Why work at Bennington College?
Because it is a laboratory for innovation in higher education. At Bennington, learning and making—on campus and in the field—are inseparable, and its graduates are noted for their outsized impact on the world’s stage. This 24-7 campus celebrates the ongoing making of work—shared on walls, in shows and performances, in lectures and readings, and in electric conversations—and believes that equity, diversity, and inclusivity are vital to a collaborative community. Our staff, faculty, and students create this atmosphere every day—and Bennington strives to make them thrive.
We welcome your interest in employment opportunities at Bennington. Bennington College is an equal opportunity employer and prioritizes the importance of having staff and faculty who represent diverse backgrounds and who practice the values inclusion and equity. If you need further assistance or information, please contact Human Resources or the specific faculty discipline noted in the job listing. Please note that Bennington College will conduct a background check as part of the hiring process. Candidates will be asked to authorize the background check as a condition of employment, at the time an offer is made. The offer of employment is contingent upon the the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check. Background checks are conducted in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.
The College is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act (“VFEPA”), and all applicable laws providing for nondiscrimination in employment against qualified individuals with disabilities and other protected characteristics. Applicants for employment who are in need of accommodation may contact Human Resources and suggest appropriate methods of reasonable accommodation. All information concerning disabilities will be considered confidential and will be released only in accordance with the requirements of the ADA and the VFEPA.
In the interest of the health and safety of the entire campus community, Bennington College requires all employees to provide the College with proof of (full) vaccination against COVID-19 on/before their first day of employment. The College complies with law relative to requests for vaccine exemptions but individuals must request an exemption and receive approval prior to their first day of employment.
Expansive natural beauty, distinctive architecture, and a vibrant community are defining qualities of the Bennington campus. Consistently named one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, Bennington is also celebrated for its dynamic facilities and engaging classroom experience.
Bennington offers the best of both worlds: top-class cultural offerings amidst stunning natural surroundings. The College borders New York’s capital district and the culture-rich Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. MASS MoCA, The Clark Art Institute, and Williams College, plentiful opportunities for outdoor adventure, farmers markets and restaurants, and shopping—you will thrive here.
Bennington College offers a robust benefit package to its eligible employees, including health, dental, and vision care, life insurance and long term disability coverage, retirement savings programs, generous time off benefits, the opportunity to take classes at the College, and a tuition exchange program for college-bound dependents. Employees are also invited to participate in the many cultural and recreational offerings on campus including the use of the Meyer Recreation Barn and the Crossett Library.