JOB TITLE: Intertribal Creatives Manager
Running Strong for American Indian Youth®
Running Strong for American Indian Youth® is a national nonprofit organization serving American Indian communities throughout the United States. Cofounded over thirty years ago by Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota), we are building a new generation of leaders among today’s Native youth.
Not only do we address the physical needs of the American Indian people we serve, we also foster a sense of hope among people who want to make a better life for their families and create positive change in their communities. We are committed to building the capacity of local Native communities so that they are well equipped to respond to the challenges that they face. Together, we address the important needs of food, shelter, youth initiatives, and culture and language preservation. By supporting Native-led programs, we remind youth that they can create their own future and to take pride in their identity. To learn more, visit www.IndianYouth.org.
Intertribal Creatives (ITC) is Running Strong’s newest initiative: a gallery, art retail space and cultural center with a physical and online presence. Intertribal Creatives sells Native-made art, handcrafts and jewelry at Fair Trade prices and is a safe gathering place for Native people in the DMV area. Its physical location is in Old Town Alexandria (106 N. Lee Street).
The Intertribal Creatives Manager is responsible for overseeing daily operations of ITC, both at the physical location and online, and working with Running Strong staff on developing and executing its long-term vision.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Performing day-to-day operations of the Intertribal Creatives retail store including staging, restocking shelves and displays, providing outstanding customer service, fielding questions about artists, work and Running Strong, and maintaining daily organization and cleanliness of the store; Operating cash register and POS system, balancing cash register.
Filling e-Commerce orders including shipping, tracking, returns, addressing customer questions and concerns and evaluating sales performance.
Working directly with artists and vendors on inventory procurement; arranging for transportation and storage of inventory. Consistently working to partner with new artists and procure new artworks.
Keeping detailed management of ITC inventory on and off site; providing monthly and year-end expense and inventory reports to Running Strong Directors and Accounting staff.
Working with Running Strong Directors to develop yearly budget for ITC.
Working with Running Strong staff to promote artists, exhibitions, and ITC other events; Coordinating visiting artists and networking with art collectors and artists as needed.
Setting up and installing exhibitions as needed.
Working with Running Strong staff to develop and implement ITC traditional media and social media strategy, as well as monthly marketing strategy. Maintaining co-branding with Running Strong for American Indian Youth.
Working with Running Strong staff to develop long-term plan for Intertribal Creatives, including establishing a cultural center and other stores.
Working with Communications Manager to develop public-facing written and visual content for website, e-store, social media, and press releases. Communicate with the media on behalf of ITC as needed.
Some travel may be required. Travels alone or with other staff to visit artists and program partners as needed.
Other duties as assigned.