Employment at ArtCenter

Online Education

LMS Technical Specialist

Every position at ArtCenter plays an important part in carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College. This includes diversity, equity, inclusion, access, belonging and culture.

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. The incumbent works with the Manager of LMS Administration & Design and the online team to innovate, support, and develop the digital learning experience at ArtCenter.

Reports to: Manager, LMS Administration & Design

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Salary grade: 8

Qualified applicants should email their cover letter with resume and employment application to hr@artcenter.edu with the subject line “LMS Technical Specialist”.

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Posted 2/3/2022


  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Multimedia, Instructional Design, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • 2 years of experience as an LMS administrator in a Higher Ed institution.
  • Highly organized with excellent communication and customer service skills, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a creative team environment.
  • Experience with Canvas and Moodle LMS platforms.
  • Experience creating educational content for several CMS platforms including WordPress, Drupal, Squarespace, etc..
  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS3, and website customization using stylesheets and Javascript.
  • Ability to use HTML and inline CSS in the text editor to create rich content within the LMS environment.
  • Web and Graphic design experience with an emphasis on creating promotional materials, typography (web and print), and UX/UI concepts.
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative software including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator InDesign, and Acrobat.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding service and support to faculty, students, and staff with varying degrees of technology comfort level.
  • 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.
  • Ability to travel and to work evenings and weekends as required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years’ experience supporting technology for faculty and students at a higher ed institution.
  • Experience building and supporting online courses at an accredited college or university.

Essential Functions

LMS Technical support – 90%

  • Provide support to students, faculty, and staff in using the current LMS.
  • Assist in the visual and instructional design of online courses.
  • Migrate courses and other content from one LMS to another. Assist faculty in moving their materials between multiple platforms and between multiple terms.
  • Support faculty with course design, gradebook set up, assignment creation, and other tools within the LMS. Work to increase and enhance LMS proficiency throughout the institution.
  • Develop and conduct training workshops on how to use ArtCenter’s suite of online platforms twice a term (minimum) for both new and established faculty.
  • One on one training/troubleshooting with faculty in using the LMS and associated platforms.
  • Develop documentation and tutorials to support online technology at ArtCenter. Update the department website and internal web pages with current documentation and best practices.
  • Serve as an administrator in the LMS and managing all plugins and integrated platforms.
  • Lead contact for all technical support for the LMS (Canvas/Moodle) and integrated technologies.

Non-essential – 10%

  • Serve on college-wide committees
  • Maintain memberships and active involvement in applicable professional organizations
  • Other duties as assigned

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. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where 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 to 4:30 p.m. The position is eligible for flexible scheduling and can be performed, remotely, hybrid or required as a condition of employment.  Ability to work weekends, evenings and attend live events as needed.

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. Ability to work weekend and evenings as needed and to travel between campuses. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, chemicals, dust and noise.

Physical: 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 setting up equipment, viewing a computer terminal and other normal technician work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal business 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.