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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 Community Education

Posted on: January 18, 2018
Watkins currently seeks a director of community education, a senior cabinet-level position, to oversee its venerable Community Education (CE) department.

In addition to more than 105 adult classes per year, Watkins’s CE branch creates and oversees programs for young artists, including popular summer camps; teacher and professional development workshops; an array of community outreach partnerships and events that have a critical impact on Watkins’s role across the wider Nashville community…(more)

Summer Programs Manager

Posted on: January 16, 2018
This is a temporary position, filled mid-May through the end of July. Watkins Community Education summer program include Summer Camp (ages 6-14) during the month of June. The Summer Programs Manager 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)