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Accountant

The Accountant is responsible for the smooth and timely operation of the general accounting duties that
include but not limited to the following functional areas: preparation of journal entries, maintenance of balance sheet schedules, ledgers, and bank reconciliations, and assisting with monthly closings and account analysis. The position will work closely with the Finance Director and budget managers to manage day-to-day accounting operations. This position requires strong organizational and management skills, meticulous attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.

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Human Resources Manager

The Human Resources Manager will be responsible for performing HR-related duties and works closely with the executive leadership team to cultivate a culture of best management practices. The position will engage in strategic decision making and implementation to achieve the human capital goal of the Strategic Plan. The position will work to attract, nurture, and retain people who personify, support and further the school's mission and values. This position acts as a liaison for employees and encourages fair and equitable treatment while keeping the Folk School's best interest in the forefront. They will carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, diversity and inclusion training, performance management, recruitment, on-boarding, policy guidance and implementation. Responsible for staying current with federal and state laws and managing compliance in a timely manner.

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Administrative Assistant II

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for student inquiries, class registrations and administrative tasks while working in a collaborative environment. The position requires the ability to manage a broad range of procedures needed to accommodate customer needs. The Assistant must maintain a high level of customer service and attention to detail for all in person, phone, or email constituent communications.

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Music and Dance Coordinator

The Music and Dance Coordinator is responsible for managing thriving music and dance programs that are an integral part of campus life and bring people together in a multitude of long-term and transformative ways. They will work to ensure that music and dance traditions are preserved and passed down to the next generation and that the Folk School remains connected to our community through the Junior Appalachian Musicians program, increased community outreach, and through our existing concert and dance series. They will represent the organization to local, regional, and national audiences including dancers, performers, instructors, and students. This position will bring vision and direction to a program with deep historic roots and serve as an important liaison between the Folk School and the greater music and dance community. They will work closely with the Programs team to help reach the goals of the Folk School's strategic plan and further our mission, vision, and values. The Music and Dance Coordinator reports to the Programs Director for program development and to the Studio Manager for studio operations. This is a 40-hour per week, non-exempt, benefits eligible position.

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Community Programs Manager

The Community Programs Manager will work collaboratively with key staff to develop and manage a learning facility in Murphy and a Mobile Outreach program to provide traditional Appalachian craft and culture education to local audiences. This position will be responsible for specific current and proposed educational offerings such as community workshops, a new artist residency program, and community partnerships that preserve, promote, and raise awareness of traditional Appalachian craft, music, and dance. They will ensure that these new programs meet objectives, help reach the goals of the Folk School's strategic plan, and further our mission, vision, and values. This position reports to the Special Programs Manager and is a full time, non-exempt, benefits eligible position.

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Special Programs Manager

The Special Programs Manager will work collaboratively to develop and implement new community engagement programs, including a learning facility in Murphy, the Mobile Outreach program, and community workshops. They will oversee a team that will develop programs and will facilitate the day-to-day operations of these community-focused initiatives and help build community partnerships. This position will also be responsible for recruiting and managing our existing Student Host and Student Work Study programs as well as proposed programs including an artist residency program. They will ensure that these initiatives and programs preserve, promote, and raise awareness of traditional Appalachian craft, music, and dance. They will be responsible for ensuring that these programs meet all objectives, help reach the goals of the Folk School's strategic plan, and further our mission, vision, and values. They will oversee a significant budget including managing expenses, approving expenditures, maintaining accurate accounting data, and collaborating with or providing reports to other departments. This position reports to the Programs Director and is a full-time, salaried exempt, benefits-eligible position.

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Studio Coordinator in Wood

The Studio Coordinator in Wood is responsible for working with existing Resident Artists to coordinate the Folk School's woodturning, woodcarving, and woodworking programs including program development, community engagement, studio maintenance, instructor and student relations, and working across departments to promote and strengthen the programs. The position will develop programming and schedule instructors in woodturning, one of our largest programs, offering up to 60 classes per year. They will work with existing Resident Artists in woodcarving and woodworking to collaboratively develop programs and oversee studio operations in the Woodturning, Woodworking and Woodcarving Studios. They will work closely with the Programs team and Resident Artists, to help reach the goals of the Folk School's strategic plan and further our mission, vision, and values. The Studio Coordinator will represent the organization to local, regional, and national audiences including instructors, assistants, students, and donors, and will develop new constituents through continued outreach. The Studio Coordinator reports to the Programs Director for program development and to the Studio Manager for studio operations. This is a 40-hour per week, non-exempt, benefits-eligible position.

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Studio Manager

The Studio Manager will manage a team that is responsible for the operations of the Folk School's 17 studios. The position will be responsible for executing or arranging equipment maintenance, studio safety, coordinating studio use with key staff, and managing day to day studio operations to maximize the student and instructor experience. They will work with Studio Coordinators to develop and manage capital and operating budgets and restricted funds for all studios. They will work closely with the Programs Director to oversee the development and implementation of a revised management model that provides a balanced workforce of contract Resident Artists, contract Studio Assistants and full-time employed Studio Coordinators. This position reports directly to the Programs Director and will work collaboratively across departments to help reach the goals of the newly established strategic plan and further the Folk School's mission, vision, and values. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, salaried exempt position.

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Gardener

The Gardener manages organic production of gardens to supply vegetables, herbs, and flowers to the Dining Hall, Cooking, Gardening, Nature Studies classes, and special events. This position will oversee the Cory Brown Memorial Dye Garden and grows specialty plants that provide natural materials for various classes. They will supervise Work Study students assigned to gardens and grounds in the performance of their daily work routines. This position will work with Maintenance staff and volunteers in the development and sustainment of landscape beds, paths, and general landscaping throughout campus.

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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.

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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