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Program Director, MFA in Visual Art
Vermont College of Fine Arts

Date Posted Jun. 11, 2020
Title Program Director, MFA in Visual Art
University Vermont College of Fine Arts
Montpelier, VT, United States
Department Visual Art
Application Deadline Jul. 29, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Art - Painting/Drawing

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

To apply send the following to
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.

  • 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

    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

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