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Craft Shop Sales Associate - Part-time
Sales Associate is responsible for sales activities, offering suggestions to customers and providing product information. Must possess excellent customer service skills and perform sales transactions to include recording and processing sales, balancing cash register, and preparing deposits. Will assist in all forms of shipping, processing inventory, inventory control, and cleaning/organizing the Craft shop as assigned. Position is part-time.
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Woodworking Studio Assistant
Seeking a part-time (10-18 hours per month on average) Woodworking Studio Assistant to maintain the shop between class sessions. This is a contract position requiring knowledge and experience in maintaining and troubleshooting woodworking equipment. Weekend work is required. Will set up studio prior to classes per instructor?s tool and supply requests, greet instructors upon arrival and assist in unloading their materials for class. Perform general studio cleaning between classes. Work with Resident Artist to monitor studio supply needs and maintain organization of the tool room. Care for tools and equipment with a keen eye for safety.
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Resident Artist - Quilting, Sewing, and Dolls & Bears
Seeking a part-time (16-28 hours per month on average) Resident Artist to manage the Quilting studio and instructor selections. This is a contract position with weekend work to maintain the studio between class sessions. With Quilting being the largest program area using the studio, quilting knowledge and experience are expected. Basic administrative skills are necessary for class scheduling, budget work, etc. A Resident Artist should live within a reasonable driving distance to the Folk School to respond to class needs quickly as they arise. This position requires experience as a studio artist or quilting/sewing instructor in an educational setting. Prefer knowledge and understanding of the Folk School through class participation and/or teaching quilting, sewing, and/or Dolls & Bears classes.
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Administrative Assistant III (Full-time)
Seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant III to perform registration tasks. This position is responsible for in-person and phone customer service to students, instructors, and guests. Will greet guests and process registrations, create and mail student invoices, and set-up registration packets for students and instructors. The Administrative Assistant also provides clerical support, assist in resolving class and housing conflicts, and assist with balancing daily and monthly registration transactions. Requires a high school diploma or GED and 2 years in customer service experience. Prior office experience preferred. Must possess good written, verbal and listening communication skills. Demonstrate a high level of reliability, integrity, and organization skills. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and valid driver?s license is necessary. Must possess teamwork skills and the ability to adapt to different situations and changing work processes as needed. Some weekend work is required on a rotation basis. Requires the ability to walk over uneven terrain, bend, stoop, and to regularly sit and work at a computer. May occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
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Resident Artist - Clay & Sculpture
Seeking a part-time (36-45 hours per month on average) Resident Artist to manage the Clay studio and instructor selections. This is a contract position with weekend work to maintain the studio between class sessions. Advanced experience in ceramics and knowledge of artists and trends in the ceramic field are expected. Basic administrative skills are necessary. A Resident Artist should live within a reasonable driving distance to the Folk School to respond to class needs quickly as they arise. This position requires experience as a studio artist or ceramics instructor in an educational setting. Prefer knowledge and understanding of the Folk School through class participation and/or teaching Clay & Sculpture classes.
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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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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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
John C. Campbell Folk School provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.