Technical Instructor in Photography

Bennington, Vermont, United States Full-time

Bennington College is seeking a photography support specialist to work closely with faculty, IT staff, and students.  Responsibilities include providing technical assistance to students and faculty in support of the photography curriculum, including both analog and digital labs and lighting studio, and management of photo studios and equipment. The technical instructor provides safety training and oversight as well as 1:1 instruction on software, equipment, processes and techniques, oversees photo equipment, inventory, and studio scheduling, trains and oversees student workers, performs minor repairs to equipment as needed, and responds to photography faculty requests. The candidate must have a strong background in both analog and digital photography from capture to print, experience with continuous and strobe light sources, working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and experience with photography-related software and equipment such as scanners, printers, and screen calibration.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills and mechanical aptitude are required;  teaching experience, a Bachelor’s degree or higher, and previous work with a diverse body of creative faculty and students are highly preferred. Experience in training and supervising students is expected. This is a full-time position during the academic terms, with several additional weeks for maintenance and studio improvement projects, totaling 36 working weeks per year; year round  benefits are provided.

To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, 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.