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Work Study

Watering the Folk School's garden
During the 2021 Work Study program, students will participate in the program for six to eight weeks while residing in private rooms in a common house at the Folk School. During the eight-week sessions they work four weeks and take weeklong classes for four weeks.

Students in the six-week session will work for three weeks and take weeklong classes for three weeks.

Both sessions are also eligible to take weekend classes on a space-available basis.

Work Studies receive room and board during their stay and have access to the full range of classes listed in the catalog with tuition covered (note: materials fees are specific to each class and are the responsibility of the student).

Local Work Study students within a short commute may choose to stay off campus and will receive the same meals as on-campus students.

We are currently accepting applications for the following sessions:

2021 Work Study Sessions

Session 1: April 25 - June 18, 2021
Session 2: June 20 - August 13, 2021
Session 3: August 15 - October 8, 2021
Session 4: October 10 - November 19, 2021

The deadline to apply for all sessions is March 15, 2021. Work Study students may share duties on the Garden and Grounds Crew and Services Support. The Garden and Grounds Crew works mostly outdoors on the gardens and grounds and may include other duties requiring weekend work.

Services Support consists of focused work to benefit the dining hall, registration, or programming staff to support operational and safety guidelines associated with COVID-19.

Work Study participants must be in good physical condition and be able to perform occasional strenuous tasks in a variety of weather conditions.

Work Study Application

While all applications are reviewed and considered, there is no guarantee that an applicant will be accepted into the Work Study program. Applicants are responsible for following-up with contacts to be sure they have submitted a reference.


The Folk School is an equal opportunity organization and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious affiliation, nationality, or ethnic origin. All students must be at least 18 years of age.

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John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

Main Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Temporarily Closed, 828-837-2775

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