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|Current Job Openings
Seeking a full-time Development Coordinator to assist in the successful facilitation of the school's fundraising effort to support its programs, services, and capital needs to secure its longevity. The position will establish and maintain positive relationships with potential and existing donors, and assist with executing special events to cultivate donor funding. Requires use of a CRM database to facilitate accurate gift recordings and acknowledgments, digital and print mailing lists, and to build constituent queries and reports. Accurately maintain fundraising-related financial and legal records and ensure ongoing revenue reconciliation with the Finance department. An Associate's degree is required; Bachelor's degree is preferred. A minimum 1 year of related experience required and proficiency with Microsoft Office program suite and a constituent relationship management (CRM) program, preferably Raiser's Edge. Possess strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence and maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Must provide extraordinary attention to detail and possess well-honed time-management skills and organizational prowess. Requires the ability to simultaneously conduct numerous projects and meet strict deadlines. Must be able to walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain, bend, and stoop, and have use of fine and gross motor skills. May occasionally lift and move heavy objects up to 25 lbs. Will likely need to sit and work at a computer to perform this job. Able to work occasional weekends and evenings.
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Resident Artist - Woodturning
Seeking a part-time (45-55 hours per month on average) Resident Artist to manage the Woodturning studio and instructor selections. This is a contract position that includes weekend work to maintain the studio between class sessions. Advanced experience in Woodturning and knowledge of artists and trends in the Woodturning field are expected. Basic administrative skills are necessary. A Resident Artist should live within a reasonable driving distance to the Folk School to respond to class needs quickly as they arise. This position requires experience as a studio artist or Woodturning instructor in an educational setting. Prefer knowledge and understanding of the Folk School through class participation and/or teaching Woodturning classes.
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Marketing & Communications Outreach Coordinator
Seeking a Marketing & Communications Outreach Coordinator to work closely with the Marketing and Communications Director and Folk School staff to further develop and implement the school's database of outreach and marketing contacts. The position supports strategic planning and grant-funded programs and initiatives aimed at diversifying the school's audience, engaging Folk School communities, and promoting traditional Appalachian craft, music, and dance. The successful candidate will research and initiate opportunities that will allow the school to expand its network of local, regional, and national organizations of similar intent. This is a full-time position with benefits.
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Resident Artist - Clay & Sculpture
Seeking a part-time (36-45 hours per month on average) Resident Artist to manage the Clay studio and instructor selections. This is a contract position with weekend work to maintain the studio between class sessions. Advanced experience in ceramics and knowledge of artists and trends in the ceramic field are expected. Basic administrative skills are necessary. A Resident Artist should live within a reasonable driving distance to the Folk School to respond to class needs quickly as they arise. This position requires experience as a studio artist or ceramics instructor in an educational setting. Prefer knowledge and understanding of the Folk School through class participation and/or teaching Clay & Sculpture classes.
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Applying for Employment
The Folk School offers excellent benefits to full-time employees, including subsidized health, dental and vision insurance premiums, and a generous Paid Time Off policy, a 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan, and much more to all employees.
Please submit the following materials by e-mail at email@example.com, or by USPS to:
Human Resources Manager
John C. Campbell Folk School,
One Folk School Road,
Brasstown, NC 28902
1. Cover Letter that expresses your desire to work at the Folk School and reasons for interest in the position.
2. Resume detailing education and work experience.
3. Contact Information for three professional references.
John C. Campbell Folk School provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.