The Nomad Interdisciplinary MFA is seeking an Arts Pedagogy Archive Fellow to design and populate a digital public archive. This person will create a working archive that tells the story of this field-based Master of Fine Arts program. The Nomad MFA is an accredited, low-residency degree program that has been called the “MFA of the Future” based on its regenerative philosophy and practice. In the tradition of the Bauhaus and Black Mountain College, the Nomad MFA brings together a community of the most influential practitioners of our time who are dedicated to redefining art pedagogy. Faculty and Visiting Artists include John Bielenberg, Amanda Carlson, Mark Dion, Christy Gast, Hope Ginsburg, Gene Gort, Pablo Helguera, Rich Hollant, Hudson Valley Bee Habitat, Billie Lee, Laberinto Projects, Amanda Lovelee, Mary Mattingly, Mildred’s Lane, Carol Padberg, SeedBroadcast, Allison Smith, Ramona Kitto Stately, Roxanne Swentzell, Water Bar & Public Studio, Linda Weintraub, Nico Wheadon, Marisa Williamson, and Caroline Woolard among others. The Nomad MFA allows faculty and students to be co-learners, working on projects in field locations in the Americas. The public archive will allow the artifacts from the program’s residencies, curriculum, and emergent pedagogy to be accessed by artists, historians, art school faculty, and prospective students from around the world. Through the archive website, the visual database will tell the story of the program – its history, material culture, methodologies, and impact on contemporary society. It will also catalogue the items in the collection for use in future exhibitions. The Archive Fellow will work collaboratively with both the Nomad MFA Program Director and Program Manager. This fellowship can be conducted from any location with strong internet access. We anticipate a part-time 6-month contract (November 2019-April 2020.) This position is ideal for recent graduates who are interested in our program, and for artists thinking of going back to school for a library science degree. We invite creative individuals to apply who will bring innovative design solutions to this collaborative process; visual artists will be given priority. Visit http://bit.ly/nomadja to learn more. There is a project budget starting at $3,000, which is negotiable commensurate with the candidate’s level of experience.
The Arts Pedagogy Archive Fellow will
Research existing digital humanities resources, and design an ideal system to meet our needs,
Develop and populate the archive,
Design and implement user-friendly data entry systems to catalogue items in the future,
Bring a creative vision to the archive. The end result will be visual environment that sparks curiosity and inquiry.
BA or BFA;
Basic required skills include but are not limited to:
–Working with the Adobe Creative Suite,
–Website/Social Media experience.
Knowledge of the digital humanities is a plus.
Please submit resume/CV, cover letter, and two references. Your references should include people who can speak to your professionalism, and ability to handle a self-directed work flow. Send materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org