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Pacific Northwest College of Art 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.

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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

AP/Payroll Clerk

Posted: Feb 21, 2019

Responsible for all accounts payable processing and full cycle payroll processing. Ensures compliance

with internal and external controls.

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Senior Controller

Posted: Feb 8, 2019

The Senior Controller is responsible for overseeing and managing the accounting and finance operations of the institution, including the production of accurate financial reports, maintenance of accounting records, implementation of controls to mitigate risk, and ensuring the college is in compliance with all regulatory agencies.

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CE Resident Advisor

Posted: Jan 25, 2019

The Resident Advisor leads and facilitates the residency experience for high school students in PNCA’s Pre-College Summer Studios. The RA is expected to understand, anticipate and respond to the needs of a teenage student population and serve effectively as a counselor and role model in the residency program. The RA helps, plans for, and cultivates a positive, collaborative and inclusive group experience for all participants. They have the capacity to resolve conflicts in a productive fashion and to report or refer in timely and professional fashion issues that require support or intervention from other College staff and offices.

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CE Teacher's Assistant 1

Posted: Jan 25, 2019

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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CE Teacher's Assistant 2

Posted: Jan 25, 2019

The Teacher's Assistant is the facilitator and stand-in for the Pre-College instructor. The Teacher's Assistant helps with the organization and implementation of class activities. This is a temporary position with specific duties and deliverables in the attachment.

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CE Program Assistant

Posted: Jan 25, 2019

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 in the attachment.

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Critical Studies Part-Time Faculty

Posted: Jan 11, 2019

We are hiring part-time instructors for some of the following MA for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 in Portland, Oregon.

The Fall term begins September 2019 and ends December 2019. The Spring term begins in January 2020 and ends

in May 2020.

Send all application materials to Human Resources hr@pnca.edu

Please direct all queries regarding curriculum to Shawna Lipton, Chair of Critical Studies slipton@pnca.edu

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Part-time Faculty Pool: Foundation Faculty

Posted: Jan 11, 2019

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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Campus Safety Officer

Posted: October 19, 2018

Under the direct supervision of the Campus Safety Manager, the Campus Safety Officer patrols assigned areas of the campus including, but not limited to, offices, classrooms, buildings, grounds and parking areas. The Campus Safety Officer will report security issues and irregularities via telephone and in writing. The Campus Safety Officer takes action to protect the PNCA community and property by preventing theft, vandalism, fires, disorder and harm to college persons and property. The Senior Campus Safety Officer on duty may be required to serve as the Officer in Charge of the shift in the absence of the Campus Safety Manager.

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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. Download a PDF of the special Model Application.

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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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