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Employment and Teaching Opportunities

Collections and Archives Manager

The Collections and Archives Manager directs the Folk School's archives and records management programs in accordance with professional standards and practices in order to ensure the long-term preservation and accessibility of the collection. The position is responsible for the custody, management, and preservation of materials in all formats, and directs/supervises the work of work study students and volunteers.

This position is a full-time, exempt salary, benefits eligible position that reports directly to the Deputy Director.

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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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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 Chef to any equipment malfunctions. The position will report directly to the Chef and Dining Hall Manager. This is a full-time, hourly non-exempt, benefits-eligible position. Hours may include weekends.

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Dining Hall Prep Cook

The Prep Cook will work as a team member preparing meals and desserts, stocking and preparing next shift/day menu items, helping with dining room set up, dishwashing and end of day
cleaning. The Prep Cook will report directly to the Crew Chief and the Dining Hall Manager. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, hourly non-exempt position. Hours may include weekends and holidays.

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Dining Hall Part-Time Prep Cook

The Part-Time Prep Cook will work as a team member preparing meals and desserts, stocking and preparing next shift/day menu items, helping with dining room set up, dishwashing and end of day cleaning. The Prep Cook will report directly to the Crew Chief and the Culinary Manager. This is a 20-29 hours per week non-exempt hourly position. Hours may 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 position. Hours may include weekends.

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Studio Coordinator - Cooking, Gardening, Nature Studies

The Studio Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Folk School's Cooking, Gardening, Nature Studies, Homesteading, and Soap Making programs. The Studio Coordinator reports to the Programs Director for program development and to the Studio Manager for studio operations. This is a 32- hours per week, non-exempt hourly, and benefits eligible position.

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Studio Coordinator - Natural Fibers

The Studio Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Folk School's Basketry, Gourds, Brooms, Chair Seats, and Leather programs; including program development, community engagement, maintenance of the Rock Room studio, instructor, and student relations, and working collaboratively across departments to promote and strengthen the programs. The Studio Coordinator reports to the Programs Director for program development and to the Studio Manager for studio operations. This is a 32- hours per week, non-exempt hourly, and benefits eligible position.

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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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