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Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) is a non-profit organization that researches, documents, and presents the diverse cultures, skills, and crafts of everyday life in New York State’s North Country. In addition to operating a cultural center in a historic building in downtown Canton, NY, TAUNY provides programs and services in the 14-county region including the Adirondacks, the Tug Hill Plateau, the Champlain Valley, the 1000 Islands and the St. Lawrence River Valley. Established in 1986, TAUNY has received state and national recognition for its work. TAUNY provides a positive, collegial work environment. TAUNY is an equal opportunity employer.

 

TAUNY is seeking a full-time Director of Programs and Projects. This individual will be responsible for development and oversight  of TAUNY’s annual schedule of exhibits, programs, and special projects. Starting salary is $45,000.


Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Establishing an annual calendar of activity, in collaboration with other staff members, and in accordance with the mission and strategic priorities of the organization. This includes activity at The TAUNY Center, as well as at venues throughout the 14-county North Country.
  • Conducting periodic fieldwork to document regional culture, as the basis for public presentations
  • Managing and participating in special research projects
  • Organizing and hosting programs that present living traditions in the North Country
  • Periodically curating exhibits on a variety of topics related to regional culture
  • Supervising other staff, consultants, and volunteers involved in planning and implementation of exhibits, programs, and projects.
  • Providing information to communications staff for marketing purposes
  • Working with the Executive Director to establish the annual program budget
Requirements for the successful candidate:
  • An advanced degree in Folk Studies, or closely related field
  • A strong interest in and curiosity about North Country customs and cultural practices
  • An ability to manage multiple responsibilities in an ongoing way
  • Comfort with public speaking and communication
  • Strong writing skills
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends, as needed, to host programs
  • Willingness to travel throughout the 14-county North Country to conduct research and fieldwork

Please email a letter of interest and resume to Jill Breit, TAUNY Executive Director, jill@tauny.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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