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

PART-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS

Continuing Education FACULTY POSITIONS

 

Current Staff Positions

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Full Time FACULTY POSITIONS

POSITION: Moore College of Art & Design is seeking to hire a full-time faculty Chair in Fashion Design. The 3-year full-time appointment starts in August 2015. Salary and rank commensurate with experience and is subject to the collective bargaining agreement with Moore Federation of Teachers.
 
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will be an innovative teacher/designer with an advanced degree in a fashion related field or equivalent credentials; eight or more years of professional experience in the fashion industry; and a dynamic leader with demonstrable administrative experience. The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years college-level teaching experience, preferably with at least three years full-time, teaching all levels of design and construction studios as well as experience teaching a combination of the following classes: drawing, draping, apparel fabrics, portfolio development and history of costume. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable record of professional achievement in the fashion industry and promise of continued active professional involvement in the industry and/or with appropriate professional and/or academic organizations. The Chair promotes excellence in teaching, creativity, research and engagement through mentoring, peer reviews and program assessment. The Chair will be a creative visionary, knowledgeable about the larger field of fashion; current and future trends in the industry such as wearable technology; demonstrable ability to increase the visibility of the major and further strengthen its regional, national and international presence and the ability to make connections in order to support a more global perspective within the curriculum and for internship placements. To excel in this position an individual will be able to increase the number of contemporary fashion industry contacts and facilitate active and meaningful student engagement with outside professionals. Outstanding written and communication skills are a must. Building on the department’s strong history, the Chair will guide innovative curriculum development within the major and through electives such as fashion merchandizing, technology in fashion and other business courses that will prepare students to be agile in the current and future job market. 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 Fashion Design major and 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. The Fashion Chair oversees the fall Jumpstart Fashion Show and the annual spring Fashion Show as well as other pop-up fashion related community events. Chairs are expected to work collaboratively with colleagues, staff and administration and to work strategically 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 fashion related content for web, announcements and publications. Chairs are expected to establish new partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations in the fashion industry and with other partners.
 
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. The Fashion Design major is one of Moore’s two largest majors with just over 90 majors. 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 programs, an MA in Social Engagement and MFA in Community Practice in 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: A review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 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
  • Full CV
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Contact information of three professional references
  • At least three syllabi and digital images of student work from each course. (Additional student work can be submitted if labeled with course/level/assignment.)
  • A digital portfolio of professional work either via URL or as a PDF
  • Please include an inventory sheet of images (as a PDF) that corresponds with your submitted images. If you prefer that your images are viewed in a particular order, please number them accordingly.
     
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.
 
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
jemery@moore.edu
215-965-4012
 

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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
jemery@moore.edu
215-965-4012
 
 

 

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PART-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS

• Web Media
 
Moore College of Art & Design is seeking adjunct faculty members to teach in the BFA PDA (Photography & Digital Arts) Program in spring 2015. We are seeking candidates with a terminal degree and college-level teaching experience to teach Web Media on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:20am.
 
Course Description:
The Web Media course is designed to help students synthesize their understanding of motion, time, information and interactivity as effective visual strategies in a web environment.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications must be submitted as a PDF
Please submit the following materials to Robert Goodman, Chair of Photography & Digital Arts, rgoodman@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
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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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 Major Adjunct Faculty Positions

Moore College of Art & Design has opportunities for adjunct faculty members to teach in the BFA degree program in the upcoming Fall semester.  A terminal degree or equivalent combination of education and professional/artistic experience; some college level teaching experience; and evidence of professional activity is required. Proficiency in Maya may be required.

Specific courses that are open for the Fall semester are listed below:

  • 3D Animation
  • 2D Character and Environment
  • History of Interactive Motion Art

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 and Student work either via URL or as a PDF (if applicable)

Please submit materials to:

Robert Goodman, rgoodman@moore.edu

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Continuing Education FACULTY POSITIONS

CONTINUING EDUCATION ADULT PROGRAMS
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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CURRENT STAFF POSITIONS

Job Title:                       Director of Financial Aid
Department:               Business Office
Exemption Status:             Exempt


Summary of primary duties and responsibilities:
Manages and directs the activities of the Financial Aid Office as a customer service based operation, while ensuring that compliance with federal

and state regulations is met and that the recruiting and retention efforts of the College are advanced.  Administer financial aid programs, as appropriate, in accordance with; Federal and state regulations; College recruitment and retention efforts; other guidelines, as required. Counsel students (both prospective and returning) and their parents about their financial aid awards and options. Monitor financial aid expenditures during the academic year and projected expenditures during the award cycle. Conduct all entrance and exit counseling sessions for students with loans; process all loan applications and certify all loans. Propose adjustments to the financial award matrix when necessary to ensure competitive and appropriate awarding strategies; work closely with the Executive Director of Admissions, as needed, on this process. Manage the process of electronic reporting and receiving of information with the Department of Education and the National Student Loan Data Clearinghouse. Ensure that the annual application for Title IV status is prepared and submitted in a timely manner.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five or more years experience in financial aid or student financial services setting, including 1 or more years in a supervisory role.
  • Extensive student counseling experience and the ability to communicate with a diverse group of students and parents regarding financial aid.
  • Knowledge and support of the role of financial aid in the student recruitment and retention processes.
  • Knowledge of computer based financial aid packaging and reporting systems; preferably Powerfaids.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to provide a high level of customer service to students.

 

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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Status:                  Exempt
Position:                Admissions Counselor
Reports To:             Executive Director of Admissions
Date:                    April 28, 2015

Purpose:   The primary focus of this position is to recruit and enroll qualified students into the BFA program and counsel prospective students throughout the admissions process.

Requirements:

  • B.F.A. or B.A. in art or related field is required.
  • Previous experience in sales/marketing.
  • Must have basic computer knowledge and demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), and social media knowledge.
  • Ability to work/travel independently and set priorities to achieve goals/objectives required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; confidence speaking in small/large groups and with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have a valid passport.
  • Telephone experience and fluency in another language a plus.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting students: first-year, returning, and transfer populations.
    • Portfolio reviews, interviews, counseling, maintaining phone contact & correspondence with students, and generally working applicant files using prospect management recruiting procedures.
    • Accepting / rejecting & awarding students, completing transfer evaluations for transfer students.
    • Cultivate, and maintain close relationships with high school art teachers and Community College art and design faculty.
    • Travels to identified college fairs, National Portfolio Days, Schools and 2-year colleges to give presentations, review students’ portfolios and build relationships with art teachers, guidance counselors, transfer center staff and college faculty.
    • Weekend and/or weekday overnight travel with extended stays to visit schools including National Portfolio Days and College Fairs. 
  • College Fair Planning works closely with the Executive Director & other Admissions Counselors to coordinate and attend college fairs and portfolio review events.
  • High School and Community College Visits to schools between September and March.  The purpose of the visit is to present information about Moore to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students and transfers, collect inquiries and for educate underrepresented high school students about the college admissions process.  Some schools may require portfolio reviews on site.
  • Special Events: Must also be present for all on campus events and youth programs events.
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

 

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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YOUTH PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS

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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