Technical Instructor in Visual Art (2D and Digital Media)

Technical Instructor in Visual Art (2D and Digital Media)


Bennington College


Job Type: | Full time


Location: Bennington, Vermont, United States


Bennington College seeks a Technical Instructor for a full time, year-round, position to provide support for the visual arts program. Primary responsibilities include: managing the visual arts computer lab (including hiring, oversight and training of student workers and working closely with IT to supervise hardware and software updates and installations); providing help and guidance to visual art students with digital workflows (Adobe Suite, etc.); maintaining and operating a large format printer; managing pricing and scheduling for student and faculty print requests; maintaining and operating a Risograph printer; ensuring safe and responsible use of all equipment; supporting Usdan Gallery (by regularly updating the gallery website and providing design and production assistance with gallery signage, labels and publications).


In addition, the Technical Instructor teaches two 2-credit courses each year, typically in Adobe Creative Suite or similar industry-standard software.


This position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a Bachelor's degree in digital arts, design, or a related field, interest and aptitude to work across disciplines with a diverse body of students and faculty, and a high level of proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, web design, laser cutting and Riso printing. A graduate degree, teaching experience, and a working knowledge of digital design and physical computing are desirable, but not required. A portfolio demonstrating the use of digital workflows and creative sensitivity is expected. A high regard for personal and shop safety and excellent organizational skills are required, as is an interest in contemporary art and design practices.


Review of applications will begin in late August and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter, resume, links to work samples and the names & contact information for at least three references. This position will begin Fall 2023, and requires successful completion and acceptable results of a background check as well as compliance with the College's COVID vaccination policies.


Bennington serves a diverse student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially minoritized, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse and intersecting 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 and community cohesiveness. 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, power, and privilege through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply.


The College


Bennington College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and tuition benefits including Tuition Exchange scholarships. The College also offers an on-site fitness center as well as generous time off benefits.


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.


Nestled at the foot of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the campus consists of approximately 370 acres. The College was named one of ten with the best architecture by Architectural Digest. From campus, it is a short drive to the cultural offerings of the northern Berkshires in Massachusetts, Albany, New York, and many of Vermont's top recreational centers. New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont are all within three and a half hours by car.


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