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.



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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design seeks a full-time Custodian. This position is responsible for cleaning and maintaining classrooms, restrooms, and public spaces. Normal working hours are Monday through Friday 3 pm – 11 pm while classes are in session and 8 am – 4 pm between semesters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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



  • Custodial experience preferred but will train

  • Punctual and reliable

  • Honesty and exceptional work ethic

  • Ability to solve problems independently

  • Must be 18 years of age or older


Physical Demands

  • Continual standing and walking during shift

  • Continual reaching with hands/fingers/arms during shift

  • Occasional climbing, balancing, kneeling, and crouching during shift

  • Ability to lift & carry objects weighing from 25 to 50 pounds


Applications can be found here.  Completed applications should be emailed to Facilities@pcad.edu.

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design seeks a Building Maintenance Coordinator. The Building Maintenance Coordinator will report to the Director of Physical Plant. The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional with maintenance experience and is committed to providing excellent service to the campus community.

With experience, planning, and troubleshooting systems, they will have the ability and willingness to undertake and be responsible for a variety of tasks from maintaining the facility’s preventative maintenance program to collaborating with other departments to ensure goals are met.

As part of a small team, they will be a self-starter, detail-driven, collaborative, flexible, and able to work well in a dynamic fast-paced environment. We seek a quick study, analytical thinker, exhibiting pride in their work, with a connection to and passion for PCA&D’s mission, alignment with our values-driven culture, and inclusive disposition that maintains calm and focus in performing duties under any circumstance.

Essential Duties

  • Maintenance and repair of the College physical plant

    • Ensure the facility’s Preventative Maintenance Program is maintained

    • Ensure that the buildings are maintained in good repair and in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations

    • On-call as needed for plant emergencies

    • Provide relief and/or assistance in other department jobs

  • Facility support for all events

    • Coordinate resources for all College events with the Director of Physical Plant

    • Ensure the facility preparation and set-up for all events

  •  Maintain facility documentation

  • Ensure that all projects are completed within budget limitations

  • Review cost overruns with the Director of Physical Plant as discovered

  • Utilize administrative computing systems for Facilities, Fixed Assets, and Budgeting

  • Student Life/Housing Maintenance Liaison

    • Liaise with Student Life/Housing for any housing needs.

    • Coordinate and perform post move-out and pre move-in inspections.

    • Ensure keys and access cards are assigned.

    • Repair, replace, and install college-owned assets.

    • Liaise with landlords as necessary for building repairs.

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma/GED

  • Minimum of 3 years of job-related experience

  • Valid PA Driver’s license.

  • Preferred qualifications; technical/vocational training in one or more building systems. (electrical, plumbing, hvac, etc.)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and general maintenance repair

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of all information

  • Ability  to adhere to and implement all policies, procedures, and standards

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with the immediate supervisor and colleagues, both written and verbal

  • Professional, discreet, congenial work attitude

  • Attendance at and participation in meetings and training, as required

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references online to: jobs@pcad.edu with BUILDING MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR as the subject line. Position will remain open until filled.


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.


  • 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.