Technical Instructor in 3D Technology

Bennington, Vermont, United States Full-time

The Technical Instructor in 3D Technology is a full-time, 40-week position within the Visual and Performing Art program at Bennington College. The Technical Instructor in 3D Technology provides support for a variety of Visual Art disciplines, including Architecture, Animation, Ceramics, Digital Art, Sculpture, and Printmaking. This support includes the general maintenance and scheduling of 3D equipment, provision of technical assistance to individual students, and leading class demonstrations as needed by the Visual Arts faculty. Normally the Technical Instructor in 3D Technology independently teaches at least one course (2 credit) in each semester.

The Technical Instructor in 3D Technology will often have an integral role in one or more visual arts courses using 3D technologies for the entirety of a semester, and may be asked to co-teach a course with a faculty person or offer a co-requisite technology course. In addition, the Technical Instructor in 3D Technology may propose technique-oriented courses in Visual Arts. Past courses have explored Rhino 3D as a design tool for artists, examined digital modelling and representation techniques for architects, and examined Maxwell Render as a visualization tool.

Skills Required

  • Minimum undergraduate education in architecture, design, or a related field

  • Highly proficient in 3d software such as  Rhino 3D, Maya, AutoCad, SolidWorks and Adobe Creative Suite

  • Proficient in Maxwell Render, VRay, Arnold or other rendering package

  • Experience and proficiency working with laser cutting, CNC routing, 3D printing

  • Experience and proficiency in general fabrication and making

  • Body of work demonstrating technical skill and creative sensibility

  • Knowledge of photography, 3D animation creation, or coding is desirable

  • Strong communication skills -- teaching experience is desirable

  • Willingness and ability to work across a variety of creative disciplines

  • Experience working with a diverse body of creative faculty and students


  • Manage and provide instruction in 3D digital technology and digital fabrication

  • Oversee equipment and facilities for 3D printing, CNC routing, and laser cutting

  • Create and manage systems of access and oversight for 3D resources

  • Teach up to two 7-week, 2-credit technical courses each term

  • Provide full-time support for up to two full-term faculty classes each term

  • Provide occasional support for assorted Visual Arts classes as requested by faculty

  • Provide project-specific support to faculty and students outside of classes

To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, a portfolio of creative work, and contact information for three academic/professional references.  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until position is filled.  The position will begin in August, 2018.  

Bennington is a residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont distinguished by its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded on the principle of active engagement in learning, which manifests in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity—in community and in curriculum—are vital to achieving those aims.