Employment Opportunities

The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws in which it operates. Moore does not discriminate based on a person’s race, creed, disability, sexual orientation, age, marital status or any other protected class.

For more information about job listings, please contact Human Resources at hr@moore.edu.

Full-Time Faculty Positions


Continuing Education FACULTY POSITIONS

Current Staff Positions



POSITION: Moore College of Art & Design is seeking to hire a full-time faculty Chair of Liberal Arts. The 3-year full-time appointment starts in August 2015. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and subject to the collective bargaining agreement with Moore Federation of Teachers.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will be an innovative teacher/scholar with a Ph.D. or equivalent experience and professional standing in Art History, Visual/Cultural Anthropology, History or a Humanities/Literature field. Regardless of specialization, candidates must have a strong commitment to a Liberal Arts pedagogy and coherent vision for contemporary modes of multicultural discourse and emergent academic disciplines relevant in an art and design education. The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years college-level teaching experience, preferably with at least three years full-time, teaching at all levels. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate previous experience teaching in college or university environments that have included art and design students and will have experience in developing innovative curriculum. The Chair promotes excellence in teaching, creativity, research and engagement through mentoring, peer reviews and program assessment. Candidates must have a demonstrated active record of professional achievement; promising record of scholarly research; and the potential for critical recognition in an area of scholarly pursuit. Outstanding written and communication skills are a must. Building on the department’s strong history, the Chair will guide innovative curriculum development. Preference will be given to candidates who indicate a developed understanding of teaching strategies that incorporate digital technologies including online teaching, interdisciplinary and emerging learning-based pedagogies. The successful candidate will have evidence of strong leadership and must have demonstrable administrative experience as an academic leader.

DUTIES: Chair responsibilities include oversight of the Art History, Curatorial Studies and Art Education majors, a Creative Writing minor and a Business minor. The full-time faculty Chair teaching load is 6 credits each semester in addition to 3 credits of release time for the departmental administration of Chair duties, office hours and participation in college and administrative work. Chair responsibilities in the summer are necessary to handle traditional duties. Ongoing professional scholarship and participation in college and committee service is required. Chairs are expected to work collaboratively with colleagues, staff and administration and to work strategically across the College to support recruitment, retention, outreach and mission. Chairs are expected to actively participate in BFA Enrollment meetings and to collaborate with Admissions on strategies for stimulating enrollment including but not limited to developing targeted events highlighting departmental strengths and working with Marketing and Communications to provide related content for web, announcements and publications.

COLLEGE & COMMUNITY: Moore College of Art & Design celebrates more than 165 years of educating women for careers in the visual arts as the nation’s first and only women’s visual arts college. Moore’s student-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia’s cultural district. With an enrollment of approximately 500 BFA students, Moore offers 10 BFA majors – Art Education, Art History, Curatorial Studies, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive & Motion Arts Interior Design, and Photography & Digital Arts. All BFA majors have a required paid internship. Moore currently offers 3 graduate programs leading to an MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations, MFA in Interior Design and MFA in Studio Art and is launching two new Graduate programs, an MA in Art & Social Engagement and MFA in Community Practice in the summer 2015. The Galleries at Moore provide a forum of exploring contemporary art and ideas, enriching the artistic and intellectual climate of the college, the Greater Philadelphia community, and beyond. This is accomplished through diverse innovative exhibitions, free education programs and events for all ages that not only highlight the College as a place to meet, learn, challenge and create but also support Moore’s mission of educating students in careers in art and design; and publications offering insights into the work of established and emerging regional, national, and international artists and designers. 

The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws in which it operates. Moore does not discriminate based on a person’s race, creed, disability, sexual orientation, age, marital status or any other protected class.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Review of applications will begin December 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Please send application materials via e-mail with the following materials sent as a PDF:
  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Teaching philosophy and research interests
  • At least three syllabi and selected samples of student work if appropriate
  • Contact information of three professional references
  • Links to any professional or scholarly work can be included via a URL.

All application materials/files should be labeled appropriately. Moore will not accept, evaluate or be responsible for hardcopies or original copies of portfolio materials. Please do not submit additional or original portfolio materials, they will be discarded and not considered part of the application. Portfolios on a CD will not be returned.

*Interviews will be scheduled during the CAA Conference in NYC from February 11-14, 2015. Please indicate in the cover letter if you will be attending this conference.

Submit materials to:
Dona Lantz, Academic Dean
Attention: Jenny Emery, Executive Assistant to the Academic Dean
Moore College of Art and Design
20th Street & the Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1179



BFA Foundation Department Adjunct Faculty Positions:

Visual Thinking, Drawing I &II, Color, Design I & II

Moore College of Art & Design is seeking adjunct faculty members to teach in the BFA Foundation Department in the 2015-2016 academic year. We are seeking candidates with a terminal degree and college-level teaching experience to teach any of the following courses:  

Visual Thinking, Drawing I, Drawing II, Color (includes working knowledge of Photoshop), Design I:  Image & Surface (includes working knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop) and Design II (includes familiarity with the safe handling of woodshop equipment).

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications must be submitted as a PDF:

Please submit the following materials to Lynn Palewicz, Chair of Foundation, lpalewicz@moore.edu

1) CV

2) Brief cover letter

3) 2 references (Names and contact information only)

4) A digital portfolio of Professional work and Student work either via URL or as a PDF

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BFA Post-Baccalaureate Art Education Adjunct Faculty Position:

Moore College of Art & Design has opportunities for an adjunct faculty member to teach in the BFA and Post-Baccalaureate Art Education degree program in the upcoming Autumn 2015 semester.  A Master’s degree in art education or special education is required; a minimum of three years professional teaching experience with PreK-12 students with disabilities is preferred; state teacher certification in PreK-12 visual arts is required; knowledge of both National / PA state standards in visual arts and IDEA regulations is required; evidence of professional activity and scholarship is required; and some college level teaching experience is preferred.

Specific course that is open for the Autumn 2015 semester is listed below:
ED327 Special Populations in Art Education

This course is one on one teaching experience for Moore students to work with special needs students under the supervision of a certified teacher. For 10 weeks, the class time will be split between teaching art to the children and learning teaching methods and accommodations especially for special needs students. In addition, Moore students will learn how to identify various exceptionalities, gain knowledge in applying strategies to accommodate special needs students in their self-contained classroom and as they are mainstreamed. State and Federal laws will be explored.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Applications must be submitted as a PDF

1) Please submit a CV and a brief cover letter
2)  A digital portfolio of Professional work (such as lesson plans or curriculum samples, professional presentations, or teaching artifacts) and PreK-12 student art work either via URL or as a PDF

Please submit materials to:

Amanda Newman-Godfrey, Assistant Professor Art Education

Deadline for application: August 19, 2015

The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws in which it operates. Moore does not discriminate based on a person’s race, creed, disability, sexual orientation, age, marital status or any other protected class.

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Continuing Education FACULTY POSITIONS

The Continuing Education Department’s Adult Programs focuses on seven professional certificate programs offered in four 10-week sessions with various teaching opportunities that arise throughout the year.  On campus courses meet one evening a week and a number of courses are offered online. A bachelor's or master’s degree or equivalent professional background in relevant areas is required. If you are interested in exploring possibilities for teaching with us, please send email with attached resume to Judy Woodworth, Co-Director for Continuing Education (jwoodworth@moore.edu).

Interior Design Studies
The Interior Design Studies Certificate Program requires faculty with general interior design expertise and/or specialized interior design skills in color, lighting, mechanical drafting, and CAD for Drafting.

Fashion Studies
The Fashion Studies: Technical Design Certificate and the Fashion Studies: Apparel Construction Certificate require faculty who have experience with the contemporary fashion environment and/or specialized skills in one of the following areas: sewing, garment construction, flat patternmaking, fashion textiles, Photoshop and Illustrator for fashion, and Lectra.

Fashion Merchandising+Production (Online)
The Fashion Merchandising+Production Certificate Program requires faculty with a background in the contemporary fashion environment, as well as specialized skills in one of the following areas: apparel design principles, fashion textiles, fashion trend and color forecasting, fashion retailing, product development, merchandising planning and control and international retailing.  The College will provide training in teaching an online course.

Motion Graphics (Hybrid/Online)
The Motion Graphics Certificate Program requires faculty with skills in one of the following areas:  color systems and 2D design (online), digital imaging with Photoshop, digital typography (online), digital production standards (online), After Effects, storyboarding for film and animation (online), and 3D motion design.  As noted, some courses will be offered online and the College will provide training in teaching an online course.

Web Design and Digital Media for Print+Web
The Web Design Certificate and the Digital Media for Print+Web Certificate require faculty with skills in general digital design using Abobe Creative Suite basics and/or specialized skills in one of the following: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, WordPress, HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, design for mobile devices, and color pre-press production.

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POSITION: The Continuing Education Department at Moore College of Art & Design has opportunities for part-time instructors with undergraduate degrees, teaching certification and/or equivalent professional experience to teach courses in the following areas: fine arts (two dimensional and three dimensional), photography, fashion, jewelry design, animation and illustration.  Fall and spring courses take place on Saturdays during a 10-week semester.  Summer classes take place during a five-week, week day semester. 

To Apply:  Please submit resume with brief cover letter to:hr@moore.edu or Judy Woodworth, Director for Continuing Education, Moore College of Art and Design, 20th Street and The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Graduate Research Assistant - Part Time 14 hours/week

Reports To: Connelly Library
Expemption Status: Non-Exempt


  • Participate in all aspects of automated circulation.     
  • Resolve patron account issues
  • Supervise work-study students.
  • Assist with acquisitions and collection development.
  • Provide library instruction as needed.
  • Work cooperatively with library staff and other professionals, participating in the revision and creation of policies, procedures, and special projects, including the blending of traditional library activities with digital initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have a MLS from an ALA – accredited school, some library experience and experience with Innovative Integrated Library Systems.  Experience with both PC and Mac operating systems. Must have strong written and oral communication skills, as well as strong planning and project management skills.

To Apply: send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to :

Moore College of Art and Design;
Attn: Director of Human Resources;
20th Street and The Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

or email: hr@moore.edu; fax: 215-568-1773.

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Status: Non-Exempt, FT 12-months; 40 hours per week, 9am – 5pm or equivalent
Reports to: Fine Art Chairperson, Studio Art Graduate Program Director


Maintains the Small Metals, Welding and Ceramic classrooms, facilities and equipment and additionally the woodshop in the summer. Responsible for ordering and inventory, Health & Safety signage and equipment repair. Organizes and monitors for safety the junior and senior Fine Art studio workspaces.


  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Basic shop skills and safety awareness
  • Knowledge of welding, small metals, ceramics, sculpture processes and materials
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of people, to prioritize tasks, work effectively, to function as part of a team and work independently as needed
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and the internet


  • Provides basic maintenance of Fine Art 3D departmental facilities, equipment and tools in Ceramics, Small Metals and Welding labs and in all other 3D classrooms and work-spaces.
  • Manages the classroom and studio maintenance for Fine Art 3D areas including ordering supplies as requested by the Chair and/or departmental faculty, managing inventory and posting appropriate signage.
  • Maintains condition and inventory of departmental tools and supplies, responsible for light maintenance and repairs of small tools and equipment, places work-orders for larger repairs and tracks progress of repairs, including keeping the Chair and faculty informed regarding the repair/replacement status.
  • Monitors and tracks student use for small equipment through a check-out system.
  • Receives departmental materials from outside suppliers, checking delivery information including filing of new MSD sheets with the Director of Facilities.
  • Responsible for meeting large deliveries at the loading dock and for unloading, moving and storing shipments of clay and steel. 
  • Change gas tanks in welding, monitoring inventory and properly storing full and spent tanks.
  • Prepares all Fine Art 3D classrooms, labs and studios prior to fall classes starting, prior to the Spring semester starting and prior to the Summer and YAW classes starting.
  • Organizes and manages all Fine Art, 3D and 2D, junior and senior studio spaces, including set up of spaces in August, posting safety and studio use signage, regular monitoring of safety compliance and oversees end of the year studio clean-out.
  • Supervises student monitors working in Ceramics, Small Metals and/or Welding, including monitoring hours worked, completion of assigned tasks and signing timesheets.
  • Posts supply lists for classes as requested by faculty.
  • Assist department with the collection and delivery of student work for student exhibitions. Assists with the set-up and breakdown of departmental shows on campus or off. Work with Gallery to facilitate pick-up and/or storage of student work after exhibitions including delivering work back to faculty as needed.
  • Maintains departmental sculpture stands and vitrines.
  • Daily duties may be divided among the different studios and labs as needed based on the schedule of classes in the Fine Art 3D area.
  • Semester or weekly work schedule can vary based on class schedule with some evening coverage required.
  • Reports to the Fine Art 3D Chair and takes daily/weekly direction from the Woodshop Lab Technician as needed.
  • Manage the classroom and studio maintenance for the Graduate Department in the summer months, with an expanded focus on the woodshop
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

To Apply: Interested candidates submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to:

Moore College of Art and Design
Attn: Director of Human Resources
20th Street and The Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
215-568-1773 (fax) email: HR@moore.edu

The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws in which it operates. Moore does not discriminate based on a person’s race, creed, disability, sexual orientation, age, marital status or any other protected class.

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Department: Business Office
Exemption Status: Exempt

Summary of primary duties and responsibilities:
The Accounts Receivable Coordinator handles all billing and collection activities for the College.  This position works closely with the Director of Financial Aid in processing refund checks and posting financial aid to student accounts.  This position also works closely with the Staff Accountant to ensure all student accounts receivable transactions are properly posted to the general ledger.  Responsibilities also include working with outside collection agencies, process of annual 1098T tax forms, and coordinating the annual clearance process for all new and returning students.  This position will answer phones/greet visitors and take messages for other Business Office employees as necessary, assist other Business Office employees during non-peak periods and handle all other duties, projects or assignments as assigned. 

The ideal candidate will have at least an Associates Degree in Accounting or a related field, prior accounts receivable experience ideally in higher education.  Familiar with Sungard SCT PowerCampus software is a plus, and strong customer service skills are a must.

To Apply:
Interested candidates send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Moore College of Art and Design; 20th Street and The Parkway; Attn: Director of Human Resources; Philadelphia, PA  19103 fax: 215.568.1773, email: HR@Moore.edu

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