Why work at KCAI?

Our work environment is friendly and professional with opportunities for you to grow with your strengths. Our benefits are comprehensive and among the best – both in our industry and relative to others. These are just some reasons we’re a great place to work. We’ve been an innovative leader in art and design education for over one hundred and thirty years, and we’re a dedicated group of people committed to preparing gifted students to transform the world creatively through art and design!

What makes you different is what makes us different. At Kansas City Art Institute, we recognize the value of diversity and that diversity is what makes us stronger and what makes us complete as a workforce. As an organization, we accept each person for who they are and the unique talent and strength they bring. It’s one of the primary keys to successfully meet the demands of an ever-changing world.

Our top-tier Benefits Package is considered among the best in the not-for-profit world and is an essential part of our commitment to making the Kansas City Art Institute an outstanding place to work. Our rewards package – including programs for time-off, health and well-being and financial security gives you, and your family, peace of mind. Most of our benefits are available to eligible employees the first day of the month following your hire date. We offer competitive pay, health, dental, life & disability insurance, educational assistance and generous time-off as well as a 403(b) Retirement Savings plan.

What makes us special

The Kansas City Art Institute makes a difference every day by influencing the lives, ambitions and creative minds of talented students. As a private college, the Kansas City Art Institute is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, a consortium of 35 leading art schools in the United States.

The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Kansas City Art Institute is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, gender identity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law.

KCAI provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in the job application process. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department about your interest in employment. Any questions or concerns about this statement can be directed to Kansas City Art Institute’s Human Resource Administrator at (816) 802-3433 or hr@kcai.edu.

EOE:  Minorities/Females/Disabled/Vets