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Executive Director

21 Aug 2020 11:10 AM | JoAnn Bentley

The Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America, Inc. (ABANA) seeks a highly qualified Executive Director responsible for the day-to-day operation of its permanent headquarters in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The Executive Director will report to the ABANA Board of Directors. Responsibilities include furthering ABANA’s mission by administering programs, fund raising, marketing, community outreach, strategic planning, and other new initiatives such as creating at the headquarters a gallery of forged metal art, a retail store, a library of ABANA documents, and a repository of legacy tools and blacksmith work. Salary range is between $60,000 and $70,000 annually.


Candidates interested in this position are invited to provide a 200-word statement that sets out their vision for ABANA’s mission, growth and accomplishment. Please transmit this statement along with salary requirements in a one-page letter of intent to president@abana.org. Qualified candidates will receive the full position description and an invitation to formally apply.

ABANA does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. ABANA will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants and employees are treated fairly and without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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