Job Posting – Arrowmont – Program & Studio Manager

unnamed(2)Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN is seeking a program & studio manager to participate in the development and implementation of educational programs. If someone you know might be a good candidate, please share.

Position Description

Title:                        Program & Studio Manager

Reports to:             Director of Programs

Supervises:            Studio and Facilities Technician, Woodshop and Studio Technician, and Seasonal Studio Assistants & Work-Study Students.

Anticipated Start Date:        May 11, 2016

Position Summary
The Program & Studio Manager participates in the development and implementation of educational programs to achieve the mission of the school.  He/she has responsibility for the coordination of specific programs and works with other employees on the organization, safety, and functionality of all studios. The position manages full-time, part-time and contract employees including work-study students and studio assistants, works closely with other members of the staff, and reports to the Director of Programs. The position is full-time, year-round, salaried, benefits eligible, and exempt.

The Program & Studio Manager serves as part of the School’s programming logistics team—a self-directed team with the collaborative responsibility of ensuring that all Arrowmont programs and activities run effectively and efficiently. Each member of the team is expected to perform both managerial and hands-on work assignments.


  • Develops, produces and evaluates community-based adult, family, and children’s programs
  • Develops, produces and evaluates school-based arts education programs, aligning programs with curriculum standards and local needs
  • Develops, produces and evaluates special programs for visiting groups or organizations
  • Hires and evaluates instructors and staff for local, regional and special programs
  • Maintains relationships with regional and local practicing studio artists and art educators
  • Assists the Director of Programs with identification, recruitment, and hiring of instructors for national programs,
  • Manages the work-study and studio assistant programs (national, regional, local) including recruitment, selection, training, scheduling, supervision and evaluation.  Coordinates all staff who supervise work-study positions to involve them in recruitment, selection, training, scheduling, supervision and evaluation of work study students assigned in their respective work areas.
  • In close collaboration with the Studio Technicians and Facilities Manager, coordinates/schedules studio maintenance and development, ensuring that all studios meet safety standards and organization goals
  • Routinely monitors studios before, during and after workshops or programs to ensure proper equipment/supplies use, storage, and maintenance.  Also regularly conducts an inventory of studio tools and equipment, identifying needs and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Develops and maintains studio procedures and safety manuals
  • Manages technology equipment and needs related to educational programming and studios
  • Formulates and monitors annual operating budgets related to local, regional and special programs along with the studio budget
  • Formulates and monitors operating and capital improvements related to studio development and maintenance
  • Coordinates with the supply store to procure materials and equipment for programs and studios
  • Provides support and assistance in the management of conferences and symposia
  • Represents the organization at national and regional events as appropriate
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned.

Physical Demands
This position requires 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. 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 to talk fluently. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes.

Application Procedures

To apply, please submit the following materials by e-mail to

  1. Cover Letter that details your experience and knowledge in art education programming and/or studio management
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for three professional references

Additional application materials may be requested later. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

The Randolph Arts Guild

123 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27203

PO Box 1033
Asheboro, NC 27204

Phone: (336) 629-0399
Fax: (336) 629-2892

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