Open Positions

Associate Director of Admissions (Film & Visual Art—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, administration, and staff.  

Successful candidates will have:

  • Demonstrated aptitude for exceptional customer service and sales work
  • Bachelor’s degree and 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; 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 exchanges and 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, 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 October 9, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Director is a senior leadership position reporting to the VCFA President.

The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will guide Vermont College of Fine Arts in fulfilling its commitment to institutional change with respect to equity, inclusion, and diversity in its broadest scope, and as articulated in the VCFA Statement on Community Values. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of DEI will work collaboratively with all departments of the college and program constituencies and help lead the college-wide Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This position requires a high level of cultural awareness, attentiveness, and interpersonal skills, as well as a keen understanding of a fast-changing social and cultural landscape and its relationship to both higher education and the arts.

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated commitment to career development in diversity, equity and inclusion; leadership experience and progressive growth working in small organizations; preferred experience in higher education, art, or non-profit organizations, or significant understanding of those landscapes; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; relevant content knowledge, and the ability to foster positive relationships with a range of constituencies.

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 September 24, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Program Assistant – Film, Music Composition (2 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 or Music Composition
  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.

 

WordPress Web Developer/Designer

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. We are looking for an experienced and passionate WordPress Developer/Designer to join our IT team. The right candidate will be responsible for both back-end and front-end development and design of Program, Staff, Alumnx, and Student sites as well as VCFA.edu main site. Common tasks include:

  • Establishing and guiding a website’s architecture
  • Managing all technical aspects of the WordPress
  • Good understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery
  • Ability to understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers

Approximately one-quarter of your time will also 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. You 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].

 

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:

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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.

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Employee Benefits

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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.

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]