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Watkins College of Art is one of the most dynamic cultural institutions in Nashville—America’s “It” City and ranked as the number one metropolis for high-sector jobs by Forbes. Nashville also is rated America’s friendliest city by Travel + Leisure and is continually noted for its creative economy, music, access to rural beauty, and eclectic and superb food scene.

Set against a beautiful lake and just two miles from downtown Nashville, Watkins occupies 13 acres and a 65,000-square-foot facility replete with film sound stages, galleries, and state-of-the-art studio space for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education artists. Accredited both regionally and nationally, Watkins was established in 1885 and has a rich history of meeting the highest standards of education for artists, designers, and filmmakers. Ascendant among national arts conservatories, Watkins offers competitive salaries, superb opportunities for employee professional growth, and generous benefits in healthcare, retirement, vacation, access to facilities, and more.

We welcome your interest in joining Watkins and invite you to peruse the job listings below to determine if any meet your background and experience.

Current openings

Director of Student Life

Posted on: February 26, 2018
The Director of Student Life is responsible for providing overall leadership and complete administrative oversight for college-wide student engagement initiatives that impact student retention, success and completion. The Director is responsible for hiring, training and supervising department staff and student employees in their work to develop, implement, manage and evaluate programming related to student involvement, student leadership, student ambassadors, student clubs and organizations, peer mentor program, career services, and student employment … (more)

Summer Programs Assistant

Posted on: January 20, 2018
This is a temporary position, filled mid-May through the end of July. Watkins Community Education summer program include Summer Art Camp (ages 5-13) during the month of June. The Summer Programs Assistant reports to the Coordinator and Director of Community Education. … (more)

Film Adjunct: Fundamentals of Editing

Posted on: March 20, 2018
Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film is seeking an adjunct for the Film School for the Fall Semester 2018. 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 … (more)

Chair, Department of Interior Design

Posted on: March 20, 2018
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 … (more)