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:
Front Desk Associate - Part Time
Oregon College of Art and Craft seeks an exceptional candidate for the position of front desk associate. The front desk associate is often the first contact people have with the College and as such acts as the “face” of the College. The front desk associate is charged with managing all activities involved in the efficient operation of the front desk, i.e. telephones, mail, monitoring studio use and rental, and routine clerical duties, while maintaining a positive and proactive attitude towards staff, faculty and visitors. The front desk associate reports to the front desk coordinators in cooperation with the Director of Exhibitions and Alumni Affairs who supervises the Front Desk operations. This is a part time (Sunday 8 am – 5 pm, Monday 7:30 am -3:30 pm, Thu 3:30 pm – 9:30 pm) non exempt, hourly position at $10 per hour.
Application Information: To apply, submit a completed OCAC application form, current resume, letter of interest, and list of three references to email@example.com. Applications may also be mailed to Front Desk Associate Search, Oregon College of Art and Craft, 8245 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
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.