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Appalachian Center for Craft

Artist in Residence (AIR)
General Position Description

The purpose of the Artist in Residence (AIR) program at the Appalachian Center for Craft is to provide a creative, residential environment for emerging professional artists and to broaden student and faculty awareness of new approaches and techniques. The Craft Center's mission is to offer the finest professional studio craft education through the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Certificate of Accomplishment and workshop programs, and to provide a regional cultural resource through the workshop, exhibition, and gallery programs. Artists in Residence are vital to our mission, and we welcome you to learn more about these positions.

Currently we do not have openings in our Artist in Residence program.

Term of the Residency

One year (August - August); the resident may be invited back for up to two additional years at the request of the Craft Center.

Applicants must have a minimum of a BFA degree or equivalent (MFA for Clay). MFA or professional experience equivalent preferred in all other positions. The selection process will consider the candidate's potential artistic and professional growth within the residency, technical skills in studio and equipment maintenance, and potential for instructional support.
Essential Functions
Instructional Support
Residents work 20 hour per week in the studios. Other essential functions are specific to each studio and exhibitions. Includes occasional teaching duties during faculty absences. Residents will periodically provide appropriate class demonstrations and/or participate in class discussions, as well as be involved in the mid-term and final critiques in the intermediate and advanced classes. Residents may be asked to teach workshops, academic classes, and/or outreach activities, and will be compensated for these additional responsibilities.
Application Process
Residing on-site in Craft Center housing is a required condition of the position. You would be provided a private bedroom and bath (cooking and living areas shared with other residents), and individual studio space with 24-hour studio access. An annual stipend of $1,620 is provided. Resident artists also have opportunities to teach workshops, outreach programs and some university classes for additional monetary compensation. Currently we do not have openings in our residency program.For the position descriptions, which will be listed under the Clerical/Support Staff tab. Follow the on-screen instructions to create an application and apply online. Additionally, please submit a CD of digital images in JPEG format to: Appalachian Center for Craft, 1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville, TN 37166. Please address the packet to ATTN: Artist in Residence Applications. Please also put the medium on that same address line to help us expedite the application process. Review of applications will begin on or about April 1, 2013; positions are open until filled. The term is from August 16, 2014 until August 15, 2015.