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


Admissions Counselor/Recruiter

MWPAI is seeking an Admissions Counselor/Recruiter for PrattMWP College of Art and Design at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York.

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Admissions Director PrattMWP, the admissions counselor/recruiter will perform and/or coordinate a variety of activities in the recruitment of student applicants for admissions to PrattMWP. Perform general administrative duties requiring independent judgment and discretion, including assisting with the training of student employees. This position requires extensive travel throughout the fall and spring recruitment seasons. BS, BA, BFA or equivalent art degree and 1 year to 3 years job-related experience in a College Admissions Office. Valid Driver’s License required. Full time with excellent benefits package.

Accountabilities:
Assist the Admissions Director PrattMWP with planning, setup and break down, and attend specific off-campus recruitment events such as portfolio days, advisement sessions, high school visits, career days, and college fairs and on-campus events such as Accepted Student Reception, Information Sessions, individual portfolio reviews and tours, group tours, etc. Establish personal contacts with students, parents, art teachers and guidance counselors through travel, email correspondence and telephone contact.

Present to groups on- and off-campus regarding the admissions process, PrattMWP academic and extracurricular offerings, financial aid, and other related topics. Become knowledgeable on PrattMWP faculty and staff, campus, student life offerings as well as the Museum of Art exhibitions and Performing Arts events and performances to provide prospective students an overview of the entire Institute.

Advise prospective students on PrattMWP admissions requirements and provide portfolio assessment.

Organize reception area for Admissions, greet prospective students and parents upon arrival, and oversee daily tour departures scheduled with a student employee or conduct tours.

Assist Admissions Director PrattMWP and Dean of School of Art and Design with preparing information to be distributed at Information Sessions, Accepted Student Reception, etc.

Perform general administrative and other duties as required.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume and three professional reference contact information to:
Admissions Counselor/Recruiter Search
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
(315) 797-0000, ext 2153 inquiries
Fax: (315) 797-7509
Email: hrjobs@mwpai.org

EOE


Instructional Support Technician                     

MWPAI is seeking an Instructional Support Technician, regular part time, 25 hours weekly with benefits associated with RFT staffing classification (group life, DBL, LTD, WC, paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal time). Mandatory participation in our TIAA retirement annuity begins after one-year of service. Hours of work: Sunday – Thursday 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm during the academic year. Summer hours can work either day or evening.

Position Summary

The Instructional Support Technician provide in-classroom and open lab assistance to PrattMWP students in 4-Dimensional Design, Visual Communications and Digital Photography. Techs will also provide assistance to faculty or IT during non-instruction time and provide assistance with inventory control of equipment available for student use.Hiring rate: $13.79 per hour.

PrimaryResponsibilities:

1.Technical - Assist in classroom/labs/IT by providing system/software updates, maintain printers, scanners, and other peripheral equipment. Troubleshoot issues, report findings or pass up higher level technical support when issue not resolved. (60%)

2. Support - Faculty/Student/Staff assistance – provide support to end users on variety of issues. Identify, research and resolve technical problems when requested. Respond to telephone calls, email and requests for assistance when not in classroom setting. (30%)

3.Inventory - Equipment check-out/check-in and Inventory control – maintain student sign out/in of classroom equipment to be used for projects (i.e. digital cameras, sound equipment, video cameras, etc). Answer questions and assist students with features, operation, and proper usage of equipment. Report damages and/or losses promptly (10%)

4.Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

AAS degree in related area preferred. Ability to work creatively and possess strong interpersonal skills Demonstrated proficiency with commonly used concepts, practices and procedures.

Hardware Proficiency

  • Desktop/laptop computer system
  • Printers: inkjet, laser, large format
  • Working knowledge of
    • Networks
    • Servers
    • Access points
    • Network printing

Software Proficiency

  • Mac/Windows Operating Systems
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite with emphasis on Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier and Indesign
  • Garageband
  • Working knowledge of
    • Digital cameras and recorders
    • Digital video/audio production: capturing, editing, microphones and compression
    • Lighting: including three point lighting
    • AV production and equipment

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

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

EOE


Custodian

Regular full time position (40 hours per week) available. Thursday – Monday 7 am to 3:30 pm. Maintain cleanliness of assigned areas/buildings, assist with grounds duties such as mowing, weeding, plantings, snow shoveling in winter, and other duties as assigned. Previous operation of power equipment for floor/carpet care or custodial experience helpful. Ability to move, lift or carry heavy materials up to 50 lbs. and climb ladders essential part of position. Training will be provided as necessary.

Hiring rate of $12.00 hourly with an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision insurances, group life, short term and long term disability and workers’ compensation insurances, vacation, sick and personal benefit time and paid holidays. Participation in our TIAA retirement plan begins after one year of service.

Call 315-797-0000, ext. 2153 to request an application or send cover letter/resume to:

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

EOE


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.


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


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


Campus Safety Officer

Accepting applications for full time or relief (scheduled as needed) Campus Safety Officer positions. Must be available to work all shifts, especially nights, weekends and holidays.  Our Campus Safety Officers respond in a professional and courteous manner to all interactions and to respond quickly with professional judgment during emergencies.

Responsibilities - 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.

Qualifications – NYS Guard license required.  Previous experience and familiarity with security equipment preferred. Hiring rate with NYS Security Guard License $13.00 hourly and up to $14.00 hourly with NYS Security Guard License and one to two years security or campus safety experience. AAS degree in criminal justice or law enforcement experience preferred.

Call for (315) 797-0000, extension 2153 for employment application

or

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

EOE

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