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Artist in Residence, Metals

January 31, 2020

Artist in Residence, Metals

  • Organization: Appalachian Center for Craft, part of Tennessee Tech University
  • Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020
  • Entry Fee: $125
  • Type: Residency
  • Eligibility: National

December 5, 2019

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (METALS) – Appalachian Center for Craft
Index 538105, Position 684050


The Appalachian Center for Craft is a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech and is located at 1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville, TN 37166.

WORK HOURS: 20 hours per week. One-year appointment, August 20, 2020 – August 19, 2021. The resident may be invited back for one additional year at the request of the Craft Center for a possible total of two years as a resident. Opportunities for additional employment through workshop and outreach programs may be available.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: BFA degree from an accredited institution or equivalent professional experience. Selection 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. Preferred: MFA degree from an accredited institution.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The AIR will work 20 hours per week overseeing studio upkeep and providing instructional support. Studio duties include general oversight of machine and tool maintenance including installing new equipment, and maintaining existing equipment, including various hand tools. The resident must produce a significant body of studio work while showing a high level of technical expertise and aesthetic merit. In consultation with the supervising faculty member, expectations of the residence’s studio work will be reviewed after arrival. Instructional assistance includes occasional teaching duties during faculty absence, periodic class demonstrations, participation in class discussions, and/or mid-term and final group reviews. During the Craft Center’s summer workshop season the AIR manages studio operations, facilities and inventory and ordering of supplies under supervision of the program manager.

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. No pets are allowed during residency. A stipend of $3,240.00 annually is provided, which is paid in monthly increments of $270 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. During the workshops the resident may be able to take part in the workshop on a space available basis, or pursue their own work while also being available for the visiting instructor.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants will be required to apply online at and electronically upload a resume and provide contact information for three references. References will be contacted by committee members. Official transcripts required upon hire. Applicants are also required to submit digital images (10-12) in JPEG format either by mailed CD to Appalachian Center for Craft, 1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville, TN 37166, Attention: Artist in Residence Application - Metals, or by, to, Attention: Artist in Residence Application – Metals
or they can be attached to the application as a multiple page PDF file not to exceed 9 MB, under Multi Media. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered. Questions can be directed to Professor Dan Randall at or (931) 372-6880.

APPLICATION SCREENING: Review of applicants will begin January 14, 2019; open until filled.

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