Traditional Arts Coordinator

Position Open – Applications due by December 15, 2020

Traditional Arts Program Coordinator

.75FTE (32 hrs/wk), exempt

Compensation: $15/hr, depending on experience; with a six-month transition/evaluation period.

Reports to Executive Director

Crow’s Shadow is seeking an experienced Traditional Arts Program Coordinator to contribute to the continued growth of our organization. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. The Coordinator will work with the Executive Director to organize and oversee a regular schedule of Traditional Arts workshops, youth arts programming, and support the print studio educational programming.  The qualifying candidate will have educational training and experience, as well as be well connected and immersed in the Traditional Arts communities of the Columbia Plateau and surrounding regions.

Under general supervision, the Coordinator will promote Crow’s Shadow and its Traditional Arts component, youth education opportunities, and interface with the public on a regular basis.

Education Coordinator Duties:

  • Plan and produce a regular annual schedule of Traditional Arts classes and workshops
  • Coordinate with local and regional artists to offer a diverse range of classes
  • Over see the organization and execution of each workshop.
  • Coordinate with CSIA ED to develop annual budget for educational programming, and support ED and Board in securing ongoing funding.
  • Track and record expenses related to each workshop.
  • Maintain supply of Traditional Arts workshop materials.
  • Track and record participation in each workshop, prepare quarterly reports detailing participation levels
  • Work with Marketing Director to publicize workshop announcements and schedules.
  • Support Master Printer and ED in organizing printmaking workshops

Other duties, skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • Utilize database system (FilemakerPro) for client tracking and workshop participation
  • Possess strong inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Possess knowledge of necessary supplies, and inventory control.
  • Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability and willingness to speak in public settings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High School diploma required, Bachelors or equivalent preferred
  • 2 years experience in educational coordinator or equivalent role
  • Prior experience in non-profit sector, and experience working with culturally diverse populations are highly desirable

Working Conditions, Physical Effort and Location:

  • Moderate physical effort. May require occasional lifting, handling, pushing, or moving objects up to 25 lbs.
  • Willingness to work in rural setting, with average commute distance of 10 miles round trip.

Supplemental material:

  • Provide three verifiable professional references, with contact information
  • Provide one personal reference, with contact information

Mail resume, cover letter and supplemental material to:

Hiring Committee


48004 St Andrews Rd

Pendleton, OR 97801

Email: (Include “Traditional Arts Coordinator” in subject line)