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Art Making and Professional Development Workshops

The CAA 2019 Annual Conference will hold thirty, 60-minute art-making and professional development workshops led by CAA members, which will be free and open to the public.

Workshops are generously supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Conference registration is not required to participate in a workshop. While the workshops are free and open to the public, preregistration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. On-site registration is available, space permitting.

Sign up for a Workshop

After February 7, 2019, 11:59 PM, professional development workshop enrollment is on site only.

SEPC Lounge

Wednesday, February 13–Friday, February 15, 8:30 AM–7:30 PM

Saturday, February 16, 8:30 AM–5:30 PM

Petit Trianon, 3rd floor, New York Hilton Midtown

Hosted by the Student and Emerging Professionals Committee, the SEPC Lounge is a space where you can network, relax, and attend engaging sessions created for you by the committee. The SEPC Lounge and its programming are free and open to the public.

Resources For Job Seekers

CAA offers job seekers one central place to learn about academic programs, network with colleagues, and gain practical career-building skills. The Cultural and Academic Network Hall brings together academic departments, cultural institutions, and CAA members all in one space. This space is open to the public.

ONLINE CAREER CENTER

Start preparing now for February in New York. Visit CAA’s Career Center to review job listings. Listings are updated frequently.

BROWSE JOB OPPORTUNITIES>

INTERVIEW BOOTHS

Colleges, universities, and cultural institutions will have interview booths set up inside the Cultural and Academic Network Hall. Institutions conducting interviews will make arrangements with candidates independently, in advance of the conference.

BROWSE JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Dates:

Wednesday, February 13–Saturday, February 16, 2019

Hours:

Wednesday: afternoon, Thursday and Friday: 9:00 AM–6:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM–2:30 PM

Location:

Americas Hall II

CANDIDATE CENTER

The Candidate Center offers computer access to the Online Career Center so that job seekers can review up-to-the-minute job listings, post a résumé, apply for positions, request interviews, and receive interview-related messages during the conference. Check emails often, as messages are sent regularly from employers. Access to computers is timed and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dates:

Wednesday, February 13–Saturday, February 16, 2019

Hours:

Wednesday: afternoon, Thursday & Friday: 9:00 AM–6:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM–2:30 PM

Location:

Americas Hall II

Résumés, CVs, Portfolios, and Materials

  • Update your curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé. You can find recommendations for organizing a CV or résumé for artists, art historians, art educators, and art museum professionals in the Standards and Guidelines section of CAA’s website
  • Have a colleague or professor proofread your CV or résumé and cover letter. Your cover letter should include your cell number, email address, or other means of contact during the conference, so that employers can easily reach you.
  • If you wish to have your application materials returned to you after the conference, you should attach a self-addressed stamped envelope with adequate postage and let the employer know that you would like your materials returned. CAA is not responsible for the return of materials.
  • Submit high-quality reproductions of original work, not original artworks or publications, as these materials may go astray during the job-search process.
  • Bring hard copies of all your materials, carefully labeled with at least your name and contact information. Even if you plan to submit your materials electronically, many employers also require hard copies or would like to see them.
  • Art historians should consider including an unofficial academic transcript and/or photocopies of recent scholarship.
  • Artists should carry a select portfolio of recent work that is easy to view and clearly represents your medium(s) and style(s). Make several copies of all images, printouts, or DVDs that you wish to present to employers. Always retain originals.

Applying for Jobs

  • Before arriving in New York, apply for positions and arrange interviews through the Online Career Center.
  • When applying for jobs, follow the specific application instructions in the online listing.
  • Familiarize yourself with the New York Hilton Midtown ahead of time and locate the hotel’s business center (with photocopiers and mailing services) and the Cultural Academic Network Hall where interviews take place.
  • While reviewing position listings from the Online Career Center, please check to see if the institution offering the job is on the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) list of censured colleges or universities. If an institution is on the censured list, ask the interviewer how this affects his or her department practices.
  • Regularly check your email and voicemail for new messages from employers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY JOB SEEKERS

What do I need for access to the job listing online?
You need your CAA member ID number and password. If you forget this information, you can obtain it in the conference registration area or in the Candidate Center.

I forgot my CAA member ID number and/or password. How can I get that information?
You can obtain this information in the conference registration area and in the Candidate Center. If you need to know just your password, you may also reset it online.

Do I need to register for the conference to attend Career Services and to use the Online Career Center?
No. Access to Career Services and the Online Career Center job listings requires a current CAA individual membership, but not conference registration.

My institution is a current member. Can I use its ID number to access job listings?
No. Access to job listings in the Online Career Center is a benefit of CAA individual membership only.

How often are job listings updated during the conference?
Job listings are updated frequently because employers may post jobs online at any time during the conference. Log into your Online Career Center account regularly to check for new job listings (make sure to refresh your browser). There is no set schedule for listing updates.

Is there a list of the institutions that are conducting interviews during the conference?
CAA posts a list of institutions on a display monitor outside the Candidate Center. It names all institutions that are interviewing in the Candidate Center at the conference and is updated regularly.

How can I contact an employer during the conference?
If no prior arrangement or contact has been made with an employer, log into your Online Career Center account and follow the employer’s specific instructions regarding how the interviewer wants to be contacted (email, cellphone, etc.).

How do I become a CAA member?
Visit the membership booth in the conference registration area on Concourse Level Foyer to complete a membership application. Or join at the CAA member portal.

Where can I find an internet connection for my laptop?
There will be free Wi-Fi in the Candidate Center.

Where do I find the Career Development Mentoring/Artist Portfolio Review/Mock Interviews sessions appointments?

The Career Development Mentoring and Artist Portfolio Reviews are available in the Cultural and Academic Network Hall by preregistration. Click through to Mentoring or Portfolio google forms to view schedules and location. Appointments for Mock Interviews are offered through the Student and Emerging Professionals Committee. Please visit the SEPC Lounge section for schedules and location.

If I did not sign up for the Career Development Mentoring or Artist Portfolio Review sessions prior to the conference, can I still participate?
No. Registration for these sessions must have been completed before the conference; see the mentoring/artist portfolio review section of the conference website for further information. All participants must be CAA individual members.

Career Services for Employers

CAA offers one central place for sharing information about programs and interviewing candidates. The Cultural and Academic Network Hall brings together academic departments, cultural institutions, prospective candidates, CAA members, and members of the public in a space that is tailored to the employer and job seeker. This space is open to the public. View pricing for Interview Booths and Exhibition Booths in the Cultural and Academic Network Hall. Employers are still encouraged to list their open positions in the CAA Online Career Center for maximum visibility. See instructions below.

INTERVIEW BOOTH HOURS AND LOCATION

Dates

Wednesday, February 13–Saturday, February 16, 2019

Hours:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Afternoon

Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Friday, February 15, 2019 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Location:

Americas Hall II

Interview booths are included in the exhibition booth package in the Cultural and Academic Network Hall, but must still be booked for 90-minute time slots. Interview booths may be booked by non-exhibitors in the Cultural and Academic Network Hall. To book your time slot, contact Teresa Lopez, chief financial officer, at tlopez@collegeart.org or 212-392-4422. To reserve space in the Cultural and Academic Network Hall, fill out the Cultural and Academic Network Hall Booth Reservation Form, or contact Alison Chang, sponsorship and partnership manager, at achang@collegeart.org or 212-392-4436.

JOB POSTINGS TO ONLINE CAREER CENTER

Place your job listings now to prepare for February interviews at the conference. For interviews at the conference, you must post your job listing online. POST A JOB

Job Posting Rates:

Institutional Member

Nonmember

30-day job posting

$260

$445

60-day job posting

$365

$600

90-day job posting

$465

$755

120-day job posting

$570

$885

150-day job posting

$675

$1,040

INTERVIEWER RESOURCES

Computers and printers will be available to institutions conducting interviews in the Candidate Center. You may use these computers to post and update job listings, search and view résumés, communicate with job seekers, schedule interviews, and rent additional tables and booths. CAA staff will be available to answer any questions and facilitate your needs throughout the event.

TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS

Posting Jobs

  • Advertise job positions on the Online Career Center in advance. Please follow the instructions to create an account or to log into an existing account. An online job listing ensures maximum exposure to job candidates, who have access to the Online Career Center before and during the conference. List specific requirements for the position, required support materials, and your conference interviewing plans. Be sure to specify if you accept electronic submission of application materials.
  • Institutions and their representatives are prohibited from posting job vacancies and employer locations at the Annual Conference on walls, pillars, tables, bulletin boards, etc. Any posting will be removed and discarded.

Preparing for Interviews

  • • When contacting job seekers during the conference, state whether you prefer to receive digital application information or hard copy. Also state if you are receiving applications during the conference or if you are only conducting prearranged interviews. It is the employer’s responsibility to return all materials to job seekers in the self-addressed stamped envelope they provide.
  • CAA has established guidelines—titled “Etiquette for CAA Interviewers”—that set out ways to make the interview experience more positive.
  • Set an application deadline that is early enough to allow you to acknowledge receipt of candidates’ materials and to make the necessary advance arrangements for a meeting.
  • When you make interview appointments with candidates, if possible let them know who will be conducting the interview and provide contact information during the conference in case of missed connections.
  • Schedule enough time for each interview so that candidates can learn something substantive about your institution, and you can learn something substantive about them. A good length is thirty to forty-five minutes.

During Interviews

  • Establish basic territories the interview must cover but vary the order of the questions so that the interview does not sound “canned.”
  • Stick to the allotted time.
  • Without using the interview as a means of airing your personal or departmental complaints, be honest about your program, your curriculum, your students, your institution, and the city or town in which it is located.

After Interviews

  • Work as quickly as you can within your department and your administration to inform candidates about their post-interview status.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY EMPLOYERS

I’m an interviewer. Must I register for the conference to conduct interviews?

No. You must, however, check in at the Interviewer Check-In booth in the Cultural and Academic Network Hall, at the New York Hilton Midtown, Americas Hall II.

Do I need to register for the conference to use Career Services and the Online Career Center?

No. Employer access to Career Services and Online Career Center job listings requires a current CAA membership, either individual or institutional.

Do I automatically get a conference badge to attend the conference if I’m an interviewer?

No. You must register for the conference to receive a conference badge. Visit the conference registration area on the 2nd floor Promenade, or log into your CAA account for more information. Being an interviewer gives you access to the Cultural and Academic Network Hall and Candidate Center, which has computers for updating your job listings and seeing responses to them. It does not grant access to the rest of the conference, special events, or the Book and Trade Fair.

Where can I find an internet connection for my laptop?

There will be free Wi-Fi in the Cultural and Academic Network Hall.

How do I join CAA?

Visit the conference registration area on the 2nd floor Promenade for membership questions and an application or join here.

Mentoring and Portfolio Review

Artist Portfolio Review and Career Development Mentoring appointments offer visual art and design professionals at all stages of their careers the opportunity to engage in one-on-one consultations with veterans in their field. CAA will connect participants by appointment only.

To volunteer as a mentor, complete this form.

Artist Portfolio Review: sign up online before December 15, 2018.
Cultural and Academic Network Hall
By appointment only

Career Development Mentoring:  sign up online before December 15, 2018.
Cultural and Academic Network Hall
By appointment only