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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


  • 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

  • Campus Planning

    Campus Planning Assistant Project Manager

    In collaboration with the Campus Planning Director, the Assistant Project Manager will assist in managing and coordinating College tenant improvement projects and real estate development projects.

  • Campus Planning

    Campus Planning Project Manager (Fixed-Term, Two-Year)

    In collaboration with the Director, Campus Planning the Project Manager will manage and coordinate College tenant improvement projects, real estate development projects, and assist in overseeing the maintenance of College buildings.

  • Campus Planning

    Coordinator, Campus Planning

    This position performs general office management duties and assists the Director, Campus Planning, and project managers for Campus Planning.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Faculty

    Full-time Faculty in Graphic Design with a background in design practice with a strong focus on typography, editorial design, identity, branding, print production, and art direction. (non-tenure track)

    The Graphic Design Graduate and Undergraduate Program is looking for one full-time faculty member with a background in design practice with a strong focus on typography, editorial design, identity, branding, print production, and art direction.

  • Faculty

    Full-time Faculty in Graphic Design with a background in in design practice with a focus on design criticism, critical theory, writing, design history, and the graduate thesis process (non-tenure track)

    The Graphic Design Graduate and Undergraduate Program is looking for one full-time faculty member with a background in in design practice with a focus on design criticism, critical theory, writing, design history, and the graduate thesis process.

  • Faculty

    Full-time Graphic Design Faculty with a focus on branding, strategy, packaging, exhibition design, editorial design, identity, sustainable print and packaging production, and art direction, (non-tenure track)

    The Graphic Design Graduate and Undergraduate Program is looking for one full-time faculty member with a background in design practice with a focus on branding, strategy, packaging, exhibition design, editorial design, identity, sustainable print and packaging production, and art direction.

  • Faculty

    Industrial Design Faculty, 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

    Product Design Adjunct Faculty Member

    The Product Design Department is seeking practicing product/industrial/experience designers (s) for faculty positions in our BS Product Design degree program. Depending on candidate location these part-time positions may be remote or in-person.

  • 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.

  • Information Technology

    Information Security Specialist

    Reporting to the Vice President of Information Technology, the Information Security Specialist is responsible for managing information security strategies, planning, and policies, and developing and maintaining data security programs for the College.

  • Interaction Design

    Interaction Design - Adjunct Faculty Member

    The Interaction Design Department is seeking practicing interaction designer (s) for faculty positions in both our BS Interaction Design (IxD) and new graduate MDes degree programs. Depending on candidate location these part-time positions may be remote or in-person.

  • Online Education

    LMS Technical Specialist

    The LMS Technology Specialist supports the learning management system, helping ArtCenter to establish engaging and effective online learning experiences for its students, faculty, and staff.

  • 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.

  • Spatial Experience Design

    Director, Spatial Experience Design

    Reporting to the Chair, Spatial Experience Design Director directs the day-to-day function of the department by interfacing with faculty, students, other departments, and industry.