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.


Adjunct Faculty

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is seeking Adjunct faculty to teach the following courses in the Institute’s PrattMWP College of Art and Design. Please visit www.mwpai.edu for more information about PrattMWP School of Art and Design.

Digital Prototyping:
This course introduces students to the tools and production processes involved in the production of time-based and interactive media. Through hands-on lectures and the development of a series of short-assignments, students will acquire the skills to naturally incorporate a variety of digital authoring tools and technologies into their workflows, exploring the properties and constraints of designing for digital media. Students will gain the ability to execute design solutions integrating time-based media, dynamic content and interactivity.

Astronomy:
This is a course in basic astronomy, which will provide an overview of our current understanding of the universe around us. Topics will include the origin of the universe, galaxies, stars, planets, interstellar matter, black holes, supernovas, space travel, and the possibility (or not) of extraterrestrial life, as well as the observational techniques we use to reveal the universe.

Qualifications:
Candidates for these positions must possess a Master Degree in related field, professional experience and 3-years prior college level teaching experience.

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 (PrattMWP) affiliated with Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. 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, cv, and three (3) professional references to: 

PrattMWP Adjunct Search

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

310 Genesee Street

Utica, NY 13502 

(315)797-0000 ext. 2108
Email: hrjobs@mwpai.org

EOE

Digital Prototyping applicants should include a selection of their own and student work.

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


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


Decorative Arts Assistant

Part time position working two days per week (currently Wednesdays and Fridays) 10 am to 4 pm. Additional hours as needed for evening or weekend special events. The Decorative Arts Assistant provides verbal interpretive information on 19th-century decorative arts, exhibitions, history and the MWPAI founders to groups and individuals to meet the educational mission for museum visitors. The Decorative Arts Assistant assists with research, develop, and present educational programs such as tours, gallery talks, lectures and special programs. The position participates in the ongoing departmental activities of researching and caring for the collection. Assisting with training new employees and docents is part of the position. Bachelor degree and experience in art, art history, museum studies or related field preferred. Related experience in touring techniques, teaching, research and public speaking desired.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three professional references to:

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

EOE


Studio Technician in Photography and Printmaking

Part time, academic year. The Studio Technician is a non-teaching position and will provide 9 hours per week in Photography and 6 hours per week in Printmaking for a total of 15 hours per week for 32 academic weeks. Responsibilities of the position are to maintain and oversee photography equipment, assist IT department in keeping inventory of equipment, oversee the proper handling and disposal of processing chemicals and assist the faculty in training students in the proper usage and care of equipment. In addition, the Studio Technician will aid the Printmaking department in the maintenance and upkeep of presses and other printmaking equipment, as well as organizing and inventorying supplies. Hiring rate $13.79. BA or BFA in either photography or printmaking and should be proficient and familiar with the technical aspects of either field.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three professional references to:

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Studio Technician Search
310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
Fax: (315) 797-7509
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


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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