Employment

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 benefit 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.

ArtCenter College of Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Available Job Opportunities:

Academic Advisor

Reports to: Director of Academic Advising

Job Summary

This full-time academic advising position will report directly to the Director of Academic Advising. This position will supplement departmental advising by serving as a resource for new students, providing general advising on college requirements, policies & procedures, opportunities for community involvement, and campus resources (regular case load of at least 350 students). The successful candidate must exemplify a commitment to meet the needs of students through the use of holistic advising approaches, and the development of supportive and collaborative working relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s preferred
  • 3 or more years of experience directly in academic advising, guidance and counseling or equivalency, including CAS advising standards
  • Strong computer ability with proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and prioritizing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a creative and dynamic environment
  • Knowledge of Datatel/Colleague or other student records systems
  • Knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements
  • Working knowledge of student developmental theories and familiarity with art & design fields is a plus
  • Appropriately adheres to the institution’s interpretation of FERPA rules for the release of student information to faculty, parents, students, etc.

Essential Functions

  • Under the direct supervision of the Director of Academic Advising, this position serves as the primary point of contact for undergraduate students with general academic advising questions; refers students to appropriate departmental advisors and various offices as needed
  • As advisor for new students and the principal generalist academic advisor for new undergraduate students: hold individual general advising appointments and group advising sessions; create and maintain resources to meet students' educational needs, and facilitate communication regarding key advising information such as registration, institutional deadlines, and academic probation; coordinate/lead advising workshops for students
  • As appropriate, supplement departmental/major advising by introducing new students to their academic requirements, the course selection process, college-wide policies and procedures, and helping students understand how to interpret their degree audit reports
  • Process appropriate student paperwork relating to academic advising, including all academic advisement forms, and maintaining accurate records (including electronic records) of interactions with students
  • Help create and maintain advising materials such as training manuals, brochures, posters, handouts, and academic advising related web content; collect trans-disciplinary/elective course information from the educational departments and create the TDS/Elective Guide for registration each semester
  • With the Director of Academic Advising, coordinate/lead college advising trainings and workshops for staff, faculty, and Department Chairs regarding advising best practices, policies, and emerging trends regarding student academic advising in higher education
  • Assist the Director of Academic Advising with the interpretation, tracking and management of advisement data
  • Participate in the development, implementation, review, presentation, and revision of orientations for new students
  • Engage in professional development activities, including but not limited to, memberships in professional organizations, attendance at conferences, workshops, division and department training sessions; stays current with information technology skills
  • Attend, run, and participate in college committees
  • Assist the Director of Academic Advising with tasks related to the college’s student success initiatives
  • Participate in the evaluation and assessment of the academic advisement program
  • Order forms and supplies for the Academic Advising Office as needed
  • Provide basic administrative support (lunch order, putting up flyers) for each term’s Advisement Fair and other related advising events, record minutes for the Academic Advisement Committee, and perform other clerical tasks as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.

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Job will be posted through July 22, 2016 or until filled. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume and salary expectations to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Academic Advisor” in the subject line.

Tool Crib Worker, part-time

Reports to: Model Shop Manager

Job Summary

The Tool Crib Worker’s responsibilities involve issuing tools and materials (which may include sheet material and foam blocks weighing up to 100 lbs), and fielding questions from students on materials and procedures while guiding them on the safe use of shop tools. These tasks are often carried out simultaneously, so the ability to multitask is necessary. This also requires the capacity to maintain an even tempered disposition and remain calm under pressure while helping students toward the completion of their projects.

This is a part-time position, approximately 16 hours per week during the school term. (Hours are subject to change over term breaks.)

Qualifications

  • Customer service and cashiering experience is key
  • Some experience using basic wood and metal working tools is required
  • Basic computer skills are necessary
  • Experience using large power tools is a plus
  • Effective verbal communication skills and service oriented skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have the ability to work evening and weekends

Essential Functions

  • Issuing in and out of tools and materials using web checkout
  • Keeping track of inventory and reordering when needed
  • Retail sales including the use of a cash register and computer
  • Restocking inventory items and ordering supplies as needed
  • Maintaining a safe work environment throughout the department

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.

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Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume and salary expectations to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Tool Crib part-time” in the subject line.

Senior Network Engineer

Reports to: Director of Network Services

Job Summary

With the College’s growth in both physical and virtual presence, ArtCenter seeks an experienced, senior-level Network Engineer to co-manage its multi-building campus network with a highly capable team overseeing the College’s network infrastructure. Reporting to the Director of Network Services and working in the Network Services team which includes server admins, s/he will help architect and maintain a robust and dynamic campus network which includes a myriad of servers, switches, routers, and enterprise applications for both voice and data, over two campus sites and five buildings.

This position will gather and analyze security and performance metrics, determine user satisfaction levels, and initiate corrective actions as necessary to ensure continuing quality improvement. This position must be well-versed in VoIP technology, and will be responsible for ensuring optimal performance and secure infrastructure while delivering a flexible and high performing network for the entire enterprise. S/He will require an expert-level understanding of Local Area, Wide Area, and Wireless Network engineering.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Minimum 7 years of hands-on experience with Cisco technology
  • Strong team work mentality, communication skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience creating, documenting, and executing repeatable technical procedures
  • Hands-on experience and expert knowledge configuring a variety of internetworking devices such as routers and firewalls, and deploying network technologies
  • Thorough understanding of network and application security, and related protocols, including RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, and telecommunication connectivity including MPLS, Metro Ethernet, and leased and private lines
  • Thorough understanding of TCP/IP, Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, single/multi-mode fiber, high-bandwidth, high-capacity networks, load balancing, wireless networking, VLANs, DHCP, and DNS
  • Hands-on experience in a heterogeneous environment with monitoring tools such as SolarWinds or Intermapper and network analyzer tools such as Sniffer or Wireshark or equivalent
  • Knowledge of enterprise authentication systems such as LDAP, Active Directory, CAS, SAML2+
  • Knowledge in the interfacing of non-traditional network devices and services, such as multimedia solutions (Video Conferencing, A/V Systems) and building control systems (HVAC, etc.)
  • CCNP Certification

Essential Functions

Some duties and responsibilities may vary. As directed, performs duties such as those outlined below.

  • Create short and long-term network development plans, including research and evaluation of technical solutions to meet changing institutional requirements
  • Manage networking projects from beginning to end, timely and cost effectively; employ strong project management, technical knowledge, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Design and configure network and telephony solutions, ensure reliable operation, plan for usage growth, and ensure business continuity through backups, redundancy, etc.
  • Assess, recommend, and implement proactive security measures, including, but not limited to, conducting intrusion tests and collaborating with Client Services to communicate and promote responsible uses of computers and personal devices; must ensure balance between cyber security and usability
  • Coordinate with peers to ensure the reliability and availability of the voice and data networking systems; communicate and interact effectively across functional, senior technical resources
  • Analyze and troubleshoot application performance over the enterprise network for optimal client-server and server-to-server performance
  • Analyze, isolate, and expeditiously solve complex network problems that impact the performance and reliability of the network, including security, connectivity, and configuration troubleshooting
  • Communicate technical information to non-technical audiences/departments unfamiliar with data/IP-based technologies
  • Provide expert knowledge to peer IT groups to assist with problem resolution
  • Help maintain complete documentation of logical and physical network schematics
  • Manage vendors to address technical issues, complete projects, review products, and to ensure optimal service

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.

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Posting dates: May 12, 2016 – open until filled. Please send the following as email attachments: a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations.

Qualified applicants should send application and/or questions to HR@artcenter.edu with reference to “Sr Network Engineer” in the subject line.

Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Reports to: Vice President, Human Resources

Description

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide and promote a safe and secure environment at ArtCenter's Hillside and South campuses. This includes administering, planning, implementing and monitoring critical emergency and disaster preparedness plans and policies; planning, directing, and supporting the implementation/supervision of health, safety and environmental programs, policies and procedures. Train, instruct, provide educational materials and support project staff on applicable environmental, health and safety rules and regulations on specific projects. This position is also responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, in partnership with other campus departments and administrators. The incumbent will plan and direct the implementation of EHS’s short- and long-term goals, objectives and strategies.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in occupational safety/health or related field, or significant work experience with increasing responsibility will be considered in lieu of a college degree
  • Minimum experience of 5 years in the environmental health and safety field or an equivalent combination of training and experience; experience in academic institutional safety preferred
  • Strong management and leadership skills, including fiscal management of department budget for environmental health and safety
  • Full knowledge and understanding of all local, state requirements, including Cal OSHA, EPA and NFPA
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associated Risk Management (ARM) and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) member preferred
  • Must be a strategic thinker with the ability to exercise good judgment, collect and analyze data, establish facts, define problems, recommend solutions and lead critical analysis of existing processes
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in order to communicate with staff and the campus community, collaborate, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with external constituents, as well as facilitate training
  • Strong interpersonal relationship capabilities for effective and sometimes confidential and sensitive interaction with students, faculty, staff and vendors, while maintaining the highest level of customer service
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of the student, faculty and staff populations
  • Computer skills in PC software
  • Certified in First Aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Knowledge of California Health and Safety codes

Essential Functions

  • Establish new EHS programs, monitor, update and evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs and processes, and implement policies and procedures to meet federal, state and local statutes and guidelines
  • Renew and/or obtain permits required by local and state agencies as necessary
  • Coordinate vendors and/or establish protocols and guidelines to address and find solutions for environmental health or safety issues impacting students, faculty or staff
  • Establish and maintain relationships with governmental agencies, including the local Fire, Police, Public Health and Public Works departments, Cal-OSHA, South Coast Air Quality Management District and other agencies as new regulations require
  • Coordinate implementation of the I.I.P.P. (Injury Illness Prevention Program), including revisions, distribution and training
  • Manage, revise and distribute the Employee Safety Manual; identify, evaluate and recommend control of hazardous working conditions and unsafe faculty and staff activities and provide recommendations to abate through project management and supervisory personnel; conduct training of faculty and staff in worksite safety practices, fire prevention, proper handling and use of hazardous material and equipment, including managing and updating the safety data sheets
  • Prepare, maintain and monitor department records, manifests and reports that pertain to environmental health and safety as required by law or college policies
  • Identify, evaluate and control environmental health and safety hazards at all campus locations and buildings and take appropriate action, working with faculty and staff, to ensure unsafe conditions are corrected in a timely manner; audit all department and classroom activities to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and college policies
  • Manage and maintain day-to-day health and safety programs, including auditing and regulatory recordkeeping/reporting; document and investigate all incidents involving property damage, personal injury, safety violations, unsafe conditions and non-compliance activities
  • Coordinate regulatory training as necessary including CPR, First Aid, AED, Fire Extinguisher, GHS, Lock Out Tag Out, Forklift, New Student Safety Orientation and other training as regulated
  • Lead the management, development, revisions, implementation and training of the critical emergency and disaster preparedness plans and policies; including the college’s business continuity plans
  • Responsible for activating the school’s Emergency Notifications Program and coordinating with Marketing and Communications to produce initial informational bulletins
  • Coordinate regular fire safety, active shooter on campus and other emergency drills in conjunction with the Director of Campus Security
  • Work with the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for an effective workers’ compensation and return-to-work program; attend claims review meeting
  • Chair Safety Committees at all campus locations to review injury and safety reports, and determine the cause and effect of incidents; recommend appropriate course of action, including safety incentive programs as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Other Requirements

  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check; must have a valid driver’s license

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to operate a variety of office equipment including computers, electrical equipment, disaster tools and vehicles. Involves minimal physical effort, but may include moving about and standing for extended periods of time, reaching, bending, occasional lifting (5–10 pounds) of equipment such as emergency preparedness equipment and supplies; dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs, or body in the operation of various equipment. Tasks may involve extended periods of time in front of a computer monitor and keyboard. Good visual skills for accuracy and for the reporting and interpretation of data, and effective verbal communication skills to present and respond to data.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.

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Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume and salary history to Lisa M. Sanchez, Vice President, Human Resources at VPHR@artcenter.edu with reference to “Director, Environmental Health and Safety” in the subject line.

3D Technician, 3D Lab, part-time

Reports to: Manager, 3D Labs

Description

Art Center’s 3D Labs feature the latest in Rapid Prototyping Technologies including various types of 3D Printers, and  desk top CNC Mills. This is a very extensive, forward thinking lab, and 3D lab staff must be willing to learn and grow as this departments technologies advance.
Lab Technicians function as both instructor and technician to assist students in acquiring the skill to utilize these technologies.  Must be able to demonstrate proper use of the labs equipment which includes: 3D Printers, Laser Cutting Machines Digital Scanners and Desk Top CNC Milling Machines.

This is a part-time position, up to 20 hours per week. (Hours are subject to change over term breaks.)

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the 3D Printing of student files
  • Perform daily machine clean-up and maintenance
  • Lab techs must maintain hardware and software
  • Assist students with projects specific to the 3D Lab
  • Responsible for following directions from Manager
  • Must fulfill job duties by interacting in a positive and constructive manner with, students and staff

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills, including the patience and understanding required to deal with students on a daily basis
  • Experience with some CAD/CAM programs, such as: Adobe Illustrator, Solidworks, Rhino, or other 3D software
  • Understanding of 3D Printing Model Making, Rapid Prototyping, and  Desk Top CNC Milling
  • 3D file conversion across various software
  • General understanding of design and manufacturing
  • A self-starter with good multi-tasking skills; highly organized, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Available to work weeknights and some weekends

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.

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Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume and salary expectations to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “3D Lab part-time” in the subject line.

Scientist

Reports to: Chair of Humanities & Sciences

Description

ArtCenter College of Design requests applications from material scientists and technologists interested in working in the dynamic environment of a design school. Housed in the Department of Humanities & Sciences, this position offers a unique opportunity for emerging scholars to join the dynamic, studio-based environment of ArtCenter and to explore the possibilities of project-based interdisciplinary learning. For more than 80 years, ArtCenter has had an international reputation for its rigorous, transdisciplinary curriculum, faculty of professionals, strong ties to industry and a commitment to socially responsible design. Currently in a new phase of strategic planning, the college offers this position as a potential catalyst for creative intersections between the sciences and studio. The college includes eleven undergraduate (Advertising, Entertainment Design, Environmental Design, Film, Fine art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive Design, Photography and Imaging, Product Design, Transportation Design) and seven graduate (Environmental Design, Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Media Design, Transportation Design ) programs. The Department of Humanities and Sciences interacts with each of these following its mission to contribute to the intellectual life of the college. Proposals should reflect this interest as well.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in material science, with a specialty in nanotechnology or biomimicry preferred. Experience in applying such materials to the generation of clean energy, sustainable design, and implantable sensors, is strongly preferred. Experience with non-profit groups and the energy problems of the developing word is a preference, as is demonstrated ability to work with artists and design students. Successful applicants will be able to produce relevant courses (both upper & lower levels) in their fields as well as help develop a multivalent science curriculum for the college. They should expect to represent the college in its relationships with external institutions – ranging from grant writing to studio collaboration with neighbors NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech. They should be highly motivated to shape and build an appropriate science department for one of the best schools of industrial design in the world as well as understand the need for rigor in undergraduate education at large.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.

Application Process and Materials

Applicants should submit letter of application, CV with a list of three references, and a research/project sample. Letters should explain applicant’s interest in working in the studio-centered environment of ArtCenter. Projects should demonstrate interdisciplinary interest as well.

Posting dates: Open until filled. For best consideration apply before April 30, 2016. Review of applications to begin immediately.

Qualified applicants should send application material and/or questions to HR@artcenter.edu with reference to “Scientist 2016” in the subject line.

Mailed material can be sent to:
Attn: Human Resources
ArtCenter College of Design
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103