Position: Summer Wood Coordinator
Organization: Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft
Location: Columbia, North Carolina
Position Type: Seasonal, Full-Time
Dates: May 1 — August 11, 2024
Meals: provided when dining hall is open and access to fully equipped communal kitchen
Housing: on campus housing provided in single room with shared bath
Job Overview: Discover an exciting opportunity this summer at Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, located near the scenic Outer Banks of North Carolina. We seek a Summer Wood Coordinator to join our team in a role offering significant professional and personal growth. This position is an excellent fit for those passionate about fine craft, providing a chance to enhance your skills and knowledge in a collaborative and inspiring non-profit arts environment.
Represent Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft.
Support workshop faculty, staff, and students; supervise woodshop activities.
Manage wood studio operations, including supply orders, inventory management, routine maintenance, and safety oversight.
Act as liaison for visiting instructors, coordinating studio equipment and supply needs.
Welcome and orient visiting instructors, ensuring preparedness for workshops.
Handle administrative tasks and hands-on assignments like building shop fixtures.
Undertake additional responsibilities as needed.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent studio experience.
Proficiency in maintaining fully equipped wood studios, including equipment and tools.
Deep understanding of wood and fine craftsmanship.
Ability to work independently, follow guidance, and collaborate effectively.
Experience in construction and fabrication related to studio organization or modification.
Preference for candidates with experience in a craft school environment.
Possession of a vehicle and valid driver’s license (due to rural location).
Availability for the entire contract period.
Financial responsibility for travel and personal workshop materials.
May: Monday to Friday, 9 AM — 5 PM
Summer Workshops: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with an hour lunch break, days off (Saturday and one other weekday)
Sunday: Afternoon until completion of studio tours/instructor meetings
To Apply: Candidates are encouraged to submit their CV and cover letter detailing their motivation to work at Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft to firstname.lastname@example.org Please use the subject line “Summer Wood Coordinator”.
Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are devoted to fostering an inclusive environment for all team members, in line with our mission and values.