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Employment and Teaching Opportunities

Deputy Director

The Deputy Director will work directly with the Executive Director and oversee specified departments to meet the goals and objectives of the Folk School. This position works closely with the Folk Schools leadership team and has frequent contact with staff and constituents. The incumbent will be able to connect well with others and is an organized and practiced communicator. Primary responsibilities will include, leading projects and developing tactics related to achieving goals within the strategic plan and campus master plan, overseeing specified departments, conducting weekly meetings with department directors and managers, ensuring goals and department needs are being met in a timely manner, and helping to conduct projects related to fundraising and cultivation efforts.

This is a full-time, year-round, benefits-eligible, exempt position that reports to the Executive Director.

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Temporary Accounting Assistant

The Temporary Accounting Assistant is responsible for the smooth and timely operation of the general accounting duties that include but are not limited to the preparation of journal entries, accounts receivable and accounts payable. The position will work with the Accountant and Finance Director and budget managers to manage day-to day accounting operations. This is a temporary, 30 hours per week, non-exempt hourly position.

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Dining Hall Crew Chief

The Dining Hall Crew Chief will supervise the production of meals, lead a team of kitchen team members, maintain appearance of the kitchen and dining hall and alert the Culinary Manager to any equipment malfunctions. The position will report directly to the Culinary Manager. This is a full-time, hourly non-exempt, benefits-eligible position. The position will be on the second shift from 12:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Hours include weekends and holidays.

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Part-Time Housekeeper

Housekeeper successfully maintains the cleanliness of facilities with integrity and attention to detail. The position will facilitate a clean and orderly environment for guests. The position reports directly to the Crew Chief and Services Manager and is a part-time, 29 hours per week and non-exempt hourly position. Hours will include weekends and holidays.

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Studio Coordinator - Clay, Sculpture, & Mosaics

The Studio Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Folk School's Clay, Sculpture, and Mosaics programs including program development, community engagement, maintenance of the Clay studio, instructor and student relations, and working collaboratively across departments to promote and strengthen the program. The Studio Coordinator reports to the Programs Director for program development and to the Studio Manager for studio operations. This is a 32-hour per week, nonexempt hourly, benefits eligible position.

Click here for more information about the Studio Coordinator-Clay, Sculpture, and Mosaics.

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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 see individual job descriptions for submission and contact info.
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The Folk School Teaching Model

Grounded in the Danish Folk School tradition, we emphasize non-competitive, hands-on learning in an encouraging and supportive environment. We do not give grades and there are no exams. Emphasis is placed on forming bonds through communal living and learning. Our focus is on developing skills that will lead to a higher level of craftsmanship over time rather than on the final product.

Our Instructors

Our pool of over 800 instructors ranges from traditional artisans to practicing studio artists and arts educators. Whether they are a professional artist or a scientist who moonlights as a blacksmith, our instructors share a high level of craftsmanship, a passion for what they do, and an ability to inspire and uplift students of all skill levels. We expect our instructors to embody the values of the Folk School which are joy, kindness, stewardship, and non-competitive learning. We take educational and professional experience into account when considering new instructors, as well as their ability to provide a cultural and historical context to their craft. Familiarity with the Folk School is helpful as a first-time instructor.

How to Apply

Please submit a proposal online at this web address.

You may also mail a proposal to the following address:

John C. Campbell Folk School
Attn: Program Director
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902
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John C. Campbell Folk School provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
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