- What advantages do employees with a graduate degree in the visual arts bring to your company?
For a full time position in teaching, they would not be considered without the degree.
Are there specific positions at your business that must be filled by employees with a graduate degree?
Tenure track teaching positions.
- When considering candidates for employment, how important is their graduate school's reputation?
It is less important than their portfolio and job experience; however, the school must be be an accredited institution.
What advice can you give to graduating MA/MFA students on how to find and get the best job?
Networking is the key. Start at the bottom, learn about the business and establish relationships - then move up.
Do you recruit from any specific art schools/colleges for employees? Why or why not?
No, we have national searches that are advertised.
What's the salary range for a newly-hired MA/MFA graduate?
How is the job market right now for MA/MFA graduates?
Good. We hired two new people for last year.
Tell us about some of your MA/MFA employees.
Our new hires are teaching in visual Communications.
- What does your company do?
Teach and give college degrees.
Employer Profile: Cazenovia College
Number of Employees: 125
Salary range for your MA/MFA graduates: MFA is a terminal degree so there are new hires at $35,000 and there are full professors at $65,000
Degrees important to your hiring decisions: MFA, MS, MA
Your Mission: Prepare young people for their careers.