Director of Book Arts Center

Director of Book Arts Center

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Wells College
March 14, 2023
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Christine Elfman
Main Phone


Wells College seeks applicants for Director for the Book Arts Center. As Director, the

successful candidate will have a clear and collaborative vision for the future of our

vibrant and historic Center, which includes the undergraduate Book Arts program, the

Wells College Press, the Summer Institute and additional Center programming.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Collaborating with colleagues in the Visual Arts program to maintain and grow a

robust Book Arts program

Collaborate with Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, in consultation

with Advancement, to guide the Center to financial sustainability through

entrepreneurial leadership and fund raising

Overseeing the Book Arts Center facilities, equipment, and inventory

Running the annual Book Arts Summer Institute program and additional revenue

enhancing programs

Teaching a minimum of one class per semester in the Book Arts curriculum

Managing Wells College Press, including its annual chapbook contest

Providing professional mentorship for the Victor Hammer Fellow and other


Contributing to the development and marketing of various programs, in

collaboration with VPASA and the Colleges’ marketing and communications


Collaborating with campus and local communities as well as local, regional,

national and international book arts organizations

Maintaining website and social media accounts in collaboration with VP of

Marketing and Communications

Overseeing production of the College’s diplomas (historically, fewer than 100 per


The position comes with a salary commensurate with experience, Wells’ suite of benefits,

and office/studio space.

How To Apply

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Wells College employment

page, Review of applications will begin on March 15th and continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit the following:

*a C.V. with contact information for three references

*a single additional PDF containing a cover letter, diversity statement, and work samples

(15 works by the applicant with artist research statement). Links are acceptable for any

work that cannot be formatted effectively as PDFs.