Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!===[https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/ Vermont Folklife Center] (Director of Education)=== Job Title: Director of Education Reports To: Executive Director Position: Full-time (40 hours/week) Compensation: $60,000 salary, with health insurance and TIAA retirement plan with employer match. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND: The Vermont Folklife Center (VFC), founded in 1984, is a nationally recognized cultural research and education organization that uses ethnography to gain a deeper understanding of Vermont’s diverse communities and to strengthen connections between them. VFC serves Vermonters across the state through four major programs: Archive, Education, Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Vision and Voice Exhibition. All four programs are grounded in collaborative ethnographic research and documentation with cultural communities in Vermont. VFC builds programs around community grassroots concerns and our partners’ expertise. This method highlights the dignity, insight and potential of all Vermonters in the hopes of contributing to a more equitable, tolerant and inclusive society. POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Director of Education is an integral member of the VFC staff whose primary responsibility is to administer VFC’s robust, statewide education programming. The aim of VFC’s education program is to create pathways for Vermonters to see, participate in, and comprehend the transformative power of ethnography as a method for education and social change. The Director of Education will organize and direct programs that teach ethnographic methods and concepts, and provide training and support to Vermonters seeking to undertake their own community-defined, cultural initiatives. VFC’s Education program plays a central role in supporting the mission and vision of VFC, providing opportunities for dialogue and collaboration between VFC staff, students, educators, families and local communities throughout Vermont. Through this position, VFC seeks to build connections across divides, promote equity, and foster empathy and mutual respect. A strong candidate for this position is a trained and experienced ethnographer committed to community-based research and education initiatives. While knowledge of traditional arts is an asset, this position particularly seeks a candidate with a strong vision for how ethnography can be transformative for learning and engagement in multiple educational contexts. Accordingly, it encompasses the following duties and responsibilities. Training *Conduct ethnography and digital media workshops for students and instructors in K-12 and higher education settings. *Coordinate Summer Institute (1-2 week ethnographic field school). *Hold workshops for the general public. Service *Offer fee-for-service consultancies for schools, school districts, community groups, businesses, nonprofits. *Provide ad hoc advising/support for educators and other participants in Summer Institute. *Carry out original ethnographic fieldwork in Vermont (in coordination with VFC’s research priorities). Resources *Develop lessons, curricula, learning guides for educators and students. *Create examples of ethnographic media (audio/podcast, physical and online exhibitions, text, video). *Curate and share archival materials. Network *Build and sustain communities of practice among educators, students, folklorists, ethnographers, artists, and media specialists. *Maintain existing, and build new, collaborative working partnerships with like-minded organizations and entities. Administration *Supervise one part-time education staff. *Participate in long-range program planning and budgeting. *Write grants for education programming/operations and statewide ethnographic fieldwork. *Promote education programming and education-related web content. *Coordinate Internship program. *Collaborate with VFC staff on other projects and programs, as needed. *Represent VFC in the local, state, regional community and maintain working relationships with relevant regional and national professional associations. REQUIREMENTS: PhD awarded by May 2020 or earlier in folklore studies, ethnomusicology, anthropology, or applied anthropology preferred. MA in folklore or ethnomusicology and minimum 7 years professional experience in public folklore or applied ethnomusicology also considered. *Professional experience in higher education and/or K-12 education. *Demonstrated experience in program or project management. *Competency with digital media documentation technology (audio, still image and/or video). *Grant writing experience. *Must have valid and current driver’s license, insurance, and reliable transportation. Essential Skills: *Demonstrated ability to conduct fieldwork-based ethnographic research projects. *Ability to communicate complex concepts concisely and effectively to a broad range of individuals, organizations and non-specialist audiences. *Demonstrated ability to produce ethnographic texts (e.g. audio, photography, video, visual art, writing). *Demonstrated experience in program/project management. *Demonstrated ability as an engaging and effective educator. *Strong verbal and written communication skills. *Competency in digital media editing, computer operating systems and website content management systems. *Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and participate in consensus-based decision making. *Capacity to take initiative and work independently. *Demonstrated productivity and creativity. *Competency in meeting diversity, equity, inclusion and access goals in programming and administrative processes. Physical Demands: *While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, see, walk, sit for extended periods, travel, and occasionally stand, use hands to feel and hold, and reach with hands and arms. *The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. *Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. *The ability to drive an automobile during the day and night is critical. The work environment is varied and may take place in a wide range of venues. (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) TO APPLY: *Cover letter (350-500 words) *Resume or CV (4 pages maximum) *Ethnographic writing sample or excerpt (15 pages maximum) *Names and contact information for three references Please submit all requested materials in PDF format to email@example.com by Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Please include “Director of Education Position Application” in the subject line.<br />We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED AS PER VFC WEBSITE ANNOUNCEMENT SEPT 14 2020 Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Academic Jobs Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://academicjobs.wikia.org/wiki/Anthropology_2020-2021"