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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3D Studio Manager

The Manager provides oversight, maintenance and support for the PNCA teaching, learning and making center: Material Fabrication (3D) Lab. This Lab currently supports four primary materials, wood, plaster, metal and clay, with facilities, tools and technical expertise for course work and independent project for all constituents of the College. The Lab Manager works collaboratively with area Chairs, Leads, faculty and students to envision growth, new fabrication materials and methods, as well as potential research that support contemporary Creative Practice. In consultation with Assistant Dean, Chairs and Leads faculty, and Continuing Education staff, the manager develops short and long range plans, budgets and implementation strategies for resource allocation, materials management and the potential for external partnerships and opportunities that may benefit the institution and student learning. The duties for this Lab includes: instruction in Health and Safety, safe and shared studio practices, training for operation of power and hand tools, basic and advanced techniques in Woodworking, Metal Fabrication, Ceramic and Glass (limited) Fabrication, Plaster Mold-making and Fabrication and other common Sculpture materials. The Lab Manager supervises, trains and schedules Tech positions, Student workstudy, and works collaboratively with faculty and facility staff to insure policies and procedures are published, posted, enforced and practiced to model a safe and productive shared lab culture and environment. Strong communication and supervisory skill are required as well as expertise in one or more fabrication areas and some skills and knowledge of the all Lab areas. Work-hours will be scheduled around curricular needs and class demands and may involve weekend hours or other flexible scheduling.

Posted: Aug 27, 2015

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Admissions Communications Coordinator

PNCA seeks a creative, positive, and goal-oriented person to join our Admissions team. You are passionate about the value of an arts-based education and are able to persuasively share this value through crafting creative communications. You love the challenge of social media, enjoy crafting the perfect email subject line, and can create a postcard about PNCA’s mission that a high-schooler would be excited to receive! You’ll bring a sense of creativity and fun to your work assignments, and to your interactions with the Admissions team.

Posted: Aug 10, 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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Print Administrator

The Print Administrator will manage and oversee print technology at PNCA. This includes inventory management of toners and paper supplied to all desktop and public copiers, as well as asset management of all printers and copiers on campus. Maintain communications regarding copier leases and establish relationships with print vendors. Assess cost effectiveness of printer leases. Explore environmentally conscientious alternatives for print technology and consumables. Manage and maintain PaperCut and print servers. Assist with print support campus-wide with specialization of output from the Xerox 570 printer in the Production Center.

Posted: Aug 04, 2015

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Student Accounts Receivable Clerk

 The Student Accounts Receivable Clerk position is responsible for maintaining Student Accounts Receivables with the highest level of accuracy. The position requires exceptional customer service skills often delivered in intense situations. An ability to balance sensitivity towards students and their families with the fiscal goals of the Student Accounts office is required.

Posted: Jun 23, 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, Statistics and Computer Science. We are also looking for faculty with expertise in various Science disciplines, in Psychology, in Literature and Writing, in Critical Theory, in Cultural Studies, and in World Art History.

Posted: May 27, 2015

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Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer is an executive level manager responsible for all financial matters of the College and its affiliate, the Museum of Contemporary Craft. The CFO will report to and work closely with the President as his/her principal counselor on long range financial planning and strategy; and serves as a member of the senior management team and on the President’s Cabinet. The CFO is a key member of the College’s leadership, contributing to the overall strategy and operations. The CFO will oversee all compliance and recognition for government (federal, state and local) contracts, private grants, covenants and other requirements. S/he must be proactive and able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in a collegial, collaborative and dynamic workplace where creativity lives and works.

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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Part time Faculty - Mathematics

This pool has been established to accept applications for ongoing part time faculty openings in the humanities, the social sciences, natural sciences, and in mathematics that may arise throughout the Academic year. In particular, there will likely be openings for courses in Mathematics in both Spring 2014 and Fall 2015. We are also looking for faculty with expertise in various Science disciplines, in World Art History, and in Literature, Humanities and Social Science.

Posted: Sep 08, 2014

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