The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership (BRNHA) is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for a full-time Program Manager, and a contracted part-time Blue Ridge Craft Trails Coordinator.
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Program Manager
The Program Manager will oversee the implementation of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s natural and cultural trails initiatives, including the Blue Ridge Craft Trails, Blue Ridge Music Trails, and the Blue Ridge Heritage Trail. Initially, the primary focus of this position will be the Blue Ridge Craft Trails, because this is a new initiative that will require extensive oversight and coordination. This position will work with a team of other staff members and contractors to support all BRNHA trails and affiliated programs. This position also supports the Senior Director of Programs in the management and expansion of the Traditional Artist Directory. Over time, this position will work closely with the Director of Visitor Services, Groups and Events in the planning and coordination of BRNHA events, interpretive programming, group tours, and other earned revenue opportunities that connect with the cultural trails and other BRNHA activities. This is a full-time position offering a benefits package funded through the BRNHA’s federal appropriation.
Blue Ridge Craft Trails Coordinator
The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership (BRNHA), based in Asheville, N.C., is seeking an independent contractor to provide administrative, coordination, events management, and regional communications services for the implementation of the Blue Ridge Craft Trails initiative.
BRNHA, in partnership with several partners, has embarked on a regional initiative to brand 25 Western North Carolina counties as must-see destinations for the best in traditional and contemporary craft. The Blue Ridge Craft Trails Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the build-out of the project in 22 remaining counties while working with a regional team. Familiarity and understanding of traditional and contemporary craft in Western North Carolina will be a plus. The contractor hired must be available for considerable day travel throughout Western North Carolina over the next year which will be reimbursable per federal standards. There may be need for overnight stays. Anticipated average number of hours per week will be 20-30 hours.