The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is seeking a dynamic, energetic and experienced Development Officer to join a small Institutional Advancement team working to achieve increasing annual and multi-year philanthropic goals in conjunction with the SMFA's Strategic Plan. Reporting to the Manager of Annual Programs, the Development Officer will have primary responsibility for three yearly programs: the School's annual giving program, SMFA Medici; the annual fundraising gala or Medal Award dinner; and the semi-annual SMFA Fund Appeal. Each of these efforts broadens the SMFA's community of engaged donors, builds relationships, and raises vital funds for the School's operating budget. The ideal Development Officer candidate will have a bachelor's degree and three to five years of development or related experience, excellent written and spoken communications skills, great attention to detail and event planning experience. Knowledge of the fine arts, museums, higher education and/or art schools, is a plus. The ability to maintain confidentiality, be a team player, develop professional and productive relationships with colleagues and donors, and remain flexible in a creative environment is essential. Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is seeking a gregarious, detail oriented Development Assistant to join a small Institutional Advancement team working to achieve increasing annual and multi-year philanthropic goals in conjunction with the SMFA's Strategic Plan. Under the direction of the Vice President, Institutional Advancement, the Development Assistant will provide administrative, event and database support for the SMFA's small Institutional Advancement team, which includes development and alumni affairs. Gift processing, database management, report and list generation and event planning, in addition to concentrated support for the annual Museum School Art Sale, will be among this new colleague's task. The ideal candidate has a bachelor's degree and one to three years of office experience. In addition to strong organizational skills and attention to detail, excellent communication skills - both verbal and written -an ability to handle confidential information, multi-task, prioritize assignments and work in a fast-paced creative environment are essential. The Development Assistant must have a proven ability to work both independently and as a team player and possess strong professional demeanor and interpersonal skills. Solid working knowledge of PC-based Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required and a high level of comfort with database systems as well as an ability to extract data for the purpose of management reporting is essential. Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Director of Student Affairs
The Director of Student Affairs is responsible for the effective management of the Student Affairs Department and oversees a comprehensive plan for student success and retention. The position oversees a wide range of services that includes student housing, campus activity programming, international student services, school publications, counseling services, campus food services and others. The Director of Student Affairs works to develop a climate that fosters diversity, creativity and student development. This position also serves as liaison between students and other School constituencies.
The Director of Student Affairs reports to the Vice President and Dean of Enrollment and supervises the Assistant Director of Student Life, the Assistant Director of Residential Life, and the Coordinator of Student Affairs.
The Director of Student Affairs provides strategic leadership and direction to programs in the areas of student retention, student life, student development, residential life, student community building and student organization services. Likewise, the Director of Student Affairs stewards a culture of diversity at the School to include programs, support and planning as expressions of that commitment.
Provide strategic leadership for student affairs in both the college's undergraduate and graduate student populations; create, implement and measure an effective student success plan that is in alignment with the academic and retention goals of the institution; accountable for student retention goals for the college; provide strategic leadership to both the School's residence life program and off-campus housing program. Work with management to develop and identify affordable housing opportunities for students; develop and implement plans for extracurricular programs that successfully integrate the artistic and academic life of students and the institution; provide, implement and evaluate student life policies and regulations; identify, contact, meet with and devise support strategies for students who are "at risk," working with others in the community as appropriate; participate in collaborative discussions with critical areas such as Academic Affairs, Registrar, Financial Aid and Admissions; plan and implement all policy and procedures regarding student disciplinary actions in keeping with the Student Code of Conduct. Act as primary student disciplinary officer for the School. Work with students regarding grievances and facilitate solutions. Represent School at student disciplinary-related meetings with other institutions and local community; communicate enrollment policy effectively to parents, families and other stakeholders that are internal and external to the school; Oversee US-based travel programs and international educational partnership programs; serve as primary advisor to Student Government and coordinate annual production of the Student Handbook; act as primary contact for students with disabilities; ensure the School's compliance with National Disabilities Act and related legislation; monitor departmental budgets and related financial matters. Working with the Institutional Advancement office, seek out and apply for grants and other support programs; coordinate and implement events such as New Student Orientation, campus-wide student activities and commencement; oversee and work in partnership with campus counseling services, assist students with the resolution of conflict and other individual issues and respond to and address concerns from the student body; maintain intimate working knowledge of contractual agreements with partnering schools and ensure the School's compliance with terms of the agreements; serve as a member of the school's Senior Staff Committee and act as primary contact person for all faculty on student issues/concerns; serve as liaison with community organizations within the city of Boston and attend various off-site conferences and events as needed; maintain student information systems and emergency alert plan; responsible for the on-time and accurate completion of various state, regional and federal reports.
The successful candidate should possess a Masters-level degree in a related field; 5+ years of experience in Student Affairs leadership; knowledge of undergraduate and graduate education; knowledge of college-level fine art education; a demonstrated history of implementation and management of a school-wide Student Success Plan; excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills; commitment to diversity and inclusion; background in working with a diverse student population; interpersonal and human relations skills; ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metals Area Technician
Reporting to the Metals Area Representative and under general direction of the Manager, SMFA Instructional Technology, this position supports students and faculty by organizing and maintaining Metals' facilities and equipment, including its classrooms, studios (analog and digital), all hardware and processes, and inventory of materials and supplies. Essential functions include: Work closely with other studio managers and technicians, including the Media Stockroom, to support the needs of faculty and students. This may include helping students when faculty members are not present; Stock and supply tools for student and staff use in studio spaces. Maintain the repair and maintenance of tools. Purchase replacements when applicable; Oversee daily sign-in/sign-out of tools by students and staff. Record inventory numbers and verify returns. Monitor repair of tools damaged by usage and arrange for outside repairs and or replacements as directed; Maintain safety rules as prescribed concerning the use of power tools, chemical usage and ventilation apparatus; Maintain clean work space. Oversee and maintain inventory of materials needed in the Metals Area, including ordering supplies. Unpack and shelve inventory shipments of supplies and equipment; Manage and train student monitors. Supervise Metals Area monitors, including organizing studio access and monitor schedule.
Excellent communication skills required. Physical requirements include lifting of equipment up to 50 lbs.
Period: This position will be during the fall and spring semesters only
Sub-Department: Academic Affairs
Reporting to Photography's Area representative and under general direction of the Manager, SMFA Instructional Technology, this position supports students and faculty by organizing and maintaining Photography's facilities and equipment, including classrooms, studios (analog and digital), all hardware and processes, and inventory of materials and supplies.
Work closely with the Media Stockroom and other studio managers and technicians in all areas to support the needs of faculty and students. Assist students in technical problems that occur beyond class content; answer questions about equipment and software; Assist faculty in the preparation of technical tutorials. Organize regular training (and as needed) for faculty and TA's on all Area hardware and software; Schedule regular equipment training workshops and studio and darkroom orientations for the purpose of student and faculty access; Organize and schedule regular orientation and training for equipment and studio access for students; Work with faculty to develop and improve classrooms, policies, storage, studios and technology; Help formulate written Area-wide guidelines and instructions for use; Supervise, train and schedule Photography Area student workers; Keep abreast of analogue and digital technologies related to Photography's inventory; With faculty assistance and direction maintain the slide, film and video collection in photography; Assist with the gathering, storage and installation of student work for competitions and shows; Provide support for visiting artists; Responsible for the day-to-day smooth and safe operation of all classrooms, darkrooms and studios with their attendant equipment and supplies, including: Maintain proper levels of photographic chemistry for all darkrooms and processing areas.; Arrange maintenance schedules for black and white condenser enlargers and proper disposal of chemistry which may involve arranging for outside contracts for alignment, disposal, maintenance and servicing; Maintain the facilities for proper cleanliness and state of order which may involve arranging for outside cleaning, etc.; Maintain computer lab workstations with current hardware and software, calibration of displays and upgrade consulting with other studio managers; Maintain inventories, order supplies (both for digital and analog processes), and authorize equipment access, schedule darkroom and equipment use and keeping staff abreast of changes; Keep inventory in workable condition. Troubleshoot and upgrade systems as needed, maintain a basic maintenance system and repair schedule, including: perform minor equipment repairs, trouble shoot problems with equipment, monitor status of equipment for preventive service, diagnose problems, send equipment out for repairs as needed and check all incoming equipment for proper repair; Maintain file system for equipment requisitions, warranties and maintenance; Assist with researching, testing, and ordering equipment; Monitor and maintain health, safety and security in Photography Area, including regular posting of MSDS and other health and safety information; Maintain Photography Area bulletin boards and signage.
Bachelor's degree with 1 to 3 years of related experience; Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Detailed oriented with strong organizational skills; Physical requirements include lifting of equipment up to 70lbs and dexterity sufficient for working with delicate equipment. Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Media Services Technician
Under the direction of the Manager, SMFA Instructional Technology, this position manages the Media Stockroom that serves the technology and equipment needs of faculty, students and staff in all areas and departments at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. The position is responsible for the management of Media Stockroom staff and the administration and maintenance of its budget and inventory. In this role, s/he will support the technology and equipment needs required by students, faculty and staff. Maintain good working relations and a professional rapport with all faculty, students and staff in the School; Hire, train and supervise as many as 20 student employees who work part-time in the Media Stockroom; Manage and maintain Webcheckout software and database; Update inventories and place new equipment into circulation as necessary and appropriate; Maintain and update equipment database inventory; Work closely with studio technicians in all areas to support the needs of faculty and students, with some emphasis on working rapport with time-based disciplines. This may include monitoring facilities and troubleshooting equipment for students when faculty members are not present; Keep the inventory in workable condition. Maintain a basic maintenance system and repair schedule, including: perform minor equipment repairs, trouble shoot problems with equipment, monitor status of equipment for preventive service, diagnose problems, send equipment out for repairs as needed, and check incoming repaired equipment for proper functioning; Plan, implement and coordinate policies and procedures for equipment use; Keep abreast of analoge and digital technologies related to the Stockroom's inventory; Maintain health, safety and security in the Media Stockroom and related areas; Oversee the Media Stockroom's Operating Budget.
Bachelor's degree with 1 to 3 years of related experience; Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Strong customer service and organizational skills; Physical requirements include Lifting of equipment up to 70lbs and dexterity sufficient for working with delicate equipment. Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welding Shop Technician
Under direction of the Area Rep in Sculpture and reporting to the Manager, SMFA Instructional Technology, this position involves working directly with students, faculty and staff who use the Welding Shop, with an emphasis on welding and steel fabrication. In this role the Welding Shop Technician will provide daily supervision to ensure the safety of all who work in the Welding Shop. Additional responsibilities include: Provide instruction on a continual basis to ensure that safe procedures are followed by all who work in the Welding Shop; Give technical assistance in fabrication and welding as needed; Be constantly alert for dangerous situations and intervene to prevent injury; Maintain Welding Shop equipment and supplies; Repair and maintain all welding and fabrication equipment, keeping it in safe operating condition; Repair or replace defective power and hand tools; Develop and maintain a system to inventory all expendable supplies and safety equipment to ensure they are replenished in a timely manner within budget constraints; Arrange for steel delivery as needed and recruit student monitors to assist with offloading; Construct bases for vises, benders, and other machinery supports; Monitor regularly the exterior storage facilities for oxygen and acetylene to ensure backup supplies and safe handling procedures; Place orders for supplies for both the Welding Shop and the Metals Area; Maintain order and cleanliness in shop; See that all major obstructions are removed from around machinery and workbenches, and that work in process is properly stored in the storage area; See that floors are swept and vacuumed, and workbenches and tables are kept clear of debris; Keep the storage area organized and material arranged for safe and easy selection; Post on the Welding Shop door a schedule of regular hours as well as hours of holidays and during Spring Break; Select, train, and supervise qualified student monitors to staff the Welding Shop during evenings and weekends; Prepare and maintain schedule of shop monitors and maintain access list at the security desk; Oversee the monitors technical competence and fulfillment of responsibilities; Provide, as required by course syllabi, demonstrations and instructions on technical aspects of: welding processes, to include MIG, TIG and gas welding, gas and plasma arc cutting, brazing, forging and hot and cold forming; Monitor, in coordination with the Area Rep and appropriate Sculpture area faculty the budget for welding supplies, materials, equipment, and student monitors; Ensure that adequate funds are available to maintain or replace shop and hand tools as well as supplies; Assist the Area Rep and faculty determining capital budget purchases; Work closely with other studio managers and technicians and the Media Stockroom, to support the needs of faculty and students this may include helping students when faculty members are not present.
Associate's degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience; Strong welding and fabrication skills; Must be able to lift equipment up to 75lbs.
Period: This position will be during the fall and spring semesters, only
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Will assist instructors through posing for student artists as requested. Requires ability to pose for long, short and gesture poses. Must be able to remain still for 15-20 minutes and must be at least 21 years of age. Scheduled as needed on a temporary basis.