ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - EXHIBITIONS – Appalachian Center for Craft
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The Appalachian Center for Craft is a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech and is located at 1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville, TN 37166.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: BFA degree. Selection will consider the candidate’s potential artistic and professional growth within the residency, exhibition or curatorial experience, and potential for instructional support. Preferred: MFA or equivalent professional experience.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsible for exhibition spaces including installing and closing of exhibits. Corresponds with artists and coordinates on all aspects of the exhibition process including: shipment, reports, physical arrangement, lighting, gallery repairs, scheduling of photo shoots, press releases and grant proposals. The AIR will work 20 hours per week in exhibitions. Assist the gallery manager in ordering and maintaining supplies. Assist the sales gallery with sales throughout the year especially during Celebration and the Holiday Festival, which are the Craft Center’s annual events. The AIR may have the opportunity to teach workshops and academic classes in their specific medium or foundations and conduct outreach demonstrations. The AIR must produce a significant body of studio work while showing a high level of technical expertise and aesthetic merit. In consultation with the Director, expectations of the AIR’s studio work will be reviewed after arrival.
SALARY & BENEFITS: This is a part-time grant funded position; its continuation is contingent upon future funding. Residence in Craft Center housing is a required condition of employment. Single occupancy bedroom with private bath (whether married or single, cooking and lounge facilities are shared with other residents), individual studio space and 24 hour studio access are provided. A stipend of $1620.00 annually is provided, which is paid in monthly increments of $135 via direct deposit. Benefits include the accumulation of annual and sick leave on a prorated basis equal to the percentage of employment, and thirteen (13) pro-rated University holidays. Other benefits include pro-rated retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Also, opportunities for additional employment through workshop and outreach programs may be available. Anticipated Vacancy.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants will be required to apply online at https://jobs.tntech.edu and electronically upload a resume and provide contact information for three references, to be contacted by search committee members at a later time. Official transcripts required upon hire. Applicants are also required to submit a CD of digital images of work in JPEG format to: Appalachian Center for Craft, 1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville, TN 37166, Attention: Artist in Residence Application – Exhibitions. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered. For questions please email Director Debra Ruzinsky, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 931-372-6875.