Photography Program Coordinator

Bard College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Bard College, a liberal arts college on the Hudson River, is a private institution working in the public interest.

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The photography program at Bard College seeks a multitalented, highly organized, energetic, self-starting individual to take on the vital role of Program Coordinator. This is a full-time, exempt, 12 month per year position reporting to the Director of the Photography Program. The Program Coordinator is at the center of Bard's diverse and exciting arts focused photography program and requires an individual who can keep all of the threads of the program running and help lead the way for students and faculty alike.

The Program Coordinator has a wide variety of responsibilities including, administrative coordination for the Photography Program, management and oversight of Woods Studio and it's two full time employees, teaching assistance for professors, maintenance and oversight of all equipment, and assisting students with a wide range of issues. In these capacities the Photography Program Coordinator has regular contact with virtually all of the Photography Program's participants (students, faculty and staff).

Bard College’s main campus is in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., with 1,900 undergraduate students; the College also includes multiple graduate programs. The 1,000-acre campus sits along the Hudson River and offers the Fisher Performing Arts Center, and Hessel Museum of Art, and is the home of the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest college-degree-granting prison education program in the U.S. The Bard Network also includes several Bard High School Early Colleges across the country as well as international campuses and partnerships.

The Bard Network is complex and demonstrates Bard’s priorities well in addition to the College’s emphasis on civic engagement. Bard College is a private institution working in the public interest. Bard faculty and staff lead their students by example, building upon the existing network of boundary-breaking programs focused on rethinking who can and should be included in a liberal arts education.

Essential Duties:
  • Facilitating the smooth function of the Photography Program
  • Administrative: Coordinating registration with the head of program for all photography classes
  • Coordination of moderation with the head of program for all moderating students
  • Creating and managing various student access lists for building access
  • Organizing and conducting tours for prospective students
  • Co management of supply inventory for two group black and white darkrooms, one group color darkroom, seven individual darkrooms, classroom, shooting studio, and gallery space
  • Co-managing all purchases of supplies, equipment and repairs
  • Various office duties include composing and sending regular program wide announcements, inventory, running various errands
  • Building and Facility Management: Identifying problems in the building and coordinating with B&G in finding solutions
  • Addressing any student and faculty complaints about various issues as they arise, from HVAC and plumbing problems, to burnt out light bulbs, this includes responding occasionally to minor emergencies (leaky pipes, equipment malfunctioning etc.) during off hours
  • Scheduling and overseeing all events and their installation in Woods Studio Gallery spaces
  • Teaching Assistance: Co- facilitating the training of all students in the proper usage of all analogue equipment including cameras and darkroom equipment
  • Helping seniors plan and execute their senior project shows
  • Photography Equipment: Co facilitate the maintenance of all equipment in Woods Studio including all enlargers, lenses and accessories, all camera systems and accessories, a Colex RA-4 color processor, various lighting equipment and accessories, frames and framing equipment
  • Co Inventory, organize, and sign out/sign in all equipment to/from students
  • Co assess equipment condition and coordinate repairs
  • Meet with and advise students on their equipment issues and needs
  • Major overhauls, clean up and reorganization, and new equipment installation three times a year between sessions or as needed
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • The ideal candidate will have extensive administrative, organizational and facilities management experience
  • Some knowledge of arts education.
  • An interest and knowledge in photography
Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in standard office environment
  • Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds
  • Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed
To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references through Interfolio at
Applications will be accepted through July 15th.

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.


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