Arbutus Folk School is now accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant. We are excited to grow our administrative team! The position will remain open until filled, with review of applications beginning on June 6th, 2022.
This position is 30 hours per week for a duration of one year, and serves as primary point-of-contact for the public, manages course registrations and enrollment, supports office and facility needs, and promotes our programs and classes.
Compensation for this position is $15 per hour. This position will include some in-person duties at our downtown facilities and satellite locations, but many duties are flexible for remote work as desired by the employee.
**Candidates for this position must reside in Thurston County, and must be currently unemployed or underemployed.** Candidates not meeting these requirements will not be hired and should not apply.
Professional opportunities in the arts have a history of exclusion in our region. In our mission to enrich, empower, and connect our diverse community through arts and culture, we especially encourage people of color, people who live in rural areas, women, immigrants, people whose first language is not English, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ people to consider applying for this position.
This position is an excellent opportunity to develop new skills in arts administration, communications, nonprofit operations, and more, and is designed to support the employee’s professional development through a mentorship model. This position is also designed to optionally incorporate opportunities for outside training in the employee’s desired areas for growth, such as grantwriting or bookkeeping, in addition to regular duties assigned.
This position is supported by a generous grant from Pacific Mountain Workforce Development in support of local jobseekers who wish to enter or grow in the field of nonprofit services and administration. This project is supported by funding awarded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury under the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Award as provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Desired start date will be June 15th, 2022, pending verification of the finalist’s employment status and place of residence by Pacific Mountain Workforce Development.
Arbutus Folk School is currently accepting applications for the position of Arts Instructor in all disciplines.
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, with review of applications at the end of every month. At this time, we are especially interested in applications for the following:
- Cultural Arts Instructor: Artists whose art form reflects the place they live or the place they’re from, or whose art form is rooted in their cultural, occupational, or ethnic identity, are especially encouraged to apply.
- Woodworking Instructor: We are seeking a woodworking instructor who can offer classes that complement our current course offerings in the woodshop.
- Fiber Arts Instructor: Arbutus Folk School’s weaving loft is filled with underutilized floor looms – join our team to teach weaving classes and reinvigorate Marjorie’s Loft after a long Covid hiatus. We are also interested in applications from artists who can offer sewing classes for youth.
- Ceramics Instructor: We are seeking a ceramics instructor who can offer classes similar to or complementary to our current course offerings in the studio, both handbuilding and wheelthrowing.
If you are interested in applying, please carefully review our prospective instructor packet here. Then, view and complete our online application here. For questions, email email@example.com.
Access to the arts and professional opportunities for artists are often disproportionately available to privileged people groups, neglecting the full spectrum of cultural assets and needs in our communities. In our mission to enrich, empower, and connect through the arts, we especially encourage people of color, people who live in rural areas, people with disabilities, women, immigrants, people whose first language is not English, and LGBTQ community members to consider applying to open positions at Arbutus Folk School.
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