Employment

Our Mission is “To empower creativity and leadership in Native Arts and cultures through higher education, life-long learning, and outreach.” Learn more about IAIA’s mission.

Through the concept of art as a traditional path of creativity, IAIA excels at skill building, provoking thought and providing exceptional educational opportunities. IAIA is a place to embrace the past, enrich the present, and create the future, moving ahead to paths yet unexplored and undiscovered.

Here on our stunning 140 acre Santa Fe campus, the beauty of learning is enhanced by the beauty of our surroundings. For generations, the unique landscape, dramatic light, and rugged physical beauty have made Santa Fe a mecca for artists seeking to express the deepest reaches of their creativity. We are a fine arts school in a fine arts town, which adds immensely, and positively, to the atmosphere and learning possibilities.

To view available positions, visit IAIA’s Paylocity website.

Learn More

Learn more about IAIA and explore its programs by visiting the 2020 Virtual Open House.

Salary and Benefits

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) offers competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package for regular full time positions, which includes, medical, dental, vision, term life, long term disability, short term disability, a 403B investment plan, and Employee Assistance Program.

Insurance and Benefits

Medical Insurance

  • IAIA currently pays 85% of the employee premium.
  • We currently offer an HMO through Cigna Health Plan.
  • The current co-pays for this plan are $30 per visit to your primary care doctor, $40 per visit to any specialist.
  • Health coverage becomes available for regular, full-time employees the first of the next month after 30 days of employment.
  • The current 2018 employee premium is $86.23 per month.
  • Spouse and dependent coverage are offered at the full cost of the premium.

Dental Insurance

  • Currently IAIA pays 100% of the employee premium.
  • We offer MetLife Dental Plan.
  • Preventative and basic services are covered at 100%.
  • Dental coverage becomes available for regular, full-time employees the first of the next month after 30 days of employment.
  • Spouse and dependent coverage are offered at the full cost of the premium.

Vision Insurance

  • Currently IAIA pays 100% of the employee premium.
  • We offer MetLife VSP (Vision Service Plan).
  • Vision coverage becomes available for regular, full-time employees after 30 days of employment.
  • Spouse and dependent coverage are offered at the full cost of the premium.

Term Life Insurance

  • Currently IAIA pays 100% of employee premium.
  • Our carrier is Hartford Insurance Company.
  • The benefit is $50,000 up to age 65, reduced to $32,500 at age 65 and again to $25,000 at age 70.
  • Life Insurance coverage becomes available the first of next month after 30 days of employment.
  • Currently a $5,000 dependent benefit is available at full premium cost for spouse and dependent coverage.

Long Term Disability (LTD) and Short Term Disability (STD):

  • Currently IAIA pays 100% of the employee premium.
  • LTD and STD are available through the Hartford Insurance Company.
  • No spouse or dependent coverage is available.

403(b) Retirement Plan

  • Regular full-time employees (staff/faculty) are eligible to participate from the first day of employment in the 403(b) plan.
  • IAIA contributes 4% of employee’s salary on the pay period after 6 months of continuous employment.
  • Additionally, IAIA will match the first 2% of an employee’s voluntary/individual contribution on the pay period after 6 months of continuous employment.
  • Our 403(b) plan is through  VALIC.
  • Our 403(b) plans accepts rollovers from most 403(b) and 401(k) plans.

Sick Leave

  • Currently regular full-time employees earn approximately 3.692 per pay period or 11 days per year.
  • Sick leave may be used after 30 days of employment.
  • Sick leave is available on a prorated basis to regular part-time staff hired to less than forty (40) hours per week but at least thirty (30) hours per week.
  • Sick leave is not compensable upon separation from IAIA.

Vacation Leave

  • Regular full-time employees earn three weeks (15 days) of paid vacation leave per year.
  • Beginning on the 5th year of employment, the amount of vacation leave increases to 4 weeks (20 days) of paid vacation leave.
  • Vacation leave is available on a prorated basis to regular part-time staff hired to less than forty (40) hours per week but at least thirty (30) hours per week.
  • Based on tenure vacation hours in excess of one hundred twenty (120)  or one hundred sixty (160) will not be carried over if not used by January 15.
  • Vacation leave (as allowable) is compensable upon separation from IAIA.

Holidays

  • Currently IAIA recognizes ten paid holidays per year.

Fitness and Wellness

  • All regular full-time faculty and staff are eligible for reimbursement for membership in gyms, fitness centers or a series of classes in exercise or yoga.
  • Reimbursement is for a maximum of $150 each fiscal year (October 1 – September 30).
  • IAIA operates a fitness and wellness center on campus.

Contact

Institute of American Indian Arts
Human Resources
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508

humanresources@iaia.edu
(505) 424-0505 (fax)

Elizabeth Lucero

Elizabeth Lucero

 

Senior Human Resources/Benefits and Assistant to CFO
Human Resources
P (505) 424-2329
E elizabeth.lucero@iaia.edu

Todd Spilman

Todd Spilman

 

Director
Human Resources
P (505) 424-2317
E todd.spilman@iaia.edu

Spirit and Vision—Our First Priorities

At IAIA, the spirit and vision of Native American and Alaska Native people is our first priority. Founded on October 1, 1962, the Institute of American Indian Arts offers academic excellence to both Native and non-Native populations. Our goal is empowerment through education, economic self-sufficiency, and expression and enhancement of artistic and cultural traditions.

We take great pride in preparing students to pursue a life rich with ideas, expression, and moral values. We are ensuring a continual flow of leadership to carry our heritage and traditions forward. Our faculty, many of whom are Native, leaders, and IAIA graduates, give witness to the positive impact IAIA’s unique environment and influence have had on their lives.

IAIA is a place where traditions are rediscovered, explored, and deepened. Where your art and cultural identity will be celebrated and revered. It is a place of welcome that you will feel part of and that will remain part of you no matter how far you go in life.

Those fortunate enough to make IAIA part of their educational and growth experience will find it a profound and expansive experience. Named one of the top art institutions by UNESCO and the International Association of Art, IAIA has taken its rightful place among the leading art institutions of the nation.

Our facility-rich, architecturally-significant buildings and campus, along with our physical surroundings and location within one of the nation’s largest and most vibrant art markets, make IAIA a higher degree of education. If you are ready to stretch your limits, redefine your boundaries, hone your skills, and discover the best of yourself, then IAIA is the place for you.

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