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Faculty openings

We invite you to explore faculty employment opportunities at RISD, where working with a diverse, creative community is the foundation of our culture.

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Staff openings—external candidates

RISD now tracks applicants through the Workday recruiting system. All non-faculty staff positions along with openings for instructors in RISD CE are posted in this category. Please create a new user account to submit applications for these positions in Workday.

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Staff openings—current employees

Current employees are invited to view available positions in Workday. You will need to log in to your personal account to submit an internal application.

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Continuing Education instructor openings

With courses running throughout the academic year and during the summer, RISD Continuing Education (RISD CE) offers opportunities to teach students of all ages in a range of creative fields. We invite interested candidates to search for open RISD CE positions in Workday, where you will also find all current RISD staff openings.*

*To narrow your Workday search to CE instructor positions only, please apply the applicable filter. External candidates will need to create a new user account in Workday to submit applications for CE Instructor and all other open positions.

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Become part of our creative community

RISD continues to build on a distinguished history of providing innovative leadership in art and design education through its commitment to creative experimentation and risk taking. This progressive, inquisitive attitude permeates our campus culture, supporting the 2,450 undergraduate and graduate students, along with the 1,000 faculty members, curators, administrative and support staff who form our community.

RISD is an equal opportunity employer offering a supportive, collegial and inclusive work environment and a competitive benefits package. If you find a position that suits you here, you’ll become part of an inspiring community of staff, faculty and students that thrives on creativity and values everything art and design bring to our everyday lives.

Important benefits

Among the great benefits RISD offers are:

  • access to medical and dental insurance plans that help you and your family stay healthy
  • a 403 (b) retirement plan with generous employer contributions
  • the availability of TIAA financial advisors to help you plan for your financial future
  • generous paid time off (including paid holidays)
  • flexible work arrangements that promote work/life balance
  • a conveniently located on-campus fitness center and discounted membership at the Brown University gym
  • access to an Employee Assistance Program, which provides confidential and comprehensive assistance with personal and work-related challenges
  • tuition remission support for your dependents
  • the option of establishing a tax-saving Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • the option of establishing a tax-saving Health Savings Account (HSA) with employer contribution

Find opportunities for personal growth and development

We encourage all employees to learn about and value the creative culture on campus. Among the many ways to do that are:

  • Check out campus galleries, sit in on student critiques at the end of each semester and participate in a variety of events throughout the year
  • Visit the RISD Museum to explore its rich collection of more than 100,000 objects at your leisure and enjoy interesting programming at little or no cost
  • Access the immense resources available at the Fleet Library at RISD
  • Discover, nurture and embrace your creative side by enrolling in RISD Continuing Education courses at discounted or no cost to you and members of your immediate family
  • Participate in professional and personal development opportunities—such as courses through the Rhode Island Higher Education Consortium and RISD Learns —in addition to options for professional development through your own office or department
  • Take advantage of free registration for thousands of courses available at Lynda.com
  • Tap into Educational Assistance options to support continued learning

Other advantages

All RISD employees also enjoy:

  • discounts at RISD Dining facilities, the RISD Store, the RISD:3D Store and other on-campus retail venues
  • discounts with various organizations such as affiliated phone service providers, along with group rates on auto and home insurance
  • Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus passes to commute to and from work
  • access to RISD parking lots close to campus
  • interest-free financing when you purchase or upgrade your personal computer using our Computer Loan Program
  • year-round multicultural community programming for you, your family and friends

Please email Human Resources at humres@risd.edu with any questions about working at RISD.

If you are a student looking for employment or internship opportunities, visit RISD Careers for resources and information on jobs, entrepreneurship opportunities and to connect with RISD’s extensive network of alumni. RISD Careers also provides resources for employers interested in posting jobs, viewing résumés and hiring RISD students and graduates.

RISD is an equal opportunity employer.