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Work Study

Watering the Folk School's garden
Work Study Students live as a group at the Folk School for nine weeks. During a nine week session they work five of the weeks and take weeklong classes for four of the weeks. They are also eligible for 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 (materials fees are specific to each class and are the responsibility of the student).

There are two tracks to choose from on the work aspect of the

Garden Crew and Special Projects

The Garden Crew work is mostly outdoors on the gardens and grounds, but there are other duties as well which may include weekends.
Garden Crew participants must be in good physical condition and be
able to do sometimes strenuous labor in all kinds of weather conditions.

Special Projects consist of focused work on a project to benefit the school or
the campus, and will be completed under the direction of a staff member over
the five work weeks of a session.

2018 Work-Study Sessions:

Session 7: July 15 - September 15 (Intergenerational Week)
Session 8: August 5 - October 6 (Fall Festival)
Session 9: September 16 - November 17 (Fall Festival & Blacksmith Auction)
Session 10: October 7 - December 8 (Blacksmith Auction)

The 2018 application may be downloaded here.

The number of work study positions is limited. Please note that applicants not accepted into a session may be invited to reapply for a subsequent session. Applicants are generally selected and notified about three months before each session starts. Application fee is good for one year.

For more information on the Work Study Program, especially about Special Projects, please email john@folkschool.org.


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

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