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Media Center Director

Posted on: September 1st, 2017 by Steve Wilkison

Reports to Vice President for Academic Affairs; Exempt-Salaried Position

Position will remain open until filled.

Watkins College of Art is accepting applications for the Media Center Director position. Watkins is a regionally and nationally accredited, non-profit independent college of the visual arts located in Nashville, Tennessee (www.watkins.edu). Founded in 1885 as a community education resource, the college now offers BFA degrees in Fine Art, Film, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, and Photography, BA in Art degree and an MFA in Film Production.

Responsibilities:

Watkins is seeking an organized, detailed administrator to manage the Media Center and supervise employees.  The Media Center is responsible for the direction and supervision of the Media Center operations for the college, which includes the Media Center equipment room and photography lab and film school facilities.

Reporting to the director is the media center assistant and work study students. The director is responsible for the oversight of all equipment purchases; inventory, maintenance, and repair for film and photography; chemical purchases for photography; safety and security procedures where applicable; budget reporting; and institutional assessment reporting.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage a digital ARTchive of student work; document student work as needed.
  • Coordinate Media Center purchases with Department Chairs and Information Technology Director.
  • Establish policies and procedures for media Center in coordination with Department Chairs.
  • Maintain department budgets, expenditures and purchases.
  • Oversee equipment maintenance and repairs; ability to perform diagnosis and minor repairs of film and/or photography equipment.
  • Provide demonstrations for use of both film and photography equipment.
  • Schedule room reservations for film school facilities and photography lighting studio.
  • Ensure equipment and chemical safety procedures are followed according to college policy and local, national and federal requirements.
  • Prepare and update operational guidelines for department.
  • Oversee all equipment check-in/check-out procedures.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Skills:

  • Exceptional organizational, planning, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of photography and/or film equipment.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Physical Requirements:

  • Position requires lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and generally moving objects; must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Experience:

  • Three years minimum, hands-on experience in management administration, preferably in higher education.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office and Photoshop.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts degree preferred.

Please send letter of application and resume to mediacenterdirector@watkins.edu.

Watkins College of Art adheres to EEO guidelines, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex sexual orientation, age or disability in hiring and employment policies and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Recruitment Specialist

Posted on: June 30th, 2017 by Steve Wilkison

Established in 1885, Watkins College is a private, not for profit, college of visual arts offering BFA degrees in photography, interior design, film, fine arts, illustration, and graphic design, as well a BA in art, and the MFA in film production. All programs at Watkins are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges, (SACSCOC) and by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Watkins is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a nonprofit consortium of 42 leading art schools in North America.

Watkins College of Art welcomes applications for the following position:

Recruitment Specialist

Recruitment Specialist is a front-line position requiring a dynamic, highly personable, and results-oriented individual to represent the College both in person and online to prospective students and their supporters.

Duties:

• Collaborate on strategic planning initiatives and assist in effective plan deployment to meet enrollment goals
• Travel to meet with prospective students and their supporters
• Provide or facilitate workshops, demonstrations, and other recruiting events, both in-house and at recruitment locations
• Assist in review and administration of admission materials, including portfolio reviews
• Other duties as assigned

The Recruitment Specialist will report to the Vice President, Strategic Enrollment Management.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills and be a highly motivated, results-oriented individual. Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in visual arts or design, and a minimum of three (3) years experience in student recruitment. The individual will possess excellent presentation and communication skills, including expertise in Microsoft Office and client management systems.

This is a full-time position, with an excellent benefits package, including health insurance.

The recruiting specialist will be required to travel extensively and be available to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. The starting range of pay is dependent upon skills, education, and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately, with a priority deadline of July 14, 2017. Applications will be considered on a continuous basis until an appointment is made.

Email Procedures:
Please email: jobs@watkins.edu

Please send a PDF or Word document including: (1) a letter of application, which articulates how the candidate’s experience and education intersects with the position description, (2) a current resume, and (3) contact information for three references with personal knowledge of the candidate’s professional experience.

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film adheres to EEO guidelines, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in hiring and employment policies and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Further information about the College is available on our website at www.watkins.edu.

Film Adjunct: Fundamentals of Editing

Posted on: February 3rd, 2017 by Steve Wilkison

Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film is seeking an adjunct for the Film School for the Fall Semester 2017. Professional and Teaching experience is required; MFA degree preferred.

FLM 589

Fundamentals of Editing

Studio, 3 Contact Hours, 3 Credit Hours

Students work on an advanced production (Production III, IV or MFA project), joining the project during pre-production.  Instruction will be done on the Avid Digital Editing System employing its advanced nuances. An overview of the postproduction process that includes the preparation of tracks, mixing and color correction.

If interested in this position, please send a CV or resume and cover letter to:

Richard Gershman
rgershman@watkins.edu
Chair, Film School
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

Film Adjunct: Film Industry, Business, and Finance

Posted on: February 3rd, 2017 by Steve Wilkison

Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film is seeking an adjunct for the Film School for the Fall Semester 2017. Professional and Teaching experience is required; MFA degree preferred.

FLM 451 & FLM 551

Film Industry, Business, and Finance

Lecture, 3 Contact Hours, 3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the business, legal and financial aspects of the motion picture and television industries.  Students learn about both the creative and business aspects of production. The course emphasizes the role of the producer, and the various ways that features, documentaries, non-scripted and scripted television series get funded, developed, produced, distributed and marketed.  A business plan will be produced.

BFA (FLM 451) -Recommended for juniors and above.  MFA (FLM 551) – Required of 2nd year students.

If interested in this position, please send a CV or resume and cover letter to:

Richard Gershman
rgershman@watkins.edu
Chair, Film School
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

Film Adjunct: Special Topics: The History of the Musical

Posted on: February 3rd, 2017 by Steve Wilkison

Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film is seeking an adjunct for the Film School for the Fall Semester 2017. Professional and Teaching experience is required; MFA degree preferred.

FLM 351

Special Topics: The History of the Musical

Lecture, 3 Contact Hours, 3 Credit Hours

The history of the American Musical begins in 1927 with Warner Brothers’ The Jazz Singer, also the first talking picture.  We will move from Hollywood-style grand productions to rock and roll fueled, independent cinema, adding in an occasional iconic foreign film such as Richard Lester’s A Hard Day’s Night or Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

If interested in this position, please send a CV or resume and cover letter to:

Richard Gershman
rgershman@watkins.edu
Chair, Film School
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR DESIGN

Posted on: March 25th, 2016 by Admissions

CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR DESIGN

Assistant/Associate Professor

 

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is accepting applications for the Chair of the Department of Interior Design with a scheduled hire date of August 2016.

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is a regionally and nationally accredited, non-profit independent college of the visual arts located in Nashville, Tennessee (www.watkins.edu). Founded in 1885 as a community education resource, the college now offers BFA degrees in Fine Art, Film, Photography, Graphic Design, and Interior Design, a BA in Art degree and a new MFA in Film Production.

Watkins is seeking a dynamic full-time faculty member who will also serve as the interior design department chair. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability for creative teaching and professional practice with the additional skills as an effective administrator.

Responsibilities

  • Promote innovative vision and outreach to grow the BFA program
  • Teach courses assigned each semester based on a standard teaching load as defined in the Faculty Handbook
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate students
  • Contribute to the college through committee service
  • Engage in creative and/or research activity in the form of exhibitions or publications
  • Manage the department budget
  • Program assessment and reporting for Institutional Effectiveness Plan

 

Qualifications

  • MFA in interior design required.
  • Experience teaching at undergraduate level, minimum of five years
  • Professional practice in interior design, minimum of five years
  • NCIDQ certification, required
  • LEED AP and Registered Interior Designer, preferred
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit and SketchUp, preferred
  • Membership in one or more professional organizations (ASID, IIDA, IDEC), preferred
  • Knowledge of CIDA accreditation process, preferred

Rank: Commensurate with experience and qualifications  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately, with a priority deadline of April 15, 2016. Applications will be considered on a continuous basis until an appointment is made.

 

Email Procedures:

Cary Beth Miller, cmiller@watkins.edu

 

The PDF must include: (1) a letter of application, which articulates how the candidate’s experience and education intersects with the position description, (2) a teaching philosophy, (3) a current CV, (4) name and contact information for three references with personal knowledge of the candidate’s teaching and/or professional practice experience, (5) course evaluations (if available) and (6) a representative body of student work. Creative or scholarly work may be requested after review of application materials.

 

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film adheres to EEO guidelines, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in hiring and employment policies and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.