TitleRichardson-Spica Fellow, Artist in Residence, Photography
LocationVisual Arts
Department Name1010-Visual Arts

Interlochen Center for the Arts, one of America’s most prestigious institutions for arts education, performance and fine arts presentations seeks to hire a Richardson-Spica Fellow, Artist in Residence- Photography  (Fall Semester 2019, August-December).

The purpose of the Instructor of Visual Arts is to provide instruction to students in grades 9 -12 and post-graduates at both the foundational and advanced levels.  This one semester part time position will be responsible for teaching a variety of Two-Dimensional courses such as:

  • Photography – Preference will be for candidates who have experience teaching studio lighting, film processing, darkroom printing and alternative processes for 35mm, medium and large format photography.

Three hours a day of college-level studio instruction in assigned area(s) to talented and highly motivated high school art students. Duties include supervision of assigned studio classrooms, inventory and ordering of supplies, attendance at scheduled open tutorial session, assistance with specialized Wednesday programming, assistance with preparation of exhibitions, participate in the program’s extra-curricular activities, including various off campus trips and other work appropriate to the Academy's mission. Attend all departmental and full faculty meetings.

The Visual Arts Department develops a student's capacity for expression through a correlation between the visual arts and an awareness of the student’s broader environment. Interlochen’s location, expansive two-hour studios, in-depth critiques, rigorous academics, visits from professional artists, integration between departments and cultural trips to major metropolitan areas support this unique environment.


The department is looking for a candidate that is committed to both the tradition and the exploration of current and new directions in the field to which they are applying. He/ She will be capable of teaching all levels and be proficient in the materials’ techniques and have a broad understanding of new approaches to the medium. Technical knowledge should include the operation of all equipment in the studios for which he/she is applying. Additional teaching experience in multiple studio areas is helpful but not required.  The candidate should have a broad understanding of studio art practice and be knowledgeable of contemporary art issues and theory. Experience using technology in the classroom is expected as is a strong interest and willingness to collaborate with colleagues both inside and outside the Visual Arts department.  The ability to work successfully with highly creative students with diverse learning styles is important.  

A BFA, MA or MFA in the media related to the job description other visual art areas with documented work in the media related to the job description is desired.


Artist in Residence are provided with an office, computer, e-mail/network account, lunch, one bedroom apartment, stipend of $8500.00 with optional insurance. They also enjoy the camaraderie of other artists and the pleasure/challenge of teaching young artists.

Application Should Include:

  • A Cover Letter expressing interest in the position; list any additional studio experience that you might have;
  • A Current Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
  • A Portfolio and Any Relevant Supporting Materials (e.g., PDFs or publications, an online portfolio of recent work); and
  • The Names and Contact Information of Three Referees.

You can upload these documents during the submission of the application process by selecting "Apply and continue to upload documents" button. Please upload your documents in a pdf format. Review of materials will commence immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Materials submitted will be held in strictest confidence, and references will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant.

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If interested in applying please submit an application by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of the page. 

More information about Interlochen Center for the Arts:

Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org.

Interlochen Center for the Arts MISSION…
To engage and inspire people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts.

To ignite lifelong passion for the arts 

Nurturing, Inspiring,Transforming, Enlightening and Enduring

Interlochen Center for the Arts includes:
Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities.

Interlochen Arts Camp
Young artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve.

Interlochen College of Creative Arts
Adult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines.

Interlochen Public Radio
Classical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; 94.7 FM, Traverse City and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/Charlevoix
News Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/Ludington
Streaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists.

Interlochen Presents
Interlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters

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