Director of Book Arts Center
Wells College seeks applicants for the full-time (12 month) position of Director for the Book Arts Center. As Center Director, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of our vibrant and historic Book Arts Center, including but not limited to: maintaining the book arts center building and studio spaces; managing the production and marketing of Wells College Press; running the annual Book Arts Summer Institute program; contributing to the development and marketing of various programs, lecture series, special collections, and residencies; managing budgets for the academic program, Wells College Press, and the Summer Institute; interfacing and collaborating with campus and local communities as well as regional book arts organizations; overseeing the Victor Hammer Fellow and Assistant Director; and working with the Wells College Book Arts Center Advisory Board on furthering the mission of the center.
Applicants for the position should have a minimum of a master’s degree; excellent skills in binding, letterpress printing, papermaking, and/or printmaking; good interpersonal skills; successful teaching experience in both short workshops and longer courses; a record of meeting deadlines; and a collaborative spirit. Possibilities exist depending on experience to make additional contributions to the Visual Arts Program through course instruction, involvement with the String Room Gallery or involvement with the Visual Communication, Art History, Creative Writing, and Museum Studies majors and minors.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates should apply below and include:
*a letter of application
*a list of three references with contact information
*a sample of 5-10 works by the applicant
*a diversity statement
In this search, Wells College wishes to reinforce its commitment to increase faculty and staff diversity, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society.
Wells College is a nationally-recognized, private liberal arts college located on the shores of beautiful Cayuga Lake. Founded in 1868, Wells provides a rigorous and relationship-based academic experience strengthened by the College's emphasis on community, residential atmosphere, and dedication to hands-on learning. The mission of Wells College is to teach students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives.