Careers

We are committed to equal employment opportunity and to recruiting staff that support our mission.

Open Positions

Humanities Curator

Mid-America Arts Alliance has an exceptional opportunity for a full-time Humanities Curator. This grant-funded position serves as the project manager for NEH on the Road, a traveling exhibition program within the Arts and Humanities Programming Division of M-AAA. This is a fast-paced department central to the artistic mission of the organization.

The ideal candidate for this position will have an advanced degree, at least three years of experience in a museum or touring exhibition environment at a project management level, a history of demonstrating initiative, superior writing and editing skills, the ability to coordinate and maintain priorities, and the capacity to accept constructive criticism by collaborators and program partners.

Major job duties include:

  • coordinating exhibition development with a diverse array of professional staff and contractors;
  • managing key budget lines and timelines;
  • working closely with originating curators to adapt their original exhibition scripts for the purposes of the program,
  • and negotiating appropriate loans and acquisitions.

Read the full job description for Humanities Curator and apply. No phone calls, please.

Artist Services Assistant
Non exempt, part time

The Artist Services Assistant works closely with the Artist Services team to successfully assist in the implementation and administration of a variety of programs including: Artist INC Live seminars, What Works workshops, Artist INC Express workshops, Artist INC Advance workshops, Artists 360, and Interchange convenings in throughout the Mid-America Arts Alliance six-state region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas).

The ideal candidate is a practicing artist with a collaborative spirit who is highly organized, has great interpersonal skills, and is adaptable and capable of prioritizing many tasks within a fluctuating schedule.

Read the full description for the Artist Services Assistant and apply.

Artist INC Program Specialist
Non exempt, full time

In conjunction with the Artists Services team, the Artist INC Program Specialist oversees the implementation of a variety of Artist INC programs including: Artist INC Live seminars, What Works workshops, Artist INC Express workshops, and Artist INC Advance workshops in the Mid-America Arts Alliance six state region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas).

The ideal candidate is a practicing artist with a collaborative spirit who is highly organized, has great interpersonal and presentation skills, is adaptable and capable of prioritizing many tasks within a fluctuating schedule. This position requires great communication skills and the ability to manage several ongoing projects simultaneously. Experience with Artist INC programming, either as a Peer Facilitator, Artist INC Fellow or Artist INC regional administrator is preferred.

Read the full description for the Artist INC Program Specialist and apply.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

2018 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Toll-free: 1-800-473-3872
816-421-1388 (tel)
816-421-3918 (fax)
800-735-2966 (TTY/TDD users)

Frequently Asked Questions about Employment at M-AAA

What kinds of jobs are typically available at Mid-America Arts Alliance?
Mid-America Arts Alliance employs a diverse range of individuals, from arts curators to grant writers to creative designers to accounting and management professionals.

How do I apply for a position at Mid-America Arts Alliance?
Instructions for applying for a given position are included on the job posting. M-AAA does not accept unsolicited resumes.

May I apply for multiple positions at the same time?
Yes, you may, but please indicate the position you most wish to be considered for when applying, and the reason you feel you are most suited for that position, in your cover letter.

Will you contact me about the progress of my application?
When your application has been received, you will be sent an acknowledgement via email. If a hiring manager determines your skills match the need of the position, you will be contacted for further screening and consideration.

Where is Mid-America Arts Alliance, and what are the business hours?
We are located at 2018 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108. Our headquarters is in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District. Office hours are typically 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. M-AAA has limited public hours only for visitors attending an exhibition installed in our space. Regarding employment, please arrange a visit in advance.

What about the confidentiality of my application information?
Your information is private and is not shared with anyone outside Mid-America Arts Alliance. It is only used for employment purposes.

I have additional questions. Who should I contact?
Contact Human Resources, hr (at) maaa.org