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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Director of Exhibitions

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is a private, independent college of art and design with more than 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 administration and leadership, will contribute to our shared commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic art and design community.  

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design invites applications for the Director of Exhibitions position.   The next Director of Exhibitions will advance the College’s work to contemporize exhibition practices, build academic and exhibition opportunities for current students and alumni, work pan-institutionally and with community partners to advance the College’s mission and Strategic Plan initiatives, and support student learning and career development through exhibition and curatorial projects .  

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for managing, developing, planning, and implementing exhibitions on campus, in the community, and that are embedded in academic programs.  The Director of Exhibitions reports to the Provost and supports other divisions as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages all aspects of campus gallery spaces
  • Responsible for developing exhibition plans in consultation with the Provost and President.  Works also with senior staff, faculty, and at times the community, to develop an integrated exhibitions plan calendar.  Curates, installs, and promotes exhibitions accordingly. 
  • Develops co-curricular learning opportunities for students through collaboration with faculty and staff, connecting formal and informal exhibitions with the curriculum 
  • Is campus leader in coordinating the annual Senior Show and Gallery Exhibit, engaging students and faculty to develop a curatorial plan for the annual exhibit; is responsible for planning and installation of all work
  • Recruits, trains, and manages student staff
  • Handles all exhibition arrangements including shipping and/or pick-up of artwork,  insurance, signage, installation, return of artwork, etc 
  • Plans and arranges for staffing of all exhibition and gallery openings in accordance with institutional policies 
  • Works with the Director of Strategic Communications for releases, branding, publications, marketing, and other public relations related artifacts and processes
  • Works with all other appropriate offices to ensure gallery-space maintenance and security
  • Develops and manages the budget 
  • Monitors gallery usage and maintains the “Count Log” 
  • Works with academic chairs to coordinate guest speaker events 
  • Researches and develops community engagement strategies at an institutional level
  • Supports the Director of Development with appropriate development, donor, and board  events 
  • Other responsibilities as requested 

SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide the College and the President with support on special projects in attaining  strategic goals and establishing new and larger networks/partnerships 
  • Provide a supportive function to other areas of the College such as Public Relations,  Development, and Marketing, that would enhance the institutional goals for these areas
  • Focus, cultivate, and develop relationships within the local community to increase the  visibility and participation of the college in regional/city initiatives and planning
  • Accelerate progress in these vital initiatives at the College 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three (3) professional references to jobs@pcad.edu with the position title written in the subject line: Director of Exhibitions Position Application. In the cover letter, include a statement of vision that provides evidence of the candidate’s experience with the duties and possession of the competencies outlined in the position description.  The letter must demonstrate understanding of a small college environment and provide evidence of the candidate’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications must be submitted by June 21, 2021 for full consideration. 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.

Area Coordinator for Student Housing (Live In Position) 

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

PCA&D is a private, independent college of art and design with more than 250 students. The College is distinguished by its interactive classes, deeply focused one-on-one attention to students, and the strong and exceptional engagement of faculty.  PCA&D has an embedded culture of creative exploration and interdisciplinary learning opportunities within its core mission. 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 professional leadership will contribute to our shared commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic art and design community. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Adding to the framework of learning and support beyond the classroom, PCA&D offers Sponsored Housing throughout Lancaster City for more than 90 full-time students. The Area Coordinator for Housing will oversee all functions of Sponsored Housing and serve in a live-in capacity offering rapid crisis management and response, theory-driven co-curricular programming, and community development. 

The Area Coordinator will report to the Director of Student Life and serve as a key member of the Student Life team. The Area Coordinator’s principal duties include supervision of student staff members, housing placement and assignments management, student development programming, and informal student counseling. They serve on-call duty coverage and liaise with PCA&D’s Building Maintenance Coordinator for all facility and maintenance concerns. The Area Coordinator will also serve on the Retention Committee along with the Student Affairs and Academic Standing Committees.

The Area Coordinator will be provided a furnished apartment as part of the compensation package and office space on campus. The salary is commensurate with experience. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred

Experience: Progressive knowledge and experience working with college students in leadership, housing, learning development, event planning, and crisis management. Working with diverse groups, as well as the demonstrated ability to promote equity and inclusion has significant value. Art College and/or experience working at a small college is desirable. Appreciation for students’ work and the creative process is also desirable.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Communicate effectively to all groups through both oral and written channels
  • Decisiveness, sound judgment, flexibility, and clear thinking in situations requiring immediate attention
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Proficient in using Google Suite, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in using Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Demonstrate tact, a positive attitude, and courtesy and discretion in dealing with faculty, staff, students, high-level college officials, and the public
  • Work independently as well as function effectively in a team and within a diverse group of people
  • Experience working with students in leadership roles
  • Exercise independent judgment in complex and new situations
  • Manage multiple, concurrent projects and meet strict deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and willing to work in a changing environment
  • Knowledge of and competence in Title IX, Clery, and FERPA guidelines

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Community Development

  • Provide students with safe, inclusive, and welcoming communities that support academic learning, personal growth, and leadership development
  • Create an environment in which students are encouraged to be engaged in the college community and surrounding Lancaster City community
  • Work closely with the CAs in the development of programs and activities that promote a dynamic living-learning environment in PCA&D housing
  • Responsibly manage a budget for programming needs, marketing and promotions, and facility maintenance

Supervision

  • Recruit, select, train, and evaluate 3 Community Assistants (student leaders)
  • Meet regularly with CAs for continued training and staff development.
  • Assess student needs and assist CAs and Student Life staff in identifying creative ways of meeting those needs.

Student Conduct and Crisis Management

  • Respond to students in crisis, referring to PCA&D Counselors and other professionals, when appropriate
  • Promote the safety and security of residents, specifically by enforcing college policies and educating around these topics
  • Respond to emergency situations by implementing appropriate procedures and follow-ups to ensure students are receiving adequate support 
  • Serve as a primary member of the on-call staff support
  • Manage roommate conflicts and mediate intentional roommate discourse, referring difficult cases to supervisor

Administration

  • Work with Director of Student Life in attending to administrative details, i.e., maintenance of housing records as well as Move-in, Move-out, Open Houses, etc.
  • Maintain regular office hours for walk-in or scheduled appointments with students
  • Serve on departmental and institutional committee(s) as assigned
  • Maintain accurate occupancy reports, track maintenance tickets, and manage student information and data 
  • Liaise with PCA&D’s Building Maintenance Coordinator for all facility and maintenance concerns.

General Student Life Responsibilities

  • Assist with the implementation of PCA&D sponsored retention efforts
  • Serve a key role in the College Transition and Orientation programs
  • Oversee assessment of housing communities and student living-learning experience
  • Other duties as assigned to further the Student Life major strategic initiatives

 

WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

The Area Coordinator will have designated office space on campus, but may conduct PCA&D functions from their apartment and/or housing community if necessary. Time spent on campus and in the housing communities must be managed appropriately and with supervisor’s approval. Given the live-in capacity and on-call responsibilities, candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and use of personal vehicle for rapid crisis response and support to all housing communities in the city. This position also requires use of a personal cell phone for out-of-office communications. Position may also require sitting for extended periods of time, regular use of computer, receiving/answering phone calls, and flexible hours for nights and weekend commitments.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to hr@pcad.edu with the position title noted in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This position requires successful completion and acceptable results of a background check and child abuse clearances. 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.

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is seeking a full-time faculty member to join the Foundation department. The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide professional-level teaching and instruction to prepare students for success in their intended major. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in teaching foundation-level studio art courses and possess skills and experience in the fields of Illustration, Animation, or Game Art.

The Foundation department is the bedrock for all students at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Foundation courses teach and strengthen student applied experience in the fundamentals of art-making, while readying students to pursue a specialization in all media. The program focuses on skills, techniques, historical context, and critical thinking competencies that are essential to the success of artists and designers at every stage of a creative professional artist’s career. The Department values instructors who are energetic and passionate about teaching and who are also dedicated to maintaining their own creative practice.  Exceptional candidates are highly engaged in the community, have professional industry experience, possess expertise in both traditional and digital media, and have a demonstrated record of experience in mentoring, teaching, and/or providing support for historically underrepresented and underserved communities. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach 18 contact hours a semester that may include 2D Design, Digital Imaging, and Drawing and to mentor students outside of the classroom and studio. Additional responsibilities include advising students, participating in student reviews, collaborating with other college departments and community partners, providing assistance in curriculum planning, academic assessment, event coordination, and serving on college committees.

The position begins August 2, 2021 and reports to the Chair of Foundation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters degree or equivalent professional experience required
  • College-level teaching experience preferred
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Expertise in both traditional and digital media
  • Outstanding communication and effective motivation skills targeted to a diverse group of students, colleagues, and community members
  • A team player committed to building and maintaining a professional environment for peers and students
  • Desire to work collaboratively towards the development of shared projects and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated understanding of assessment practices
  • Demonstrated support for a student-centered learning environment 

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position. Statements must include detailed descriptions of skills and expertise obtained through five or more years of professional experience and explain how those acquired skills and knowledge prepare the candidate for effective teaching, academic assessment, and student-centered teaching approaches.  

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Cover letter summarizes industry and educational experience, documents experience with underrepresented and underserved communities, and includes a description of how studio classes can advance diversity, equity, and inclusion for both students and the larger campus community
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  3. Link to applicant’s professional website
  4. Contact information (email address, phone numbers) for three professional references
  5. One pdf file of 10-15 annotated student/mentored works
  6. Teaching materials including a sample syllabus, assignment sheet, and rubric

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 administration and leadership, will contribute to our shared commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic art and design community.  

Application materials, along with any questions, should be submitted to foundationsearch@pcad.edu  

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications must be submitted by June 25, 2021 for full consideration. 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, LGBTQIA+, 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

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to jobs@pcad.edu with the position title written in the subject line.

 

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.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to jobs@pcad.edu with the position title written in the subject line.

 

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.

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design prohibits discrimination against and harassment on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, family or marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other protected class in any aspects of its employment process, admissions process, and programs and activities. Pennsylvania College of Art & Design prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Policies & Nondiscrimination Guidelines, City of Lancaster General Legislation Chapter 125/Ord. No. 10-2001, and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.