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Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Lakewood, Colorado
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Date Posted 09/20/2019
Faculty-Fine And Applied Arts-Digital Arts
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled



Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design seeks qualified applicants for Adjunct Faculty positions in the College's Animation Department RMCAD is a small, premier college certified by HLC and NASAD offering degrees in fine and applied arts. The Animation Department is housed within the School of Design and Applied Arts. The Animation program offers a BFA degree in 2D Animation, 3D Animation and Game Art.

Candidates must have industry experience in Animation or related field. BA or BFA degree required. Master's Degree preferred, or commensurate professional experience. Masters or Terminal degrees in progress will be considered. Candidates must have significant professional experience in the content area they will teach (ie., ToonBoom, Photoshop….) and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience.


Areas of expertise include the following:

1.Film/Animation Production & Direction

2.Strong drawing, design, illustration & life-drawing skills 

3.2D Traditional Character and Effects Animation

4.Layout, character and background design.

5.Digital animation, Ink & Paint (ToonBoom, Harmony) 

6.Technical Direction, Visual EFX, & Compositing 


8.Animation History, 

9.Animation Business Practices 

10. Proficient with puppet animation


RMCAD’s Animation program prepares students to contribute to society as skilled, highly productive professional animation production artists, designers, and technical artists committed to the growth and innovation of this industry.

Include resume, cover letter, digital portfolio and/or URL link to portfolio website showing professional and student work


Teaching and Instructional Activities: the practice and art of teaching, including evaluation by students, supervisor(s), and self. Faculty must also comply with all administrative and classroom management policies, procedures and instructional deadlines. Adjunct faculty are appointed on a term-to-term basis, and all instructional assignments are contingent upon sufficient enrollments, scheduled by the supervising Department Chair. Adjunct faculty may be reassigned as determined by College need. Meet with each class for the fully allotted time, and ensure that classes always start on time.


Provide the Department Dean and Department Chair with a copy of the class syllabus for each course taught. The syllabus must follow the designated syllabi criteria. The syllabus will be distributed to students at the first class meeting. It must include the criteria by which the student’s grade will be determined.


Hold regular posted office hours as approved by the Department Chair

Record class attendance in Faculty Portal in the time designated.

Provide timely and periodic feedback to students on assignments and participation. Provide students with a means of contacting the employee and respond to student communications in a timely fashion.

Submit final grades by the due date specified.

Attend all College required and department meetings.

Attend required training sessions

Perform other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate.






Master’s degree from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and professional industry experience. An exception letter will be required without a Master’s Degree or higher.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


•Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

•Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

•Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

•Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

•Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

•Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

•Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

•Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

•Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.

•Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Able to read and interpret written information.

•Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

•Delegation - Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.

•Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from others; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; Gives appropriate recognition to others; Displays passion and optimism; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.

•Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

•Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.

•Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue ; Conserves organizational resources.

•Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.


•Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

•Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

•Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

•Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

•Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

•Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

•Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

•Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

•Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students or employees of the College.


Math Ability:

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Reasoning Ability: 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer Skills: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software.


Certificates and Licenses: 

No certifications needed


Supervisory Responsibilities: 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Distance vision.



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