After eight remarkable years, Sage Tucker-Ketcham is stepping down as Executive Director of Shelburne Craft School. These past years have been an amazing time for the school, and we are looking for its next leader.
About Shelburne Craft School
Since 1945, Shelburne Craft School has been offering hands-on education in artisanal crafts for students of all ages—helping individuals experience the joys of making, while cultivating confidence, character, and community. Our historic campus is located in the heart of the small town of Shelburne, Vermont, and comprises a handful of buildings containing well-loved studios for working with clay, wood, glass, metal, and paint. Our educational programs are thriving, and we are looking to expand to additional crafts through creative local partnerships. We will soon be launching a new website—a network for local crafters, where people can share (and sell) their creations. We are searching for a new Executive Director to lead Shelburne Craft School through this exciting time of opportunity and transition.
About the position
The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the mission of Shelburne Craft School, as established by its Board of Directors. The Executive Director is the organization’s day-to-day leader—defining its strategy, setting its policies and programs, hiring and leading its staff, managing its finances, directing its fundraising, and acting as the organization’s “public face” in our community. The ideal candidate will be able to think strategically and communicate effectively with strong interpersonal skills, forging sustainable relationships with new kinds of partners. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong background in (and passion for) financial management, fundraising, and grant writing. A background in the arts is preferred, but not essential. This is a physical position, with occasional moving and lifting required.