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Working at PCA&D

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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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Overview

PCA&D is a private, independent college of art and design with just over 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. 

The Executive Director will report directly to the Vice President for Strategy and Development and will serve as a member of the Executive Cabinet. The Executive Director will be accountable to the Vice President for Strategy and Development and have the leadership and support of the Alumni and Parent Councils of the College. The Executive Director will work effectively and professionally with all members of the College, key internal and external stakeholders, and programmatic partners within the community of Lancaster and the region.

The successful candidate is a strategic, skilled leader with demonstrated experience in successful, long-term relationship building with key stakeholders as well as external and internal campus community members. The candidate is a collaborative and highly effective communicator who can articulate the values and benefits of an experience-enhanced fine art and design education in a small college setting. The candidate will develop and assure the successful implementation of the annual fund and marquis fundraising events, and will assist in the conceptualization, orchestration, and execution of a comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Summary

Reporting to the Vice President will manage and build the Development department programs, and bases of philanthropic engagement while serving as a key member of the College’s senior leadership team. The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Trustees, serving as the staff liaison to the Board’s External Relations Committee. They will also work in close collaboration with the Vice President for Strategic Communications and the President’s senior team. As the College’s lead fundraiser, the ideal candidate is highly organized, entrepreneurial, a team builder, and mentor who can lead, direct, define, manage, and ensure the successful achievement of performance goals.

 

The ideal candidate will be both a strong advocate for philanthropic support of the College both on and off campus, and also a skilled administrator capable of managing a small development operation.  They will provide strategic leadership and active support for the College’s development efforts; they will be both a development strategist and executor of administrative duties. 

In collaboration with the PCA&D leadership team and key stakeholders, the Executive Director will have hands-on, and primary responsibility for all fundraising success including individual, corporate, and foundation fundraising, grants, and donor stewardship. They will manage and cultivate key institutional relationships, engage alumni and parents, and implement annual and special campaigns. The ideal candidate will be collaborative and engaging among all PCA&D’s constituencies, including the Lancaster community, the region, and beyond.

The Executive Director will provide oversight of policies and procedures applicable to institutional development and recommend changes as appropriate, and they will further the culture of philanthropy on campus. They will possess the management and leadership acumen to leverage the College’s existing capacity, strengthen performance, and effectively manage and build an effective operation while maintaining best practices, camaraderie, shared accountability, and clearly defined goals.

 

Core Responsibilities

  • Build and provide hands-on leadership and management to the College’s Development program consisting of individual, corporate, and foundation giving, bequests, the annual fund, grants, and special fundraising events.
  • Identify and cultivate potential major donors, both corporate and individual, and work with the Trustees and   President to identify appropriate individuals to assist with the cultivation, strategy development, solicitation, and stewardship of all donors.
  • Maintain all donor records, ensure systems are accurate, and develop/create proactive stewardship structures.
  • Track and record activities as they relate to assigned prospects using donor database and report results regularly to the President.
  • Where appropriate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with Trustees of the College and members of the   college and local community
  • Become an active and visible member of the business, arts, creative, and philanthropic communities. Identify and establish strong relationships with existing donors and cultivate new potential donors.
  • Identify well-respected individuals for introduction to the Board of Trustees, recipients for institutional honors/awards, and potential members of both the Alumni and Parent Councils.
  • Collaborate with key members of the staff on the identification, drafting, and writing of grants and award applications for the College.
  • Staff the Board of Trustees’ External Relations Committee.
  • Provide leadership staff support to the Alumni and Parent Councils, growing each Council to its full potential as an advocacy and philanthropic force for the College.
  • Lead and support key members of the staff in all fundraising and stewardship events for the College.

 

Key Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with 5-7 years of relevant experience in advancement, fundraising, development, or related work. Significant successes in small development offices preferred.
  • Possess highly developed and keen strategic writing, proofreading, and editing skills as well as excellent skills in utilizing databases.
  • Understand and appreciate the value of an art and design education and the roles creatives offer society. Understand, appreciate, and thrive within the dynamics of a small college experience.
  • Deep and broad professional knowledge of current best practices and compliance across all components of advancement work.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use contemporary fundraising techniques, including the use of social media, in the stewardship and solicitation of donors.
  • Ability to represent the College with integrity and professionalism.  Goal-oriented, self-motivated, and energetic.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of the role of alumni, parents, and community in the success of the College.
  • Commitment to demonstrate integrity and excellent judgment in all constituent relationships.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

Working Conditions

  • The employee will work in a well-lighted, ventilated, office/academic environment.
  •  Position requires seeing, hearing, speaking, grasping, sitting, standing, walking and ability to drive.
  •  Must navigate stairs, elevators, and a variety of office locations.
  • May require visiting off-site locations to meet with donors and/or organizations. 
  • May require working flexible hours including nights and weekends.
  • Travel may be required on occasion.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is an exempt, full-time position, based on our Lancaster, PA campus.  PCA&D offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, Life insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability, and a 403(b) retirement plan plus match after qualifying period.

For consideration, please submit the following to HR@pcad.edu:  

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 3 professional references. (References will only be contacted after consultation with final candidates.)

Include “Executive Director of Development” in the subject line of the email.

Communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.  Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) and gender non-binary persons to apply.

 

Overview

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Design Thinking and Department Chairperson faculty position to establish the newly developed Design Thinking program. Created in AY 22-23 and launched in AY 23-24, the Design Thinking Bachelor of Art major program is an interdisciplinary studio-based degree that provides students with a broad and rigorous range of studio practices. With a foundation in design thinking through Design Thinking seminars, Foundation year of study, Liberal Arts Distribution courses, and 21 credit hours in two different studio areas, the program prepares students to become strategic leaders and design thinkers in arts and arts adjacent industries. 

 

The successful applicant will demonstrate expertise in teaching Design Thinking and Design Research courses, the ability to teach both traditional and digital modalities, and a commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students. 

Exceptional candidates are highly engaged in the community, have professional industry experience, possess skills in design thinking and innovation. They will bring experience and demonstrate a record of commitment to mentoring, teaching, and providing support for historically underrepresented and underserved communities.

 

The Design Thinking department is committed to inclusivity, diversity, equity, and excellence in education. Our department values instructors who are energetic and passionate about teaching and who are also dedicated to maintaining their own design research and innovation. 

Our faculty support students to explore their artistic visions while teaching them the fundamental skills of art making, and preparing students to pursue specialization in all majors that PCA&D offers. In addition to teaching 18 studio credit hours per year, PCA&D faculty participate in assessment, program review, perform service in the faculty governance system, participate in admissions and recruitment activities, and offer advising and mentorship to students.

Required Qualifications

  • MS in Design Thinking, Research, or Innovation 
  • Evidence of College level teaching experience with a history of success in working with students of diverse backgrounds and interests
  • Evidence of academic, applied, or educational research in design thinking and research
  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to a positive work environment
  • Desire to work collaboratively towards the development of shared projects and initiatives 
  • Effective motivation skills targeted to a diverse group of students, colleagues, and community members
  • Desire to work collaboratively towards the development of shared projects and initiatives
  • Commitment to support for a student-centered learning environment 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred Ph.D. in Design Thinking, Research, or Innovation
  • Demonstrated proficiency in design practices for social research and impact assessment
  • Understanding of assessment practices 

 

Responsibilities

  • Teach Design thinking students with a teaching load of 18 credit hours, or 3, 3 credit hour courses per semester 
  • Advise and mentor students within the department
  • Assist in course development, implementation, and assessment of curriculum 
  • Attend and help facilitate department meetings 
  • Maintain office hours for student support and drop-ins

 

Application Materials and Deadlines

  • Cover Letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Unofficial Transcripts 
  • Link to applicant’s professional webpage 
  • Teaching Philosophy and relevant materials such as a sample syllabus, assignment, and rubric 
  • One-page statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion as it directly relates to your teaching, research, contributions, and/or mentoring 
  • Sample of professional research and work in design thinking
  • Samples of Student Work 
  • Name and contact information for 3 professional references, including one supervisor.
  • Send application materials to designthinking@pcad.edu.
  • Applications received by May 15, 2024 will be given priority. Open until filled.

 

This is an exempt, full-time position, based on our Lancaster, PA, campus. PCA&D offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, Life insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability, and a 403(b) retirement plan plus match after qualifying period. 

PCA&D 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. 

 

PCA&D is a 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, 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. https://pcad.edu/ 




Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) seeks an experienced and accomplished full-time faculty member to join the Live Experience Design & Production (LiveX) department to teach courses in lighting and/or media design and technology. This position is contingent upon funding. 

(Note: To clarify because of multiple industry terms and definitions, “media” refers to any visuals on display in front of an audience or camera, including live concert screen content design, multi-screen installation, multi-camera broadcast screens production, theatrical projection and video design, virtual production, broadcast AR, real-time content creation, immersive installation, and related creative technologies.) 

PCA&D’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in LiveX combines interdisciplinary professional education in art and design with advanced study in live event and experience design, production, and technology. As a professional degree, this degree ensures students obtain practical and professional knowledge in their field of study. More than half of the degree is dedicated to the major program, and major courses are offered through a transformative, collaborative partnership with the Academy of Live Technology at Rock Lititz (ALT at Rock Lititz), which embeds student learning within the live events industry and facilitates hands-on, project-based learning using industry-leading technology and facilities. Students study art and design at PCA&D’s Lancaster City campus and pursue advanced entertainment industry coursework at ALT at Rock Lititz’s educational facilities in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

PCA&D faculty are highly engaged and student-centered educators as well as active creative practitioners and industry professionals. The College values the faculty’s professional/industry experience and connections that can be leveraged to enhance curriculum and expand students’ career development through guest artist/lecture programs, industry engagement on campus and in the classroom, and other co-curricular activities. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in developing and teaching college-level courses, conducting course and program-level assessments of student learning, and facilitating student access to career pathways through their industry networks and connections. They will have experience and expertise in one or more of the areas of lighting/media design, lighting console programming/media server programming, CADD drafting, previsualization software, client pitching, lighting/media system design, lighting/media technology, and current hardware, content creation (realtime, reactive and pre-rendered) and screens producing for the live event industry. They will also be able to design a thorough and sequenced curriculum that covers multiple areas of lighting and/or media design and technology while leveraging industry connections to fill curricular needs outside the candidate’s area of expertise. The PCA&D/ALT at Rock Lititz definition of “live event industry” live event industry includes concerts and concert touring, special events, award shows, large-scale corporate events, virtual production, themed entertainment, sporting events, art or advertising installations and immersive experiences, and performing arts events including theater, dance, and opera. 

Responsibilities 

Faculty duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach 18 credit hours per academic year, including the program’s lighting design and production sequence and other program courses as needed
  • Student engagement and success support, which may include mentoring students, coordinating internships, industry experience, and developing co-curricular activities
  • Support the department chair and the College deans’ collaboration with the ALT program director and staff in both LiveX program operations and strategy, including curriculum development and assessment, industry engagement for student opportunities, industry engagement for guest/visiting artist and expert cultivation, and facilities use
  • Engaging in academic assessment
  • Contributing to student reviews
  • Collaborating with Admissions to recruit prospective students and review their portfolios
  • Participating in shared governance, which includes attending department meetings and engaging in departmental work, participating in Committee of the Whole, providing service on College committees, and collaborating with other college divisions in fulfillment of faculty duties
  • Contributing to and/or participating in College events and co-curricular activities appropriate to the position, including Commencement, Senior Show, Orientation, Colloquium, Gallery events, Admissions events and department events

Minimum Qualifications 

Candidates should hold a terminal degree in lighting and/or media design and/or technology. Equivalent professional experience may be considered. Candidates should have both collegiate teaching experience and professional experience in lighting and/or media design and/or related technologies. Candidates should have well-established connections and networks in the entertainment industry.

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications 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 Materials and Deadline

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial transcripts
  4. Link to applicant’s professional website
  5. Contact information for (email address, phone numbers) for three professional references
  6. Teaching Philosophy and relevant materials such as a sample syllabus, assignment, and rubric
  7. Samples of student work
  8. A one-page statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion as it directly relates to your teaching, research, contributions, and/or mentoring
  9. Evidence or statement of teaching effectiveness

The application deadline has been extended; for full consideration please apply by February 1, 2024. Materials should be submitted via email to lex@pcad.edu

 About PCA&D

This is an exempt, full-time position, based on our Lancaster, PA, campus. PCA&D offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, Life insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability, and a 403(b) retirement plan plus match after the qualifying period. The position is also eligible for paid vacation/personal time and paid holidays.

PCA&D 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. 

PCA&D is a 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, 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. pcad.edu 

About The Academy of Live Technology

The Academy of Live Technology is a UK-based institution of higher education and offers specialist degrees for the live events industry at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the United Kingdom. The ALT at Rock Lititz is their US-based operation that provides PCA&D students experience with hands-on practice and access to the ALT’s close partnerships with professionals and industry. academyoflivetechnology.co.uk

About Rock Lititz

Rock Lititz is a one-of-a-kind production community located in Lititz, PA. They support innovative creativity within the live event industry, offering design, engineering, and manufacturing resources and services for rehearsals and beyond. The campus houses many live event companies including Clair Global, TAIT, 4Wall, and many more. rocklititz.com

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) seeks an experienced and accomplished full-time faculty member to join the Live Experience Design & Production (LiveX) department to teach courses in scenic/staging design and technology. This position is contingent upon funding.

PCA&D’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in LiveX combines interdisciplinary professional education in art and design with advanced study in live event and experience design, production, and technology. As a professional degree, the BFA ensures students obtain practical and professional knowledge in their field of study. More than half of the degree is dedicated to the major program, and major courses are offered through a transformative, collaborative partnership with the Academy of Live Technology at Rock Lititz (ALT at Rock Lititz), which embeds student learning within the live events industry and facilitates hands-on, project-based learning using industry-leading technology and facilities. Students study art and design at PCA&D’s Lancaster City campus and pursue advanced entertainment industry coursework at ALT at Rock Lititz’s educational facilities in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

PCA&D faculty are highly engaged and student-centered educators as well as active creative practitioners and industry professionals. The College values the faculty’s professional/industry experience and connections that can be leveraged to enhance curriculum and expand students’ career development through guest artist/lecture programs, industry engagement on campus and in the classroom, and other co-curricular activities. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in developing and teaching college-level courses, conducting course and program-level assessments of student learning, and facilitating student access to career pathways through their industry networks and connections. They will have experience and expertise in one or more of the areas of scenic design, construction, automation, staging and rigging, and production technology for the live event industry. They will be able to design a thorough and sequenced curriculum that covers multiple areas of scenic/staging design and technology while leveraging industry connections to fill curricular needs outside the candidate’s area of expertise. The PCA&D/ALT at Rock Lititz definition of “live event industry” includes concerts and concert touring, special events, award shows, large-scale corporate events, virtual production, themed entertainment, sporting events, art or advertising installations and immersive experiences, and performing arts events including theater, dance, and opera. 

Responsibilities 

Faculty duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach 18 credit hours per academic year, including the program’s staging sequence and other program courses as needed
  • Student engagement and success support, which may include mentoring students, coordinating internships, industry experience, and developing co-curricular activities
  • Support the department chair and the College deans’ collaboration with the ALT program director and staff in both LiveX program operations and strategy, including curriculum development and assessment, industry engagement for student opportunities, industry engagement for guest/visiting artist and expert cultivation, and facilities use
  • Engaging in academic assessment
  • Contributing to student reviews
  • Collaborating with Admissions to recruit prospective students and review their portfolios
  • Participating in shared governance, which includes attending department meetings and engaging in departmental work, participating in Committee of the Whole, providing service on College committees, and collaborating with other college divisions in fulfillment of faculty duties
  • Contributing to and/or participating in College events and co-curricular activities appropriate to the position, including Commencement, Senior Show, Orientation, Colloquium, Gallery events, Admissions events and department events

Minimum Qualifications 

Candidates should hold a terminal degree in scenic/staging design and/or technology. Equivalent professional experience may be considered. Candidates should have both collegiate teaching experience and professional experience in scenic/staging design and technology. Candidates should have well-established connections and networks in the entertainment industry.

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications 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 Materials and Deadline

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial transcripts
  4. Link to applicant’s professional website
  5. Contact information for (email address, phone numbers) for three professional references
  6. Teaching Philosophy and relevant materials such as a sample syllabus, assignment, and rubric
  7. Samples of student work
  8. A one-page statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion as it directly relates to your teaching, research, contributions, and/or mentoring
  9. Evidence or statement of teaching effectiveness

The application deadline has been extended; for full consideration please apply by February 1, 2024. Materials should be submitted via email to lex@pcad.edu

About PCA&D

This is an exempt, full-time position, based on our Lancaster, PA, campus. PCA&D offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, Life insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability, and a 403(b) retirement plan plus match after qualifying period. The position is also eligible for paid vacation/personal time and paid holidays.

PCA&D 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. 

PCA&D is a 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, 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. pcad.edu 

 About The Academy of Live Technology

The Academy of Live Technology is a UK-based institution of higher education and offers specialist degrees for the live events industry at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the United Kingdom. The ALT at Rock Lititz is their US-based operations that provides PCA&D students experience with hands-on practice and access to the ALT’s close partnerships with professionals and industry. academyoflivetechnology.co.uk

About Rock Lititz

Rock Lititz is a one-of-a-kind production community located in Lititz, PA. They support innovative creativity within the live event industry, offering design, engineers, and manufacturing resources and services for rehearsals and beyond. The campus houses many live event companies including Clair Global, TAIT, 4Wall, and many more. rocklititz.com

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) seeks an experienced and accomplished full-time faculty member to join the Live Experience Design & Production (LiveX) department to teach courses in sound design, engineering, and technology. This position is contingent upon funding. 

PCA&D’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in LiveX combines interdisciplinary professional education in art and design with advanced study in live event and experience design, production, and technology. As a professional degree, this BFA ensures students obtain practical and professional knowledge in their field of study. More than half of the degree is dedicated to the major program, and major courses are offered through a transformative, collaborative partnership with the Academy of Live Technology at Rock Lititz (ALT at Rock Lititz), which embeds student learning within the live events industry and facilitates hands-on, project-based learning using industry-leading technology and facilities. Students study art and design at PCA&D’s Lancaster City campus and pursue advanced entertainment industry coursework at ALT at Rock Lititz’s educational facilities in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

PCA&D faculty are highly engaged and student-centered educators as well as active creative practitioners and industry professionals. The College values the faculty’s professional/industry experience and connections that can be leveraged to enhance curriculum and expand students’ career development through guest artist/lecture programs, industry engagement on campus and in the classroom, and other co-curricular activities. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in developing and teaching college-level courses, conducting course and program-level assessments of student learning, and facilitating student access to career pathways through their industry networks and connections. They will have experience and expertise in one or more of the areas of sound design, sound technology, FOH and monitor audio engineering, RF systems design and coordination, studio mixing, spatial audio, audio tracking systems, and sound system design for the live event industry. They will also be able to design a thorough and sequenced curriculum that covers multiple areas of sound design, audio engineering, and sound technology while leveraging industry connections to fill curricular needs outside the candidate’s area of expertise. The PCA&D/ALT at Rock Lititz definition of “live event industry” live event industry includes concerts and concert touring, special events, award shows, large-scale corporate events, virtual production, themed entertainment, sporting events, art or advertising installations and immersive experiences, and performing arts events including theater, dance, and opera. 

Responsibilities 

Faculty duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach 18 credit hours per academic year, including the program’s sound design and production sequence and other program courses as needed
  • Student engagement and success support, which may include mentoring students, coordinating internships, industry experience, and developing co-curricular activities
  • Support the department chair and the College deans’ collaboration with the ALT program director and staff in both LiveX program operations and strategy, including curriculum development and assessment, industry engagement for student opportunities, industry engagement for guest/visiting artist and expert cultivation, and facilities use
  • Engaging in academic assessment
  • Contributing to student reviews
  • Collaborating with Admissions to recruit prospective students and review their portfolios
  • Participating in shared governance, which includes attending department meetings and engaging in departmental work, participating in Committee of the Whole, providing service on College committees, and collaborating with other college divisions in fulfillment of faculty duties
  • Contributing to and/or participating in College events and co-curricular activities appropriate to the position, including Commencement, Senior Show, Orientation, Colloquium, Gallery events, Admissions events and department events

Minimum Qualifications 

Candidates should hold a terminal degree in sound design, engineering, and/or technology. Equivalent professional experience may be considered. Candidates should have both collegiate teaching experience and professional experience in sound design, engineering, and/or technology. Candidates should have well-established connections and networks in the entertainment industry.

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications 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 Materials and Deadline

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial transcripts
  4. Link to applicant’s professional website
  5. Contact information for (email address, phone numbers) for three professional references
  6. Teaching Philosophy and relevant materials such as a sample syllabus, assignment, and rubric
  7. Samples of student work
  8. A one-page statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion as it directly relates to your teaching, research, contributions, and/or mentoring
  9. Evidence or statement of teaching effectiveness

The application deadline has been extended; for full consideration please apply by February 1, 2024. Materials should be submitted via email to lex@pcad.edu

About PCA&D

This is an exempt, full-time position, based on our Lancaster, PA, campus. PCA&D offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, Life insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability, and a 403(b) retirement plan plus match after the qualifying period. The position is also eligible for paid vacation/personal time and paid holidays.

PCA&D 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. 

PCA&D is a 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, 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. pcad.edu 

 About The Academy of Live Technology

The Academy of Live Technology is a UK-based institution of higher education and offers specialist degrees for the live events industry at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the United Kingdom. The ALT at Rock Lititz is their US-based operations that provides PCA&D students experience with hands-on practice and access to the ALT’s close partnerships with professionals and industry. academyoflivetechnology.co.uk

 About Rock Lititz

Rock Lititz is a one-of-a-kind production community located in Lititz, PA. They support innovative creativity within the live event industry, offering design, engineering, and manufacturing resources and services for rehearsals and beyond. The campus houses many live event companies including Clair Global, TAIT, 4Wall, and many more. rocklititz.com

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 Animation & Game Art, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Live Experience Design & Production, and Photography & Video. 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:

  • Bachelors degree (Masters 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 organizations.
  • 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 Center for Exploration at PCA&D is always looking to expand our educational offerings and introduce new ideas and skills to our students and community. 

We invite artists and creatives to submit resumes and propose classes and/or workshops in areas such as drawing, painting, creative writing, printmaking, video, professional writing, photography, animation, social media and digital marketing, graphic design, web design, and more. We are interested in instructors with extensive professional experience and advanced degrees as well as creatives who have taken non-traditional paths in their practice. 

Interested in joining us? Please complete this form.

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.

Director of Residential Life and Housing

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design offers housing partnerships throughout Lancaster City, which adds to the framework of learning and support beyond the classroom. The Director of Residential Life and Housing oversees all functions of PCA&D-sponsored housing, programs, and services, and is a live-in employee overseeing crisis management and response, co-curricular residential programming, and community development.
The Director of Residential Life and Housing reports to the Dean of Student Affairs and serves as a key member of the Student Affairs team. Principal duties will include supervision of Community Assistants, coordination of housing placement and assignments, oversight of student development programming, and participation in student advising and mediation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure students’ growth and success in affirming communities that support academic learning, personal growth, and leadership development.
Recruit, hire, and supervise Community Assistants and oversee their 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.
Assess student needs and assist all Student Affairs team members in identifying creative ways of meeting those needs.
Oversee Student Conduct and Crisis Management situations.
Respond to students in crisis, collaborating with the Dean of Student Affairs and counseling staff.
Promote the safety and security of residential students, specifically by upholding college and residential policies.
Oversee student emergency response by implementing appropriate procedures and follow-ups to ensure students are receiving adequate support.
Responsible for providing guidance and support to on-call staff when needed.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Master’s Degree required and Student Affairs experience or degree strongly preferred.
Minimum of one to three years experience working with college students in housing, programming, learning development, professional practices, and/or crisis management. Experience working at a small college is a plus.
Communicate effectively to all groups through both oral and written channels.
Maintain strict confidentiality of student records and information.
Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Suite.
Demonstrate a positive attitude, courtesy, and discretion in dealing with students, parents, senior college leadership, and colleagues.
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
Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple, concurrent projects, and meet deadlines
Adaptable and willing to work in a changing environment.
Broad knowledge of Title IX, Clery, and FERPA guidelines.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check and ACT 153 clearances.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for crisis response and support to housing communities in the city.
The Department has an on-call schedule and duties may require evening, overnight, and weekend hours.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This is an exempt, full-time position, based on our Lancaster, PA campus. PCA&D offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, Life insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability, and a 403(b) retirement plan plus match after qualifying period.

For consideration, please submit the following to DeanOfStudents@pcad.edu:
Resume/CV
Cover letter
Contact information for 3 professional references. (References will only be contacted after consultation with final candidates.)
Include “Director of Residential Life and Housing” in the subject line of the email.

Communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration. Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer), and gender non-binary persons to apply.

 

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Student Engagement Coordinator

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) is seeking a full-time Student Engagement Coordinator.   PCA&D is a small, private college located in Lancaster, PA with more than 250 BFA students and hundreds of continuing education students who are pursuing art as their life’s work. PCA&D’s learning experience teaches students adaptive thinking techniques and effective making skills that result in a deliberate and influential artistic voice. Students engage with an interactive process of concept, construction, critique, and redesign in an immersive experiential environment. Because visual, verbal, and virtual communication is increasingly valued in a global society, the College’s curriculum emphasizes the relationships among thinking, making, and communicating. The ability to continue to learn and create extends beyond the college experience.

PCA&D values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the college community and encourages employees to contribute to this shared commitment through their administration and professional leadership. 

PCA&D is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD).

SUMMARY

The Student Engagement Coordinator is primarily responsible for the effective and efficient implementation of strategies and programs that enrich the PCA&D co-curricular community.

The Student Engagement Coordinator will support the College’s mission and goals by providing administrative and clerical support along with organizing and coordinating student activities associated with the office of Student Affairs to include providing organizational oversight for the Student Government, student clubs, and the Food Pantry. The ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple tasks, resolve student issues and work well with others is critical to experiencing success in this position.

The Coordinator reports to the Dean of Students and works closely with the Student Affairs team to enrich the College experience and further the PCA&D mission to prepare students for contributions to their areas of passion, their careers, their communities, and their world.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under the direction of the Dean of Students, develop, coordinate, and market student initiatives and activities that will promote high-quality student experiences and holistic well-being.
  • Implement and facilitate educational programs that foster student leadership and align with the college’s mission and goals while remaining within budget.
  • Provide planning and oversight to campus-wide signature student events and programs.
  • Coordinate with facilities, security, IT, and other campus stakeholders for day, evening, and/or weekend events.
  • Serve as the Advisor for the PCA&D Student Council and the liaison between the Student Council and the senior leadership of the College.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and support to all student clubs and organizations in collaboration with the club advisors.
  • Oversee, plan, and implement Student Orientation Programs in collaboration with Admissions and Academic Affairs Divisions.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise all orientation leaders. Partner with Human Resources to onboard student employees.
  • Collaborating with the Dean of Students and counseling staff, respond to students in crisis when needed.
  • Serve as a member of the professional on-call staff support.
  • Coordinate Campus Vending Services and partnerships in conjunction with the Facilities Division.
  • In conjunction with the Dean of Students, provide oversight of the Food Pantry.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Two to five years of responsible experience working with college students in student affairs and activities, leadership housing, or learning development. Experience working at a small college is a plus.
  • Experience with student activities, event planning and coordination.
  • Communicate effectively to all groups through both oral and written channels.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of student records and information.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Suite. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude, courtesy, and discretion in dealing with faculty, staff, students, senior college leadership, and the public.
  • Work independently as well as function effectively in a team and within a diverse group of people.
  • Exercise independent judgment in complex and new situations.
  • Adaptable, flexible, and willing to work in a changing environment.
  • Knowledge of Title IX, Clery Act, and FERPA guidelines.
  • Must consent to, and pass, PA ACT 153 clearances.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for crisis response and support to housing communities in the city.
  • The Department has an on-call schedule and duties may require evening, overnight, and weekend hours.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is an exempt, full-time position, based on our Lancaster, PA campus.  PCA&D offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, Life insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability, and a 403(b) retirement plan plus match after qualifying period.

For consideration, please submit the following to DeanOfStudents@pcad.edu

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 3 professional references. (References will only be contacted after consultation with final candidates.)

Include “Student Engagement Coordinator” in the subject line of the email.

Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) and gender non-binary persons to apply.