Skidmore College’s MDOCS Collaborative Accepting Applications for Sept. 15

MDOCS-Motif-6icons.jpg Skidmore College’s John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) Order is accepting applications for a renewable 3 year appointment to begin October 1, 2016 Purchase online Cheap for a Director of the Storytellers’ Institute. MDOCS is searching for a professional in documentary media (i.e. sound, video, photography, and/or multi-media) to teach 2 production courses each year and organize the 5-week Storytellers’ Institute, a signature summer program for documentarians, college undergraduates and faculty.  During the Storytellers’ Institute, the collaborative welcomes its Fellows, Skidmore Scholars and the Saratoga Springs local community to engage in lively and thought-provoking conversation, workshops and inspiration addressing a timely topic or theme.  For the role of director, the collaborative is especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations, who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Responsibilities will include developing cutting-edge public and Institute-only programming and recruiting participants nationally and internationally, supporting student/faculty documentary Fellows, developing/recruiting faculty to teach additional courses, marketing the Institute nationally & internationally, and developing / recruiting Skidmore student participants in concert with MDOCS faculty and staff.

MDOCS is an interdisciplinary program that offers training and resources that draw on the documentary arts for critical inquiry, discovery, civic engagement, and exposition in media and technologies such as film, audio, exhibition, and multi-media. The Institute is a hybrid academic-creative experience for undergraduate students, liberal arts faculty and professionals, and includes classes, workshops and public programming. The ideal candidate will have significant professional experience in documentary arts production as well as college teaching and/or curatorial experience.  Currently, MDOCS is involved in the Skidmore-Saratoga Memory Project, an on-going exploration of the contemporary and historical life of Saratoga County and Skidmore College.


Visit  to apply by September 15, 2016.  Current or recent full-time professional experience in documentary media production, with a terminal (MFA or PhD) degree and successful teaching experience are preferred, but ABD with early scheduled completion date will be considered.  For more information about MDOCS, apply to their newsletter.