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    Very dynamic institution

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    Current Employee - Professor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Professor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Art Institute of Chicago full-time for more than 10 years


    The School side of the Art Institute is a very mobile, dynamic, unpredictable institution that likes to be off the charts. It is one of the world's leading institutions of its type.


    Benefits are excellent in comparison to other institution of its type. In the School part time faculty can obtain health insurance. Promotions are usually handled very carefully although there have been exceptions and departments have too much control over the process, that is, not enough oversight from the administration.

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    The administration in the School has been minimal. It was originally all faculty (artists) and that made it very disorganized and inefficient. That is changing rapidly and there is now professiornal administration staff. However in my opinion the institution should be careful not to expand too much in that way. The dynamic nature of the institution depends on being artist-run as much as possible.

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Art Institute of Chicago Interviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
Updated Jul 7, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Art Institute of Chicago in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    First there was an initial phone screen, that went well, then I went in and interviewed with what was to be my manager and his manager. They were extremely pleasant. The whole interview process was orderly, timely and professional. In a relatively short period I was contacted by phone with a job offer. It was awesome.

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    It was a phone offer and I wanted to accept the position. Interestingly, I had interviewed months before and was told a salary the same I was making and declined. This time I was offered a bit more (without my prompting) and just accepted it.
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Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1879
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Equal parts museum and academic institution, The Art Institute of Chicago has been a fixture on the creative landscape since its founding by a group of artists in 1879. With a famous pair of bronze lions standing sentry, the not-for-profit organization's museum houses some 300,000 works of art in a dozen collections ranging from Asian art to architecture to textiles. The institute's more than 3,000 students pursue certifications, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees in fields such as art, fashion design, painting, sculpture, and writing. The Art Institute of Chicago... More

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