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Program Assistant, MFA in Graphic Design

Vermont College of Fine Arts' Graphic Design Program is looking for a detail oriented, multi-tasking part-time Program Assistant with strong computer skills.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Excellent Microsoft Office Suite, database, web and Google platform skills
  • Flexible problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Outstanding skills in communication, planning, and organization
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks; attention to detail

Minimum educational requirements: Bachelor's degree

Time Commitment: 15-25 hours a week, depending on time of year. Residencies in April and October, when more hours may be required. $15 per hour

Supervisor: Program Director, MFA in Graphic Design

Please send a letter of interest and a resume with references to No phone calls, please.


Program Assistant, MFA in Writing & Publishing

The MFA in Writing & Publishing at VCFA is seeking a part time Program Assistant to begin July 2017.

The MFA in Writing & Publishing Program Assistant helps with the day-to-day functioning of the Program. The program assistant is responsible for regular communications with students/faculty regarding semester business. The PA creates/maintains databases for student records; maintains the program’s online internal sites and calendars; and, in concert with the Director, plans readings, field trips, and other semester events. This position requires a high level of attention to detail, ability to multitask and work independently, strong written and verbal communication skills, a talent for proofreading, experience with Microsoft office, familiarity with databases and other online systems, and an interest/background in writing, literature, editing, and publishing.


  • Appreciation of teaching and learning demands of MFA study
  • Outstanding skills in communications, writing, planning, and organization
  • Experience and skill copyediting and proofreading
  • Ability to multitask and "switch gears" while remaining organized 
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment
  • Minimum educational requirements: BA or BFA 

Supervisor: Program Director, MFA in Writing & Publishing 

Time Commitment: 21 hours a week (.6 FTE) 

Please send a letter of interest and CV to

Program Assistant, Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education

Vermont College of Fine Arts' Graduate Studies in Art and Design Education Department is looking for a detail oriented, multi-tasking part-time Program Assistant for our upcoming summer residency, June 26 - August 6, 2017.

Time Commitment: 1/2 time to 3/4 time $15/hour position, with possible evening hours. We have some flexibility to work around the schedule of a highly qualified candidate.

Supervisor: Program Director, Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education (and will work closely with the Assistant Director).

Please send a letter of interest and a CV/resume with contact information of references to

Vermont College of Fine Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who would enhance the richness of our community. VCFA does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


Betsy Barnett

HR and Accounts Payable Coordinator

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