Job Details

Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • Position Number: 1918583
  • Location: Montpelier, Vermont
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the director of the MFA in Film Program. The Program Director is a managerial, administrative position reporting to the Academic Dean.

Responsibilities include: working closely with the Faculty Chair, faculty, and administration to manage the strategic direction, organization, and operations of the low-residency program; overseeing and directing 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; 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 seven-day residencies each year.

Successful candidates will have substantial experience in higher education that includes: demonstrated aptitude for collaborative leadership; familiarity with complex organizational systems; a background working with adult students; entrepreneurial, managerial and team-building abilities; and exemplary written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. This full-time, year-round administrative position is not a faculty appointment, and does not include teaching duties. A bachelor degree is required. An MFA or other terminal degree in film or a related field is desirable but not required.

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 at

To apply, please 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 June 10, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.

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