Job posting: DIRECTOR – Appalachian Center for Craft

Institution: Tennessee Tech University
Location: Cookeville, TN

Admin – Arts and Museum Administration

Posted: 05/25/2012
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

TTU will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to
work in the U.S. All new employees will be required to complete an
employer’s verification form, I-9, no later than three (3) days from
date of hire.


DIRECTOR – Appalachian Center for Craft

Index 210338, Position 138060

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: A master’s degree in arts administration,
or a graduate degree in an appropriate visual arts field, and a minimum
of two years cumulative professional experience programming and/or
managing and/or marketing visual arts programs at established public or
private organizations; or a relevant undergraduate degree and three or
more years cumulative professional experience programming and/or
managing and/or marketing visual arts programs at established public or
private organizations. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred: Leadership experience in an organization providing visual
arts programs. Experience developing and promoting craft programs.
Demonstrated expertise in historical and contemporary studio craft
movements. Experience managing active studio programs. Experience with
public and/or community arts programs. Experience with strategic
planning and program development. Experience with current use of
technology and web-enhanced marketing. Fundraising experience. Ability
to effectively supervise personnel, resolve personnel issues, and
conduct performance evaluations. Experience with budget planning and

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide the vision and skills to develop and
articulate the programs that fulfill the mission of the Appalachian
Center for Craft. Provide leadership for the faculty, staff and students
who realize that mission. Advocate the Craft Center to higher education
administration and numerous public and private entities. Develop and
implement fundraising efforts to support the Center’s programs.
Coordinate the operation of the academic program with the Chair of Art,
and collaborate on academic recruitment. Oversee and assess development
of workshop, exhibition and sales galleries, and overall marketing of
Craft Center programs. Oversee planning, budgeting, assessment, and
reporting for all Craft Center programs.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Commensurate with education and experience;
Administrative pay grade 48. Benefits include the accumulation of two
vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen
(13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life
insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k
and educational benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants will be required to apply online at
and electronically upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of
transcripts (Official transcripts required upon hire), a statement
(limit 1000 words – upload under Other Document) indicating how the
candidate would envision the future direction of Craft Center programs
and initial steps that might be taken to raise the Center’s profile, and
email addresses for a minimum of three professional references at time
of application. References will be contacted via email to provide a
reference letter. Submission of materials is the applicant’s
responsibility. Applications without all required materials are
incomplete and will not be considered.
Candidates may submit up to
three items by mail representing relevant professional accomplishments,
such as published materials about programs managed, reports of
organizations supervised, catalogs of exhibitions organized, CDs or DVDs
with images (10 or less) or video (limit 5 minutes) representing
artistic productions to which the candidates involvement is relevant to
this position. Submit to:

Director Search
Appalachian Center for Craft
Tennessee Tech University
Box 5106
Cookeville TN 38505
submitted materials become the property of TTU and will not be
returned. Direct questions to 931/372-3051 or email

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: Screening of applications begins August 17, 2012; open until filled.
Application Information
Contact: Tennessee Tech University
Online App. Form: