Appalachian Media Insitute Director

Website appalshop Appalshop, Inc.

Cultural center situated in central Appalachia

Appalachian Media Institute Director
Permanent Position, Appalshop, Inc., Whitesburg, KY


The Appalachian Media Institute (AMI) is a media training program for central Appalachian youth based at non-profit arts and media center Appalshop in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Using the technological and artistic resources of Appalshop, AMI helps young people explore how media production skills can be used to ask, and can begin to answer, critical questions about themselves and their communities. Through the use of media, AMI participants have an opportunity to impact community dialogues and, hopefully, to develop the skills and critical thinking abilities necessary to become leaders in creating sustainable futures for their communities. Since its inception in 1988, AMI has directly engaged over 1,000 young people in media production.

The Appalachian Media Institute seeks a Director to lead the program, staff, and financial management of its operations.  The AMI Director will serve as lead on development activities, staff supervision, and strategic planning for the future of the program.  The AMI Director will often be expected to represent AMI at local, regional, and national events.

The AMI Director is a year-round, full time position, salaried with full benefits. Salary range: $40-45,000

To apply: Please submit a resume, a cover letter explaining in some detail why you are seeking this opportunity, and three references from former employers to

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