Employment Opportunities

Book Arts Program, The University of Utah

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an energetic and innovative professional for the position of Community Outreach & Studio Coordinator. This is a full-time staff position that is eligible for university benefits. The successful candidate will provide the support needed to ensure that all aspects of an active campus & community program run smoothly. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with diverse people from all over campus and the community and be part of a dynamic unit that serves thousands of K-12 students, educators, and community members annually. The Coordinator supervises the community outreach team of two full-time and one part-time staff who are jointly responsible for instructing upwards of 10,000 students per year. The library is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive environment, and we welcome applications from qualified people of all backgrounds.

For a full job description, please visit: Community Outreach & Studio Coordinator

Full consideration will be given to all applications received by September 30, 2018.

Instructor/Studio Manager Position

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies is seeking a full-time Book Arts Instructor and Studio Manager for a four-year position in the MFA Book Arts program. We are seeking a highly organized individual to manage the oversight of three studios and teach in the areas of hand papermaking as well as bookbinding and/or letterpress printing.

More details on the position, responsibilities, qualifications, benefits, and application can be found here: 
BA Position Announcement 2018.pdf

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until October 23, 2018.

Executive Director at Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Type: Full Time, salaried, exempt
Salary: Depending on qualifications
Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation, sick time; medical and dental insurance, class audits and discounts

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) has begun its search for a new Executive Director.

Position Purpose:

The Executive Director reports to the MCBA’s board chair and serves as the organizational leader. S/he provides vision, strategic planning, and management practices to effectively carry out the mission of MCBA. The Executive Director represents MCBA’s interests to its diverse constituencies including the media, the arts and book arts community, educators, and the cultural and philanthropic communities in Minnesota and nationally.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall programmatic direction and for ensuring the appropriate organizational structures to accomplish the annual goals. The position also oversees administration of MCBA’s programs and activities, and the management of the staff. The Executive Director is an ex-officio member of the 22+ member board and of the Executive Committee, and is responsible for ensuring outstanding governance practices and sound board management and recruiting.

Position Vision:

The Executive Director is a passionate advocate of the arts and continuous learning. MCBA is in a time of transition: building a sustainable economic model by strengthening earned income opportunities, investing in donor relationships, and creating collaborations across communities and with other arts organizations. The Executive Director must be able to quickly engage with stakeholders in strengthening existing programs and expanding earned and contributed income. They must be able to incorporate current brand research into a compelling strategic vision for the organization with key stakeholders.

They must be able to lead staff, board, and volunteers in turning that vision into a reality. The Executive Director must be able to make critical decisions, take risks, and meet challenges. This individual must be a creative and a collaborative leader with excellent board, staff, and project management skills and be an effective communicator sharing the MCBA’s mission, values, and strategic plans to the public and media in a variety of settings. The Executive Director will cultivate working relationships with individual and institutional donors, organizational partners, and the media to expand outreach to and promotion of the art of the book and book arts locally and nationally. The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for the financial stability, smooth operation, and programmatic success of the organization.

MCBA_ED_position_post.pdf

More details on the position, responsibilities, qualifications, benefits, and application can be found at https://www.mnbookarts.org/employment.

Deadline for submission is Sunday, September 30th, 2018 at 11:59pm CST.

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