Employment at ArtCenter

Online Education

Associate Director, Creative Education Studio

All members of the ArtCenter (or College) community are Guardians of Mission. Every position in the College plays an important part in carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College. This includes diversity, equity, inclusion and culture.

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. This proactive, self-starting leader will have knowledge of innovative trends in film and video as well as strong technical production skills, team-building skills, planning/organizational skills.

The College will require all persons who want to access the physical campus in person to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  We will also continue to require face coverings, physical distancing, hygiene and sanitation measures as an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

Reports to: Exeuctive Director, Creative Education Studio

FLSA status: Exempt

Salary grade: 9

Job posted 8/2/21. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send resume with cover letter and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Associate Director, Creative Education Studio Media Production” in the subject line.

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

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  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in film and rich media production or related field from an accredited college or university
  • 5+ years of experience and a proven track record creating innovative, professional film, video, and media; motion graphics experience a plus
  • Deep knowledge of trends in media and ability to create teaching and learning content
  • Able to shoot, direct, and edit work with strict deadlines, assuring attention to detail and dedication to accuracy and experienced using project management software         
  • Must be effective in building teams, conflict resolution, and relationships both inside and outside of the College
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (oral and written), effective customer service, collaborative, courteous problem solving and conflict resolution skills, and analytical skills
  • Present a professional, courteous, outgoing personality, and a helpful attitude toward the students, faculty, staff, guest talent, and the public
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment balancing multiple priorities while keeping a positive attitude
  • Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Ability to travel between campuses
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • A commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ArtCenter’s diverse communities
  • Ability to handle all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of ArtCenter business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters in film and media production or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Prior experience as a Producer/Editor/Director of film, video, and media for higher education
  • Prior knowledge of online, synchronous, asynchronous, and live educational media development
  • Experience leading production crews

Essential Functions

Media Production — 70%

  • Lead and participate in the planning and preparation for in-studio, field and live video/web streaming production assignments; based on the end result/production quality expected, perform the full range of pre- and post-production activities, including audio, video and lighting equipment setup, creation and pre-loading of titles, digital video and audio editing and mixing; create special effects and add narration, voice-overs and dubbing; develop and manage the workflows and storage space for saving and storing all video assets
  • Review and break down the script for production
  • Collaborate with the Director on the technical aspects of making film, videos, and media, including storyboarding staging, lighting, camera work, visual design principles: shoot, direct, and edit work with strict deadlines, assuring attention to detail and dedication to accuracy
  • Lead and supervise production teams in the conceptualization and execution of projects
  • Lead preparations, shooting schedules, crew, casts and oversee locations
  • Collaborate with the Director to create an environment of proactive research into innovations in film, video, and other media that would provide new opportunities for ArtCenter Online learners
  • Implement the goals and outcomes of each learning experience and build the most innovative, supportive media
  • Prepare documentation for processes and projects, including new templates/forms
  • Collaborate with Director to develop and manage end-to-end project plans, setting milestones and managing communication between all constituents
  • Align projects into doable actions, coordinate tasks with project manager, provide regular status updates
  • Problem solve/manage dependencies to ensure on-time delivery
  • Identify project risks and conflicts then work with Director, Project Manager, and Associate Provost and other key stakeholders to resolve 

Manage and Produce Video Assets — 25%

  • Responsible for the overall management of the studio space, cloud video storage space, makes recommendations for purchases and repairs of equipment.
  • Ensure that ArtCenter Online and Heavin Studio equipment and spaces are outfitted with the most appropriate equipment and tools; maintaining the current equipment and suggesting additional most critical equipment needs for the next fiscal budget cycle
  • Identify, secure and track any equipment for productions projects
  • Establish and maintain vendor contacts for equipment research and purchase; negotiate and schedule contract work with outside production facilities
  • Maintain accurate and complete video and digital media libraries; archive graphic images and maintain an image database; arrange for major maintenance and repairs of equipment

Other — 5%

  • Assist with special internal projects and other duties as assigned in collaboration with other departments, as needed
  • Serve on college-wide committees
  • Other duties as needed

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, or designee or the Associate Dean of Students or designee. All Employees have a mandatory duty to report and are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even when the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

This is a full-time position with a schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The position is eligible for flexible scheduling and can be performed remotely, hybrid or combination or required as a condition of employment to meet the demands of the work, which could include weekends or evenings.


Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office/studio setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, dust and noise.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in both a studio and an office/campus setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight (up to 50 pounds); to operate modern production equipment and office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions. Must be able to travel between campuses. Able to work nights and weekends to attend events.

Driver’s License: Primary functions require valid driver’s license and physical ability to drive a van.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

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.