s School of Art & Design and PrattMWP, please visit www.mwpai.edu  You may also visit www.mwpai.org for the main MWPAI informational website.


Security and Safety Director

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (MWPAI) is seeking a well-qualified candidate to assume the responsibilities of Security and Safety Director. Reporting to the Director of Facilities and Security, this unique position blends knowledge of several fields.

(MWPAI) is a dynamic arts center serving diverse audiences and advancing the appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of the arts. MWPAI fulfills its mission through three program divisions: Museum of Art, School of Art and Performing Arts. The successful candidate will bring an extensive knowledge of cultural property protection, college campus security procedures for residential and commuter college students and children/teen/adult community education students and venue security coordination.

The Security and Safety Director is accountable for ensuring the security and safety of the Institute’s visitors, staff, faculty and students, campus and art collection by maintaining, supervising, and training a qualified workforce of registered NYS security guards. The position manages a computerized fire and security alarm systems and access control.

Accountabilities include:

  1. Staffing: Supervise FT/PT MWPAI and contractual guards. Prepare work schedules, approve use of benefit time, write and conduct performance evaluations. Review resumes and employment applications, actively search and recruit quality personnel. Conduct security guard training for all officers. Ensure all officers maintain current NYS Security Guard License. Develop, maintain, publish post orders, policies and procedure manuals. Act as Director of NYS Security Guard Training School.
  2. Safety: Develop and maintain all Institute Safety programs in accordance with NYS and OSHA regulations. Conduct Safety training for security guards as required. Provide security and safety training for students at orientation or at other times as developed with Student Life. Provide or facilitate security and safety training for staff and faculty as required. As examples, training includes but is not limited to hazard communications, lock out/tag out procedures, ladder safety.
  3. Compliance: Ensure Institute complies with all applicable Federal and State Security and Safety laws, regulations and rules including but not limited to: OSHA, Clery, SAVE, VaWA, Title IX, NYS Enough is Enough, Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Safety Act. Arrange, schedule and report the annual NYS Fire Inspection. Arrange, schedule and document required NYS Fire Protection systems and equipment inspection, testing and maintenance. Publish Annual Security Report. Maintain knowledge of laws, rules and regulations as they relate to the “Fire Code and Property Maintenance Code of NYS”. Maintain the Institute Material Safety Data Sheets online library. Provide oversight and guidance to staff, vendors and contractors as required.
  4. Systems: Maintain Fire alarms, portable and fixed fire extinguishers. Systems Administrator for the Access/Intrusion control and CCTV systems. Arrange installation, inspection upgrades and repairs when necessary. Administrator for the Institute Emergency notification system (public address, text and email notifications). Maintain and control all Institute keys (BEST and other). Ensure all Institute ID cards are produces as needed. Maintain system inspection and back-up records.
  5. Investigations: Conduct and/or oversee all accident (including Workers Compensation) investigations, misconduct investigations as requested by Administration or HR, art theft and/or damage investigations. Act as Title IX Investigator for School of Art and Institute. [Note: During Interim appointment, absent training in Title IX Investigation, alternative means of conducting investigations is being reviewed]. Ensure all background checks on Institute employees, volunteers, Docents, Interns, vendors, contractors, or other Institute constituents as required are conducted in accordance with all applicable laws including NYS fingerprints, National Sex Offender Registry and NYS DMV.
  6. Emergency Action and Business Continuity/Recovery Planning: Develop and maintain the Institute-wide Emergency Action Plan(s) as follows: In conjunction with the Museum of Art Registrar, develop and maintain the Collection Emergency Action Plan; in conjunction with Student Life, develop and maintain the PrattMWP Emergency Action Plan; in conjunction with Administration (President, Treasurer, HR Director and Divisional Directors) develop and maintain Institute-wide Emergency Action Plan and Business Continuity/Recovery Plan.
  7. Parking: Supervise Institute Parking Program by issuing permits, collecting parking fees, monitor lots and enforce parking regulations. Ensure lots are safe, secure and orderly for staff, visitors and students. Maintain and specify all Institutional directions, security and safety signage.
  8. Budget: Prepare and monitor annual Security and Safety Departmental budget, extraordinary expenditure requests. Ensure timely submission of payment requests.
  9. Perform other duties are required

Security and Safety department has the following guard staff:
Dispatcher/Office Assistant (1)
Security and Safety Patrol Officer (2)
Security Guard III (Regular full time) (7)
Security Guard III (Relief) (9)
Security Shift Supervisor (2)
Lead Gallery Guard (1)
Gallery Guard (Regular full time) (5)
Gallery Guard (Regular part time) (1)
Gallery Guard (Relief) (6)

Formal Education and Job-Related Experience:
Associate Degree and 5 to 7 years job related experience. Minimum 5 years of experience law enforcement, college campus or museum security fields. Must possess or be able to obtain NYS Security Guard Instructor Certification, Director of a NYS Security Guard School, Title IX Investigator Certification, OSHA 10, OSHA 30; ICS 100.

The Security and Safety Director will be a people-focused leader, committed to developing a customer service environment both internally and externally. Versatile and comfortable with frequent change, the Security and Safety Director will value collaboration across the institution and will be comfortable juggling multiple projects and priorities within a complex environment. Salary begins at $50,702, commensurate with experience and certifications, and full benefits package.

Please send cover letter, resume, copies of certificates, and name/contact information for at least 3 professional references to:
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Security and Safety Director Search
310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
Inquiries: 315-797-0000, ext. 2108
Email: hrjobs@mwpai.org

EOE


HVAC and Building Maintenance Technician

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is seeking a well-qualified candidate to assume the role of HVAC and Building Maintenance Technician.

Position Summary:
Performs troubleshooting, maintenance and service repairs on plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems. Also performs electrical repair/installation, EMCS computer monitoring; pneumatics, computerized or electronic controls installation when required.

Accountabilities:

  1. Performs preventative maintenance by following work orders to grease, oil, change filters, clean calibrate, adjust, test and inspect all heating/plumbing equipment. 30%
  2. Complete general plumbing repairs including repairing leaks, snaking out clogged drains, etc. Able to properly braze, solder, and make basic plumbing repairs. 25%
  3. Install and repair equipment by utilizing knowledge of hot water and steam heating, HVAC, plumbing and electrical procedures. Repair, charge and service residential and commercial A/C and kitchen equipment. Operate EMCS control systems including making system adjustments and correcting system errors. 25%
  4. Install and troubleshoot wiring and pneumatic controls for heating and air conditioning systems. 10%
  5. Respond to emergency situations as required during off duty hours 5%
  6. Perform additional duties outside of the position as required, within the Facilities group, when necessary. 5%

Education and Job-Related Experience:
The position requires a minimum formal education of High School Diploma or equivalent and 3 to 5 years working as a maintenance mechanic in a commercial environment or demonstrated knowledge of heating, a/c units, pneumatic, electronic or computerized controls. EPA Universal Refrigeration Certification is required. Ability to read and follow detailed verbal/written instructions; complete daily work orders and paperwork. Familiarity with various computer applications (web based work order system, e-mail, Internet, etc.). 7G Pesticide Certification for cooling towers or AAS degree with 1 to 3 years job-related experience and EPA Universal Refrigeration preferred.

Significant portions of daily assignments involve: application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity, prolonged standing, transporting material, or equipment; lifting, moving, or carrying heavy materials (over 50 lbs) for intermittent periods throughout the day; exposure to dirt, noise, and temperature or weather. Work may require evening, night, or weekend assignments on occasion and response to emergency situation outside of regular work hours.

Excellent benefits package with hiring rate of $20 to $23 hourly, commensurate with qualifications.

Please send cover letter, resume, copies of certificates, and name/contact information for at least 3 professional references to:
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
HVAC and Building Maintenance Technician Search310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
Inquiries: 315-797-0000, ext. 2108
Email: hrjobs@mwpai.org

EOE


Library Assistant – Part time Evenings/Weekends

Part time position providing customer services for PrattMWP students and other Library users relating to circulation, basic catalog searches, library materials and information. Required - Associates degree or certification and 1 to 3 years job related experience including familiarity with library circulation and/or online catalog systems. Desired: Bachelors degree in library or information science. Art background especially helpful.

Academic year (mid-August through mid-May), Summer (July) Library hours for this position are are Monday – Thursday 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday noon to 5 p.m. In addition, the Library is open Saturdays during traditional school breaks and the summer months. Some Sunday hours (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.) required depending on Library needs. Hiring rate is $12.00 hourly.

Call 797-0000, ext 2153 to request an application or send cover letter/resume to:

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Library Assistant (Evenings/Weekends) Search
310 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502
Fax: 315-797-7509
Email: hrjobs@mwpai.org

EOE


Residence Life Assistant Coordinator

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is seeking to fill the position of Residence Life Assistant Coordinator (RLAC). The RLAC is a 12-month, live-on position assigned to one of two residential areas that assist Student Life in the day-to-day administration of the residence hall(s) and also assists with Student Activities. This position includes evening and weekend hours, as well as participation in the professional staff on-call rotation. The RLAC directly supervises the Residence Assistants assigned to the residence hall(s), attends and leads meetings, upholds hall rules and regulations as outlined in the Student Handbook, responds/handles crisis management situations, performs departmental responsibilities, and assists with programming. Furnished campus apartment with basic utilities and full meal plan when PrattMWP student dining is offered. Please visit www.mwpai.org for more information about the Institute, and www.mwpai.edu for more information about PrattMWP School of Art and Design.

Education and Experience:
Required: Bachelor’s degree and previous experience as an RA or employment in Residence Life
Preferred: Master Degree in Education, College Student Personnel Administration, Counseling or related field.

The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse population, as well as demonstrated experience and skill related to program development and student development.

About MWPAI and PrattMWP:
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (MWPAI) is an internationally prominent fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions - Museum of Art, School of Art and Design and Performing Arts. The Institute was founded in 1919 and provides some 600 events annually with more than 180,000 patrons enjoying the many exhibitions, performances, art classes and family-oriented activities.

The Museum of Art is renowned for its art collection and Phillip Johnson designed building. The School of Art and Design offers a large community arts education program in art and the nationally accredited college art program affiliated with Pratt Institute of Art and Design (PrattMWP). PrattMWP is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Middle States Association, and New York State Education Department. PrattMWP students spend the first two years of their bachelor of fine arts degree program at our campus in Utica, New York before they complete their studies at Pratt's main campus in Brooklyn. MWPAI’s Performing Arts offers a wide-ranging, year-round programming of artistically excellent and divers arts and cinema presentations. MWPAI is located in the heart of New York State, foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and centrally located with easy travel to Cooperstown, Albany, Syracuse and a few hours from Boston, NYC, Lake Placid and Montreal.

Application and Selection process:
Applications will be reviewed as received.
Send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to:
Assistant Residence Life Coordinator Search
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
310 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13502
(315)797-0000 ext. 2108
Email: hrjobs@mwpai.org

EOE

Selected candidates will be required to successfully complete a post-offer criminal history background check.


Museum Technician

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is a fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions - Museum of Art, Performing Arts, and School of Art. MWPAI’s mission is to serve diverse audiences by advancing the appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of the arts; to promote interest and participation in the arts; to engender artistic self-expression and personal creativity and to assume a leadership and advocacy role for the arts

Founded in 1919, MWPAI continues to evolve while maintaining traditions of fine art and culture. The Museum of Art features a renowned permanent collection, fascinating exhibitions and education for all ages in an International-style gallery building designed by world famous architect Philip Johnson and also in Fountain Elms, a superb Victorian-era Italianate mansion.  The Performing Arts Division presents world famous soloists and ensembles, rising stars, recitals with commentary, cinema, family programs, outdoor festival concerts, special events, and educational activities.  The School of Art offers a nationally accredited college program in association with Pratt Institute and community art education for adults, teens and children.

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is seeking a full time Museum Technician.  Responsibilities include assisting the Museum of Art Registrar and Exhibition Manager in maintaining galleries and exhibitions; in the installation, de-installation, moving and shipping of the permanent collections and objects on loan to MWPAI.  Work involves the use of a wide variety of equipment and techniques necessary to produce quality museum exhibitions.  Demonstrated skilled hand and bench work using a wide variety of specialty exhibition materials, occasional painting, crate making and exhibit lighting. 

Associates degree in art, art history, studio art, museum studies or similar and 3 to 5 years art handling, exhibition or museum related experience.  Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 3 years described experience desired.  Carpentry, general construction skills, knowledge of art handling/exhibition practices, basic computer skills and knowledge of OSHA standards integral to position. Ability to safely lift and carry up to 75 lbs with or without assistance.  Occasional travel or driving medium size truck part of duties.

Regular full time (35 hours per week), non-exempt position with a hiring rate of $13.79, comm. With experience.  Excellent benefit package includes health, dental, vision, group life, short-term and long-term disability coverage, vacation, sick, personal benefit time and paid holidays.  Participation in our TIAA-CREF retirement annuity plan is required after one year of service.

Send cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references to:

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Museum Technician Search
310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
(315) 797-0000, ext 2153 inquiries
Fax: (315) 797-7509
Email: hrjobs@mwpai.org

EOE


Security Guards

Accepting applications for full time or relief (scheduled as needed) Security positions. Must be available to work all shifts, especially nights, weekends and holidays. Our security staff is required to respond in a professional and courteous manner to all interactions and to respond quickly with professional judgment during emergencies. New hiring rate for all positions $12.00 hourly.

Gallery Guard – ensure safety and security of Institute visitors, staff, faculty, students, art collection and museum buildings by protecting against theft, vandalism and fire. Respond to visitor/staff needs and inquiries in a professional and courteous manner. Position may be trained for Acting Lead Guard with differential for hours worked as Acting Lead Guard. Gallery hours are Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm. Other hours Mondays (July and August) and for evening events.

Security Guard III - Perform campus patrol and dispatch responsibilities during each shift with inside and outside rounds of campus and buildings and alternating at dispatch desk. Must be able to react appropriately and quickly in emergency situations. Investigate accidents and incidents and submit timely reports. Excellent interpersonal and telephone skills required. Must be able to operate communications equipment such as two-way radio, CCTV and security alarms. Ability to effectively communicate with staff, students, faculty and visitors an integral part of position. Previous experience as radio dispatcher/telephone operator preferred. Positions available are one full time and several relief (scheduled as needed to fill in for absences, open shifts or special needs).

Qualifications – NYS Guard licensure required. Previous experience and familiarity with security equipment preferred but will train successful candidate. AAS degree in security related field desired.

Call for (315) 797-0000, extension 2242 for employment application

or

Send resume/cover letter to:
Human Resources
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Security Guard Search
310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
Fax: (315) 797-7509
Email: hrjobs@mwpai.org

EOE

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