Arts Administrator Job Posting

Clapping Hands Farm is seeking an Arts Administrator who is passionate about bringing together young people, creativity, and the outdoors, and who enjoys the administrative process that makes the magic happen!

Clapping Hands Farm is an arts and nature camp located ¾ of a mile down a gravel road near Pittsboro, North Carolina. We began our summer camp program in 2000 and our year-round programs in 2007; currently, we run about seven camps per summer plus a spring break camp, as well as a lighter schedule of programming during the school year. These programs are led by working artists, craftspeople, and naturalists. We are off the grid, with acres of woods and fields, a fairy forest, trails, a pond, hand-pumped water, use-your-foot sinks, and solar power. The community that has grown up around this place and our programs includes an enthusiastic group of current camp families and a dedicated group of alum that stay involved, including quite a few of our original campers from 2000.

Position Description:
This 20 hour/week position is challenging, versatile, and critical to making camp run!  As our Arts Administrator, you will divide your time between detail-oriented tasks—running payroll, filing camp taxes, and managing accounting and camp-season paperwork—and project oriented tasks like fundraising initiatives, managing our website, communicating with parents, and sending out a monthly newsletter to our camp community, as well as coordinating our participation at outreach events in the area.  You will be joining an experienced and dedicated team including the camp founder, long-time teaching staff, established administrative assistants and project coordinators,  as well as enthusiastic volunteers and students interns who are devoted to camp and ready to help you succeed. If your personal vision includes someday starting a project of your own, this job will give you mentorship and  experience in managing multiple elements of a complex, vibrant project.

We are looking for the unique candidate who loves young people, art in its many forms, and the earth, AND is genuinely excited to work in an administrative realm. The behind- the- scenes work includes spreadsheets, number crunching, and filing, so if you enjoy bringing order to a variety of moving parts AND get genuine satisfaction out of making dreamy things possible, this could be the job for you!

Other important skills include: familiarity with Google docs, spreadsheets, social media, poster design, etc., excellent writing skills, excellent organizational skills (time management, reliability), and honest, open communication. Because our camp environment is one of rich diversity, welcoming families of all kinds, experience with cultural, political, religious, and economic diversity is important. Spanish language skills are a big plus!

Finally, we are seeking a candidate who is comfortable working as part of a team, but who is courageous in taking ownership over projects and sticking their nose out on behalf of camp. Clapping Hands Farm Camp is a dazzling, magical thing, but it is not always entirely chaos-free, so flexibility is another important piece of the puzzle.

Please send a resume and cover letter to clappinghandsfarm@gmail.com.

Timeline: (NOTE: Timeline flexible—- we will keep the search open until we have filled the position; if we identified an excellent candidate early in the process, we are open to moving up the start date to March or April.)

  • February 15-March 15 accepting applications.
  • March 15-April 15 interviews and camp visits.
  • Ideal start date by or before May 1.