job posting: Executive Director Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Arrowmont is seeking a visionary leader to serve as executive director of one of America’s premier schools of arts and crafts. The successful candidate will provide mission-driven leadership to achieve the vision and promise of the organization. Working closely with the Board of Governors, the Executive Director will develop programmatic, financial and operational policies and establish implementation strategies to achieve organizational goals. The position functions as the primary public spokesperson for the organization. The Executive Director will lead and manage a professional staff to accomplish measurable outcomes and ensure the success and continued viability of the school. The position carries responsibility for participating actively in development efforts to secure and sustain philanthropic funding and investment to support the organization.

Position Requirements

For a full position description, click here.

Education: Minimum B.A./B.S., master’s preferred, from accredited institution of higher education

Experience: At least five years’ senior level nonprofit management experience —CEO preferred

Additional Requirements: Must be willing to live in Sevier County, TN or in an adjacent county; conversant with and supportive of Arrowmont’s mission; committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

Salary and Benefits: Arrowmont offers a competitive salary based on education and experience, excellent benefits, and a congenial work atmosphere.

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Statement: Arrowmont is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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, or veteran status. Arrowmont is committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a community of individuals who seek meaningful arts and crafts experiences.  The community includes people of all skill levels, ages and backgrounds.  It includes makers, aspiring makers, skilled artists and craftspeople, appreciators of arts and crafts, and any individual who wants to be part of a dynamic and welcoming community.

Arrowmont: Founded as a settlement school in 1912 by the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, Arrowmont has grown into a national center for contemporary arts and crafts education, supporting learning opportunities for individuals of all skills levels and ages. Arrowmont is located on 13 acres in the heart of Gatlinburg, TN only minutes away from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With access to tourist attractions, the convenience of a large city nearby, and a thriving arts and crafts community, Arrowmont offers a unique and immersive learning environment—an unexpected creative oasis amidst the bustle of a popular tourist destination. The heritage of the School is rooted in an approach to the arts that builds upon traditional arts and crafts, and the joy of making. People travel from across the nation and the globe to take classes at Arrowmont. More than 160 national workshops are offered annually, in addition to a full complement of community classes, children’s classes and ArtReach classes, which provide a day of art to over 1,200 local school children annually. In addition, Arrowmont is host to numerous gallery exhibitions, symposia and conferences.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter telling why you are interested in the position and detailing how your skills and experience will benefit Arrowmont, resume, five professional references to Teri Bilbrey,

THIS WEEKEND: Ceramics for Charity Kick-Off Conference!

Joshua Collinson from The Ceramic School is thrilled to partner with Melbourne based social-engagement artist, Vipoo Srivilasa, and Dr. Wendy Gers, leading international curator, to launch a registered charity: Ceramics for Charity. This fundraiser has a groundbreaking format with a prestigious, select online exhibition, professionally curated by Dr. Wendy Gers, a specially curated program of speakers & demonstrators organized by Joshua Collinson, and a global fundraising raffle of art and pottery overseen by Vipoo Srivilasa.

All funds raised will be donated to relevant organizations.

Tickets are only $10

When you purchase a Ticket:
✔ You get one entry into the raffle for a chance to win some ceramics
✔ You get to watch ALL of the online workshops on August 1st
✔ You help raise money for charity!

Just look at this incredible list of presenting artists!

2020 Bray Benefit Auction

Welcome to the 2020 Bray Benefit Auction!

The Live Auction lots will close on Thursday, July 30th, beginning at 8 p.m. (MDT). Each lot will display its individual closing time, as the closing will be staggered. Use the drop down menu to view all auction lots. For better views of the Live Auction works, view the catalog here.

The Cup Auction, Silent Auction, and Auction Experience lots will close at 8 p.m. (MDT) on Friday, July 31st.

Bidding on all lots will begin on Saturday, July 25th at 10am (MDT).

Click here to Register!

Click here to buy a ticket to the Live Feature programming on July 30th from 7-8pm (MDT)

For information about the auction items and delivery, questions, or assistance with registering or placing bids, please contact or call (406)443-3502 ext 18.

How To Bid and Donate:

1. Use the top-left menu to view the Live Auction Items, Silent Auction Items, Cup Auction Items, or Experience Auction items. Also use the left hand menu bar to access My Bids or Make a Donation.

2. To bid, select an item, enter your amount and then click ‘Place Bid’. Use the ‘Max Bid’ function and the system will bid for you up to the amount entered. The Live Auction is a sealed bidding system in which you can see the number of bids an item has, but not the other values of the bids.

3. Register your details and then ‘Confirm Your Bid’.

4. Receive outbid text notifications and bid again! Keep an eye on the leaderboard screens during the Live Feature Programming to see if you’re still the winning bidder!


Shipping is not included in the buy price of the auction lots. You will be contacted with additional shipping expenses 1-2 weeks after the close of the auction. We do our best to keep these expenses as minimal as possible. Local pick up is also available. Thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions please refer to the FAQs section or contact us at or 406.443.3502 ext 18