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Lead Teaching Artist at MCBAA


Founded in 1983, Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is a nonprofit visual arts center that offers educational and artistic programming in the book arts, which encompass papermaking, bookbinding, letterpress printing, and related arts. With over 12,000 square feet of artist studios, classrooms, library, and gallery space, MCBA is one of the largest and most comprehensive book arts center in the world.

MCBA's mission is to lead the advancement of the book as an evolving art form. MCBA envisions a world where book art is created, cultivated, celebrated, and understood as a vital and lasting expression of culture. MCBA is located in the Open Book building in downtown Minneapolis.


The Lead Teaching Artist provides instruction to program participants of all ages in the book arts (printmaking, bookbinding, papermaking and decoration, and design) through MCBAís Youth and Community Programs, which encompass K-12 schools, libraries, colleges, summer camps, and other community programming. The Lead Teaching Artist also assists in developing and documenting workshop content and curriculum. In addition to educating the public, the Lead Teaching Artist oversees all workshop preparation, orders workshop materials, and works closely with contract Teaching Artists in training and executing workshops. The Lead Teaching Artist works closely with administrative staff to maintain clear communication in planning and preparation of upcoming workshops.


Please respond via email with resume and 1-pg cover letter to jobs@mnbookarts.org with ìLead Teaching Artistî in the subject line by Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 11:59pm CST. Please do not submit your materials by mail or in person. No calls please. It is the policy of Minnesota Center for Book Arts to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with all applicable laws, directives and regulations of federal, state and local governing bodies and agencies. MCBA is committed to an inclusive workplace as well as increasing diversity in our workforce. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

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