Current Employment Opportunities

TITLE: Studio Technician

REPORTS TO: Program and Studio Manager

POSITION: Full-time, benefits eligible

EFFECTIVE: December 1, 2019

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Studio Technician is responsible for maintaining educational equipment, materials, and supplies in all studios in accordance with established policies and procedures, and for making recommendations for needed repairs and improvements as evidenced by daily contact and use. The position is responsible for representing the organization and its art programs to local, regional, and national audiences including instructors, assistants, students, and prospective donors. The position reports to the Program and Studio Manager and works closely with the Facilities Manager to oversee studio safety and maintenance of all studio facilities and equipment. The position is full-time, year-round, hourly, benefits eligible and non-exempt.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages routine equipment maintenance, evaluating functionality and safety of all equipment to meet education goals.
  • Weekly cleaning, oversight and maintenance of Arrowmont’s studios regarding all shop equipment, tools, materials, and spaces.
  • Identifies equipment problems, and researches recommended solutions and improvements as needed.
  • Work with Program and Studio Manager to establish a regular schedule of studio and equipment repairs, and implements repairs according to the schedule and within budgeted guidelines.
  • Work with other Studio Technicians to effectively maintain studio supplies, equipment, and scheduling of studio projects and updates.
  • Contacts and works with Instructors to meet equipment and supply needs of scheduled workshops and special events, and prepares studios to meet anticipated needs.
  • Contacts and works with Instructor Assistants to ensure equipment, supply needs, and all responsibilities are understood and maintained during scheduled workshops and special events.
  • Coordinates with Supply Store Manager to ensure all materials and supplies needed for workshops and special events that pertain to studio spaces are ordered and accounted for.
  • Plans and communicates goals and tasks to work-study students in the studio department under their supervision.
  •  Maintains ongoing list of repairs and improvements, supplies, and materials needed to meet regular and specific needs for workshops and special events in studios.
  • Coordinates with Facilities Manager to ensure interior and exterior cleanliness of studio facilities, organization of studio machinery and equipment, and operability of studio buildings.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as may be appropriate for the position.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position is physically demanding and requires the employee to walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain, bend, stoop, reach above their head, have use of fine and gross motor skills, and work in close quarters. The position requires the ability to work on ladders, use chainsaws, operate a Bobcat forklift, and drive various types of vehicles off campus. The employee must have a current driver’s license. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes weighing up to 50 lbs. The employee must have normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear the spoken word with correction. The employee must be fluent in English. This position demands frequent exposure to inclement weather. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to work at a computer. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls, and must be able to communicate effectively.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Detailed knowledge and expertise in maintaining fully-equipped studios and all associated equipment and tools.
  • Knowledge of fine craft materials – uses and descriptions
  • Experience in electrical and mechanical repair as related to studio equipment
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Additional knowledge and experience in one or more of the following disciplines: ceramics and/or printmaking

  • Experience in building and fabrication as related to studio space organization or modification
  • Experience in plumbing and gas repair as related to studio equipment and space
  • Electric, Gas and Atmospheric Kiln repair and use
  • 2-5 years experience as a dedicated studio technician at an arts education institution

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, please send a one-page cover letter, a resume or CV, and a list of three professional references to Teri Bilbrey at tbilbrey@arrowmont.org with the e-mail subject line as “Arrowmont Studio Technician Application”. The deadline for applications is January 20, 2020.


TITLE: Annual Giving Manager

DEPARTMENT: Institutional Advancement

REPORTS TO: Director of Institutional Advancement

POSITION: Full-time, exempt, benefits eligible

EFFECTIVE: May 1, 2020

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Annual Giving Manager has primary responsibility for achieving the goals of the Annual Fund/Friends of Arrowmont by growing the donor base, upgrading FOA member support, and strengthening relationships with current donors below the major donor level. The position responsibilities include management of development and implementation of plans for achieving the goals of the annual fund. This includes, but is not limited to: development of schedule for annual fund campaigns and appeals, annual fund marketing materials development, donor stewardship, volunteer management, donor and volunteer recognition, and production of the annual report. The annual giving manager works across departmental lines to assure that annual fund goals are met and that all development materials and work meets the highest possible standards. The annual fund manager works closely with the director of institutional advancement in all areas of fundraising to ensure quality and achievement of goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Annual Appeals

  • In consultation with director of institutional advancement set financial goal for annual appeals.
  • Develop and manage at least two annual fund campaigns per year (spring and year-end).
  • In collaboration with the marketing and communications manager develop annual appeal materials that utilize a variety of media (direct mail, e-blast, social media,) that are consistent with Arrowmont’s brand and messaging.
  • Working with the development support manager create effective gift acknowledgement and recognition systems.
  • Provide director of institutional advancement with regular reports on annual fund progress.

Database

  • Work collaboratively with development support manager to ensure that database records are accurate including donor and prospect coding.
  • Work collaboratively with development support manager and accounting to reconcile monthly reports, develop custom reports, and respond to requests for database information.
  • Works with marketing and communications manager and development support manager to grow the prospect database by data-mining, capturing names at conferences, and other appropriate vehicles.

Donor/Major Donor Development

  • Working with director of IA, develop moves management plan to identify, qualify, cultivate, and steward a pool of 100 prospects from basic contributors to Renaissance Circle status.
  • Develop plan and manage semi-annual Thank-a-Thon utilizing the services of senior management, volunteers, and Board of Governors members.
  • Track donor performance and cultivation from initial identification through ask and life of donor.
  • Work with the director of IA to determine solicitation strategies for increased giving opportunities.
  • Ensure appropriate gift acknowledgement, donor recognition, and stewardship.
  • Manage annual fund and Friends of Arrowmont programs.

Events

  • Serve as a member of the planning team for major events including Starry Night, Meet the Artists, and one-off events such as the 75th Anniversary Celebration.
  • Working with the development support manager, plan and attend donor stewardship and recognition events such as the Thursday reception for Friends of Arrowmont, Renaissance Circle annual dinner, Pi Beta Phi annual reception and other events not yet defined.

Materials Development

  • Works with the director—IA and the marketing and communications manager to develop annual fund materials, update the giving pages of the website, establish crowdfunding campaigns, and encourage online giving.
  • Working with marketing and communications manager develops, produces, and disseminates the annual report.

Volunteer Management and Recognition

    • Identifies, recruits, and trains committed knowledgeable individuals as volunteers.
    • Develops recognition system for volunteers.
    • Ensures that appropriate systems are in place to track volunteer hours and involvement.

Other Duties

Supports Director of Institutional Advancement as needed. Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

REQUIREMENTS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Working knowledge of development software
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Committed to mission of Arrowmont and arts education
  • Personable with ability to relate to wide range of people at all levels
  • Team player
  • “Can do” attitude
  • Positive and eager to learn
  • Reliable

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred in management, nonprofit management, business, or related discipline with at least five-years experience in an arts or nonprofit organization.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position requires limited travel, ability to drive a car, is physically demanding requiring the ability to walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain; bend, stoop, reach above head; fine and gross motor skills, and work in close quarters. The employee must have normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear spoken word with correction. Must be fluent in English. While performing the duties of this position, employee is required sit and work at a computer. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, touch objects, tools or controls and to talk fluently. The employee must occasionally lift or move heavy objects.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, e-mail a letter detailing how your skills and abilities meet the requirements of the position, resume, and four professional references to fday@arrowmont.org. No phone calls please. Position is open until filled. Arrowmont is an equal opportunity employer.


TITLE: Development Support Manager

DEPARTMENT: Institutional Advancement

REPORTS TO: Director of Institutional Advancement

POSITION: Full-time, exempt, benefits eligible

EFFECTIVE: May 1, 2020

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Development Support Manager is the primary administrative and logistical support for the Director of Institutional Advancement and development operations. S/He will work closely with the Annual Giving Manager to achieve the goals of the annual giving campaigns. Duties include but are not limited to: database building and maintenance, event logistics management, maintenance of contributed income financial records, mailing logistics, and maintaining materials inventory in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Database

  • Oversees and manages the constituent database system. Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge is a must.
  • Works collaboratively with the Annual Giving Manager to ensure accurate and up-to-date constituent information, acquires and uses knowledge of coding systems, batching and entering financial data, and entering and updating new and existing constituent information.
  • Primary knowledge holder for Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and is responsible for training staff in its use.
  • Creates queries, produces lists, reports, and other data as needed.
  • Analyzes system and recommends/makes changes and upgrades as needed.

Financial

  • Works collaboratively with the Annual Giving Manager to ensure that financial records are maintained accurately and timely.
  • Has responsibility for maintenance of contributed income financial records including gifts, grants, events, and other contributed income.
  • Manages pledge system from receipt and documentation through reminders and payments.
  • Works closely with the chief financial officer and staff to ensure that contributed income financial records and reports are accurate, timely, and reconciled at least quarterly.

Events

  • Works collaboratively with the Annual Giving Manager and Marketing and Communications Manager under the direction of the Director-IA to manage departmental events from concept through implementation.
  • Responsible to manage planning, logistics, revenue collection, reports, and after-action analysis. Works closely with marketing manager to develop marketing materials, catalogs, publicity, and sponsorship materials.
  • Maintains events schedule.
  • Shared responsibility for achieving revenue goals.

Annual Fund

  • Supports Annual Giving Manager and Director-IA in achieving contributed income goals by managing materials production logistics, mailings, lists, and other support as needed.
  • Tracks responses and provides reports as needed.
  • Adheres to Arrowmont standards of excellence for printed materials.

Other duties as assigned including administrative support for the Director of Institutional Advancement.

REQUIREMENTS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Detailed knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge is essential
  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Working knowledge of development software
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Committed to mission of Arrowmont and arts education
  • Personable with ability to relate to wide range of people at all levels
  • Team player
  • “Can do” attitude
  • Positive and eager to learn
  • Reliable

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree with three-years’ experience in an arts or nonprofit organization preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position requires limited travel, ability to drive a car, is physically demanding requiring the ability to walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain; bend, stoop, reach above head; fine and gross motor skills, and work in close quarters. The employee must have normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear spoken word with correction. Must be fluent in English. While performing the duties of this position, employee is required sit and work at a computer. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, touch objects, tools or controls and to talk fluently. The employee must occasionally lift or move heavy objects.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, e-mail a letter detailing how your skills and abilities meet the requirements of the position, resume, and four professional references to fday@arrowmont.org. No phone calls please. Position is open until filled. Arrowmont is an equal opportunity employer.

 


TITLE: Kitchen Staff

REPORTS TO: Kitchen Manager

POSITION: Full-time, benefits eligible

EFFECTIVE: December 1, 2019

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Kitchen Staff member is responsible for the preparation and service of all meals during their scheduled shift and some special event food service on campus. The Kitchen Staff member will implement procedures and standards to ensure cost-effective, nutritious and tasty meals that are well-received by students, instructors and guests. The position assists with food orders within budgeted guidelines. The Kitchen Staff member helps train and manage kitchen assistants and student work-studies to prepare meals on time, with minimal waste, within local, state and federal sanitation guidelines. Arrowmont serves three meals daily during National Workshop Seasons throughout the summer and fall, and for various programs, symposiums and conferences at other times during the year. During the off-season the position performs maintenance and housekeeping duties. The position reports to the Kitchen Manager.  The position is a full-time position, year-round, and benefits eligible.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborates with Kitchen Manager in the development of food and grocery orders to support menus within budgeted guidelines.
  • Implements procedures for effectively producing high-quality, tasty meals with minimum waste using staff and work-study students.
  • Provides training to support staff, assistants and work-studies as needed to improve and maintain effective functioning of kitchen.
  • Responsible for preparation and service of designated meals.
  • Ensures kitchen is clean and food properly stored before leaving for the day.
  • Maintains sanitation requirements of the kitchen and dining room, and all related equipment. Tests equipment regularly to ensure safety and functionality.
  • Performs major housekeeping duties during the OFF-SEASON as needed – including but not limited to cleaning, landscaping, painting, or otherwise maintaining Arrowmont facilities.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as may be appropriate for the position.
  • Any other duty as assigned by management.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position is physically demanding and requires the employee to walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain, bend, stoop, reach above their head, have use of fine and gross motor skills, and work in close quarters. The position requires the ability to drive various types of vehicles. The employee must have a current driver’s license. The employee must have normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear the spoken word with correction. The employee must be fluent in English. This position demands frequent exposure to inclement weather. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls, and must be able to communicate effectively. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes weighing up to 50 lbs. This position require the ability to work overtime and extended hours as the need arises.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Food service experience
  • Clear communication
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, upbeat attitude
  • Innovative and goal-oriented
  • Hard worker

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, please send a resume or CV, and a list of three professional references, or questions to Jared Williams at kitchen@arrowmont.org with the e-mail subject line as “Arrowmont Kitchen Staff Position.” Review of applications will begin immediately.

 


For information on teaching workshops, please contact Nick DeFord, Program Director or submit a proposal. Arrowmont is an equal opportunity employer.

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