Category Archives: Careers

Job Postings for August 2014


KCAI has an opening for Director of Alumni Relations and Development.

Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City is seeking a part time entry-level Visitor Services Team Member.

The Missouri Arts Council seeks a Community Arts Specialist

Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) seeks a Marketing and Constituent Services Coordinator

Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas is looking for an adjunct to teach Printmaking 1 and Art Appreciation (a lecture course) for the fall semester of 2014. Both of these classes meet on Tuesday/Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. and  10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. back to back. Interested applicants can emaiL Christa Kagin, MAET-ATR their resume and contact information ASAP!!!

Real Estate Developer in Overland Park is need of an artist with 3D imaging expertise or other ability to create color images of Multi-Family Development project for our test website. Send resume and portfolio to

Constructing Media Marketing Group is seeking graphic artist for Kansas City-based marketing group.  Exceptional creativity and great portfolio requested.  WordPress experience and web design experience will win the job.Please send resumes to Kirk at

The Kemper Museum has an opening for a part-time Museum Protection Officer, submit resumes to Jean Hanover at or deliver to their East Office Building.

KidsTLC INC  is looking to hire a new Street Outreach Specialist is responsible for providing community outreach, assessment, support and referral to community resources for homeless youth. The position requires some on-call time.

Printing company located in Merriam is looking to add a pre press operator to their staff.

10 POWER Marketing needs a graphic/wordpress designer.

A vehicle graphics company is looking for a full-time graphic designer.

Graphics and T-shirt artist position.


Art Director for Marlin Network, Inc. in Springfield, MO. Contact Creative Director Dan Stewart at 417-885-4573. For more info, check us out at or

The Daum Museum of Art in Sedalia, MO seeks a part-time/ on call installation staff.  A full background check will be required to work in collections storage areas. Please forward a cover letter and résumé to Matt Clouse, Registrar/Exhibitions Coordinator ( No phone calls please.

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has several openings including a full-time curator position.

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft seeks a Director of Community Outreach and Development.!employment/cgex

Galerie Gabrie, a contemporary fine art gallery in Pasadena, CA, is looking for a Gallery Assistant.

Looking to relocate to Miami? Here is a Art jobs board for the city.



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Job Postings for July 2014


HMK Hallmark has a part-time opening for a Graphic Artist – Service Specialists. They are responsible for the stores graphic design, laser engraving, dye sublimation, embroidery, and high speed printing/book binding. Submit resume to or contact Leslie Anderson, Store Manager 816-931-4555 for more info.

KCAI has an opening for an academic and career advisor.

Townsend communications, Inc. has an opening for Corporate Art Director / Graphic Designer. The Art Director  formulates concepts, designs and production of layouts for magazines, advertisements, other related publications and company sales /promotional aids. Applicants should contact Alice Chandler:

Bitterman Family Confections  has an opening for a Creative Designer. This position makes custom labels for customers using their logo and adding a creative spin. Product flyers, catalogs, signs, candy bar wrappers, etc as needed. Submit a resume and link to your portfolio to HR@BITTERMANCANDY.COM

Murray’s Ice Creams & Cookies seeks a people person to fill a Soda Jerk position. Contact Murray Nixon at

The University of Missouri Extension in Lexington, MO has an opening for a Community Arts Regional Specialist

The Kansas City Ballet currently has a receptionist position open.

Full time Graphic web Designer and Product Manager Position in Overland Park focusing on building wordpress sites.

Framer position in westport.

CR Promotions is currently hiring a part-time Graphic Design Artist for the Kansas City area.

DeCloud Studios, an Overland Park, KS based School Yearbook & Senior Photography Company is currently accepting applications from talented, responsible and highly motivated individuals to join our team as a Seasonal Photo Editor.

Phoenix Gallery is opening a second gallery in the Plaza and would like to hire a KCAI student or alumni for a part-time position. Send your resume and contact info to Susan Shea at

Division-D in Columbia, MO has an opening for a Digital Creative Associate. They are responsible for internal branding, developing and designing creative units for current and future clients. Send your resume, contact info and portfolio to

Kansas City Web Design® seeks a Full Time Web & Graphic Designer / Project Manager. To apply go to for more info contact Phil Singleton

University of Missouri in Columbia has several opening available:  and at their extension school


Interact Center is a non-profit arts organization offering full time creative practice at the professional level for adults with disabilities. We are a state-licensed adult day care center offering both theatrical and visual arts daily artistic programming. Mission-driven and creative, we are looking for the right candidate to join our team.

Curator: Utah State University’s Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) seeks a visionary Curator specializing in modern and contemporary art with a particular emphasis on art and artists of the western United States.

Various job opportunities at the Guggenheim Museum: NYC.

Current available positions at The Museum of Modern Art, MOMA.

Current available positions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.
SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) current Opportunities. San Francisco, USA.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago job opportunities. Chicago.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Current Full-time Faculty Positions. Chicago, USA.

Cincinnati Artswave current Job Opportunities.

Association of Midwest Museums current Job Opportunities.

The Art + Design Department at Columbia College Chicago is accepting applications .

Gold Coast boutique in Chicago seeks dynamic individual, must have general sales & office work experience in addition to product photography & photo editing skills.

Kompleks Creative, a graphic design and digital marketing agency based in Downtown Durham, NC, is searching for a graphic designer to join their team. To apply visit: or


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Job Posting for June 2014


Lifeform studios  is looking for two part-time 3D Modelers. Primarily 3D modeling and editing to prepare scanned geometry and textures of people for 3D printing. Also opportunities to operate a high-end 3D printer and post-process 3D prints. Contact Lisa Menninger at 913-387-9451 or for more info or to apply.

DeCloud Studios, an Overland Park, KS based School Yearbook & Senior Photography company is currently accepting applications from talented, responsible and highly motivated individuals to join our team as a Seasonal Staff Photographer. Contact Leilah Kouri at or 913 – 956 – 7312 for more info.

Avila University needs to staff 3 classes in the Art+Design Department  for this fall semester 2014  Master’s Degree preferred but not required.  Stipend commensurate with education and experience.  Please send inquiries and resumes to Janine Urness at
The classes are:

BEGINNING DRAWING      Monday/Wednesday, 9 – 11:40 am
BEGINNING PAINTING   Monday/Wednesday 2 – 4:40 pm
3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN  Tuesday Thursday  9 – 11:40 am

COS has an opening for the Artmaker’s Studio  Coordinator. See the job description here. Apply by sending a resume to  Jeanne Beeves

Unbound seeks a graphic designer with a BFA for a Visual Communications Specialist.

Notre Dame de Sion School seeks a K-8 art instructor.

Lexmark is seeking a design-conscious, enthusiastic, detail-oriented and organized illustrator and Multimedia Designer to join the creative wing of its global marketing team.  Applicants should contact: Sherri Lockridge at

The  InterUrban ArtHouse has an Administrative Assistant position opening

Studio Dan Meiners seeks a Floral Designer & Team Leader. Please email:
– Resume
– Photos of your floral designs
– Cover letter explaining how you are a good fit for this
to Rory Welsh at or call  816.843-7244 if you have questions.

UMKC Innovation Center Artist Inc. Programming, is seeking an Associate Director Program/Project Operations. This position is the chief administrator of the suite of Artist INC.programs and is responsible for the program’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.

LOFT at Oak Park Mall is seeking passionate, highly motivated, fashion forward leaders!

EPIC Clay Studio is a small non-profit ceramics studio in the heart of Strawberry Hill. It is a program of Accessible Arts in collaboration with CHWC. They have a paid residency position open.

Part-time position at a printing co. in production and customer service.

The Museum of Prairie Fire in Overland Park seeks a Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator will play a central role in recruiting, training and managing volunteers for the Museum.



Chinati in Marfa, TX is seeking part-time (20 hours/week) visitor services associates as well as a full-time development manager. The full job descriptions and application instructions are posted here:

Program Assistant Position at the Getty Foundation: Works with senior staff in all areas of grant making, including undergraduate and graduate internship programs, art conservation, art museums, and academic art history. Responsibilities may include managing a small internship program at the Getty.

The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is currently seeking an Admissions Counselor for the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance.

Bilingual Spanish Emerson School in Austin, TX seeks an elementary art teacher.;span%20style=color:#363636;Orbus,%20in%20Woodridge,%20IL,%20 a%20leading%20and%20highly%20successful%20tradeshow%20builder%20and%20designer%20of%20hardware%20and%20graphics%20to%20the%20exhibit%20and%20display%20industry,%20is%20seeking%20a%20Jr.%20Exhibit%20Designer%20to%20join%20our%20dynamic%20Design%20team.a%20href=

QUINN FABLE ADVERTISING in NYC has an opening for a Junior Art Director.

VISUAL INGENUITY in St Louis seeks a Graphic Design Associate.

The Art Institute of Austin is currently identifying qualified candidates for the position of Program Coordinator to lead the Fashion program. This position does require a teaching load in addition to overall management of the program.


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The 2014 Art Curatorial Summer Academy is a component of the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. This pilot initiative aims to impact arts leadership across the nation by diversifying the curatorial staff at museums as they strive to meet the wide ranges of interests of our country’s diverse population.
Who is eligible to apply?
1)     Individuals representing ethnically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field.
2)     Undergraduates currently enrolled at a university, college or community college.
3)     Undergraduates who, if selected as a fellow, can commit to 2 years in the program prior to graduating
4)     Individuals who are eligible to work in the United States
Please share this information with students who meet the requirements and would be interested in the program. The application deadline is March 28th. 
You can download the application and materials here:
If you have any questions about the Program, Please contact

Michele R. Valentine
Local Program Coordinator, Mellon Curatorial Fellowship/
Department Assistant, South and Southeast Asian Art
The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Office:  816.751.1328

Fax:  816.561.1011
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

If you need assistance from AACS on your application contact Brittany Lane ( for an appointment.

 Good Luck!

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Job Postings for March 2014


Nelson Aktins Museum of Art has several open positions, including the Durwood Trust paid internships for current KCAI students.

H&H Color Lab Inc. is a full service photofinishing lab for professional portrait, social, school, sports and event photographers in Raytown, MO. They are looking to hire a KCAI alumni for a full-time customer service rep. Applicants should contact: Chris Shrum (816) 358-6677 Ext 178 or at

MarketingXchange, Inc. is a fast-growing digital agency Graphic & Website Designer.

Art Studio is seeking a craftsperson to assist in fabricating architectural panels. Part time to start with potential for full time.

Half Price Banners in Shawnee is seeking a designer.

Mac’s Screenprinting and Sports Apparel has an opening for a t-shirt designer/ artist.

The Mid-Coast Radio Project has a rare opportunity for a Special Events and Volunteer Manager for KKFI 90.1 FM, Kansas City ‘s only Community Radio station.

Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) seeks an enthusiastic and highly detail-oriented individual to provide administrative and programmatic support to the Development staff.

Arrow Fabricare Services is looking to fill a full-time Spray Booth Tech/Color Matcher. Compensation is $12 an hour. If you have prior experience in visual color matching,air brush or spray gun technique this may be the perfect job. Contact or 816-931-2452 for more info.\

Grantham University is seeking qualified, adjunct instructors to teach associate and bachelor level courses in Art for the College of Arts & Sciences. Adjuncts teach undergraduate and graduate-level classes in a virtual setting.

Urban Ranger Corps is looking for a Student Success Coach (SSC) who is a caring, responsible, adult male who serves as a trusted mentor and guide to boys and young men ages 12 to 21. The SSC helps to ensure that each student develops important academic and life skills.

American Association of School Personnel Administrators is seeking a publication specialist to develop, manage, and implement AASPA’s marketing plan; coordinate, design, and produce AASPA publications; and assist in general office support functions.

LogoKC, a screen print, embroidery, uniform and promotional products company is looking to add to our graphics department. We not only design t-shirts, but work on a variety of apparel lines with a strong emphasis with women’s design

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Arts seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications.


Idyllic Enterprises, in Girardeau, MO,  is looking for a full-time Web Designer / Graphic Artist. This opportunity includes a benefits package and was directly shared with KCAI. Contact Luma Shaer at 573-388-2262 ext 720 or for more information.

Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, AR has several positions open including two curator positions, retail assistant manager, Dir. of communications, and art educators and instructors

West Omaha T-Shirt Store looking for Sharp Salesperson/Graphic Designer who’s looking for a future!

The Walker in Minneapolis seeks a part-time, hourly Visitor Services Associate to greet museum visitors with a strong emphasis on quality customer service – welcoming guests and directing them to their destination.

ABDO Publishing Company in Edina, MN seeks a Full Time Junior Graphic Designer.

A well established watch company in the Miami area is seeking for a graphic designer/ photographer to grow with the company.

Cavan Images is a high-end image library producing 1000s of images and videos a year. We’re looking for well rounded studio manager able to handle the operations of a busy and exciting photo production company.

Experienced full-time art handler needed for a 20th and 21st century furniture and design gallery located in Tribeca with a warehouse in the Williamsburg section in Brooklyn.

Inner-City Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts campus located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, serving over 10,000 children, youth, teachers and families during the school day, after school and on weekends is looking for Camp Counselors.


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Student Opportunity Deadline: Paid internships at the Nelson – APPLY NOW

Every year KCAI students are able to apply for PAID internships at the Nelson –Atkins Museum through the Durwood Foundation. This year there are 31 internship positions available in 10 different departments at the Nelson for the summer, fall and spring semesters.
The Durwood internships are now live on the Nelson-Atkins website. Interested students should apply online by going to:
Students may apply for as many positions as they would like, but will need to complete the online application process for each position.
These positions will be open for applicants through March 21st. 
In addition to applying online, please fill out this form. Have it signed by a faculty member and submit it to me in the AACS office before March 21st. You must complete both the online application and the attached form in order to be considered.
Rising sophomores and juniors (students who will be juniors and seniors next semester) are eligible to apply. Students graduating at the end of this semester are not eligible – sorry.
If you need help with your resume and/or cover letter, please contact to set up an appointment with the AACS staff.

Good Luck!

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Repost: Craft Artists’ Income from CERF+

Craft Artists’ Income

In this first in a series of data snap shots from CERF+’s national research about the status of craft artists in the U.S., we focus on income. The data that we collected in this study came from over 3,500 craft artists in every state in the U.S. who responded to our survey in 2013, which was distributed by CERF+ and the 46 organizations who helped distribute it to their artist members

It is sobering to learn that less than a third of all professional craft artists gross over $25,000 a year from their craft businesses and only about a fourth of full-time craft artists net over $25,000 a year from that work. However, this data does not capture the non-quantifiable quality of life issues about artists’ lives. Anecdotal evidence suggests that many artists are able to create enviable lifestyles by applying their artistic talents to their built environments; combining business and leisure travel; living close to the earth; and employing a variety of strategies to supplement their business income. Some craft artists depend on other employment to support artistic activity that is experimental or otherwise not viable in the marketplace.

Gross Craft Business Income for All Craft Artists

This chart shows gross business income (gross receipts) for all survey respondents without regard to hours worked per week.

Compare with net income of all responding craft artists.

Hours per Week Worked at Craft

Fifty-four percent (54%) of craft artists surveyed work full-time at their craft (For the purposes of this study 30+ hours per week is considered to be full-time).

Income of Full-time (30hr.+/wk) Craft Artists

Percentage of Family Income of Full-Time (30+ hours per week) Craft Artists Provided by Craft-related Income

Only a third of full-time craft artists provide the majority of their family income through their craft-related income, and one fourth provide over 80%. It is clear that most artists piece together a living from multiple sources, including craft business income, spouse/partner income, employment in arts and non-arts related jobs, retirement funds, and other sources.

Gross Business Income of Full-Time Craft Artists by Career Stage

Not surprisingly, mid-career artists are in higher gross business income (gross receipts) ranges than their emerging colleagues. Late career artists tend to be in somewhat lower gross business income categories than mid-career artists. This may be due to decreased capacity to produce, greater reliance on retirement income, investments, or other causes. The differences are more pronounced when viewing net business income. It appears that longevity in the craft field is not a guarantee of financial rewards – at least not from craft business income.

View Net Income Comparison

What are your thoughts?

CERF+ is very interested in your response to this data. Please comment in the space provided below and/or address these specific questions:

  • Does this income data resonate with your own experience?
  • How do you define success?
  • What does it take to build a sustainable career as an artist?
  • What are your thoughts about these results and do you have any advice for CERF+?

For more in-depth information on this and other topics covered in the study, download the full report: Sustaining Careers: A Study of U.S. Craft Artists.

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