Employment Opportunities



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Continuing Education FACULTY POSITIONS

Current Staff Positions



BFA Fashion Design:

Moore College of Art & Design is seeking adjunct faculty members to teach in the Fashion Design Department in the 2016-2017 academic year.  We are seeking candidates with apparel design industry experience and college-level teaching expertise in fashion industry practices, including apparel design and product development; draping and pattern making; construction; fitting; merchandising and digital technologies for fashion design.  Master’s degree preferred.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Applications must be submitted as a PDF

Please submit the following materials to Patti Phillips, Academic Dean, pphillips@moore.edu

1. Brief Cover Letter
2. Two references (Names and contact information only) 
3. A digital portfolio of Professional work and Student work either via URL or as a PDF


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BFA Web Media:

The Photography and Digital Arts Department at Moore College of Art and Design has an opportunity for an adjunct faculty to teach Web Media on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:20 am for the Spring 2016 semester. 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. Previous teaching experience and a terminal degree is preferred.

To Apply:

Please submit the following in PDF format to: rgoodman@moore.edu, Robert Goodman, Chair, Photography and Digital Arts

1. CV
2. Brief Cover Letter
3. Two references

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BFA Fine Art

The Textile Design Minor (housed within the Fine Arts Department) at Moore College of Art and Design is seeking adjunct faculty to teach “Surface in Art and Design” on Monday afternoons from 12:30-6:20 pm for the Fall 2017 semester.
This course will explore the use of dyes, resist processes, and hand painting techniques on a variety of fabrics or other experimental surfaces. The explorations will be on historical and contemporary techniques. Based on the scope of the student's project or level of study there may be additional costs for materials and supplies.
Previous teaching experience and a terminal degree is preferred.
To Apply:
Please submit your CV with a brief cover letter and two references to:
rgoodman@moore.edu, Robert Goodman, Chair, Fine Arts.



Fashion Design Faculty Chair Position

POSITION: Moore College of Art & Design seeks to hire a dynamic full-time faculty Department Chair of Fashion Design. The 3-year full-time, renewable appointment starts in August 2017. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and subject to the collective bargaining agreement with Moore Federation of Teachers.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Fashion Design Department seeks candidates who work at the intersection of design, craft, and technology, and with an interest in new materials, processes, and methodologies that relate to fashion and textile design.  The ideal candidate will be an innovative teacher/designer with an advanced degree in fashion design and/or related field or equivalent credentials; significant professional experience in the fashion industry and/or other relevant background; and a dynamic leader with demonstrated academic and administrative experience. S/he will have 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 in some (or all) of the following areas: drawing, draping,  apparel fabrics, professional practices, and history of costume. The Chair promotes excellence in faculty teaching and pedagogy, research and engagement through mentoring, peer review, and program assessment. Building on the department’s strong history, the Chair will guide innovative curriculum development within the major and through electives in fashion merchandising, technology in fashion, textiles, entrepreneurship, and other courses that prepare students to be agile in the current and future job market.

The Chair will be a creative cultural and academic leader who is knowledgeable about the expansive field of fashion and current, emerging, and future industry trends.  S/he will have the ability to increase the visibility of the major, strengthen its regional and national presence, as well as its global prominence and perspective through curriculum, faculty hiring, and student internship placements. To excel in this position an individual will establish contemporary fashion design, art, and entrepreneurial contacts and facilitate active and meaningful student engagement with outside professionals.

DUTIES: Department Chair responsibilities include oversight of the Fashion Design undergraduate major and minor programs. The Chair’s annual full-time faculty teaching load is six credits with three credits of release time each semester for administration, office hours, and participation as a college leader. The Chair brings creative oversight to the fall Jumpstart Fashion Show and the annual spring Fashion Show, as well as other pop-up community events.  The Chair is expected to collaborate with Moore colleagues, staff, and administration in Admissions, Student Services, Educational Support Services, and the Galleries, and to work strategically to support recruitment, retention, outreach, and mission. Fashion Design is an external-facing department and the Chair works with Marketing and Communications to provide fashion related content for the College website, announcements, and publications. There are some administrative responsibilities in the summer. 

COLLEGE & COMMUNITY:  Since 1848, Moore College of Art & Design has educated and prepared 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 are a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia’s cultural district. With an enrollment of 500 undergraduate students, Moore offers ten BFA majors – Art Education, Art History, Curatorial Studies, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation & Game Arts, Interior Design, and Photography & Digital Arts. With 90 majors, Fashion Design is one of Moore’s largest departments. All BFA majors do a required paid internship in summer between their junior and senior years. Moore’s Graduate Studies include unique programs in Social Engagement, Community Practice, Studio Art, and Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations that provide men and women with immersive experiences and communities of research and creativity to become professional artists, designers, and teachers.

The Galleries at Moore are a vibrant forum to explore contemporary art, design, and ideas that enrich the artistic and intellectual climate of the college, the Greater Philadelphia community, and beyond. This is accomplished through important and challenging exhibitions, publications on established and emerging regional, national, and international artists and designers, and free programs and public events for all ages that highlight Moore’s mission of educating students in careers in art and design. Further information about the position is available at http://moore.edu/about-moore/employment-opportunities

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: A review of applications will begin January 20, 2017 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
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 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 a list 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:

Patricia C. Phillips, Academic Dean
Attention: Executive Assistant to the Academic Dean
Moore College of Art and Design
20th Street & the Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1179
Tel: 215-965-4012


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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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POSITION: We are looking for a non-paid intern to work part-time, twice weekly during the Fall semester in the Communications Office.


  • Assist with reporting, writing and proofing of short pieces for the College magazine
  • Assist with reporting, writing and posting news, feature stories or calendar items to the website 
  • Assist with generating story ideas
  • Assist with photography at events and in the classroom
  • Assist in developing and updating public relations resource manuals (media contact list, PR packets) and writing occasional press releases and calendar announcements.
  • Perform other administrative tasks as necessary, including filing newspaper clippings, researching media contacts, preparing media reports, faxing media releases and reviewing newspapers, magazines and blogs for Moore mentions.


  • Must be actively enrolled in or a recent graduate of a university public relations, marketing, communications, journalism, English or other related program
  • Ability to undertake basic public relations writing assignments, such as press releases, calendar announcements and public service announcements
  • Understanding of basic media relations skills
  • Ability to interact professionally with students, faculty and staff
  • Good judgment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Knowledge of Photoshop preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of Meltwater a plus
  • Good communications and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven office

To Apply 

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Mellany Armstrong, Associate Director of Communications, Moore College of Art & Design, 20th Street and The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1179; or email marmstrong@moore.edu.

Education Level: current student or bachelor's degree

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Young Artists Workshop Site Coordinator 

POSITION: The Continuing Education Department at Moore College of Art & Design is seeking a Site Coordinator for Young Artists Workshop (YAW), which runs classes for grades 1-12 during three sessions throughout the year: summer, fall and spring.  The summer session meets Monday-Friday for five weeks from July 10 – Aug 11.  The fall and spring sessions meet on Saturdays for ten weeks. Hours are from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  This is an opportunity for an experienced art instructor with an undergraduate degree, teaching certification and/or equivalent professional experience.


  • Provide first layer of support for student, parent or instructor concerns
  • Conduct class observations and provide instructional support and feedback as needed
  • Support CE office in administration of program as necessary
  • Special event support (example – first day of class, Family Day, etc.)
  • Communicate/debrief Program Manager and Program Coordinator throughout the day
  • Support and direct BFA and High School Work Study students
  • Maintain important administrative procedures such as:  attendance sheets, supply requests, field trips, tokens, registration, incident reports
  • Complete rounds and check-in with morning and afternoon instructors each day
  • Collect Rosters for the Program Coordinator
  • Provide lunch coverage in dining hall and/or lobby as needed
  • Substitute classes as needed
  • Communicate and provide support for substitute instructors and models
  • Ensure supply cabinets are locked at end of day
  • Sign out students at the end of the day
  • Confirm pick-up of all students
  • Routine inspection of classrooms, supplies and studio/lab specific equipment


  • Undergraduate degree, teaching certification and/or equivalent professional experience
  • Elementary and/or secondary teaching experience in the visual arts
  • Ability to interact professionally with students, faculty and staff
  • Good communication and time management skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to manage several tasks simultaneously
  • Act 153 clearances. (Child Abuse Clearance, State Clearance and FBI Fingerprint Clearance)

To Apply: Please submit resume with brief cover letter and hourly salary requirements to: hr@moore.edu

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