Good morning,


My name is Dawn Tashjian.  I am the Rental Manager at the SALT Block Foundation.  Kathy Greathouse forwarded your inquiry to me.  The United Arts Council shares office space with us at the SALT Block.  In addition to being a non-profit foundation supporting our resident organizations – Hickory Museum of Art, Catawba Science Center, Western Piedmont Symphony, Hickory Choral Society – we manage and maintain the buildings, grounds and common space on the Block.  My responsibilities include:


·         Marketing and renting a 350 capacity auditorium, a 170 capacity events room and other smaller boardrooms in our buildings.  We make our space available to resident orgs and rent to various types of outside parties.


·         We routinely rent to wedding parties, bridal and baby showers and other type of private parties.


·         I manage the rental calendar which is very detailed.


·         I am a part-time employee; 20 hours per week.


·         I do not work on commission.  Straight hourly salary.  I would say that a fair salary for this type of job is $15-$20 an hour.


I hope this helps in your research.  Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.


Best regards,


Dawn Tashjian

Rental Manager & Administrative Assistant

The SALT Block Foundation, Inc

243 3rd Ave NE Box 7

Hickory, NC  28601

828.324.4906 x 308


Salt Block Foundation