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Employment and Teaching Opportunities
Summer Help Wanted!
John C. Campbell Folk School is hiring several seasonal temporary positions.

Temporary Positions Include:

* Food Services Utility Worker/Dishwasher
* General Services Worker - Housekeeping and Dining Hall
* Housekeeper
* Must be at least 16 years of age
* Must be able to walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain, bend, stoop, and have use of fine and gross motor skills. The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls and to speak clearly and effectively. Ability to work standing for at least 8 hours a day and lift up to 40 pounds.


To apply, e-mail jobs@folkschool.org with your contact information, the position you are applying for, and a list of any relevant skills and/or previous work experience.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. John C. Campbell Folk School is an EEO Employer. EEO employers are committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

At the Folk School, the health and safety of our team is our number one priority. That?s why all offers of employment are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to pass the pre-employment requirements. The Folk School complies with all federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


Building and Grounds Director

The Buildings & Grounds Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the maintenance, repair, renovation, construction, and/or ongoing asset management related to Folk School buildings, grounds, fleet, and critical infrastructure systems. The director engages staff in short-term and long-term planning; prepares and manages annual departmental operating and capital budgets; ensures responsiveness to immediate maintenance and repair needs; develops and maintains an effective project management system; ensures optimal utilization of personnel and other resources; hires and manages contractors and other related vendors; and ensures all activities are completed in accordance with guidelines, deadlines, and the Folk School's values. The position reports to the Deputy Director and works collaboratively with other staff to ensure a sustainable, high-quality campus environment. Must be available to work some weekends, holidays, and a rotational on-call schedule. This is a full-time, benefits eligible and exempt salary position.

Click here for more information about the Building and Grounds Director position

Development Manager

The Development Manager reports to the Development Director and significantly contributes to the successful facilitation of all aspects of the school's fundraising efforts to help fund its programs, services, and capital needs as well as its longevity. This is a full-time, exempt-salary, and benefits-eligible position.

Click here for more information about the Development Manager position.

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator assists with the successful facilitation of the school's fundraising effort to support its programs, services, and capital needs and to secure its longevity. The position will report directly to the Development Director. This is a full-time, exempt salary, and benefits eligible position. Hours include regular office hours Monday to Friday with occasional weekends and holidays.

Click here for more information about the Development Coordinator position.

Full-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 full-time, 40 hours per week, non-exempt hourly, and benefits eligible position. Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

Click here for more information about the Full-Time Housekeeper position.

Community Programs and Sales Associate, Olive's Porch - Part Time

The Community Programs and Sales Associate for Olive's Porch 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 Associate must maintain a high level of customer service and attention to detail for all in person, phone or email constituent communications. The Community Programs and Sales Associate will report to the Community Programs Manager. This is a part-time (20 hours per week) and non-exempt hourly position. Weekend and holiday work are expected.

Click here for more information: Community Programs and Sales Associate, Olive's Porch - Part-Time position.

Part-Time Dining Hall 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 will vary based on business need. This position will require working on one to two weekends a month and some holidays.

Click here for more information about the Part-Time Dining Hall Prep Cook position.


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.


Resident Artist Openings

None at this time.


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 note that all instructors must abide by the Folk School's Covid safety policies, including vaccination and mask requirements. Click here to read our updated Covid-19 Safety Guidelines.

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

John C. Campbell Folk School provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
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John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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