Technical Instructor in Video & Design/Animation

Bennington, Vermont, United States Full-time

Bennington College is seeking a Technical Instructor in Video & Design/Animation to work closely with faculty, IT staff and students. The position is responsible for providing technical assistance in support of the Video and Design/Animation curriculum, maintaining and scheduling the video editing and multimedia design facilities including animation studio, and managing student monitors of the Video and Design/Animation facilities. The position also involves monitoring computer usage and disk space, repairs and maintenance, troubleshooting student problems, providing instruction on equipment, overseeing the video equipment checkout facility, training and overseeing student workers, and responding to video and multimedia design faculty requests.

Candidates should possess a working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, other Adobe Creative Suite software, and MacIntosh hardware/software troubleshooting skills; knowledge of animation software programs such as Dragonframe and Autodesk Maya would be beneficial.  The ideal candidate will have experience shooting with card-based HD camcorders, DSLRs, as well as experience working with lighting equipment, professional microphones, projection and installation equipment, and recording techniques. A Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree preferred.  The position works year-round and offers a comprehensive benefits package.  The position is scheduled to begin in August 2018. 

The College

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, experience, and accomplishment to apply.

To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three academic/professional references. The review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.