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

Assistant Director, MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the Assistant Director of the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults Program. This position is a full-time, administrative position reporting to the Program Director.

The Assistant Director provides administrative support for the program, working closely with the Program Director. The Assistant Director role is characterized by administrative experience; a commitment to creating and fostering equity, inclusion, and belonging; project management and student support abilities; attention to detail; excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills; and ability to collaborate. General knowledge of and interest in the culture of writing for children and young adults is preferred. Experience with low-residency, online, or remote education is a plus.

Successful candidates will have a customer service orientation toward various constituencies and knowledge/facility with many software applications including G suite tools, video conferencing, JotForm, WordPress, and Airtable data management software. A bachelor degree or comparable experience is required.

VCFA administrative offices are in Montpelier, VT.  This position can be performed in-person, hybrid, or remotely.  Travel to twice-annual 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 the full job description here. To apply, please send the following to [email protected]  with “Assistant Director, MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults” 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 2/23/24. Position will remain open until filled.

About the low-residency MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults Program

Our Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Children & Young Adults Program,  was one of the first of its kind and has served as a model for numerous other low-residency programs across the U.S. and internationally. Faculty and alumnx from the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program are New York Times bestselling authors, National Book Award winners, and Caldecott, Newbery, and Coretta Scott King honorees. These award winning faculty serve as one-on-one mentors to students each semester and the program allows students to take an active role in shaping their own education in a model that balances rigorous academic critique with nurturing aesthetic support.

About Vermont College of Fine Arts

VCFA’s administrative offices are located in Montpelier, Vermont’s vibrant and scenic state capital. The college is a national center for graduate arts education fostering the excellence of established and emerging artists holding summer residencies in Colorado Springs at the Colorado College campus and winter residencies in Selinsgrove, PA at the Susquehanna University campus. With a practice-based learning model, VCFA is the only college devoted exclusively to graduate fine arts education. Our programs incorporate a unique and rigorous pedagogy based on individualized study and one-on-one mentoring with nationally recognized faculty. VCFA offers artists and writers a transformative and progressive educational experience through its seven acclaimed graduate programs. 

VCFA is committed to building an inclusive community free of social bias and exclusion. 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. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at VCFA

 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.

VCFA Benefits

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.

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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.

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Contact

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