Thursday, March 18, 2010

Job Posting - Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Program Manager

Position Advertisement

Position Description

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, an adult craft education center located in Gatlinburg Tennessee, seeks a Program Manager.

The Program Manager participates in the development and implementation of educational programs to achieve the mission of the organization, and has responsibility for the management of specific programs and the safety and functionality of all studios. The Program Manager develops and produces the organization’s community and school-based arts education programs for adults and children, including program design, budgeting, staffing, and evaluation, and participates in the identification, recruitment and hiring of instructors for annual workshops. The Manager is also responsible for the organization’s scholarship, work-study and studio assistant programs, including promotion, recruitment, application review, and selection and supervision of participants. The position is responsible for studio management, maintenance and improvement to meet educational and safety goals, and ensure equipment and supplies meet instructional needs. The position manages full-time studio maintenance technician, part-time and contract employees including work-study students and studio assistants, works closely with other members of the staff, and reports to the Program Director. The position is full-time, year-round, salaried, benefits eligible, and exempt.


  • · Knowledge and experience in administration at an arts or craft education organization, preferably a non-profit organization. Ability to conceptualize programs and activities to achieve curriculum and organizational goals, design and implement program evaluation, develop and manage budgets, hire and supervise personnel,
  • · Ability to manage the maintenance and repair specialized studio equipment and tools in various media.
  • · Skills and experience in using technology to share images and support art making.
  • · Broad knowledge and relationships among educational and studio artists.
  • · Commitment to the mission of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
  • · A proven record as a resourceful problem-solver.
  • · Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills as well as strong planning, administrative and organizational skills. Emotional maturity, self-confidence and a sense of humor.
  • · A creative manager who can communicate and operate effectively during a time of transition and impart credibility, trust, enthusiasm and integrity.
  • · Ability and willingness to travel.
  • · Proven ability to work with and supervise a diverse group of individuals.
  • · Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a small team setting with a consensus-building model.
  • · Bachelor’s degree and/or specific professional training in art, craft or art education preferred.

Additional skills and characteristics necessary for the successful implementation of the responsibilities of this position include creativity, teamwork, vision, adaptability and collaboration in addition to excellent planning and communication skills, attentiveness to detail, mentoring and management expertise.

Anticipated Start Date

May 15, 2010

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