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Executive Director The Center for Furni­ture Crafts­man­ship — Rock­port, ME

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The Center for Furni­ture Crafts­man­ship has launched a formal search for the succes­sor to Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Peter Korn, who plans to retire at the end of 2021.

The Center for Furni­ture Craftsmanship’s Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Peter Korn, plans to retire at the end of 2021 and we have launched a formal search for his succes­sor. The Board of Direc­tors is looking for an Exec­u­tive Direc­tor who will embrace the history and mission of the School, while imple­ment­ing new initia­tives to expand its effec­tive­ness in meeting the educa­tional needs of contem­po­rary designer/​woodworkers. The Board has formed a Search Commit­tee, chaired by Vice Pres­i­dent Mark Tres­nowski, to under­take the search process. The Search Commit­tee has hired the exec­u­tive search firm Korn Ferry, and specif­i­cally the team of Rosa Morris and Charlie Inger­soll, to serve as our part­ners and help guide the search. If you know of poten­tial candi­dates, please forward their names to Rosa (Rosa.​Morris@​KornFerry.​com) for consideration.

Peter’s long-planned deci­sion to turn the school over to new lead­er­ship is taking effect at a time when CFC has completed Phases 1 and 2 of a major endow­ment campaign that lever­ages the tremen­dous accom­plish­ments of the school’s first three decades for greater soci­etal impact. We are deeply grate­ful for Peter’s vision, guid­ance, and profound commit­ment to teach­ing design and crafts­man­ship at the highest stan­dard of excellence.

Despite the disrup­tions of the pandemic, the Center for Furni­ture Crafts­man­ship is well posi­tioned for the future. Although we suspended classes for six months in 2020, we are once again open and running at full enroll­ment, with robust safety proto­cols in place. CFC enters this search and lead­er­ship tran­si­tion with an excep­tion­ally strong foun­da­tion in place: a global repu­ta­tion for excel­lence, a dedi­cated full-time staff, an outstand­ing inter­na­tional faculty of accom­plished designer/​woodworkers, enthu­si­as­tic students and commit­ted alumni, a devoted and active nation­wide Board of Direc­tors, and a sound finan­cial posi­tion. We will continue to build on our strengths and traditions.

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