Employment at ArtCenter

Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

part-time Coordinator, HMCT

The mission of the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography is to set the global standard of excellence in typography and design education; provide a valuable service to the educational and professional communities as well as the public, reinforcing the meaning and value of typography; elevate and advance the teaching and understanding of both letterform design and typographic practice; and honor the past while also anticipating the future of typography in print, digital, and emerging media. This position reports to the Executive Director of HMCT and under supervision of the Associate Director supports day-to-day operational activities for the department.

This is a part-time position, 21 hours per week (9am – 5pm, Tuesday – Thursday). Occasional work on Fridays plus some weekend work involved. This is a regular, ongoing position, not seasonal.

Reports to: Executive Director, HMCT

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Job posted 10/09/2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference "part-time Coordinator, HMCT" in the subject line.


  • 2–3 years of administrative support in an office environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, detail-oriented, highly organized, able to balance priorities, takes initiative, reliable and resourceful
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced office and multiple projects
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Ability to maintain web and social media outlets
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff
  • Have 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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or institution
  • Knowledge of art and design education
  • Prior experience in higher education
  • Experience with InDesign
  • Knowledge of and passion for typography and graphic design
  • Bi-lingual

Essential Functions

Operations — 50%

  • Provide administrative and clerical support to the department including processing of incoming mail and delivered packages, photocopying, filing and communicating messages
  • Assist in the preparation of expense reports, corporate card expense reports and assist in the compilation of budget and other administrative documentation for the Office
  • Maintain working relationships and insured compliance and cooperation with all other internal departments
  • Other duties as assigned

Program Support — 50%

  • Provide logistical support for programming, including meetings, trainings, and workshops, communications, development of marketing materials, setup and logistics, follow-up, and record keeping
  • Coordinate, organize, train and track TA’s, authorize and submit Student Employment Authorization Forms to Human Resources
  • Maintain web and social media outlets as directed

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.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office 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, chemicals, dust and noise.

Physical: The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods of time. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office 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 moderate amounts of weight (up to 20 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

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.