Employment Opportunities

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Contact: careers@ocac.edu

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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.

Book Arts -Combined Print Media

Book Arts/Fibers -PaperMaking

Book Arts -Beginning Letterpress

Metals - Holloware and Color

Metals - Fundamentals of Metalsmithing & Sufaces and Stonesetting

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!

Camp Director Description/Application

Assistant Camp Director Description/Application

Supply Buyer Description/Application

Art Adventures Teaching Artists

Counselor Description

Counselor Application Form

Art Assistant Description

Art Assistant Application Form

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.

Calendar Events

April 4, 2014 to April 27, 2014
New Space Center for Photography | 1632 SE 10th Avenue
Opening Reception | Friday, April 4 | 6-9pm

April 16, 2014 to April 20, 2014
Opening Reception April 16th | 4-6pm

April 23, 2014 to April 27, 2014
Opening Reception April 23rd | 4-6pm


MFA Chair Karl Burkheimer interviews Alumni Josh Smith in Drain Magazine

OCAC Students Selected as Finalists for 2014 NICHE Awards

OCAC Alumna Hilary Pfeifer Featured in American Craft Magazine

Noted contemporary artists Dana Schutz & Ryan Johnson Visit OCAC

Michael Lammers Joins Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon as Chief Financial Officer