Jobs at VCFA
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.
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.
Program Assistant, MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults
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 Program Assistant will also support two 10-day residencies per year. (Residencies take place in a dual-track format, with a campus-based option and a fully remote option.) The Program Assistant is responsible for maintaining the WCYA blog, Wild Things, including managing submissions, editing blog content, and maintaining the WordPress website. In addition, the Program Assistant will maintain the news/outreach calendar for the program.
The position will average 20 hours per week for most of the year, with an increase to 40 hours per week leading up to and including residencies. Additionally, for a candidate with interest and experience, the Program Assistant will manage the WCYA program social media accounts for an additional stipend.
The qualified applicant will possess good communication and interpersonal skills, be highly organized and technologically proficient, and have excellent attention to detail.
For the right candidate, VCFA is open to this position being fully or primarily remote. VCFA alumnx are 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].
- Cover Letter
- 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 December 6, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.
Faculty, MFA in Writing (part-time positions)
The MFA in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts invites applications for part-time faculty positions, to begin in December 2021. We seek active writers with strong records of publication and a commitment to Creative Writing instruction that aligns with VCFA’s mission and core values of inclusion, community, and the belief that arts are central to the human experience.
The MFA in Writing is a low-residency degree program serving a vibrant, diverse community of graduate students. The program is built upon a one-on-one mentorship model of graduate education. Faculty are responsible for mentoring individual students in both creative and critical writing, both of which are central to VCFA. Faculty must feel comfortable teaching and supporting students at both a manuscript level and at a deeper, craft-based level. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose writing and scholarship engages questions of race, ethnicity, gender, and class in relation to literatures of Black and/or African Diaspora, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American, or Disability studies, perspectives, and contexts.
Candidates should have an MFA by the time of appointment. Candidates must have at least one published book in the genre they intend to teach (or have a book under contract).
To apply, send the following to the Program Office at [email protected]:
- Cover letter describing your work as a writer and a teacher
- Teaching Philosophy (no more than two (2) pages)
- DEI Statement: A short statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, outlining your professional skills, accomplishments, experience, and willingness to engage in activities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion (2 to 3 paragraphs)
To be considered for hire in this cycle, please submit your initial materials by November 20. The program expects to hire faculty for multiple upcoming semesters, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Questions about the application process should be directed to [email protected].
General Maintenance/Boiler Technician/Plumber
The General Maintenance/Boiler Technician/Plumber will be responsible for maintaining campus property to include plumbing and boiler maintenance as well as analyzing, appraising, and, where possible, repairing and/or installing building equipment. The person in this position will work with limited supervision, but should also confer with the Facilities Supervisor, the Executive Director and other facility personnel when necessary to ensure the facility is properly maintained. They will also assist in the setup of events on the campus as required. Please see full job description here. To apply, send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Position will remain open until filled.
The General Maintenance person will be responsible for maintaining campus property to include assisting with set-ups, locking/unlocking buildings, answering calls for assistance, maintaining logs, and basic housekeeping as needed. The person in this position will work with limited supervision but should also confer with the Facilities Supervisor, Executive Director, Housekeeping Supervisor, and other facility personnel when necessary to ensure the facility is properly maintained. They will also assist in the setup of events on the campus as required. Please see full job description here. To apply, send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Position will remain open until filled.
Housekeeping/Janitorial (full-time overnight position)
The Housekeeping candidate is responsible for the cleaning of College Hall, our central building here at Vermont College of Fine Arts as described in the full job description here. The individual in this position will report to the housekeeping Supervisor. To apply, send resume and references to [email protected]. Position will remain open until filled.
Housekeeping/Janitorial (full- & part-time shifts)
The Housekeeping candidates are responsible for the daily cleaning of campus buildings, restrooms, dorm rooms, event and tenant spaces, as well as locking and unlocking of buildings and answering calls for assistance as needed. The individuals report to the Housekeeping Supervisor. Please see the full job description here. To apply, send resume and references to [email protected]. 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.
Here’s why we think you’ll love Montpelier as much as we do:
- The New York Times’ article, “36 Hours in Montpelier, VT”
- Best Choice Reviews chose Montpelier as the #1 Small Town in America.
- Yankee Magazine’s article, “Montpelier, Vermont: Could You Live Here?”
More About Our Location
Central Vermont offers a wide range of activities and scenic beauty, making it a year-round recreational playground and a great place to raise a family.
- Montpelier Parks
- North Branch Nature Center
- Vermont Historical Society
- Vermont State House
- Kellogg-Hubbard Library
- Capital City Farmer’s Market
- Bragg Farm Sugar House
- Morse Farm Sugar Works
VCFA is a part of the Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer Project, which recognizes businesses that support working families as they transition from home to the workplace.
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.
HR & Accounts Payable Manager