Employment at ArtCenter

Just as biodiversity contributes to healthy ecosystems, a diverse learning environment at ArtCenter College of Design features a wide range of thought, academic disciplines, cultures, identities, socio-economic backgrounds, and creates a robust community.

With this in mind, the College is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment and seeks faculty and staff with varied perspectives, skills, professional practices, and experiences to enrich the learning and teaching experiences of students, colleagues, and others. ArtCenter College of Design seeks individuals who value art, education, diversity, and have an appreciation for design’s potential to students’ success and share in our vision to maintain the high standards for which the College is known.

In addition to our competitive benefit package, which is offered to full-time employees, the College offers an exciting array of activities and programs that employees may participate in, including library privileges, lectures, seminars, gallery exhibitions and other special events. The benefits package provides options for health and dental coverage, retirement plan participation, life and long term disability insurance benefits, tuition remission assistance, and an employee assistance program.

ArtCenter College of Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any questions about the job postings listed here, please contact Human Resources.

626 396-2270

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

Available Job Opportunities

  • Academic Affairs

    Academic Advisor I

    This position will supplement departmental advising by serving as a resource for new students, providing general advising on college requirements, policies & procedures, opportunities for community involvement, and campus resources (regular case load of at least 350 students).

  • Academic Affairs

    Academic Advisor III

    This position will help supplement major advising by serving as a resource for undergraduate students, providing developmental advising and guidance on college requirements, policies & procedures, opportunities for community involvement, and campus resources (case load assignment will be based on need).

  • Center for the Student Experience

    Mental Health Counselor, part-time

    The Mental Health Counselor provides therapeutic support and clinical care essential to the transition, retention, and success of students.

  • Designmatters

    Executive Director, Designmatters

    Reporting to the Provost and building upon the strengths of ArtCenter's art and design curriculum and pedagogy, the Executive Director for Designmatters will provide creative, strategic and academic vision, and leadership for an existing educational department for the College.

  • Development

    Fund Budget Analyst

    Applying best practices informed by the accounting, fundraising, and higher education fields, the Fund Budget Analyst oversees more than 100 new and ongoing restricted funds, such as foundation and government grants, contracts for industry projects/research, corporate sponsorships, or gifts designated for specific purposes by individual donors including annual and endowed scholarships.

  • Educational Media Services

    Equipment Technician

    The Educational Media Equipment Technician is responsible for administrative and technical work involved in the receiving, inspecting and issuing of film, video, photo, lighting and AV equipment, materials and supplies.

  • Educational Partnerships

    Director, Educational Partnerships

    The Director of Educational Partnerships is responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive hands-on engagement programs in alignment with ArtCenter's strategic plan that will generate revenue, position the College as a thought leader in Design Education and create forums for critical dialogue and exchange.

  • Entertainment Design

    Coordinator, Entertainment Design

    The Coordinator provides day-to-day operations and administrative support activities for the department to reach its operational goals.

  • Facilities

    Facilities Mechanic

    Maintain the building systems such as heating, air and ventilation (HVAC), lighting and electrical, plumbing, and landscaping, along with providing setup and manpower support for various departments.

  • Financial Aid

    Assistant Director, Financial Aid (FWS)

    This position is responsible for a number of essential functions at the College. These functions include counseling students and families on the financial aid process, including eligibility, awarding and verification of federal, state, and institutional aid. In addition, this position is responsible for managing the Federal Work Study program, and will assist with Default Management, and other programs as assigned.

  • Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

    part-time Coordinator, HMCT

    This part-time position reports to the Executive Director of HMCT and under supervision of the Associate Director supports day-to-day operational activities for the department.

  • Humanities & Sciences

    Full-time Faculty - History of Technology and Industrial Design

    ArtCenter College of Design is seeking a dynamic full-time faculty member (rank of assistant professor, non-tenure track) to teach History of Technology and Industrial Design.

  • Humanities & Sciences

    Senior Coordinator, Humanities & Sciences

    This position coordinates, oversees, and performs a wide variety of administrative and program support activities.

  • Humanities and Sciences

    Faculty Director of English Language Learning

    ArtCenter College of Design is seeking a full-time EL instructor and faculty director to engage with and oversee our growing English Learner program.

  • Information Technology

    Coordinator, Information Technology

    The Coordinator provides effective administrative support to the department leadership of Information Technology.

  • Model Shop

    Laser Lab Technician - part-time

    Laser Lab Technicians function as both instructor and technician to assist students in acquiring the skill to utilize these laser technologies to build models and art projects.

  • Model Shop

    Tool Crib Worker

    The Tool Crib Worker’s responsibilities involve issuing tools and materials (which may include sheet material and foam blocks weighing up to 100 lbs), and fielding questions from students on materials and procedures while guiding them on the safe use of shop tools.

  • President's Office

    Chief Diversity Officer

    The Chief Diversity Officer will be responsible for advising, developing, partnering, coordinating, administering and/or executing a variety of duties related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

  • Provost Office


    ArtCenter College of Design, a world-renowned school of art and design located in Pasadena, California, seeks an experienced academic leader to serve as its next Provost. Reporting to the President and working in close collaboration with academic leadership, the Provost will have a unique platform to further shape the future of 21st century art and design education with incredibly talented students and faculty, many of whom are notable artists and designers from around the world. The Provost will be joining ArtCenter during an exciting period of growth and physical expansion, and will be a key player in leading institutional change, with a focus on ensuring academic excellence and innovation. The Provost will have the opportunity to impact a highly reputable and nimble institution that is known for professionalism and innovation in art and design education.

  • Provost's Office

    Associate Provost of Online Education

    Reporting to the Provost and building upon the strengths of ArtCenter's art and design curriculum and pedagogy, the Associate Provost will provide creative, strategic and academic vision, leadership, policy development, budget, administration and administrative structure for an emerging online initiative for the College.

  • Provost's Office

    Director of Research

    ArtCenter's Strategic Plan, Create Change, calls for a commitment to transforming art and design education and sets out to build the capacity to achieve its ambitious goals.