Program Assistant, Traditional Arts

South Arts Inc. - Atlanta, GA (30+ days ago)

Job Summary:

Reporting directly to the Senior Program Director, the Program Assistant is responsible for assisting in implementing the South Arts program, ‘In These Mountains: Central Appalachian Folk Arts & Culture’; and other Traditional Arts programming including, but not limited to grants and convening programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a new position within the organization, funded for 3 years.

This position will support the creation and implementation of an Appalachia-focused program. Program elements include recognizing master artists, connecting them with apprentices, and supporting arts education in traditional arts through after-school programs. The position’s responsibilities include communications, data management, grants management, travel planning, research and customer service.



Bachelor’s Degree and/or Appalachian or Southern studies preferred.


Minimum of one year’s experience required in program area; including experience or demonstrated interest in the arts and/or arts administration. Knowledge of Appalachian or Southern Studies, traditional culture, or folklife preferred.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to establish priorities and manage numerous assignments simultaneously
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Experience conducting internet-based research
  • Social media experience including, but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Zoom (video conferencing), and Sales Force/CSM database experience a plus

Other Requirements:

Ability to carry out detailed and complex instructions; ability to interact with coworkers and public by telephone, via e-mail, and in person; ability to perform a variety of duties and to prioritize tasks to meet organizational needs; ability to clearly and concisely exchange ideas, facts and/or technical information and guidance in person, by telephone, email, fax or correspondence. Essential requirements for successful communications include speaking, writing and reading comprehension. Limited travel may be required.

Salary range: $16,500-$17,500 (based on 20 hours per week)

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $16,500.00 to $17,500.00 /year


  • Traditional Arts or Appalachian Culture: 1 year


  • Bachelor's