Job Opp: DIRECTOR – Appalachian Center for Craft

DIRECTOR – Appalachian Center for Craft

Institution: Tennessee Tech University
Location: Cookeville, TN
Category:

Admin - Arts and Museum Administration

Posted: 05/25/2012
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
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TTU will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. All new employees will be required to complete an employer's verification form, I-9, no later than three (3) days from date of hire.

SCREENING DATE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 17, 2012

DIRECTOR - Appalachian Center for Craft

Index 210338, Position 138060

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: A master's degree in arts administration, or a graduate degree in an appropriate visual arts field, and a minimum of two years cumulative professional experience programming and/or managing and/or marketing visual arts programs at established public or private organizations; or a relevant undergraduate degree and three or more years cumulative professional experience programming and/or managing and/or marketing visual arts programs at established public or private organizations. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Preferred: Leadership experience in an organization providing visual arts programs. Experience developing and promoting craft programs. Demonstrated expertise in historical and contemporary studio craft movements. Experience managing active studio programs. Experience with public and/or community arts programs. Experience with strategic planning and program development. Experience with current use of technology and web-enhanced marketing. Fundraising experience. Ability to effectively supervise personnel, resolve personnel issues, and conduct performance evaluations. Experience with budget planning and management.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide the vision and skills to develop and articulate the programs that fulfill the mission of the Appalachian Center for Craft. Provide leadership for the faculty, staff and students who realize that mission. Advocate the Craft Center to higher education administration and numerous public and private entities. Develop and implement fundraising efforts to support the Center's programs. Coordinate the operation of the academic program with the Chair of Art, and collaborate on academic recruitment. Oversee and assess development of workshop, exhibition and sales galleries, and overall marketing of Craft Center programs. Oversee planning, budgeting, assessment, and reporting for all Craft Center programs.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Commensurate with education and experience; Administrative pay grade 48. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k and educational benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants will be required to apply online at www.tntech.edu/jobs and electronically upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of transcripts (Official transcripts required upon hire), a statement (limit 1000 words - upload under Other Document) indicating how the candidate would envision the future direction of Craft Center programs and initial steps that might be taken to raise the Center's profile, and email addresses for a minimum of three professional references at time of application. References will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.
Candidates may submit up to three items by mail representing relevant professional accomplishments, such as published materials about programs managed, reports of organizations supervised, catalogs of exhibitions organized, CDs or DVDs with images (10 or less) or video (limit 5 minutes) representing artistic productions to which the candidates involvement is relevant to this position. Submit to:

Director Search
Appalachian Center for Craft
Tennessee Tech University
Box 5106
Cookeville TN 38505
All submitted materials become the property of TTU and will not be returned. Direct questions to 931/372-3051 or email wdoubet@tntech.edu.

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: Screening of applications begins August 17, 2012; open until filled.
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Contact: Tennessee Tech University
Online App. Form: https://jobs.tntech.edu/

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