January 9, 2014

Open Positions

Open on Saturday,
January 18, 2014

The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. The Shop is closed on federal holidays.
A photo ID is needed for entrance to the building. During weekdays, visitors may use either the C Street or E Street entrances (E Street is closed for Metro riders). Handicap access ramps are available at both entrances. During Saturday hours, visitors must use the C Street entrance.
Public Transportation
Farragut West (Blue and Orange Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the closest metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or S1 bus to 18th and C streets. There is metered parking on the street and several parking lots within a few blocks.
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We welcome the New Year and extend our wishes to all of you for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. With the very cold weather and snow, we hope you have been safe and warm and perhaps have even found some inside home projects to keep you busy. At the Shop, we have been reflecting on the past year's anniversary celebration and thank all of the artists, customers and supporters who joined us. With the New Year, we are also preparing for our Annual Sale, recruiting for open positions at the Shop and beginning our 2014 planning so it's a busy time! 

Anchor1Annual Sale: January 15-24, 2014
Our Way to Say Thanks!

It's our BIG ANNUAL SALE from January 15  - 24!  This is a GREAT time to visit and find very special prices on the quality American Indian arts that you cherish. Our BIG ANNUAL SALE is our way of saying THANKS -- for your appreciation and loyalty to American Indian art and to the Shop.



Just about everything in the Shop will be included in the ANNUAL SALE! Jewelry, pottery, dolls, basketry, fetishes, rugs, beadwork, works from Alaska, sculptures and more will be discounted from 10% to 50% off(Certain items, e.g., bronzes and some consignments are excluded). Items will be clearly marked in the Shop and the online store; look for the colored dots and our coded signs in the Shop for discounts. We are not able to hold sale-priced items, but layaways can be arranged! Please note that all discounted items are final sales.


Take advantage our limited-time BIG ANNUAL SALE because all items return to their normal prices after the sale. Mark your calendars now!



Annual Sale and Online Store

The Annual Sale will be programmed on our online store! We encourage you to visit the Shop if you are able, as we always have a wider selection there than on our online store. 
Anchor2Positions Open at The Indian Craft Shop

The New Year at the Shop has brought changes, with people leaving to start new chapters in their lives. All of you know how special and unique The Indian Craft Shop is and how important it is to have the right individuals to fill the key staff positions. The philosophy at the Shop has always been to enrich people's lives - all visitors, artists, customers, and the individuals working here. We have begun recruiting and reach out to all of you, as often our most loyal staff people have come from our own network of customers and Shop patrons - people who know about the Shop, our representation, our standards, and the quality of our outreach.


Assistant manager and Web sales associate positions are open - both positions require strong organizational, computer and communication skills, and a dedication to the arts with a commitment to continuing to learn about the world of American Indian art. The assistant works closely with the manager on day to day operations, inventory management, accounting, marketing, and customer and artist relations.

The Web sales associate has a primary focus on the Web store - handling art, writing descriptions and working in PhotoShop and Excel. Both positions include sales floor duties, display work, working with customers online, developing artist bios, and working as a team member in marketing and event planning.


Positions can be applied for online via Guest Services, Inc. You also may contact Susan Pourian, Shop director, at 202-208-4056 or [email protected] if you have any questions concerning these job openings. 

Anchor3Reminder: Open Saturday, January 18

The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each monthWe hope that you will be able to join us Saturday, January 18, from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Section4News from the Interior Museum

Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind -- While the Interior Museum is temporarily closed there are still Museum Programs and Building and Mural Tours.  At least once a month the Interior Museum hosts a speaker or presentation held within the Main Interior building.


Discover the art and architecture that made the Main Interior Building a "symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. The Interior Museum Murals Tour lasts an hour and visits photographic murals by Ansel Adams and many of the over fifty murals by artists including Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal, and John Steuart Curry. Appointments can be made by calling 202.208.4743.

Section6News from the Department of Interior Library


The Department of the Interior Library offers public tours of the resources, architecture, and special features of the library. Included in the tours are descriptions of legal and legislative materials on Deck 4 of the library, including the Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Code, U.S. Statutes at Large, and case reporters. Also included will be a look at the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, dating back to 1789, and the library's rare book collection. This tour will be valuable for anyone intending to do research at the DOI Library.


To schedule a tour, please contact the DOI Library at 202-208-5815 or e-mail at [email protected]  The DOI Library is located at the C Street entrance in Room 1151 of the Main Interior Building and is open to the public from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). For more information on programs, visit http://www.doi.gov/library/programs/speaker.cfm.

The Indian Craft Shop | Department of the Interior | 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240
www.indiancraftshop.com | 202.208.4056