OCAC is a place to learn how to think, not what to think, how to craft art, not what art to craft. It's a place to develop a breadth of experience with different materials that is very rare in our age of specialization, yet extraordinarily useful in today's ever-changing art world. It's that rare place where everyone's views are valued, where careful and caring discussion and respect for difference are the guiding rules, not the exception. OCAC is an intentionally small, exceptionally student-centered art college gathering people from all over the country.
Oregon College of Art and Craft is dedicated to Craft as the creative material practice at the core of art and design. OCAC's mentor-based learning community fosters self-reliant, entrepreneurial, critical and innovative makers.
OCAC is distinguished by the institutional philosophy of learning through making, the transferability of the creative process to other areas of endeavor, and the commitment to maintaining an intimately sized, mentor-driven learning environment that nurtures enhanced student growth through individualized attention.
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Current OCAC open positions:
Adjunct Teaching Positions
Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) is seeking highly qualified applicants for adjunct teaching assignments for the BFA program. The College encourages applications from candidates who enjoy teaching and working collegially with other dedicated artist/crafts people who are committed to the success of the College and each of its students. A pro-active, energetic, positive approach to teaching, a willingness to learn and communicate about the College's programs and work closely with the College's entire faculty and administration to ensure program success is a must! Complete job announcements and application information is available below.
Jordan Schnitzer Family Art Adventures Summer Camp
Join us as an employee of one of Portland’s most respected arts camps! Summer programs at Oregon College of Art and Craft include 9 weeks of camp for students in grades 1-5, where we offer four different art mediums each week, and 9 weeks of camp for middle school campers, Grades 6-8 which introduces students to professional arts studios with two in-depth workshops. Our summer camps are June 16- Aug 22, Monday-Friday. A staff orientation will be required before camp starts. We are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, energetic and creative staff to help us give kids a great summer camp experience!
Oregon College of Art and Craft is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age or disability. In addition, the College is committed to improving employment opportunities for and utilization of people who may have been denied equal opportunity in society at large. The College encourages application from people of color.