Enriching lives through art and craft


Are you thinking about expanding your horizons? Looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Are you interested in working in an environment where innovation, collegiality, and respect for all are prized values? Arrowmont just might be the opportunity you are looking for.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is an internationally acclaimed arts & crafts school, embarking on major initiatives to expand programs and the communities that it serves. Arrowmont is poised to enhance arts and crafts opportunities for ALL. As a result of strategic plan expansion, Arrowmont needs to augment its current staff with several competent, committed individuals.

Those hired will join a tightly knit and supportive team that is highly professional, innovative, and committed to Arrowmont’s mission of “enriching lives through art and craft.”

At Arrowmont, every team member is valued — all work is valuable and every member’s contributions are recognized and appreciated.

You will work in a dynamic, creative environment with colleagues who are committed to providing excellent arts education today while ensuring the future. You will have the opportunity to use your skills and abilities to play an important role in helping Arrowmont move confidently into the future.

Arrowmont is located on 13 wooded acres in the heart of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park — Knoxville is nearby and offers the amenities of a major metropolitan area.

Please review the following positions carefully to determine, then apply for the one that best fits your skills and interests. We hope to welcome you to Arrowmont in the near future.


The Digital Content Coordinator supports marketing, public relations, and fundraising to raise awareness of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: content creation, managing and maintaining a strong presence on a wide range of social media (Facebook, Tik Tok, Instagram, etc); website content management; support of digital fundraising campaigns and events. This position reports into the Director of Marketing.

For more information on the skills and requirements for this role, and to apply online click the button below.


The Executive Assistant reports to and supports the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for facilitating communication between the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) as well as between the CEO and the Board of Governors (BOG).

The Executive Assistant will work with the CEO to manage all administrative and organizational logistics including those related to meetings, mailings, event invitations, updates, and other important communications. These will include facilitation of BOG activities to include new BOG member orientation, on-boarding, regularly scheduled BOG meetings, and support for BOG engagement strategy.

The Executive Assistant will provide confidential administrative support to the CEO, members of the ELT, and BOG. He/she/they will utilize the utmost discretion as to work procedures and will present positive, professional and tactful countenance when dealing with diverse personalities from both inside and outside of the organization. The Executive Assistant will provide prompt, professional and courteous support and assistance to team members as well as donors, supporters and community leaders.

For more information on the skills and requirements for this role, and to apply online click the button below.


The Major Gifts Officer is a key role to ensuring that Arrowmont meets its annual fundraising goals through planning and execution. The position reports to the Director of Advancement and works closely with the Chief Officer of Institutional Advancement (COIA) to execute well-defined strategies for the organization’s financial success. The MGO is responsible for managing a portfolio of donor prospects, detailed further below. This is a collaborative, action-oriented role for someone who is skilled at building relationships, cultivating large gifts, and being a self-starter. The ideal candidate has a track-record of cultivating realized gifts of $10,000 and higher. This position is full-time, year-round, benefits eligible, and exempt.

For more information on the skills and requirements for this role, and to apply online click the button below.


Interested in teaching a workshop at Arrowmont?

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts typically schedules over 150 national workshops each year in the following media: wood, metals, fibers and textiles, ceramics, 2-D arts (drawing, painting, paper arts, printmaking, and bookmaking) and mixed media. The workshops instructors are comprised by returning teachers, recommendations, and research from the Programming department. However, we do occasionally review submissions for workshop proposals.

This online proposal system is for the calendar year 2023 for workshops to be considered in 2025 and beyond. All proposals will be kept on file for consideration for later years, so there is no need to reapply with the same workshop proposal in 2024. Since review is ongoing, applicants will not be contacted with declination.

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