Director, Alabama Center for Traditional Culture

Alabama State Council on the Arts

Official state agency for the arts in Alabama.

Montgomery, AL

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Wed, Aug 11, 2021
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Commercial
  • $44,213
  • $67,009

Website Alabama_Arts Alabama State Council on the Arts

Official state agency for the arts in Alabama.

The Alabama Center for Traditional Culture (ACTC) is the folk and traditional arts division of the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA). The Director of ACTC, along with a staff of folklorists, runs programs designed to identify, document, and present art traditions indigenous to Alabama communities. The Director reports to the ASCA Executive Director and works closely with the agency’s program managers, radio producer, and
communications specialist.

The ACTC Director and staff are responsible for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program and Folklife Project Grants. The Director will have the opportunity to pursue a wide range of projects and partnerships. Past ACTC productions and collaborations include the Alabama Folklife Festival, community scholar institutes, documentary recordings & films, teacher workshops, traveling exhibits, radio production, a public television series, scholarly articles, convenings, symposia, music tours, monographs, traveling exhibits, and exhibits in the Alabama Artists Gallery. The Director works closely with the Alabama Folklife Association, a statewide partner of the Council.

The Alabama State Council on the Arts is a state agency based in Montgomery, serving all of Alabama. The mission of the Alabama State Council on the Arts is to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality for all Alabamians by providing support for the state’s diverse and rich artistic resources. For more information about the agency, visit

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Folklore, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, or a closely related field.
  • Four years of professional experience in public folk cultural work or similar field to include a minimum of one year of supervisory or administrative experience.
  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the fields listed above may substitute for one year of the required experience.

State employees enjoy robust employment and retirement benefits. Salary range: $44,213-$67,009.

Contact Executive Director Dr. Elliot Knight at elliot.knight (at)

Email cover letter and resume to Andrea Crowley at andrea.crowley (at)

To be considered for an interview, applicants must apply for position 30555-000 (Director, Alabama Center for Traditional Culture) by August 11 and be certified to a list of qualified candidates available for potential employment:

ASCA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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