Vaccine Protocol: VCFA will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our campus. As a prospective and/or new employee, you will be required to comply with the institution’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at VCFA.

VCFA’s administrative offices are located in Montpelier, Vermont. Please review individual job listings for specific work arrangement possibilities.

Open Positions

Associate Director of Admissions

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for an Associate Director of Admissions position. The Associate Director is an administrative, recruitment position reporting to the Vice President for Student Services.

Responsibilities include representing VCFA to prospective students and organizations, and working to engage, communicate with, and manage inquiries into VCFA graduate arts programs. The Associate Director facilitates prospective students through the application process. The AD exhibits superior customer service and sales skills, and professionalism throughout daily interactions and communications with prospective students including phone calls, emails, conference calls, information sessions, residency visits, and open house. The AD creates and implements recruitment strategies to reach prospective students through events, referrals, online communications, and outreach as appropriate. The Associate Director must demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with admissions team members, faculty, students, alumnx, administrators, and staff.

Successful candidates will have the following:

  • Demonstrated aptitude for exceptional customer service and sales work
  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience in higher education, admissions, or sales
  • An appreciation for, interest in, and curiosity about the arts and arts education
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities, organizational skills, and a capacity for self-starting and working independently
  • Ability to perform complex or technical office practices and procedures; record-keeping practices
  • Strong technology orientation; experience with Google Apps, MS Office Suite, and social media, as well as the ability to learn and effectively use database systems
  • Ability to engage in thoughtful and high-volume email exchange, phone calls, as well as online events and other virtual engagement
  • The position may include limited travel during the year.

Candidates are encouraged to consult VCFA’s website to acquaint themselves with our programs, distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy. Please see full job description here. To apply, please send the following to [email protected] with “Associate Director of Admissions” in the subject:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, outlining your professional skills, accomplishments, experience, and willingness to engage in activities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For full consideration, submit application by November 11. Position will remain open until filled. This position can be performed in person, hybrid, or remotely.

Program Director, MFA in Graphic Design

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the Director of the MFA in Graphic Design Program. The Program Director is a managerial, administrative position reporting to the Academic Dean.

The Program Director provides administrative leadership for the program, working closely with the Faculty Chair(s), who provide academic leadership through a system of faculty governance. The Program Director role is characterized by administrative experience; a commitment to creating and fostering equity, inclusion, and belonging; entrepreneurial, managerial, and team-building abilities; attention to detail; demonstrated budget management experience; excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills; and ability to collaborate. General knowledge of and interest in the culture of design and the arts is preferred. This is not a faculty appointment, and does not include teaching duties.

Successful candidates will have experience in higher education that includes: demonstrated aptitude for collaborative leadership; familiarity with post-secondary educational institutions and organizational systems; a background working with adult students; entrepreneurial, managerial, and team-building abilities; a customer service orientation toward various constituencies; and exemplary written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with low-residency, online, or remote education a plus. A masters degree in higher education administration, non-profit management, a related field, or comparable experience is preferred.

VCFA administrative offices are in Montpelier, VT.  This position can be performed in-person, hybrid, or remotely.  Travel to residencies is required, and other travel may be required as necessary.

Candidates are encouraged to consult VCFA’s website to acquaint themselves with our distinctive academic schedule, unique pedagogy, and educational philosophy. Please see full job description here. To apply, please send the following to [email protected] with “Program Director, MFA in Graphic Design” in the subject line:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV/Resume
  3. Statement on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, outlining your professional skills, accomplishments, experience, and willingness to engage in activities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For full consideration, submit an application by 12/16/22. Position will remain open until filled.

Program Director, MFA in Film

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the Director of the MFA in Film Program. The Program Director is a managerial, administrative position reporting to the Academic Dean.

The Program Director provides administrative leadership for the program, working closely with the Faculty Chair(s), who provide academic leadership through a system of faculty governance. The Program Director role is characterized by administrative experience; a commitment to creating and fostering equity, inclusion, and belonging; entrepreneurial, managerial, and team-building abilities; attention to detail; demonstrated budget management experience; excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills; and ability to collaborate. This is not a faculty appointment, and does not include teaching duties; however, knowledge and interest in the culture of film is desirable.

Successful candidates will have experience in higher education that includes: demonstrated aptitude for collaborative leadership; familiarity with post-secondary educational institutions and organizational systems; a background working with adult students; entrepreneurial, managerial, and team-building abilities; a customer service orientation toward various constituencies; and exemplary written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with low-residency, online, or remote education a plus. A master’s degree in higher education administration, non-profit management, a related field, or comparable experience is preferred.

VCFA Administrative offices are in Montpelier, VT.  This position can be performed in-person, hybrid, or remotely.  Travel to residencies is required.

Candidates are encouraged to consult VCFA’s website to acquaint themselves with our distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy. Please see full job description here. To apply, please send the following to [email protected] with “Program Director, MFA in Film” in the subject line:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV/Resume
  3. Statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, outlining your professional skills, accomplishments, experience, and willingness to engage in activities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For full consideration, submit an application by 11/1/22. Position will remain open until filled.

Program Director, MFA in Writing

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the Director of the MFA in Writing Program. The Program Director is a managerial, administrative position reporting to the Academic Dean.

The Program Director provides administrative leadership for the program, working closely with the Faculty Chair(s), who provide academic leadership through a system of faculty governance. The Program Director role is characterized by administrative experience; a commitment to creating and fostering equity, inclusion, and belonging; entrepreneurial, managerial, and team-building abilities; attention to detail; demonstrated budget management experience; excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills; and ability to collaborate. General knowledge of and interest in the culture of writing and literature is preferred. This is not a faculty appointment, and does not include teaching duties; however, knowledge and interest in the culture of writing and literature is desirable.

Successful candidates will have experience in higher education that includes: demonstrated aptitude for collaborative leadership; familiarity with post-secondary educational institutions and organizational systems; a background working with adult students; entrepreneurial, managerial, and team-building abilities; a customer service orientation toward various constituencies; and exemplary written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with low-residency, online, or remote education a plus. A master’s degree in higher education administration, non-profit management, a related field, or comparable experience is preferred.

VCFA Administrative offices are in Montpelier, VT.  This position can be performed in-person, hybrid, or remotely.  Travel to residencies is required.

Candidates are encouraged to consult VCFA’s website to acquaint themselves with our distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy. Please see full job description here. To apply, please send the following to [email protected] with “Program Director, MFA in Writing” in the subject line:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV/Resume
  3. Statement on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, outlining your professional skills, accomplishments, experience, and willingness to engage in activities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For full consideration, submit an application by 10/20/22. Position will remain open until filled.

Assistant Dean for Equity & Inclusion in Teaching & Learning

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the Assistant Dean for Equity & Inclusion in Teaching & Learning. This full-time administrative staff position reports to the Academic Dean.

Responsibilities include working to ensure an equitable and inclusive teaching and learning climate in alignment with the college’s strategic initiatives and Statement on Community Values; advocating for BIPOC students and faculty, and those from historically excluded populations, by providing and connecting them to resources, offering enrichment workshops and training, and collaborating with others to resolve conflict; advising and supporting faculty in inclusive teaching methodologies, pedagogies, and curriculum, and providing or coordinating training as necessary; serving on the president’s cabinet.

Successful candidates will have a degree in program development, teaching, education, curriculum development, social justice, or a related field and 3–5 years of demonstrated relevant DEI work experience and/or lived experience. A master’s degree and/or comparable professional experience are preferred. Other qualifications include a commitment to activating diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and learning; expertise in professional development and adult education; experience in teaching and leading workshops, training, and seminars; fluency in and commitment to principles of anti-racism, anti-bias, opposing white supremacy culture and systemic oppression, and trauma-informed pedagogy; knowledge of restorative practices and experience managing conflicts with a high level of consideration toward sensitive situations; strong planning and organizational skills; and an ability to communicate across various constituencies in written and verbal communications.

Workplace arrangements: Ideally hybrid (on campus 1-2 times a week) and on campus full-time during residencies; open to possibility of fully remote, with the exception of residency travel required.

Candidates are encouraged to consult VCFA’s website to acquaint themselves with our distinctive institution, learning processes, and educational philosophy. Please see full job description here. To apply, send the following to [email protected] with “Assistant Dean for Equity & Inclusion in Teaching & Learning” in the subject line:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV/Resume
  3. Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, outlining your professional skills and experience and your willingness to engage in activities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For full consideration, submit application by October 20. Position will remain open until filled.

Director of Information Technology

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the Director of IT. The Director of IT is a leadership and operational managerial position.

Responsibilities include:

Develops IT strategic initiatives with college leadership that will support the continued growth and transformation of the institution. Responsible for the planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions at VCFA. The work of the IT Director is primarily focused on exceptional IT support for residencies, internal help-desk operations, and remote work/learning development. Along with the oversight of IT operations to meet staff, student, and faculty requirements, the role also supports and maintains existing applications. The IT Director is the strategic partner working collaboratively with all aspects of the college’s operations, to assess and when needed implement new technological solutions.

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience; minimum 5 years’ experience within Information Technology, preferably in higher education; supervisory experience; some experience in the following technologies/products: Enterprise Data Management MSSQL, PowerCampus, Slate, Learning Management Software (LMS), VMWare, Networking, Microsoft Technologies, Apple Technologies, Google Apps for Education; demonstrated aptitude for working on multiple projects; exemplary interpersonal and communication skills; high level organizational skills and capacity for attention to detail; ability to think creatively, entrepreneurially, and strategically as part of a collaborative team setting.

Workplace arrangements: Hybrid (on campus 2+/- times a week) and on campus full-time during residencies.

Candidates are encouraged to consult VCFA’s website to acquaint themselves with our distinctive institution, learning processes, and educational philosophy. Please see full job description here. To apply send the following to [email protected] with “Director of IT” in the subject line:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV/Resume
  3. Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, outlining your professional skills and experience and your willingness to engage in activities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For full consideration, submit application by October 19. Position will remain open until filled.

A Top Employer in Vermont

VCFA is a supportive, collaborative community committed to excellence in arts education through innovation and the power of mentorship. We serve our mission and our constituents through intelligence, kindness, and curiosity. VCFA prides itself on being one of the biggest and best employers in this remarkable small city.

Montpelier truly offers the idyllic New England experience you always imagined. With an abundant weekly farmer’s market, many outstanding locally-sourced restaurants, and diverse downtown storefronts, Montpelier has emerged as one of the most livable and dynamic capital cities in the country. With a population of about 8,000, Montpelier is the smallest state capital in the country, but it is also among the most forward-thinking.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

VCFA is committed to building an inclusive community free of social bias. At VCFA, diversity and inclusion are rooted in the organization’s core values and woven into the fabric of our culture. VCFA recognizes the value of diversity in persons and perspectives; values people and the differences that they bring to the organization; and creates an environment in which all staff members feel respected personally and professionally and have opportunities in which to thrive.

Just as the work done on campus benefits from differing viewpoints, perspectives, and experiences, VCFA recognizes inclusion and diversity as imperative for the success of its mission. As an equal opportunity employer, attracting, developing, and retaining the best employees gives VCFA access to new ideas, promotes better decision making, and creates a working environment that promotes mutual respect, cooperation, acceptance, and productivity among people from varying backgrounds.

Equal Employment Opportunity

VCFA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Contact

Betsy Barnett
HR & Accounts Payable Manager
802-828-8731
[email protected]