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Current Employment Opportunities

Seasonal Cook

Department:  Facilities Operations
Reports To:  Director of Operations
Position: Seasonal Non-Benefits Eligible
Effective:  July 26, 2021

Position Summary:

The Cook is responsible for the preparation and service of all meals during their scheduled shift and some special event food service on campus. The Cook 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 in the development of menus and food orders within budgeted guidelines. The Cook 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. The position reports to the Kitchen Manager.  This is a seasonal position.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with Kitchen Manager in the development of menus for regular food service and special events, and developing 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.
  • 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 requires the ability to work overtime and extended hours as the need arises.

Requirements and Attributes:

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

Salary:
$15 per hour

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 “Seasonal Cook Position.”

Arrowmont is committed to the ongoing journey towards creating an inclusive, anti-racist, diverse arts and crafts community that welcomes and supports everyone. We strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and non-artists to apply. Position open until filled.

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Statement: Arrowmont is committed to creating an anti-racist, diverse and inclusive workforce and work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Arrowmont strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws. Arrowmont is committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


Gallery Manager

Reports to: Program Director
Effective: July 2021

Position Summary:
The Gallery Manager directs Arrowmont’s exhibition and permanent collection programs to support the educational philosophy and goals of the organization and generate income for participating artists and to support operations. The position plans and produces the annual exhibition schedule for three on-campus gallery spaces, develops and implements policies and procedures for the Permanent Collection, oversees exhibition of artwork around campus and collaborates with development staff to manage the art acquisition, display and handling for auctions and special events. The Gallery Manager serves in an advisory capacity to the Artists In Residence and the Supply Store Manager for on-campus and off-site display of artwork.  The Gallery Manager also organizes and supervises traveling exhibitions and off-site exhibitions related to Arrowmont. The position reports to the Program Director, is full-time, year-round, salaried, benefits eligible and exempt.

Responsibilities:

  • Designs and installs an annual program of gallery exhibitions and related programming to support educational goals and special initiatives, and to generate income for the organization and participating artists.
    • Designs and produces installations, display materials and gallery signage.
    • Collaborates with Institutional Development staff to develop, produce and disseminate exhibition related promotional and documentary materials to generate on-campus and public attendance.
    • Manages shipping, receiving and insurance of artwork ensuring object safety and security.
    • Supervises volunteers and staff to successfully achieve goals, including supervising photography.
    • Documents and evaluates exhibitions and related programming for archival and planning purposes.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with Sevier County artists, arts council, the Artists-In-Residence and other organizations participating in exhibitions.
  • Manages the organization’s Permanent Collection of historical and contemporary artwork to reflect Arrowmont’s influence in the development of craft and current trends in the field, and to support educational objectives of the organization.
    • Implements policies and procedures for acquiring and de-accessioning, displaying, loaning, touring and documenting objects.
    • Supervises photographic documentation of objects.
    • Maintains secure storage of objects not on display.
    • Maintains Permanent Collection database and related recordkeeping. Develops, curates and schedules traveling exhibitions of Permanent Collection objects to promote the organization and craft education.
    • Develops and maintains a communications network of professional organizations and individuals to support the development and promotion of the Permanent Collection.
  • Manages on-campus display of Permanent Collection and other artwork on campus ensuring object rotation and appropriate conservation of artwork.
  • Oversees the receipt, storage, documentation, display and packing of artwork donated for on- and off-campus or Internet auctions or other special events.
    • Trains and manages volunteers to assist with art handling and other functions.
    • Collaborates with Development staff to solicit and acknowledge gifts of artwork.
  • Develops and manages the annual Gallery budget within organizational guidelines.
  • Conducts tours of campus galleries for local, regional and national organizations to inform and educate about craft and the organization.
  • Collaborates with Institutional Advancement staff on fundraising activities as requested.

Physical Demands:
This position may require travel and the ability to drive a car, 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 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. 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 to talk fluently. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes and climb ladders.

Salary:
$45,000 a year plus excellent benefits

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 Gallery Manager Application.”

Arrowmont is committed to the ongoing journey towards creating an inclusive, anti-racist, diverse arts and crafts community that welcomes and supports everyone. We strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and non-artists to apply. Position open until filled, but applications received before July 25 will be given full consideration.

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Statement: Arrowmont is committed to creating an anti-racist, diverse and inclusive workforce and work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Arrowmont strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws. Arrowmont is committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


Studio Technician

Reports to: Program and Studio Manager
Effective: July 2021

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
  • Weekly cleaning, oversight and maintenance of Arrowmont’s studios regarding all shop equipment, tools, materials, and
  • Identifies equipment problems, and researches recommended solutions and improvements as
  • 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
  • Work with other Studio Technicians to effectively maintain studio supplies, equipment, and scheduling of studio projects and
  • Contacts and works with Instructors to meet equipment and supply needs of scheduled workshops and special events, and prepares studios to meet anticipated
  • Contacts and works with Instructor Assistants to ensure equipment, supply needs, and all responsibilities are understood and maintained during scheduled workshops and special
  • 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
  • Plans and communicates goals and tasks to work-study students in the studio department under their
  • Maintains ongoing list of repairs and improvements, supplies, and materials needed to meet regular and specific needs for workshops and special events in
  • Coordinates with Facilities Manager to ensure interior and exterior cleanliness of studio facilities, organization of studio machinery and equipment, and operability of studio
  • Assumes other responsibilities as may be appropriate for the

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.

Salary:
$17.79 per hour plus benefits.

Required Qualifications:

  • Detailed knowledge and expertise in maintaining fully-equipped studios and all associated equipment and
  • 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: Metals, sculpture, fibers, and/or textiles
  • Experience in building and fabrication as related to studio space organization or modification
  • Experience in plumbing and infrastructure repair as related to studio equipment and space
  • 2-5 years experience as a dedicated studio technician at an arts education

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”.

Arrowmont is committed to the ongoing journey towards creating an inclusive, anti-racist, diverse arts and crafts community that welcomes and supports everyone. We strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and non-artists to apply. Position open until filled, but applications received before July 25 will be given full consideration.

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Statement: Arrowmont is committed to creating an anti-racist, diverse and inclusive workforce and work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Arrowmont strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws. Arrowmont is committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


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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