Job no: 508899
Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth seeks a visiting artist whose work centers on storytelling and digital media. Collaborating with the faculty and students of the Animation and Game Arts program, the visiting artist will introduce new modes of practice to our community through co-curricular initiatives during the 2021-2022 academic year.
As the UMass system's flagship comprehensive art college, CVPA offers programs in ceramics, graphic design, jewelry/metals, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, animation and game arts, illustration, music, art history and art education. As the goal of this initiative is to introduce media and modes of working that remain underrepresented in our curriculum, the visiting artist will develop programming around areas of digital practice that are not currently available to CVPA students. Artists whose work is community-engaged, connects with multiple disciplines across the university and helps engage diverse communities are especially welcomed to apply.
While the program welcomes transdisciplinary projects that may not be easily classified, skill sets that might be addressed include:
- 2D or 3D Animation
- Digital Sculpting
- Concept Artist
- Game Design and Worldbuilding
- Virtual and Augmented Reality
- Community and Gaming, including novel approaches to e-sports
Compensation: The visiting artist will receive $45,000 salary, on-campus housing, access to facilities, studio space and the possibility to teach.
Eligibility: Applicants should have a terminal degree in hand as of the start date of the appointment and a track record of collaboration, exhibition and/or performance. Significant industry experience in the field of animation or game development may be considered in lieu of a terminal degree.
Application: Interested parties should submit a one-page artist’s statement, portfolio of 20 works with descriptions, three references and a proposed project that addresses our unique community and fulfils the above mandate for the New Directions program. As this position is student-centered, the committee is particularly interested in hearing ways that you might engage our student body. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.
The review of applications will begin immediately.
Advertised: 13 Jul 2021 Eastern Daylight Time