Employment at PNCA

PNCA is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and whose mission is to provide an education that prepares students for sustained creative achievement in the fine and design arts and throughout their lives. It seeks to strengthen student’s ability to interpret the conditions and events shaping the world and prepare them to engage that world and its cultures with understanding, enthusiasm, and integrity.

Pacific Northwest College of Art posts employment opportunities on the website as they become available. Please use one of the applications below to apply:

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Presidential Search Prospectus

The Board of Governors of the Pacific Northwest College of Art invites applications for the position of President, with duties commencing by August 1, 2016. The College seeks an accomplished and forward-thinking leader to guide the College through the next phase of its storied evolution.

Posted: Feb 03, 2016

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CE Lead Resident Advisor

The Lead Resident Adviser leads and facilitates the residency experience for high school students in PNCA’s Pre-College Summer Studios. The Lead Resident Adviser is expected to understand, anticipate and respond to the needs of a teenage student population and serve effectively as a counselor and role model in the residency program. The Lead Resident Adviser plans for and cultivates a positive, collaborative and inclusive group experience for all participants. The Lead Resident Advisor has the capacity to resolve conflicts in a productive fashion and to report or refer in timely and professional fashion issues that require support or intervention from other College staff and offices.

Posted: Feb 03, 2016

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CE Resident Advsor

The Resident Adviser leads and facilitates the residency experience for high school students in PNCA’s Pre-College Summer Studios. The Resident Adviser is expected to understand, anticipate and respond to the needs of a teenage student population and serve effectively as a counselor and role model in the residency program. The Resident Adviser plans for and cultivates a positive, collaborative and inclusive group experience for all participants. The Resident advisor has the capacity to resolve conflicts in a productive fashion and to report or refer in timely and professional fashion issues that require support or intervention from other College staff and offices.

Posted: Feb 03, 2016

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CE Pre-College Instructor

The Pre-College instructor teaches Continuing Education courses for ages 14-18. The Youth Program instructor works closely with Continuing Education staff to develop, lead and evaluate teaching and learning activities in Pre-College classrooms. The Instructor relays to teen students information in support of their portfolio development, information and feedback increase of their technical and conceptual skill sets, and information related to working in the field of Art and Design.

Posted: Feb 03, 2016

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Presidential Search Announcement

The Board of Governors of Pacific Northwest College of Art invites applications and nominations for the position of President, with duties commencing by August 1, 2016. The College seeks an accomplished and forward-thinking president to lead the college through the next phase of its storied evolution, engaging the PNCA community in developing and executing on strategic goals to ensure the college’s vibrant future.

Posted: Feb 02, 2016

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LRVS Chair search announcement

The Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is seeking a highly qualified individual to chair and administer the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies Program. This is a national search for a three-year renewable appointment. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to facilitate useful critiques and discussions, and support the widely different methodologies, intentions and conceptual strategies of MFA students. The successful candidate will bring an articulate understanding of modern and contemporary issues in art and design. The candidate will have strong connections to local, national and international creative individuals, practices and organizations, and the ability to maintain an internationally competitive MFA program.

Posted: Jan 11, 2016

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Instructor, Beginning Color Photography

The Photography Department at PNCA invites applications for a one-term appointment to teach a Beginning Color Photography course. This class runs from January, 21st, 2016 until May 12th, 2016 and is taught each Thursday 9am until 3pm.

Posted: Nov 23, 2015

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Animated Arts Adjunct Pool

The Animated Arts Department at PNCA invites applications for an ongoing part time faculty pool. These positions may arise throughout the next several Academic years. Openings are anticipated in stop motion and digital 3D. Also, there will likely be openings for courses in narrative strategies.

Posted: Aug 06, 2015

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Liberal Arts - Part Time Faculty Pool

The Liberal Arts Department at PNCA invites applications for a part time faculty pool. This
adjunct pool has been established to accept applications for ongoing part time faculty openings
in the humanities, the social sciences, natural sciences, literature and writing, and in
mathematics that may arise throughout the next few Academic years. In particular, there will
likely be openings for courses in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science. We are also
looking for faculty with expertise in Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, Latin American/Chicano
Studies, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Critical Theory, Chemistry, Astronomy,
Art History (especially the History of Design, Asian Art, African American Art, Islamic Art), and
Medieval and Ancient Literature.

Posted: May 27, 2015

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Life Model

Life Models support the delivery of curricula, providing students with an opportunity to develop their craft in a professional, controlled environment. Through working with Life Models, students increase their perceptual and hand skills, develop a deeper understanding of anatomy and proportion, and connect to histories of artistic production.

Posted: Mar 03, 2015

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