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Employment and Teaching Opportunities

Cook/Prep Cook

Seeking a full-time Cook for morning and/or evening shift. Work as a team member in the Dining Hall preparing healthy meals and desserts for our guests. Assist with stocking foods, dining room set up, dishwashing, end of shift cleaning, and other kitchen operations as needed. Prior cooking experience practicing proper food handling, sanitation, safety precautions, and the use and care of kitchen utensils and equipment. Must be able to work weekends and holidays.

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Performs as a general worker in job areas where assigned in the Dining Hall, including dishwashing, assisting with meal preparation, table setup and cleaning. The position is part-time evening shift. Employee must work as a team player and possess ability to follow specific instructions.

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Cooking Studio Assistant

The part-time, contract Cooking Studio Assistant position will dedicate an average of 10-18 hours per month to help with the care of our Cooking Studio. This position will primarily be needed on weekends and is responsible for performing basic cleaning on the mornings following the completion of a class. This includes emptying the dishwasher, cleaning stovetops and ovens, wiping countertops, and readying the studio for the incoming class. Also responsible to return stray items to their correct 'home," set up chairs around the table, and put out any special tools needed by the next class. Requires a High School diploma. Prefer someone with knowledge and understanding of the Folk School (has taken one or more classes, and/or taught or assisted in the Cooking classes).

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Event and Volunteer Coordinator

The Event and Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing annual events that provide engaging and rewarding experiences for attendees and connect the Folk School to the community. The position is responsible for annual and special events from start to finish, leading a dedicated team of staff, volunteers, vendors, artists, and performers. The successful candidate works closely with staff to ensure that all details are delivered on time, within budget, and at the desired level of quality. Events include, but are not limited to Fall Festival, Blacksmith and Fine Craft Auction, Friends and Family Day, Easter Egg Hunt, Olde Folks Party, and the Kids Christmas Party. The position manages volunteers required for events and other operations of the School. This position is full-time.

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The position will manage and maintain a clean and orderly environment for guests. Performs a variety of cleaning activities to ensure all rooms, common areas and studios are well maintained. Will assist with special programs and scheduled events throughout the year. Weekend work is required. Be willing and able to learn new cleaning methods and use various equipment to meet high standards. Must be reliable, organized, and pay attention to detail. Current driver's license is preferred. Must be able to walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain, climb stairs, bend, stoop, and use of fine motor skills. May occasionally lift and move heavy objects up to 50 lbs. Both full-time and part-time positions are available.

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Applying for Employment

Please submit the following materials by e-mail at jobs@folkschool.org, 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.



If you are passionate about your art or craft and love sharing that knowledge with others, we welcome you to apply to teach. Please mail the following (no email queries, please):

- A short description of the class you would like to offer. Give us an idea of the types of projects students would work on, techniques they would learn, preferred class length (week or weekend), etc.
- Your resume, preferably showing some teaching experience, even in an informal setting
- Photos of your work, if possible (snapshots are fine)

Send to:
John C. Campbell Folk School
Attn: Scheduling Coordinator
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

Upon receipt, your information will be shared with the Resident Artist who oversees class scheduling for your subject area. Please note that we schedule classes 1 to 1-1/2 years in advance. Thank you for your interest!


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

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