Adjunct Faculty Professor (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – May 14, 2018
People have been working for this company for 30 years and are still only offered part-time, contract employment. It is not a secure, well-rewarded program for loyal individuals and I would appreciate it if this were acknowledged and addressed in the coming years.
Administrative Assistant to Dean, Library Division (Former Employee) – Valencia, CA – March 16, 2018
CalArts is a creative place to work with people who care about culture, politics and the creative arts. I learned a great deal about working in a higher academic environment. I grew in the position by jumping in and tackling duties I did not know I was capable of being proficient in.
Development Information Services Coordinator (Former Employee) – Valencia, CA – November 10, 2017
CalArts is an ever changing environment with new students and new programs year round. Fundraising here, like all other higher education institutions, is always revolving from one project to the next with multiple deadlines on an ongoing basis. Though this can be stressful at times and it also very rewarding because of the tremendous financial aid it helps provide to the students.
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) – Santa Clarita, CA – September 13, 2017
Working as the front desk receptionist really didn't do much for me. I got to learn all the departments at my college, and meet everyone, but I only worked around 10 hours a week and the job did not interest me too much. It was just to put a little extra money in my pocket before I left school everyday.
Piano Teacher (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 31, 2017
A typical day included working with students through Plaza de la Raza. The hardest part of the job was learning how each student clicked. The most enjoyable and rewarding part of the job was always getting excited together about the music and the students walking away with valuable information and a lasting relationship that made a positive difference in each of their lives.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Valencia, CA – June 11, 2017
Teaching assisting at California Institute of the Arts was a true learning experience. Helping students through the steps of 16mm film producing, from shooting to editing, was an exciting and educational experience.
Dance Student Ambassador (Current Employee) – California – April 30, 2017
As a student, CalArts on campus jobs are always in surplus. It is a phenomenal environment to work in. You get to meet all sorts of people when you are on the clock- calarts community members, alumni, and even people from the Valencia area.
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) – Valencia, CA – April 18, 2017
Helped grade and critique work and cover the class when the professor had to step out. Answer any question students had with a project. Helped out solving technical issues with the computer or programs
Groundskeeper (Current Employee) – Santa Clarita, CA – September 4, 2014
I enjoy my work and have nice co-workers. On a typical day, I do a variety of gardening and grounds keeping duties. I have been employed at Cal Arts for 8 years. For 10 years prior to this job, I worked in shipping and receiving. I can also operate a forklift. The thing I like the least is the fact that my co-workers and I went 5 years without a pay increase. The thing I like the most is a feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day and building relationships with co-workers. I do a variety of duties so I've picked up a lot of additional skills. The management handles situations adequately. The hardest part of my job was going that 5 years without a pay increase in order to keep up with the cost of living.
Portfolio Room Assistant (Former Employee) – Valencia, CA – August 21, 2013
Working in the Admissions department at CalArts is fast paced work that requires one to be focused. As the portfolios come in, one must file them properly and log all the information systematically - to avoid losing people's valuable artwork.