located in Seagrove, NC, is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic
individual to fill the two-part position of Educational Program Manager
& Project Coordinator.
this is a full-time position. The normal work schedule will be
Tuesday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 and Saturday from 10:00-4:00. Given the
nature of educational programming and project coordination, some evening
work should be expected. The schedule will allow for flexibility based
on comp time and other considerations.
public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing
tradition of pottery making in North Carolina through educational
programs, public services, collection and preservation, and research and
showcases the remarkable history and on-going tradition of pottery
making in North Carolina. Located in Seagrove, one of the state’s key
historical and contemporary pottery producing regions, the Center is
your first stop in exploring North Carolina’s rich clay heritage. The
state’s pottery communities range from the mountains to the sea, and it
is that wide-ranging diversity of styles, techniques, and history that
the Center preserves and protects. Our permanent exhibit of more than
eight hundred pieces of pottery, artifacts, and photographs traces North
Carolina’s pottery history from prehistoric Native Americans to the
present. The display interprets the impact of social, technological, and
economic change on the state’s most unique cultural resource. Changing
exhibitions of historical and contemporary work are also on display.
- Work with the Exhibitions Committee Chair and guest curators on
upcoming exhibitions regarding possible educational programming
associated with those exhibitions and facilitate said educational
programming. The center has 3 large temporary exhibitions a year in
addition to its permanent exhibits.
- Coordinate and administer the annual Traditional Arts Program in Schools (TAPS) program.
- Devise and implement additional educational programming and outreach
activities for a range of audiences – children, young adults, adults,
seniors, people with disabilities, etc.
- Help devise and implement multi-media and interactive educational programming.
- Work with, and co-supervise (along with the Director), periodic interns from ECU, with whom the center has a collaboration.
- Work with the center’s Artist-in-Residence on educational programming, as well as other things.
- Conduct guided tours.
Work with the Exhibitions Committee Chair and guest
curators on upcoming exhibitions. (Post Card Design & Mailing,
Exhibition Catalog Design, Banners, Loan Paperwork, Labels, Layout,
Etc.) Attend and work exhibition opening receptions. The center has 3
large temporary exhibitions a year in addition to its permanent
- Work with the Annual Auction Committee
on the planning of the Annual Auction. Coordinate and assist with all
preparations for, and the implementation of, the Annual Auction.
- Help coordinate and facilitate other special projects as they arise.
- Maintain the Membership/Donor/Potter
Database. Process membership and donation information/payments, generate
letters and reports.
- Send out mass emails to various distribution lists on an as needed basis.
position also helps out with the Front Desk/Gift Shop and Gift Shop
inventory maintenance as needed. Other duties as planned with
portion of this position will be funded by a two-year grant from the
Windgate Charitable Foundation, it is vitally important that the person
who fills this position be motivated to do an outstanding job and help
justify future funding from either the Windgate Charitable Foundation or
another granting source.
BA in Arts Education, Public History, or Museum Studies, MA preferred.
BFA/MFA also likewise acceptable. Equivalent life experience will also be considered.
A high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
and Publisher. Experience leading a variety of educational programming
activities and coordinating sizeable projects. Additionally, given the
small staff, it is important that the individual filling this position
be very dependable and reliable.
Familiarity with pottery, pottery production, NC pottery, and/or NC
potters. Turning ability. Familiarity with membership/database
management. Proficiency with InDesign, Photoshop, and/or other graphic
software. Photography skills. Familiarity with CMS/website maintenance.
offer health or life insurance at this time, but is offering a $1,800
per year stipend towards health/life insurance. Per the IRS, for tax
purposes, the stipend is considered taxable income.