PCA&D is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lancaster, a small city where the emerging contemporary and traditional arts scenes are thriving. Lancaster is a city of friendly neighborhoods where residents and guests experience the growing creative and entrepreneurial vibe. The city values cultural, ethnic and diverse lifestyles of residents and guests, and is located within driving distance of Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York.

PCA&D is a small private, independent college of art and design. The College is distinguished by its interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative exploration, and interdisciplinary learning opportunities. The College values diversity and has a growing record of academic achievement with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ+ students, and other underrepresented students.

PCA&D values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the college community and invites candidates who through their teaching, professional experiences, and service will contribute to our shared commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic art and design community.

 

OPEN POSITIONS AT PCA&D

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The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) is looking to hire a visionary and innovative leader to join the Enrollment Management team as its Director of Admissions. This is a time of institutional growth at PCA&D, and the College seeks a leader who will play a key role in leading the Admissions team in the recruitment and expansion of the entering college class. Reporting to the Dean of Enrollment, Engagement, and Diversity, the Director serves as the chief admissions officer for the College and is someone who is an optimistic, forward-thinking, compassionate, and collaborative campus leader.

 

The Director of Admissions:

  • Directs all aspects of the admissions process and is responsible for the recruitment, marketing, evaluation, and composition of the entering student body
  • Oversees all day-to-day operations for the Office of Admissions, including technology, marketing, budgets, and office procedures that guide efficient and effective admission processes for the College
  • Provides vision, strategically utilizes data and analytics, and employs traditional and cutting-edge techniques that support enrollment goals and result in sustained growth
  • Leads a collaborative and creative team that both anticipates and proactively responds to enrollment challenges
  • Serves as the lead recruiter for PCA&D focusing on building strong relationships with Lancaster-area schools, community organizations, campus partners, and stakeholders
  • Serves on a myriad of College committees and assist with PCA&D administrative functions and annual events from summer orientation through commencement

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • Innovative thinker and visionary to creatively and sustainably grow PCA&D’s undergraduate enrollment
  • Background in strategic recruitment and enrollment management practices in a higher education setting and demonstrated leadership in recruitment, admissions, and enrollment management with at least seven years of direct experience and a progression of increased responsibility
  • Supervisory and strong management experience to coordinate and lead the work of enrollment and change management
  • Demonstrated experiences working with diverse communities and strong interpersonal skills to serve individuals and groups from a wide array of backgrounds, identities, ages, life experiences, and communication styles
  • Collaborative workstyle in a team-oriented environment, which fosters and maintains strong relationships with campus partners and external partners (e.g., secondary schools, community-based organizations, and professional organizations)
  • Project management experience with an ability to take initiative, problem solve, effectively manage competing priorities and work independently with good judgment about when to seek direction
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills with the ability to juggle many different projects simultaneously and manage both big picture and details, with consistent accuracy, follow-through, and timely completion of projects
  • Experience with budget oversight and contract management
  • Exemplary counseling and communication skills, ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing, and a strong public speaker
  • Proficient in word processing and spreadsheets, Internet and email, and web and graphic design software, and an ability to utilize current technology and attend to website updates and issues as needed
  • Background in visual arts and has experience with art critique and portfolio review either through a bachelor degree or other formal study
  • Must be licensed to operate a motor vehicle

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in Admissions in an art college setting
  • Expertise in admissions marketing with extensive experience in print media, social media, and CRM systems
  • History of a strong and successful record of recruiting of a diverse student body
  • Knowledge of current trends and best and leading-edge practices in strategic enrollment planning, undergraduate admissions, and admissions marketing in an art college setting
  • Experience in strategic goal-oriented leadership with a focus on the implementation of new initiatives, systems, and processes
  • Experience in utilizing financial aid and scholarships to achieve enrollment goals
  • Experience in data collection, analysis, and interpretation
  • Experience with Slate preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts and/or Master’s degree in Higher Education and/or equivalent combination of education and experience

This is a full-time position with some evenings and weekends required, as well as some travel. Desired start date is July 1, 2019.

Please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, list of 3 references, and salary requirements to jobs@pcad.edu, with the Subject line “Admissions Director”. Review of applications will begin immediately.

 

The Director of Exhibitions at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design will shape, lead, direct and implement the College’s comprehensive and innovative exhibitions and gallery program. The Director of Exhibitions works with faculty, staff, students, alumni and the creative community both on campus and externally. The Director will develop, present and engage the campus and the greater Lancaster area with both formal and informal exhibitions, installations and performances, while also supporting exhibition work embedded within the community. This position reports directly to the Dean of Academic Affairs, and works collaboratively with all faculty, staff, students and community members to craft and implement innovative and exciting work. This leader is expected to work in partnership with stakeholders, including students, for all exhibitions and learning-educational programs, including the annual Senior Thesis Show and related programs. The College’s Main Gallery serves as both a laboratory, community space and forum. PCA&D’s Main Gallery offers opportunities for curatorial practice and discourse, while exploring diverse approaches to the arts for the PCA&D community and the broader public.

The Director will support both the on-campus and off-campus communities in the cultivation and identification, installation, educational programming, outreach, marketing and community engagement of formal, informal and pop-up exhibition oriented spaces as part of the College’s engagement and influence through its strategic goals.

Duties and Activities:
● Develop the gallery and exhibitions space’s diverse, innovative, engaging exhibition calendar in consultation with the Dean of Academic Affairs, Chairs, President and select community stakeholders.
● Collaborate with faculty and staff to create opportunities for co-curricular student engagement.
● Determine yearly themes to align all gallery initiatives (exhibitions, programming and educational moments).
● Curate artists and exhibitions.
● Develop and manage the exhibitions budget, marketing efforts and related programming.
● Fundraise to execute dynamic, out-of-the-box exhibitions and programming initiatives.
● Collaborate with the Director of Development to execute development, donor and board events.
● Cultivate relationships with collectors, professional colleagues, and the broader art world, and build partnerships locally and regionally to boost the PCA&D brand.
● Continue to develop the PCA&D Gallery into the cultural hub of the city.
● Manage and execute administrative duties such as transportation of artwork, insurance contracts, installation, schedule, etc..
● Coordinate with students and faculty to manage, select and install the annual Senior Thesis Show exhibition artwork.
● Lead, facilitate, train and support students in the development and implementation of the Student Space Gallery (future).
● Work with Communications Office for press releases and related promotional materials. Develop and execute a comprehensive exhibitions marketing strategy.
● Work with Director of Operations, Security and the Facilities Department to ensure gallery maintenance and security is well coordinated.

Professional Qualifications
● Strong experience and understanding of presenting, programming and exhibitions work from a diversity, equity and inclusive perspective.
● Ability to cultivate new audiences and engage area community in both the educational and exhibitions work of the College.
● Support faculty, students and the staff in the development, installation and marketing of all campus and off-campus exhibitions programs and opportunities.
● Serve as a representative to the College within the community and partner organizations.
● Ability to lead and facilitate pan-institutional programming and exhibitions committee work.
● Knowledge and acumen in creating partnerships and collaborative work.
● Manage, document and facilitate all administrative needs for artwork owned by the College.
● Physical ability to install, deinstall artwork of various sizes, materials, weights and formats.
● Maintain the exhibitions inventory of materials, supplies and related equipment.

Personal Attributes:
● Humble yet brave
● Entrepreneurial
● Curious
● An action-oriented doer
● A good listener and lover (and leader) of collaboration and teamwork
● A natural connector and facilitator who can bring out the best in others
● An excellent writer, communicator, and multi-talented creator and maker
● Able to imagine, produce, and deliver invigorating and innovative projects and programs
● Understanding and sensitive while having a strong experience working and cultivating diverse audiences, and exhibitions work
● Partnership and collaboration is part of your DNA
● Value and thrive within a small institution, and the ability to have impact with your work
● Are of service to others, and have a strong understanding and work experience working with community
● Have experience sharing your knowledge for contemporary exhibitions practices and engaging students in both curatorial and exhibitions work

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Please send a cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position, CV, and three references online to: jobs@pcad.edu (Use Director of Exhibitions in the subject line of the email.)

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Reporting to the Director of Admission, the Admissions Marketing Coordinator oversees the communications function for the Office of Admissions and plays a critical role in meeting PCA&D’s recruitment and enrollment goals. The Coordinator is a key member of a collaborative admissions team and must anticipate and proactively responds to enrollment challenges through: 1) managing and implementing a communication and marketing plan, 2) leveraging technology, and 3) utilizing design, multi-media methods and platforms, and an authentic voice to recruit prospective art students. This role is simultaneously focused on the big picture and incredibly detail-oriented and implementation focused. The person in this role needs to be flexible in their ability to be a combination of creative, innovative, and design oriented, as well as analytical, data-driven, results oriented, and able to ensure all communication is accurate and timely.

Typical duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate all admissions marketing and communication (e.g., print media, social media, digital marketing, direct mail, email, blog posts, website, call and text campaigns, video and photography, and other forms of communication) and create new materials consistent with the PCA&D brand and marketing strategy
  • Update all print publications and design and/or work with outside designers and colleagues in the development of new print materials
  • Coordinate and create content for social media outreach and digital marketing buys to prospective students
  • Collaborate with colleagues, vendors (e.g., graphic designers, photographers, videographers), and student employees to meet enrollment marketing and communication goals
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of an annual comprehensive communications and marketing plan that supports recruitment and enrollment goals in collaboration with the Dean of Enrollment, Engagement, and Diversity and Director of Admissions
  • Track and analyze internal communication data and market research to develop effective and proactive strategies that adjust to shifting trends, leverage existing technologies, and engage emerging technologies to meet enrollment goals
  • Maintain and update the website and develop new content as needed
  • In collaboration with the Admissions Office and Data Manager and Director of Admissions, administer the CRM system (e.g., Slate) and manage CRM strategies
  • Serve as a key Office of Admissions team member who assists with all admissions functions at busy times and assists the office and data manager and director when counselors are traveling
  • Serve as the primary admissions counselor for online and home-school students

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • Exemplary communication skills with an ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing and an extraordinary attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience creating content across multi-media platforms and design techniques (e.g., graphic design, web design, videography, photography, social media, blogs) that comes across with an authentic voice and consumers feel inspired to share with their networks
  • Extensive knowledge of and fluent in the technical qualities, language, and culture of major social media platforms (e.g., Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite; Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint; and comfort with managing applications and communication through CRM system (i.e., Slate)
  • Knowledge of and an ability to monitor the efficacy of emerging technologies and marketing trends that will engage and recruit high school students and college transfers
  • Project management experience with an ability to take initiative, problem solve, effectively manage competing priorities and work independently with good judgment about when to seek direction
  • Detail–oriented, organized, and able to juggle many different projects simultaneously with consistent accuracy, follow-through, and timely completion of projects
  • Demonstrated experiences working with diverse communities and strong interpersonal skills to serve individuals and groups from a wide array of backgrounds, identities, ages, life experiences, and communication styles
  • Collaborative workstyle in a team-oriented environment, which fosters and maintains strong relationships with campus partners and external partners (e.g., secondary schools, community-based organizations, and professional organizations)
  • Skill to concentrate in an open work area in a busy office environment, as well skill to pay close attention to detail and prioritize work load with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to recognize and protect confidential information in accordance with FERPA and exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy in handling sensitive information and situations

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in the arts and/or higher education
  • Admissions and enrollment management experience
  • Proven track record of successfully managing and delivering social media and digital marketing content
  • Background in writing for marketing and the web, as well as editing experience
  • Experience in data collection, analysis, and interpretation
  • Knowledge of higher education market trends and best practices in admissions marketing and communication
  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, fine arts, public relations, media, or a related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

This is a full-time position with some evenings and weekends required. Desired start date is July 1, 2019.

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and list of 3 references to jobs@pcad.edu, include “Admissions Marketing” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately.

 

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design seeks an Admissions Office and Data Manager to support the Office of Admissions. This a multifaceted role that collaborates with other Admissions team members to recruit talented art students, provide excellent customer service, and effectively support the needs of prospective students and Admissions and Enrollment staff.

Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as initial point of contact for all inquiries, answer the telephone, respond to departmental emails and voicemail messages, and greet guests
  • Process a high volume of prospective student inquiries and applications, send applicant and admitted student materials, answer questions for prospective students and their families, and work registration at some Admission events
  • Pick up PCA&D mail, process Admissions mail, scan and file applicant materials as necessary, and prepare Admissions documents as necessary
  • Manage data and data entry of applicants into CRM system and databases and work with admissions counselors to track and help facilitate the completion of applications
  • Track applications and applicant data in Excel and compile data for reports for the Director of Admissions and Dean of Enrollment, Engagement, and Diversity
  • Schedule departmental meetings and events and assist with both the logistics and planning for open houses, admitted student weekends, and other Admissions events
  • Serve as a bridge and resource between applicants and other offices on campus and between vendors and admissions staff
  • Process departmental purchases, manage inventory, and track expenditures
  • Assist with the training and supervision of student employees and ambassadors
  • Assist in other daily operations through providing general office support
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experiences working with diverse communities and strong interpersonal skills to serve individuals and groups from a wide array of backgrounds, identities, ages, life experiences, and communication styles
  • Previous professional experience in an administrative capacity
  • Reliable, detail–oriented, and organized with the ability to juggle many different projects simultaneously, with consistent accuracy, follow-through, and timely completion of projects in a fast-paced and deadline-driven office
  • Ability to take initiative, problem solve, and work independently with good judgment about when to seek direction
  • Experience with data entry with comfort in tracking data with accuracy, excellent computer skills and comfort with technology, and a flexibility and strength to learn new programs and systems
  • Skill to concentrate in an open work area in a busy office environment, as well skill to pay close attention to detail and prioritize work load with frequent interruptions
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service with a welcoming and proactive approach to answering questions and providing support and strong communication skills to express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
  • Collaborative workstyle in a team-oriented environment, which fosters and maintains strong relationships with campus and external partners
  • Ability to recognize and protect confidential information in accordance with FERPA and exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy in handling sensitive information and situations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, email, and Internet use; knowledge of social medial management; and comfort with managing applications through CRM system (e.g., Slate).
  • Ability to consistently work some Saturdays (about 6 per year) for events outside of regular business hours

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in the arts and/or higher education
  • Experience with Slate
  • Experience with web and graphic design software and an ability to utilize current technology and attend to website updates and issues as needed

This is a full-time position with some weekends required and a salary of $15/hour. Desired start date is July 1, 2019.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to jobs@pcad.edu, include “Admissions Office Manager” in the subject line.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

 

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design – Full Time Faculty Position – BFA Illustration Program

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is seeking a full-time faculty member to join the Illustration department. The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide professional level teaching and instruction to prepare students for a successful career in Illustration. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in narrative and conceptual visual storytelling, traditional and digital mediums, and business practices.

 

The Illustration department offers a competitive program that teaches industry standard techniques with an emphasis on narrative and conceptual visual storytelling. The department requires an applicant with passion and energy who is dedicated to creative practice and invites engagement with community. The ideal applicant should have professional industry experience and expertise in both traditional and digital media. The candidate will be expected to teach 18 contact hours a semester that may require both introductory and experienced levels in:

 

  • Conceptual thinking
  • Visual storytelling
  • Traditional and digital methods (drawing, painting and design)
  • Business techniques
  • Current marketing & self-promotion strategies
  • Knowledge of the history of Illustration and the current markets and trends in the industry

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional level teaching and instruction.
  • Evaluate and assess student work and provide feedback on a general and individual basis.
  • Respond to student emails and meet with students individually as needed.
  • Provide required Assessment documentation for each course taught.
  • Design/revise course content as needed.
  • Attend department meetings, critiques, and/or events.
  • Assume additional departmental responsibilities a needed.
  • Maintain active participation in the profession and stay current with industry standards, technological advancements, etc.

 

Additional responsibilities include advising students, participating in student reviews, collaborating with other college departments and community partners, providing assistance in curriculum planning and event coordination, and serving on college committees.

 

Additional experiences preferred but not required:

  • Experience in the art licensing industry
  • Digital 3D modeling using Zbrush or similar 3D modeling program
  • Experience in kinetic illustration or basic animations

 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years as a working professional in publishing, licensing, visual development, or related field of Illustration
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • College-level teaching experience preferred
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Expertise in both traditional and digital mediums
  • Outstanding communication and effective motivation skills gauged to a diverse group of students, colleagues, and community members
  • Active industry presence and affiliation and participation in relevant professional organizations
  • A team player committed to building and maintaining a professional environment for peers and students
  • Ability to connect the illustration program to the professional illustration community
  • Desire to work collaboratively towards the development of shared projects and initiatives

 

The position begins July 1, 2019 and reports to the Chair of Illustration.   Pending Final Approval.

Application Procedure:

For full consideration send the following materials to jobs@pcad.edu  and include “IL Faculty” in the Subject line of the email:

  • Cover letter summarizing industry and educational experience
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Link to applicant’s professional website
  • Contact information for (email address, phone numbers) for three professional references
  • One pdf file of 10-15 annotated student/mentored works
  • Questions can be directed to Human Resources at jobs@pcad.edu

 

Inquiries lacking any of the above materials will not be considered.

Deadline for application: Friday, April 12, 2019

 

Studio

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for possible future adjunct credit teaching positions. Positions will be filled on an as needed basis. The college has BFA programs in Digital Media, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography. Additionally, we are seeking resumes for our studio Foundation program.

 

General Responsibilities:

The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the Department Chair; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master degree preferred) from an accredited institution or equivalent professional experience
  • College-level teaching experience highly preferred
  • Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
  • Commitment to the highest level of academic standards and integrity
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Active affiliation and participation in relevant professional organization.
  • Active online presence with current examples of professional and personal work

 

Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts Department at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design invites applications for adjunct and full-time faculty with specialized knowledge in the general humanities, art history, verbal and visual communications, social sciences, math, and sciences fields. Candidates must have a Masters degree in a field related to the subject being taught. At least two years of teaching experience at the higher education level preferred.

 

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is seeking a Custodian.  Under the supervision of the Lead Custodian, the custodian is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the buildings and grounds on a daily basis. In completing these responsibilities, the custodian must respond to the needs of faculty and staff in an efficient and timely manner. The hours are primarily second shift 3pm-11pm with a 30-minute lunch break during the academic year. However, hours may vary according to the college/department needs, i.e. 1st or 2nd shift. This position is full-time, 37.5 hours per week with full benefits.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all routine, annual and semiannual janitorial are coordinated
  • Ensure that all floors and stairwells are swept, mopped, and vacuumed as needed
  • Ensure that all bathrooms (sinks, commodes, etc.) are cleaned and sanitized daily or as needed
  • Ensure that classroom equipment (desks, chairs, dry erase boards) are cleaned daily or as needed
  • Ensure that classrooms are arranged properly (chairs, tables, AV material, etc.) before classes
  • Ensure that trash bins and receptacles are emptied, cleaned, and liners replaced daily or as needed
  • Ensure that common area equipment (water fountains, microwaves, tables) are cleaned daily or as needed
  • Ensure that the College grounds are maintained on a seasonal basis to include snow and ice removal, and general cleanliness of areas
  • Provide assistance for set-up and tear down of special events
  • Perform light maintenance tasks as needed and inform the Director of Physical Plant of any maintenance needs

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must live within a distance from the college to arrive within a reasonable time during inclement weather.
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Must be able to obtain clearances: Pa State Child Abuse Clearance and Criminal Background Clearance.

 

Applications: Please submit resume and cover letter via email to jobs@pcad.edu with the subject “Custodian”. For questions, please call 717-396-7833 x1023

 

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in compliance with all applicable laws in the admission of students, administration of programs, employment of faculty and staff, and any terms of instruction and employment. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and gender non-binary persons to apply.