Employment at ArtCenter

Online Education

Senior Learning Experience Designer (Fixed-Term One Year)

All members of the ArtCenter (or College) community are Guardians of Mission. Each position held is an important part of carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College. This includes diversity, equity, inclusion and culture. ArtCenter is a Global Leader in Art and Design Education as it is looking for diverse, creative, innovative professionals looking to grow in their profession and as a member of this dynamic art and design community.

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 design and develop courses and non-credit educational experiences that are educationally meaningful, rigorous, and fully engaging for learners. In addition to providing guidance to your learning experience design colleagues, you will manage your own courses as well as provide oversight for the entire instructional learning team’s design process and the courses being developed.

The incumbent will ensure timely completion of projects while maintaining high-end, quality product, including rigorous scaffolded learning design that includes learning objectives/outcomes, formative/summative assessments, and case-based scenarios. This position will also work with a full production team to create video, audio, and other new technologies, including AI, AR/VR/MX.

This is a fixed-term benefits eligible position, with possibility for extensions based on the needs of the College. This is a remote or onsite position.

Beginning fall term 2021, 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: Associate Vice President, Online Education

FLSA status: Exempt

Salary grade: 10

Qualified applicants should email their cover letter with resume and employment application to hr@artcenter.edu with the subject line “Online Education: Senior Learning Experience Designer”.

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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This position was posted on: 1/13/2021


  • Bachelor’s degree in learning design, instructional design, distance learning, adult education, UX design, educational technology or a related field and/or a body of work that demonstrates similar competencies from an accredited college or university
  • Ten+ years of experience designing online courses, including specific content, specific audiences, including non-credit courses
  • Ability to design learning content guided by the learning objectives and the user experience
  • Experience designing pertinent formative and summative assessments to measure progress and mastery
  • Experience working with a product team to create a quality user experience in addition to building learning assets and/or curriculum
  • Experience working independently and with multimedia teams to collaborate to develop engaging multimedia content.
  • Ability to work with faculty to fully discuss and plan educational, pedagogy, and technology needs
  • Ability to apply learning design methodologies and educational technologies in the design and development of online learning experiences
  • Experience with one or more leading learning management systems as well as common software (Adobe Suite, other edtech software) used in the design and development of distance learning courses
  • Ability to troubleshoot basic educational technology issues
  • Self-motivated engagement in professional development in online education, learning design, learning experience design, curriculum design, teaching and learning, and new educational technologies
  • Flexibility to work outside business hours for system maintenance activities
  • Excellent problem solving skills, flexibility, creativity, and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities and competing demands
  • 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 recognize the confidential nature of ArtCenter’s business, especially when working with third parties

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in learning design, instructional design, distance learning, adult education, UX design, educational technology or a related field and/or a body of work that demonstrates similar competencies from an accredited college or university
  • Experience in a start-up, high-paced environment
  • Industry experience in online higher education, training, and/or ecommerce

Essential Functions

Course Design and Development Duties — 95%

  • Act as the senior member of the Learning Experience Designer by guiding learning experience design team
  • Collaborate with fellow team members and faculty/SMEs to envision, design, and develop complete online courses
  • Guide the development of course development and evaluation templates and tools
  • Guide the development and maintain documentation for all courses
  • Guide the development and implement user experience models
  • Set up a continuous improvement plan for all courses in partnership with faculty
  • Apply project management principles and tools to project planning, execution, reporting, evaluation, and documentation
  • Participate in continuing education and training to remain current and better assist other team members; adapt quickly to new technologies and robust toolkits; gain strong understanding of user experience and interaction with the content and the learning environment
  • Lead in the development of ideas for new programs, products, or features by monitoring other online courses and industry developments and trends
  • Work alongside UX/UI, Interaction, media team, operations team, and graphic designers for web design features and benchmarking competitive sites for ensuring best-in- class products are developed
  • See through all projects from conception to finished product on agreed-to timeline and balance the workload

Marginal (Non-essential) Job Functions — 5%

  • Participate in college committees
  • 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. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The position may require flexibility to work a staggered, remote or alternate schedule to meet the demands of the work, which could include weekends or evenings.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in standard office and computer lab settings with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; and interactions with other individuals. 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 office and computer lab settings; 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 moderate to heavy amounts of weight (up to 50 pounds); to operate modern office and computer 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 and work occasional weekends and evening hours.

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.