Program Director, MFA in Visual Art

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

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.

The Program Director provides administrative leadership for the program, working closely with the Faculty Chair(s), who provide academic leadership through a system of faculty governance. The Program Director role is characterized by administrative experience; a commitment to creating and fostering equity, inclusion, and belonging; entrepreneurial, managerial, and team-building abilities; attention to detail; demonstrated budget management experience; excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills; and ability to collaborate. This is not a faculty appointment, and does not include teaching duties; however, knowledge and interest in the culture of visual art is desirable.

Successful candidates will have 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. Experience with low-residency, online, or remote education a plus. A masters degree in higher education administration, non-profit management, a related field, or comparable experience is preferred.

VCFA Administrative offices are in Montpelier, VT. This position can be performed in-person, hybrid, or remotely. Travel to residencies is 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 here:

To apply, please send the following to with “Program Director, MFA in Visual Art” in the subject line:


  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.


Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

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. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at VCFA

Wage or Salary
60,000 annual