Technical Instructor in Ceramics

Bennington, Vermont, United States Full-time


Bennington College seeks a Technical Instructor in Ceramics to work closely with ceramics faculty and students, manage the ceramics studio and provide technical support and instruction to students. The technical instructor is responsible for overall studio management as directed by the ceramics faculty. Specific responsibilities include repairs and maintenance of equipment, inventory management and ordering materials, troubleshooting student problems, firing student work, instructing faculty/students on equipment use and best practices with regard to health and studio safety, and responding to faculty requests to meet the needs of their courses. The position also requires managing studio monitors as well as being a liaison with other visual arts technical staff members and the maintenance department of  the College for overall maintenance of infrastructure in the ceramic studio.

Extensive knowledge and experience working with kilns, clay, and glaze materials, and the capacity to use power tools is required. Experience in ceramics related teaching and 3D digital fabrication is highly desirable. Master of Fine Arts Degree in ceramics is preferred. In addition, strong communication and interpersonal skills are required and previous work with a diverse body of creative faculty and students is highly preferred. This is a full-time position during the academic terms, with benefits. Studio space is available for the artist/technician to pursue professional work.

The College

Bennington College is a residential liberal arts college distinguished by its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes and believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.  Bennington College encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Nestled at the foot of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the campus consists of approximately 370 acres. The College was named one of ten with the best architecture by Architectural Digest.  From campus, it is a short drive to the cultural offerings of the northern Berkshires in Massachusetts, Albany, New York, and many of Vermont’s top recreational centers. New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont are all within three and a half hours by car. For more information, visit the College website:

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 the position is filled.  The position will begin in August, 2018.