Open Positions

IT Specialist

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the IT Specialist position.

Responsibilities include supporting staff, faculty, and students on campus during residencies; providing remote support to students outside of residency; serving as e-learning coordinator for virtual and hybrid residencies; providing first-tier desktop support, including new computer setup, deploying printers, and software installation both in person and remotely, and maintaining/upgrading PC & Mac computer labs.

Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; minimum three years’ experience within Information Technology, preferably in higher education; experience in video conferencing, networking, Microsoft technologies, Apple technologies, and Google Apps for Education; exemplary interpersonal and communication skills; high-level organizational skills and capacity for attention to detail; and ability to think creatively, and strategically as part of a collaborative team setting.

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 and experience and your willingness to engage in activities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For full consideration, submit application by June 30. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Associate Director of Admissions — Writing & Music Composition (specific programs subject to change)

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:

  • 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 and record keeping practices
  • Strong technology orientation, including 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 and phone calls, as well as online events and other virtual engagement
  • The position may include limited travel during the year and have the possibility of a hybrid (remote/in-person) work arrangement

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 send the following to [email protected]:

  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 May 21. 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.

Responsibilities include working closely with the Faculty Chair(s), faculty, and administration to manage the strategic direction, organization, and operations of the low-residency program; fostering a culture of equity and inclusion within the program and a commitment to diversity; overseeing the admissions application review and enrollment processes; 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 on-campus residencies per year.

Successful candidates will have experience in higher education that includes demonstrated aptitude for collaborative leadership; familiarity with postsecondary 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, nonprofit management, or a related field is preferred. This full-time, year-round administrative position is not a faculty appointment and does not include teaching duties; however, knowledge and interest in the culture of writing and literature is desirable.

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 vcfacar[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 an application by April 9. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Program Assistant, MFA in Writing (PT/FT)

The Program Assistant works with the Program Director and Assistant 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. The person will assist as needed with the daily functions of the program’s residencies. The position will average 30-35 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, be highly organized and technologically proficient, and possess excellent attention to detail.

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 May 17. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Housekeeping/Janitorial

The Janitorial/Housekeeping candidate is responsible for the daily cleaning of a 4.5-story building as described below, as well as locking/unlocking certain buildings, answering calls for assistance as needed, and maintaining logs. The individual in this position works with limited supervision, but will report to the Housekeeping Supervisor and/or Assistant Director of Facilities & Operations. Please see full job description here. To apply, send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Position will remain open until filled.

 

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