[dance-tech] Art/ Technology job position announcement

  • From: Sandy Mathern-Smith <mathern@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 13:43:57 -0400

Dear colleagues,

Denison University Fine Arts Division has a new job opening for an artist (including performance, visual and sound) and technologist.
Please see the job announcement below.

Thanks in advance for sending it on to people who might be interested, your help in distributing it is much appreciated.

Sandy Mathern-Smith

Sandra K. Mathern-Smith Associate Professor and Chair Department of Dance Denison University

740 587 6713 work place
740 587 6750 fax

Denison University seeks full-time, 12-month renewable administrative appointment of Director of Collaborative Technologies to serve the Fine Arts division (Departments of Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, and Theatre) and the fine arts digital media lab and Center of Collaborative Technologies , to begin October 2006. The Director will be an arts media specialist fluent in cutting-edge fine arts hardware and software (music, theater, video/cinema, visual arts, and dance technology), and a working artist who uses technology as an expressive medium. We seek candidates who are visionary, creative, energetic and collaborative. Candidates must have managerial skills and teaching background so that he/she may work creatively to develop programs that interconnect all of the five arts departments and their visions.

The Director will have responsibilities/skills in three different areas:

(1) Develop programs and coordinate artistic projects among faculty members (sometimes with guest artists and/or with students), work as a collaborator, as well as host guest artists for the division. Create and maintain web pages for publicity for these projects and for the arts departments. He/she will be directly involved with the development of the curriculum around technology both in the Division as a whole and in the various departments.

(2) The Vail Director will be responsible for organizing the day-to- day operations of the lab, including training and supervising student assistants, identifying, evaluating and updating appropriate hardware and software, budgeting for hardware and software, informing Fine Arts faculty of new resources including training and demonstrations of new technologies and working with faculty to develop collaborative projects. The Director will be responsible for developing programming and showcasing opportunities for the center (exhibitions, performances, visiting artists) and the scheduling of the center’s facilities. The Director will provide first-level support for specialized applications throughout the Fine Arts and will be expected to draw upon Computing Services for additional support. The Director’s work will be closely coordinated with Instructional Technology staff and others in Computing Services to ensure the best possible outcomes for students and faculty whose work increasingly depends upon digital technologies.

(3) The Director will teach one arts survey course in collaborative arts technology per semester, or no more than two courses per year. In addition he/she is expected to develop and teach technical and collaborative workshops for faculty.

Qualifications include a BA, BM, BS, or BFA degree (MFA preferred or equivalent professional experience), being an actively exhibiting artist, and having a track record in computer technology (preference for Macs or Unix system) with microcomputers and servers in a networked environment with Mac OSX, Novell and utility programs.

Salary commensurate with experience, with full benefits. Review of applications will begin August 25, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume, examples of creative work (portfolio, CD, DVD, etc.) and professional references to: Fine Arts Division Search, Department of Theater, Denison University, Granville, OH 43023, applications will be accepted electronically at sundin@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. In a continuing effort to diversify our Campus Community, Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply

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