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
• 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, http://www.wells.edu/employment. 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.