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) seeks an energetic, self-motivated, and results-oriented Visual Art and Design Recruiter who will build sustainable relationships on behalf of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, identify prospective students with artistic talent, and be engaged in arts communities, which will lead to increased enrollment for the College. We are looking for a candidate whose strengths are: observing and assessing student artwork, discovering talent, relationship building with students and their families, relationship building with art teachers and other stakeholders, and someone who will be well organized with contact management and scheduling. The PCA&D Visual Art and Design Recruiter promotes PCA&D and meets ambitious enrollment goals through excellent customer service, creativity, strategy, excellent follow-through, and persistence

 

The Visual Art and Design Recruiter will collaborate with the Admissions team and senior staff at the College to support the recruitment of talented art students, identify prospective leads, generate interest in PCA&D, and make warm-call transfers for both college visits and the application process to admissions counselors. The role also includes communicating with art teachers and guidance counselors, reaching out to and following up with prospective students and parents, and engaging in and possibly organizing regional recruitment and enrollment events. As a visual art and design talent scout, this role would research, be aware of, and respond to opportunities as they arise and remain in regular communication with the Director of Admissions, Dean of Enrollment, Engagement, and Diversity, and other Admissions staff. 

 

This is a 20-hour per week term position at $20/hour that may be renewed based on the needs of the College and recruitment results. The Visual Art and Design Recruiter must have reliable transportation and a reliable cell phone. Recruitment will be primarily in Pennsylvania with some travel within our primary region (i.e., Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware) or wherever opportunities present themselves. The hours of the position are flexible, but candidates must have a flexible schedule (i.e., for daytime, evening, and weekend events) to attend art exhibits, school shows, and competitions, events at art galleries and museums, and arrange high school and community college visits as needed

 

PCA&D is a private, independent college of art and design with just over 250 students. 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, LGBTQIA+ students, and other underrepresented students. PCA&D values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the college community and invites candidates who through their administration and leadership will contribute to our shared commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic art and design community. 

 

Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the typical duties include:

 

  • Provide outstanding customer service and represent PCA&D to prospective students, their families, art teachers, guidance counselors, community members, and other interested individuals 
  • Serve as a talent scout to identify and recruit students through visiting high schools and community colleges and attending art exhibits, school shows and competitions, events at art galleries and museums, and other locations 
  • Research, be aware of, and respond to opportunities as they arise in collaboration with the Director of Admissions and Dean of Enrollment, Engagement, and Diversity
  • Generate genuine interest in PCA&D and make warm-call transfers for both college visits and the application process
  • Communicate with art teachers, guidance counselors, and advisors and reach out to and following up with prospective students and their families
  • Visit students and their families where they are, which could include a home visit, while maintaining appropriate boundaries
  • Assist with financial aid application and/or grant and scholarship appointments
  • Counsel and advise prospective students on career pathways in the art and design field 
  • Conduct portfolio reviews with prospective students and interviews as needed
  • Coordinate events and receptions as needed and participate in events support and engagement 
  • Responsible for timely response to email inquiries from prospective students and applicants
  • Special projects and other duties as required

 

Qualifications:

  • Visual arts background with experience conducting portfolio reviews is required; arts education background and familiarity with PCA&D preferred
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work well independently, take initiative, and problem solve with good judgment about when to seek direction
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Collaborative work style 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); experience with Slate is preferred
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are required; reliable access to a vehicle is also required

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to jobs@pcad.edu with the subject line Visual Art & Design Recruiter. Review of applications will begin immediately. 

 

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.

 

 

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) seeks an energetic, self-motivated, and results-oriented Admissions Partnership Coordinator who will work with faculty and leadership at community colleges, high schools, and career training/trade/technical schools to foster relationships and develop transfer, dual-enrollment, and articulation agreements between these schools and the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. The Admissions Partnership Coordinator will research and respond to opportunities in collaboration with the Director of Admissions and the Dean of Enrollment, Engagement, and Diversity to foster sustainable relationships on behalf of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, which will lead to increased enrollment for the College and educational pathways for students. 

 

The Admissions Partnership Coordinator works collaboratively with the entire Admissions team to meet ambitious enrollment goals. We are looking for a candidate who is both collaborative in nature and works well independently, is detail-oriented, and has the ability to juggle multiple agreements simultaneously with consistent accuracy, follow-through, and timely response. This role facilitates strategic enrollment initiatives through excellent customer service, creativity, strategy, excellent follow-through, and persistence.

 

This is a 20-hour per week term position at $20/hour that may be renewed based on the needs of the College and recruitment results. The Admissions Partnership Coordinator must have reliable transportation, a reliable cell phone, and a professional space to make phone calls and conduct virtual meetings. Travel may be required to and from partner campuses for meetings. The hours of the position are flexible, but the person must be available to meet during the business hours of partner campuses and PCA&D. 

 

PCA&D is a private, independent college of art and design with just over 250 students. 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, LGBTQIA+ students, and other underrepresented students. PCA&D values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the college community and invites candidates who through their administration and leadership will contribute to our shared commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic art and design community. 

 

Reporting to the Dean of Enrollment, Engagement, and Diversity, the typical duties include:

 

  • Develop new transfer, dual-enrollment, and articulation agreements with identified community colleges, high schools, and career training/trade/technical schools 
  • Foster relationships with new partner campus leadership, teachers, and advisors 
  • Steward relationships with partner campuses and strengthen existing agreements 
  • Follow up consistently with timely response to contacts via email, phone, and through virtual and in person visits 
  • Work collaboratively with other Admissions team members to foster relationships with and represent PCA&D to prospective students, art teachers, guidance counselors, community college faculty, community members, and other interested individuals 
  • Generate genuine interest in PCA&D and make warm-call transfers for both college visits and the application process
  • Coordinate events and receptions that help facilitate these agreements as needed
  • Special projects and other duties as required

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Visual arts or arts education background and familiarity with PCA&D preferred
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work well independently, take initiative, and problem solve with good judgment about when to seek direction
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Collaborative work style in a team-oriented environment, which fosters and maintains strong relationships with campus and external partners 
  • 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 
  • 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 media management; and comfort with managing applications through CRM system (e.g., Slate); experience with Slate is preferred
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are required; reliable access to a vehicle is also required

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to jobs@pcad.edu with the subject line Admissions Partnership Coordinator. Review of applications will begin immediately. 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.