Young Tradition Vermont Program Director

Website Vermont Folklife

Vermont Folklife is a nationally-recognized cultural research and education nonprofit. Young Tradition Vermont (YTV)–whose mission is to inspire youth and encourage them to learn, perform, and serve their communities through traditional music and dance–was formerly a standalone nonprofit organization; it became a program of Vermont Folklife on July 1, 2022.

We are seeking a Young Tradition Vermont Program Director who will work with Vermont Folklife Executive Director and staff to plan and manage Young Tradition Vermont’s many activities. The primary focus of the position until July 1, 2023 will be managing the ongoing transition of these programs from total management by YTV’s Founder/current Program Director to full integration within Vermont Folklife’s existing administrative and programmatic structure.

The ideal candidate for this position will have had a minimum of 3 years of experience directing and managing programs, fundraising and grant writing, and working with youth (pre K – college) as an educator. Experience working with and teaching other educators and program directors is ideal. Experience with — or background in — traditional music and dance of North America and/or that of cultural groups and recently resettled refugee communities in Vermont. Graduate-level training in folklore, ethnomusicology, anthropology and/or education is preferred but not an application requirement. The Young Tradition Vermont Program Director will work in partnership with Vermont Folklife’s Executive Director to develop a vision for the future of YTV programs within Vermont Folklife.

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