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Employment at ArtCenter

Just as biodiversity contributes to healthy ecosystems, a diverse learning environment at ArtCenter College of Design features a wide range of thought, academic disciplines, cultures, identities, socio-economic backgrounds, and creates a robust community.

With this in mind, the College is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment and seeks faculty and staff with varied perspectives, skills, professional practices, and experiences to enrich the learning and teaching experiences of students, colleagues, and others. ArtCenter College of Design seeks individuals who value art, education, diversity, and have an appreciation for design’s potential to students’ success and share in our vision to maintain the high standards for which the College is known.

In addition to our competitive benefits package, which is offered to full-time employees, the College offers an exciting array of activities and programs that employees may participate in, including library privileges, lectures, seminars, gallery exhibitions and other special events. The benefits package provides options for health and dental coverage, retirement plan participation, life and long term disability insurance benefits, tuition remission assistance, and an employee assistance program.

Equal Opportunity Employer


ArtCenter is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, ancestry, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic pregnancy, marital status, military, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Equal employment opportunity is extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including without limitation, recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, leave of absence, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of ArtCenter and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of ArtCenter. 

Vaccination Requirement


ArtCenter is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all members of our community. Guided by the latest information from the CDC, the California Department of Public Health and the Pasadena Public Health Department, all staff, students and faculty must provide proof of vaccination. Annual vaccines and/or booster vaccines will be required based on CDC or FDA guidance. Those who cannot get vaccinated for medical or religious reasons will need to provide appropriate documentation. ArtCenter will then engage in an interactive process, on an individual basis, to determine if there is a reasonable accommodation that can be provided. Our complete policy can be found here.

Human Resources

If you have any questions about the job postings listed here, please contact Human Resources.

626 396-2270
hr@artcenter.edu

Employment Application

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.


Available Job Opportunities


  • Admissions

    Coordinator, Admissions Services

    The Coordinator provides the day-to-day administrative support activities for the department assisting with both recruitment and admissions processes for all degree programs.

  • ArtCenter Extension

    Counselor, ArtCenter Extension — part-time

    The Counselor provides admissions/course counseling and administrative support for ArtCenter Extension (ACX) and ArtCenter Online (ACO), ArtCenter’s in-person and online extension programs, and ACX Teens, our art and design program for high school students in grades 9–12

  • Career and Professional Development

    Community and Outreach Coordinator

    Reporting to the Director of Career & Professional Development, this position provides marketing and outreach support to internal and external communities.

  • Center for the Student Experience

    International Student Advisor, CSE (Fixed Term: estimated start date February 2022, end date April 23, 2022)

    This position is a member of the Center for the Student Experience (CSE) team, under the leadership of the Associate Provost for Student Affairs/Dean of Students and under the supervision of the Associate Director for International Student Services.

  • Client Services

    Technical Support Analyst II

    Reporting to the Manager, Client Services this position provides technical support and implements timely resolution that vary in scope and complexity.

  • Development

    Director, Alumni Programs

    Reporting to the Executive Director, Annual Giving and AlumNetwork, the Director, Alumni Programs is responsible for the strategic planning, development, administration and coordination of all alumni programs and events relating to the College’s growing 24,000 global alumni community.

  • Educational Media

    Projectionist

    The projectionist is responsible for the maintenance and operation of equipment in the Ahmanson Auditorium, Los Angeles Times Media Center and other areas that utilize audio-video equipment throughout the campus

  • Educational Media Services

    Audio Visual Technician

    The AV Technician provides support at all events that use technology across the campus including pre-production and production implementations of all events, and the set-up and take-down of equipment for media events.

  • Exhibitions

    Project / Curatorial Assistant

    This position provides general curatorial and administrative assistance in the area of contemporary art and design.

  • Facilities

    Facilities Mechanic

    Facilities Workers are responsible for performing routine tasks in the maintenance, alteration, and repair of all ArtCenter buildings, related facilities, and equipment.

  • Facilities and Campus Planning

    Senior Coordinator, Facilities and Campus Planning

    This position performs administrative support and general office management duties.

  • Faculty

    Faculty in Communication Design, open rank, full-time (non-tenure track)

    This position is one of six new faculty job openings across the disciplines of the College, which seeks to expand upon the strategies and perspectives available in the ArtCenter classroom, foster institutional expertise in the intersections between art and design practices and legacies of racism and colonialism, and advance more just and equitable futures both within and beyond the ArtCenter community.

  • Faculty

    Faculty in History of Art and Design, open rank, full-time (non-tenure track)

    This position is one of six new faculty job openings across the disciplines of the College, which seeks to expand upon the strategies and perspectives available in the ArtCenter classroom, foster institutional expertise in the intersections between art and design practices and legacies of racism and colonialism, and advance more just and equitable futures both within and beyond the ArtCenter community.

  • Faculty

    Faculty in Industrial Design, open rank, full-time (non-tenure track)

    This position is one of six new faculty job openings across the disciplines of the College, which seeks to expand upon the strategies and perspectives available in the ArtCenter classroom, foster institutional expertise in the intersections between art and design practices and legacies of racism and colonialism, and advance more just and equitable futures both within and beyond the ArtCenter community.

  • Faculty

    Faculty in Technology and Social Justice, open rank, full-time (non-tenure track)

    This position is one of six new faculty job openings across the disciplines of the College, which seeks to expand upon the strategies and perspectives available in the ArtCenter classroom, foster institutional expertise in the intersections between art and design practices and legacies of racism and colonialism, and advance more just and equitable futures both within and beyond the ArtCenter community.

  • Faculty

    Faculty, Design for Social Innovation, full-time, (non-tenure track)

    classroom, foster institutional expertise in the intersections between art and design practices and legacies of racism and colonialism, and advance more just and equitable futures both within and beyond the ArtCenter community.

  • Faculty

    Faculty, Fine Art/Illustration, open rank, full-time (non-tenure track)

    This position is one of six new faculty job openings across the disciplines of the College, which seeks to expand upon the strategies and perspectives available in the ArtCenter classroom, foster institutional expertise in the intersections between art and design practices and legacies of racism and colonialism, and advance more just and equitable futures both within and beyond the ArtCenter community.

  • Financial Aid

    Associate Director, Financial Aid (Cal Grant/Ops)

    Reporting to the Director of Operations this position will counsel continuing students and families on the financial aid process, determining eligibility, and awarding federal, state, and institutional aid.

  • Financial Aid

    Director of Financial Aid Operations

    The Director of Financial Aid Operations works closely with the Executive Director of Financial Aid on all essential financial aid operations for the College.

  • Humanities and Sciences

    Adjunct Faculty in Business

    ArtCenter College of Design's department of Humanities & Sciences is seeking to build its pool of adjunct faculty in Business across all fields, with a particular interest in business, economics, and entrepreneurship in a multi-disciplinary art and design context with a diverse group of undergraduate students.

  • Marketing and Communications

    Digital Media Specialist

    Reporting to the Director of Digital Content, this position will work with our strategic digital content team to increase ArtCenter’s exposure and engagement among its constituencies, including prospective students, current students, alumni, donors as well as art and design influencers.

  • Model Shop

    3D Lab Technician

    Lab Technicians function as both instructor and technician to assist students in acquiring the skill to utilize these technologies.

  • Model Shop

    Laser Lab Technician

    Laser Lab Technicians function as both instructor and technician to assist students in acquiring the skill to utilize these laser technologies to build models and art projects.

  • Model Shop

    Tool Crib Cashier

    Responsibilities involve issuing tools and materials, and fielding questions from students on materials and procedures while guiding them on the safe use of shop tools.

  • Model Shop

    Wood Shop Instructor - part-time

    The Shop Instructor works directly with students, faculty, and other shop instructors to ensure that all safety and dress codes are met and in accordance with established ArtCenter Shop policies.

  • Model Shop

    Wood Shop Instructor full time

    The Shop Instructor serves as an extension of the classroom education and guides the students through the facets of fabrication, craftsmanship and problem solving.

  • On-Line Education

    Social Media Coordinator (Part Time)

    The social media coordinator reports to the Executive Director, Creative Education Studio, and also meets regularly with the College’s Marketing and Communications team which provides overall direction on strategy, branding, and messaging.

  • Online Education

    Associate Director, Creative Education Studio

    The Associate Director, Creative Education Studio Media Production will collaborate with the Executive Director, Creative Education Studio, to create innovative media for innovative teaching and learning.

  • Online Education

    Senior Learning Experience Designer (Fixed-Term One Year)

    Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Online Education and guiding other Learning Experience Designers, the Senior Learning Experience Designers working directly with faculty, the successful candidate will

  • Photography and Imaging

    Chair, Undergraduate Photography and Imaging

    The Chair of Photography and Imaging reports to the Provost, provides vision, leadership and is broadly responsible for ensuring educational excellence and the ongoing successful operations of the Undergraduate Photography and Imaging educational program.

  • President's Office

    Vice President, Executive Education

    The Vice President, Executive Education will report to the College President and the Senior Vice President, Development and will be the primary architect behind the launch and development of an Executive Education program for the College