Bennington College seeks a Technical Instructor in Fabrication and Digital Art for a full time, 40 weeks per year appointment to provide support for the Visual Arts Program across several visual arts disciplines, including (but not limited to) architecture, sculpture, digital arts, ceramics and animation. Responsibilities include provision of technical assistance to students, leading class demonstrations, provision of occasional class support as requested by faculty, provision of support for Usdan Gallery shows, working with the IT staff to manage computing facilities and color plotters, routine maintenance and scheduling for fabrication equipment and computing facilities, managing student monitors for these facilities, and ensuring safe and responsible use of all equipment. In addition, the Technical Instructor teaches two 2 credit technique-oriented courses in Visual Arts during each academic year, and may be asked to co-teach a course with a faculty member or offer a co-requisite technology course.This role is ideal for a self-motivated individual interested in teaching and working with a diverse array of fabrication software and equipment.
This position will begin in late August 2020 and requires successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.
Bennington serves a diverse student population - inclusive of ethnic/racial minorities, international and global constituents, sexual minorities, and various social classes, among other identities. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success. Each individual (faculty, staff and students) will be accountable for upholding these values. The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, and power through its institutional policies and areas of study.
Bennington College is a laboratory for innovation in higher education. At Bennington, learning and making—on campus and in the field—are inseparable, and its graduates are noted for their outsized impact on the world’s stage. This campus celebrates the ongoing making of work—shared on walls, in shows and performances, in lectures and readings, and in conversations—and believes that equity, diversity, and inclusivity are vital to a collaborative community. This position captures, contributes to, and reflects the ethos of this creative community.
Bennington College affirms the intersecting identities of all its community members—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—and recognizes their contributions to the vitality of our unique living and learning environment. The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, and power through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply.
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, links to images of technical/creative work, and contact information for three academic/professional references. The review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.