Job Opp: Assistant Director, Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, established in 1996, advances the understanding

of craft by encouraging and supporting research, scholarship, and professional development.

The Center is situated in Hendersonville, NC in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains

(Western North Carolina) just 20 miles south of Asheville.

The Center is searching for an assistant director who will plan, execute, and evaluate

an aggressive array of programs that extend the Center's reach and effectiveness

and build on the past decade's growth.


The position will manage programs that support expanded scholarly research in and

the practice of studio craft including the administration of the Craft Research

Fund and Windgate Museum/ Internship granting programs; study of craft history in

undergraduate education through the development of the Makers instructors resource

site, development of sessions at the College

Art Association and other educational conferences; and planning of the annual Think


The Assistant Director will promote rigorous artistic and intellectual standards,

be conversant in crafts, and well-connected within craft and academic communities.

The Assistant Director is also jointly responsible for developing successful collaborations

and sound working relationships within the University of North Carolina system,

as well as internationally, nationally, and regionally with craft organizations,

schools, colleges, and artists. To accomplish the aggressive program of work with

a small staff, enthusiastic board and volunteers, the Assistant Director must lay

the foundation for dynamic collaborations.

The ideal candidate will have Masters in Art History, Museum Studies or Arts Administration

or a Masters Degree in Fine Art and two years of managerial experience, or an equivalent

combination of training and experience. Also, the candidate should possess a familiarity

with scholarly or curatorial research. The following skills, qualities and experiences

are also a priority:

* Organized, self-motivated planner that may work independently on projects through

to completion.

* Proven expertise in managing and evaluating programs.

* Strong work ethic coupled with the discipline to set priorities and manage a variety

of projects.

* Excellent managerial, interpersonal, and communication skills.

* Experience implementing collaborative academic programs including evaluation and


* Understanding of the grant-making process and reporting requirements.

* Successful grant writing to public and foundation sources.

* Advanced computer knowledge to include WordPress, Constant Contact, Microsoft

Office, and Adobe Suite.

All applications for this position must be submitted online at

with a resume, cover letter and three professional references. Deadline for applying

for the position is September 10, 2012.

UNC Asheville is the designated liberal arts institution in the UNC public university

system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. We

encourage applications from traditionally under-represented minority populations.

UNC Asheville is committed to increasing and sustaining the diversity of its faculty,

staff, and student body as part of its mission and its commitment to excellence

in the liberal arts.

UNC Asheville is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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