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Program Specialist

Apply now Job no: 493176
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Arts/Technical/Administration


Visual Arts

The Department has 350 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate students in a non-traditional Visual Arts department. B. A. and B. F. A. degrees are offered in the following areas: Animation (B. A. , B. F. A.), Cinematic Arts (B. A. , B. F. A.), Graphic Design (B. A. , B. F. A.), Intermedia (B. F. A.), Photography (B. A. , B. F. A.), Print Media (B. A. , B. F. A.), Art History & Museum Studies (B. A.). We also offer an M. F. A. program in Intermedia and Digital Arts (IMDA).


We seek a dynamic individual to join a collaborative team who manage the infrastructure needs and instructional requirement of the Department of Visual Arts. 

The successful candidate will work with faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students, and report directly to the Chair of the Department of Visual Arts.

Responsibilities include:

Maintain access to relevant departmental facilities and will oversee Departmental technical and infrastructural needs related to the Foundations area, the graduate program and the Graphic Design area.

Assist the Graduate Program Director, acting as a liaison between graduate students, facilities management, and the Graduate School.

Supervise Graduate Assistants and undergraduate workers

Coordinate events and orientation

Monitor applicants

Take a leadership role in the management of the M. F. A. graduate studios, including the maker space, and relevant tool facilities and the downtown Baltimore studios at the Lion Brother’s Building.

This exempt, full-time staff appointment is scheduled to begin Fall 2020 and requires knowledge of the hands-on technical aspects of the Visual Arts.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B. F. A.) or equivalent degree. A minimum of two years of experience and background in art and/or design is required.

Ability to lift load up to 25 pounds and moving equipment on carts and light classroom furniture.

Using hand tools during equipment maintenance and simple repairs.

Standing on concrete floors for extended periods while maintaining or fixing equipment.

Position requires occasional travel to the Lion Brother's Building in Baltimore.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Knowledge of the aesthetic and technical aspects of these fields.

An advanced degree in a related field (M. F. A. ; M. Des. ; M. A. ; M. S.) is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by September 8, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-Time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt

UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities.

Contingent II positions may include some benefits

 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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