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 one of the nation’s premier craft schools. 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.


Position Summary

The Director of Advancement is a management position ensuring that Arrowmont meets its annual fundraising goals through planning and execution.

The position works closely with the Chief Officer of Institutional Advancement (COIA) to develop and implement well-defined strategies for the organization’s financial success. The DOA is responsible for the co-creation and implementation of a comprehensive development program including individual, corporate, planned giving, grant writing, special events, donor development and stewardship. The position coordinates with the Director of Marketing on donor communications when necessary. The DOA oversees a staff of three fundraising team members: Events Logistics Coordinator, Donor Communications Coordinator, and Major Gifts Officer. The position is full-time, year-round, benefits eligible, and exempt. Follow the link for a full job description.

APPLY HERE: Director of Advancement


Position Summary

The Director of Marketing & Communications is responsible for creating and maintaining the public “face” of Arrowmont. This role is responsible for building brand awareness to support and grow the flow of revenue through Arrowmont’s constituents, including students and donors. The Director of Marketing & Communications will oversee the development of goals, strategies, and implementation plans to execute comprehensive marketing, communications, and public relations campaigns. This robust plan will include creative, effective, and innovative approaches to marketing and communications with continuous evaluation to ensure effective outcomes, leveraging the following: a strong presence on a wide range of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.); website management; regular communication with constituents; and promoting Arrowmont programs, events, and offerings. The DMC reports to the Chief Officer for Institutional Advancement. The position is full-time, year-round, benefits eligible, and exempt.

APPLY HERE: Director of Marketing & Communications

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.

Submit a proposal here: arrowmont.slideroom.com/workshop-proposal

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