ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: In exchange for on-site housing, full studio access and a private studio, the resident will perform oversight of wood studio, lumber store, and use of equipment. Periodic inventory of lumber/sheetgoods and other studio supplies. During the academic year (August- May), the resident will work 15 hours per week on studio maintenance, instructional support, assisting students during class times and other studio tasks as needed. During the Craft Center’s summer workshop season the resident manages the studio and ensures smooth operation. Summer hours are on a time bank system, as the need varies from studio to studio depending on the workshop schedule. Hours will not exceed 180 hours (15 hours per week/12 weeks). Specifics of managing the studio during workshops will be discussed with the artist in residence in advance, with both the supervising faculty member and the program manager. Residents will receive direction from the program manager regarding workshop support. During the workshops the resident may be able to take part in the workshop in their respective studio on a space available basis or pursue their own work while also being available for the visiting instructor.
• 15 hours per week. A stipend of $4000 annually is provided, which is paid in monthly increments by 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.
• One-year appointment, August 15, 2024 — August 10, 2025.
• Residence in Craft Center housing is a required condition of studio residencies (no pets allowed). A single occupancy bedroom with private bath and cooking, lounge facilities and common living spaces are shared with other residents. There are no completely private housing units available. Spouses, partners, and significant others are not allowed to live on campus; housing is offered only to resident artists.
• Individual, private studio space and 24-hour studio access are provided.
• Ability to sell work in the Craft Center Gallery, with an 80%/20% split in profit during the duration of the residency. (80%-artist/20%- gallery)
An MFA or BFA/BA/BS in wood or related area is required. An MFA is preferred. Applicants that apply should have a genuine interest in teaching, as the SAC&D often has a need for adjunct faculty to teach Introduction to Art (Art Appreciation) as well as other art foundation courses. Selection criteria include: the candidate’s potential artistic and professional growth within the residency, technical skills in studio and equipment maintenance, and potential for instructional support. A strong understanding and competency in wood materials and processes, operation and maintenance of woodworking equipment is required.
The Appalachian Center for Craft is an 87,000 square foot facility located on 500 acres of Army Corps of Engineers land overlooking picturesque Center Hill Lake in Middle TN. Located half way between Nashville and Knoxville, the Craft Center, a satellite campus of TN Tech University, conducts both academic degree programs and robust community/outreach programming.