Employment at PNCA

PNCA is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and whose mission is to provide an education that prepares students for sustained creative achievement in the fine and design arts and throughout their lives. It seeks to strengthen student’s ability to interpret the conditions and events shaping the world and prepare them to engage that world and its cultures with understanding, enthusiasm, and integrity.

Pacific Northwest College of Art posts employment opportunities on the website as they become available. Please use one of the applications below to apply:

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Illustration Adjunct Faculty

PNCA Design Arts is a unique interdisciplinary undergraduate program combining illustration, design, motion, & interactive media, offering BFA degrees in Illustration and Communication Design.
PNCA Illustration has openings for adjunct instructors for the fall semester 2016 in the areas of drawing, painting, digital media, and illustrated lettering.
Qualified applicants will have a BFA and/or MFA in Illustration, Design or a related field, a vibrant professional portfolio, a minimum of 3-5 years experience in the field of illustration, graphic design, animation or a related area, experience teaching at the college level, great communication skills, and the desire to be a team player in a dynamic community of faculty and students.

Posted: Jul 18, 2016

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Student Life Event Specialist

Work in conjunction with and under the direction of the Director of Student Life to shape and guide the Department’s Student Life initiatives. Coordinate the functions of the Student Life office and the extracurricular programs that contribute to the over all student retention of the college. This position is held 10 months per year (mid August-mid June) at 20 hours per/ week.

Posted: Jul 12, 2016

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Director of Admissions

Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR seeks a dynamic and creative professional to lead the College’s undergraduate and graduate admissions office. This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated and accomplished professional to join an exciting and creative enrollment management team. The successful candidate will be expected to meet the colleges’ enrollment goals while continuing the institution’s record for improving the academic profile and diversity of its incoming students. The successful candidate must have excellent communications, organizational, and interpersonal skills; supervisory experience in admissions operations; expertise in facilitating organizational development and change; competency for analyzing data driven information and assessing programming activities as part of a strategic enrollment plan; an understanding of the innovative uses of technology in the recruitment process; and experience working with diverse populations. The successful candidate needs to have the ability to serve as an articulate spokesperson for the mission and values of the PNCA.

Posted: Jul 06, 2016

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Admission Counselor

Under the supervision of the Director of Admissions and senior admissions staff, admission counselors are responsible for representing and presenting PNCA’s academic programs to prospective students, parents, teachers and counselors regionally, nationally and internationally. They must have the ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic and educational levels and skills in using a variety of interpersonal strategies to interact appropriately in situations ranging from large meetings to individual appointments. Admissions Counselors are also responsible for recruiting talented undergraduate and graduate students, overseeing admissions files and reviewing completed applications for admissions into PNCA’s undergraduate programs. Counselors will be expected to attend local, state and national college fairs and assist in the planning and execution of both on and off campus recruitment events. Counselors must have the ability to work independently and follow through on assignments on time and the ability to set priorities that accurately reflect relative importance of duties. Admission Counselors need to display strong writing, editing and computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and databases and be comfortable with both PC and Mac platforms. Knowledge of graphic design programs (Adobe Creative Suite) and comfort with mobile computing for presentation is a plus. This position requires travel in the fall and spring as well as some evening and weekends. Admission Counselors must demonstrate a working knowledge of the visual arts.

Posted: Jul 06, 2016

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Part Time Faculty - Animated Arts

Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Animated Arts department invites applications for a part time instructor to teach stop motion animation. Our new Stop Motion course begins in August 2016 and runs through the Fall semester. Course is scheduled to meet twice week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11am – 3:00 pm with an hour break for lunch.

Posted: Jul 01, 2016

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Student Accounts Receivable Clerk

 The Student Accounts Receivable Clerk position is responsible for maintaining Student Accounts Receivables with the highest level of accuracy. The position requires exceptional customer service skills often delivered in intense situations. An ability to balance sensitivity towards students and their families with the fiscal goals of the Student Accounts office is required.

Posted: Jun 10, 2016

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Facilities Technician

Facilities Technicians are primarily responsible for maintaining the physical environment at PNCA. Duties will include, but are not limited to: Event setup and breakdown, classroom configuration, painting, cleaning, graffiti abatement, basic plumbing, shipping and receiving, pick-up and delivery services, maintaining the mail room, basic carpentry and construction, maintaining safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and first aid kits, grounds keeping, and general repairs. The Facilities department works closely with students, staff and faculty in all departments campus-wide. The ability to work alongside and communicate with a diverse population is essential.

Posted: Jun 01, 2016

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Life Model

Life Models support the delivery of curricula, providing students with an opportunity to develop their craft in a professional, controlled environment. Through working with Life Models, students increase their perceptual and hand skills, develop a deeper understanding of anatomy and proportion, and connect to histories of artistic production.

Posted: Mar 03, 2015

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