Open Positions

Program Assistant – Film, Graphic Design, Music Composition, Visual Art (4 part-time positions)

Supervisor: Program Director

The Program Assistant works with the Program Director to organize materials and arrangements for the program and semi-annual residencies. Typical tasks include copying, filing, data entry, tracking information and forms, among numerous other program tasks. This person will assist as needed with the daily functions of the program’s residencies. The position will average 17.5 hours per week, but this person will need to adapt to a varying and flexible schedule. 

The qualified applicant will possess good communication and interpersonal skills and be highly organized and technologically proficient. 

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 send the following to  [email protected]:

  1. Cover Letter indicating program of interest: Film, Graphic Design, Music Composition, or Visual Art
  2. CV/Resume

Positions will remain open until filled.

 

Assistant to the President

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the Assistant to the President. The Assistant to the President is an executive administrative position reporting to the President. 

Responsibilities include providing executive-level administrative support to the President and leadership teams including managing calendars, drafting correspondences, and maintaining office files; managing special projects and assignments for President, executive staff; supporting Academic Dean in accreditation efforts; assisting with fundraising including keeping donor files up to date and supporting Director of Development with correspondence and administrative tasks; providing smooth operation of the Office of the President to assure the most efficient use of the President’s time and energies; and supporting the President’s communications and work with the Board of Trustees.

Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience and substantial executive-level administrative office experience, preferably in higher education; demonstrated aptitude for working on multiple projects; exemplary written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; excellent working knowledge of office management systems and technology; high-level organization skills and capacity for attention to detail; and ability to think creatively, entrepreneurially, and strategically.

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].   

  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 application by July 3, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Program Director, MFA in Visual Art

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

Responsibilities include: working closely with the Faculty Co-chairs, faculty, and administration to manage the strategic direction, organization, and operations of the low-residency program; overseeing the admission application review and enrollment process; overseeing student retention and progress through the program; collaborating with the faculty in the process of faculty hiring and retention; facilitating the hiring of artist-mentors; strategizing long term program success; collaborating on outreach and marketing; supervising program staff and program office; designing and managing program budget; and planning and overseeing two on-campus residencies.

Successful candidates will have substantial 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; and exemplary written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. An MFA or other terminal degree in visual art is preferred. This full-time, year-round administrative position is not a faculty appointment, and does not include teaching duties; however, knowledge about contemporary visual art practices and experience teaching visual art at the graduate level is preferred. Likewise, candidates should be familiar with low-residency graduate arts programs and the seminal contribution that VCFA has made in this arena. Bi-lingual candidates are also encouraged to apply.

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 send the following to [email protected].  

  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 application by July 29, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.

About the low-residency MFA in Visual Art Program

Established in 1991 as the first low-residency program in visual art in the country, the MFA in Visual Art at VCFA encourages an interdisciplinary approach to studio practices, helping emerging artists to integrate contemporary cultural theory with the practical concerns of their own media, methods, and place in the world. The program allows students to earn a 60-credit MFA degree over a period of two years through a combination of ten-day, on-campus residencies followed by six-month semesters of self-designed studio practice. Students work from their home studios in the context of the communities in which they live, work, and make art, and they meet regularly with an artist-mentor who supports and mentors their studio project. Thoroughly interdisciplinary in nature, the program does not specialize in a particular type of studio practice. The program’s low-residency structure encompasses a diverse group of artist students while placing emphasis not on any particular medium, but on the content of each student’s exploration. There is an expectation that students will remain open to exploring varied artistic possibilities through both their Studio and Visual Culture studies. The program also prioritizes a high level of critical and creative discourse to a wide range of students, ideally empowering students and graduates to create and sustain artistic practices that value their own experience and situation.

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.

Responsibilities include: working closely with the Faculty Chair, faculty, and administration to manage the strategic direction, organization, and operations of the low-residency program; overseeing and directing the admission application review and enrollment process; overseeing student retention and progress through the program; collaborating with the faculty in the process of faculty hiring and retention; strategizing long term program success; collaborating on outreach and marketing; supervising program staff and program office; designing and managing program budget; and planning and overseeing two seven-day residencies each year.

Successful candidates will have substantial experience in higher education that includes: demonstrated aptitude for collaborative leadership; familiarity with complex organizational systems; a background working with adult students; entrepreneurial, managerial and team-building abilities; and exemplary written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. This full-time, year-round administrative position is not a faculty appointment, and does not include teaching duties. A bachelor degree is required. An MFA or other terminal degree in film or a related field is desirable but not 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 send the following to [email protected]:

  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 application by June 10, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.

About the low-residency MFA in Film Program

Established in 2013, the Master of Fine Arts in Film Program is the first low-residency program in this discipline. The program offers degree study in sub-disciplines of cinematic study including narrative and documentary filmmaking, and screenwriting. The program is a project-based exploration in independent filmmaking content and process. Students may experiment across many specialized forms of visual storytelling or may focus on one area. The program allows students to earn a 60-credit MFA degree over a period of two years through a combination of seven-day, on-campus residencies followed by six-month semesters of self-designed film projects. 

 

Level 1 Technical Support Specialist

The IT Department at VCFA is a small team that is dedicated to offering the best media and information experiences to students, faculty, and staff. The systems and tools that our team manages play a critical role in the operation of every MFA program at the College with their unique events and media needs. The Level 1 Technical Support Specialist is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of staff computer workstations, computer labs, and the IT infrastructure across campus. Common tasks include:

  • Account management for Active Directory, Google Apps, Microsoft Office 365, WordPress
  • Software and OS updates
  • Printer management

Basic understanding of network, printer, and browser protocols/configurations is required, along with working knowledge of Mac OS, Windows 7/10, and Windows Server 2012.

Approximately one-third of the Specialist’s time will be dedicated to audio/video support for the week-long, intensive MFA program residencies that are the backbone of VCFA’s innovative delivery model for higher education in the arts. Specialist will support student and faculty lectures, gallery installations, musical performances, film screenings, and more.

Email resume and cover letter to Peter Timpone, Director of IT, at [email protected].

 

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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.

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