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Employment Opportunities

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

General Employment Application (PDF)

Life Model Application (PDF)

Open Positions

Part-time Instructor & Ceramic Tech

Posted: June 20, 2018

PNCA’s Sculpture Department is seeking a Part-Time Adjunct Faculty member to teach 2 Ceramic classes a year at all course levels. We intend to embed technician hours into this position for an additional 15 hours per week. The faculty member may also choose to be available for individual mentoring of advanced students working in clay. We are seeking a high energy, innovative and driven candidate who will make a positive addition the climate and culture of our facilities while helping to build our ceramics program to meet the aspirations of our students.

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Part-time Faculty Pool: Foundation Faculty

Posted: June 20, 2018

PNCA invites applications for a part-time pool of faculty members to teach in the Foundation program. We welcome all applicants with a particular interest in those who possess Design expertise.

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Vice President of Advancement

May 1, 2018

The Vice President for Advancement (VPA), in consultation with the President, will have primary responsibility for planning and managing all aspects of development/fundraising activities. They will also play an integral and important role in the strategic leadership of PNCA.

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Executive Administrative Assistant

Posted: May 1, 2018

The Executive Administrative Assistant provides high-level administrative support to the Executive Office by assisting them in furthering the mission and vision of the College. The Executive Administrative Assistant reports to the President and represents the Executive Office in a professional manner that promotes a positive image of PNCA.

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Liberal Arts Adjunct Faculty

Posted: May 1, 2018

We are hiring part-time instructors, with an emphasis in art history, for the following courses for Fall 2018 in Portland, Oregon. The term begins September 4, 2018 and ends December 21, 2018. At this time, our only openings are for the Fall 2018 term. We do anticipate there may be some positions available for the Spring 2019 term.

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CE Program Assistant

May 1, 2018

The Program Assistant is the primary provider of customer service to the general public, program participants and instructors. The Program Assistant maintains the communication and promotion activities. This is a temporary position with specific duties and deliverables outlined below.

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Chair of Foundation

Posted: Apr 27, 2018

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is seeking a highly engaged and committed educator to lead the BFA Foundation Program. Some of the incoming Chair’s primary responsibilities will include curricular design, providing administrative expertise, managing the Foundation faculty, and teaching courses within the Foundation Program. This is a full-time year-round (twelve-month) Chair-level faculty leadership position.

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CE Teacher's Assistant

May 1, 2018

The Teacher's Assistant is the facilitator and stand-in for the smARTworks or designLabs Youth instructor. The Teacher's Assistant helps with the organization and implementation of class activities. This is a temporary position with specific duties and deliverables outlined below.

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Community Education Instructor Pool

Posted: Oct 25, 2017

The Community Education Department at PNCA invites applications for an ongoing part-time instructor pool. These positions may arise throughout the next several academic years. Openings are anticipated in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to design, animated arts, sculpture, illustration, creative writing, and photography. The duration of positions available may vary, from quarter-long courses to shorter intensives and workshops.

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Make+Think+Code Instructor Pool

Posted: Oct 16, 2017

Make+Think+Code at PNCA invites applications for a faculty pool for ongoing part time faculty openings in creative coding, digital (fabrication), data science, creative entrepreneurship, creating interactions and experience, apps, data and systems, generative/computational design, cognitive science, electronics and microcontrollers, iot, emerging tech, mixed reality. In particular, there will likely be openings for workshops this coming winter, spring, and summer.

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Life Model

Posted: Mar 3, 2015

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.

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Get in touch

For more information or for any questions you may have about employment opportunities at PNCA, please get in touch.

Human Resources 
503-821-8943
hr@pnca.edu

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