Employment

Interested in working at
Paris College of Art?

We are always looking to hear from strong candidates who share our commitment to the arts and our educational mission, who are fluent in English and French and have E.U. working papers. If you think you would be a good fit forPCA after perusing our website, please send a CV and cover letter to Human Resources.

Paris College of Art employees are hired under French law, and as such are eligible for benefits provided by law in France. Though not exhaustive, the list of benefits below provides information on those benefits supplied specifically by PCA as well as those included under French law. PCA enforces the Convention Collective nationale étendue de l’Enseignement Privé Hors Contrat.

Benefits

Depending on the position and the employees status benefits may include:

Education

Tuition benefits for courses at PCA.

Library Facilities

Access to the American Library in Paris.

Museum Entry

Reduced or free entry to many museums in Paris.

Meal “Stipend”

Ticket Restaurant meal vouchers to subsidize meals while working.

Public Transportation

Partially-subsidized public transportation (upon receipt).

Health Care

French Social Security including basic health and retirement plans and “Mutuelle” (supplementary health care coverage).

Open Positions

Communication Internship

 

The International Fine Art Photography competition (https://www.internationalfineartphoto.org) was inaugurated in 2012 with the mission: to discover new talent in fine art photography, to provide recognition and exposure, and to support emerging and mid-career photographers in following their passion.

The competition is now facilitated by Paris College of Art (https://www.paris.edu/) and for 2017, we invite photographers 18 years and older from around the world to participate and to submit their finest work. It can be in color or black and white, using any photographic process and style of camera or camera-phone. Entries can be submitted in 5 categories: Captured human experience, staged human experience, built & natural environments, constructed reality and a student category (fashion photography and image making).

The competition will be launched in November 2016 during the Parisian photo events, with submissions due between January and March 2017. Finalists will be selected during the spring and summer of 2017, and the winners in each competition category exhibited in Paris in November 2017.

We are looking for an intern to assist with the management of this project, from launch to final exhibition. It’s an opportunity for a current student or recent graduate in communication or cultural management to have significant involvement in all stages of the competition.

Responsibilities include promoting the event, managing the competition website, responding to participant questions, coordinate the jury and selection process, and preparing the final public exhibit in November 2017.

Qualified candidates will have a background in communication or arts management, with demonstrated ability to work autonomously and by strict deadlines. Knowledge of on-line advertising, google analytics, and excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required. Mastery of French and an interest in photography are a plus.

 

Duration: 6 months : November 2016 – May 2017 or June 2017 – November 2017

 

Financial and legal conditions: 3,60€ / hour. A French Convention de Stage is a requirement and you must be authorized to work in the E.U.

Contact: jobs@paris.edu

Careers & Orientation Counselor

Fluent in French & English, the Careers & Orientation Counselor will report both to the Dean and the Executive Director. Main duties are, but not limited to :

Careers:

Student Orientation

  • Advise students through individual meetings to help them obtain internships
  • Counsel students regarding career opportunities related to their field.
  • Schedule and lead Careers and orientation workshops (CVs and Cover letters, Interview Prepping, Work in France)
  • Act as point of contact for internship and recruitment inquiries.
  • Scan job boards, update PCA portal with internships/job opportunities.
  • Work closely with Communications department on “Career News”; “Alumni News” and “Project News”.

Alumni follow-up

  • Coordinate alumni network: send surveys, update database , newsletter, job posting, events

Employer Relations

  • Throughout their studies, Students have to conduct projects submitted by partner companies.
  • Act as point of contact for partnership and company projects
  • Coordinate company projects: scheduling, preparation meetings, logistics (registration, transportation)
  • Participate in workshops and companies’ site visits.
  • Edit and follow-up with Internship Agreements
  • Identify, Recruit students for partner companies exclusive internship requests: (fashion week, paris photo, paris design week, etc)
  • Update brochures, launch Taxe d’Apprentissage campaign (edit and send letters) and follow-up.

Qualifications

  • Fluent French / English
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various interlocutors at all levels.
  • Diplomacy and confidentiality
  • Service oriented
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Computer literate (Pack Office)
  • Knowledge of the US Educational System and of the French employment market
  • Previous experience in Careers/Orientation services
  • Masters degree preferred

Application procedure

Please submit in English and in French resumes and a cover letter, as well as the name and contact information of two (2) professional references to jobs@paris.edu with the subject line “CAREERS16”.

Salary: Contingent upon experience.

Benefits: French Social Security including basic health and retirement plans, “Mutuelle” (additional health coverage), lunch vouchers (“Tickets Restaurant”) and partially subsidized public transportation.

Admissions Counselor

Duties include but are not limited to:

Admissions tasks

  • Develop and carry out recruitment strategy to increase student enrollment including Master degrees
  • Plan recruitment travel; schedule individual high school visits and participate in university fairs abroad
  • Seek out, develop and maintain relationships with high school counselors and agents in assigned territories to expand international recruitment network
  • Counsel candidates from inquiry to deposit stage to ensure maximum enrollment
  • Review candidate files and participate in admissions decision meetings
  • Answer telephone and email inquiries for information about the school and admissions procedures
  • Enter and maintain candidate data in Jenzabar
  • Meet with prospective students: conduct school tours, lead information sessions and review portfolios
  • Assist in the organization and implementation of campus events such as bi-annual Orientations and Open Houses
  • Create Infomaker reports of Admissions data and develop use of Jenzabar for the Admissions Office

Communication tasks

  • Create detailed year-long Admissions communication calendar
  • Coordinate activities of email, website, portal, database and social media
  • Establish database of Admissions communication content for reference
  • Write, edit and publish biweekly Loop newsletter destined to the internal and external Paris College of Art community
  • Solicit student input and manage intern participation in the publication
  • Write and edit news articles for the website to link to the newsletter
  • Manage content and frequency of paper and online communications (letters, emails, brochures) in recruitment effort, including:
  • Regular email communications to promote campus Admissions events and guide students through the application process
  • Design and digital layout of paper Admissions communications, such as Orientation packets and Open House handouts
  • Contribute to content of outbound communications to inquiries, candidates, accepted and incoming students, including co-composition of Student Survival Guide
  • Regular sending of acceptance letters and emails
  • Updating content of the Admissions section of the website
  • Creating new and updating existing information for the Admissions section of the portal
  • Contribute to school-wide and external communications as needed, such as posters, emails, etc.
  • Participate in Student Retention Committee
  • Execute social media initiatives (Twitter and Pinterest) with regular posts and responses to website activity

Requested qualifications:

  • Master degree prefered; education and/or practical experience in art & design.
  • An interest in working on a team to promote Paris College of Art.
  • Excellent communication skills in English; proficiency in French preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of the American educational system.
  • Solid computer skills including experience with Word and Excel and database systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

This position reports to the Director of Admissions.

Application procedure

Please submit in English and in French resumes and a cover letter, as well as the name and contact information of two (2) professional references to jobs@paris.edu with the subject line “ADM15.”

Salary: Contingent upon experience

Benefits: French Social Security including basic health and retirement plans, “Mutuelle” (additional health coverage), lunch vouchers (“Tickets Restaurant”) and partially subsidized public transportation.

Faculty for the MA/MFA in Photography and Image Making

The Photography Department accepts CVs on a rolling basis for highly qualified, English-speaking, part-time/adjunct instructors to teach in its graduate (MA/MFA) program in Photography and Image Making. Candidates should possess an advanced art and photography (MFA/PhD) degree and significant professional experience. Previous teaching experience is highly desirable. English fluency is required. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of references, and sample syllabi (with a link to an online portfolio if possible) to Klaus Fruchtnis at klaus.fruchtnis@paris.edu

Liberal Arts Instructors

Part-time Adjunct Instructors in Liberal Arts

The Liberal Studies department is always interested in hearing from qualified applicants in the general fields of Literature, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, Biology, Ecology, and Physics. Applications are on a rolling basis.

Candidates should have a PhD, or have dissertation pending, or have an appropriate degree in their field of specialization. College teaching experience and a record of scholarly research and publications is desired. English is the language of instruction and an EEC work permit is required.

Applications are on a rolling basis, and we have teaching opportunities available in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of references, and sample syllabi to:

Dr. Barbara Montefalcone, Chair of Liberal Studies

barbara.montefalcone@paris.edu

Modern Languages Instructors

Part-time Adjunct Instructors

The Liberal Studies department is always interested in hearing from qualified applicants to teach English and French as a Second Language.

Candidates should have a Master’s degree, or an appropriate combination of professional experience and degrees in their field of specialization. College teaching experience and a record of scholarly research and publications is desired. An EEC work permit is required.

Applications are on a rolling basis, and we have teaching opportunities available in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of references, and sample syllabi to:

Emmanuelle Cospen-Gharibian, Modern Languages Coordinator

emmanuelle.cospen@paris.edu

Graduate Level New Media Instructors

The Communication Design accepts CVs on a rolling basis for highly qualified, English-speaking, part-time/adjunct instructors to teach in its graduate (MA and MFA) program in Transdisciplinary New Media.

Candidates should possess an advanced design degree and significant professional experience. Previous teaching experience is highly desirable. English fluency is required.

Please send a CV and personal statement (with a link to an online portfolio if possible) to Fréderique Krupa at frederique.krupa@paris.edu

Interior Design Instructors

The Interior Design accepts CVs on a rolling basis for highly qualified, English-speaking, part-time/adjunct instructors with experience in:

  • light design
  • project management
  • project communication
  • materiality
  • installation & comfort

Candidates should possess an advanced interior design degree and/or significant professional experience. Previous teaching experience is highly desirable. English fluency is required.

Please send a CV and personal statement (with a link to an online portfolio if possible) to Jobs at jobs@paris.edu

Communication Design Instructors

The Communication Design accepts CVs on a rolling basis for highly qualified, Englishspeaking, parttime/adjunct instructors with experience in:

  • information design
  • typography
  • advanced print production
  • editorial design
  • design history and theory
  • design methodology
  • web design
  • game design
  • 3D modeling
  • motion graphics
  • sound design
  • interaction design
  • multimedia
  • service design

Candidates should possess an advanced design degree and/or significant professional experience. Previous teaching experience is highly desirable. English fluency is required.

Please send a CV and personal statement (with a link to an online portfolio if possible) to Lucrezia Russo at lucrezia.russo@paris.edu