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Student Host Program


Student Hosts hold a unique and important role at the Folk School and are involved in the overall life of the school for several months. They develop relationships with students, staff, instructors, and community members and become a vital communication link among them.

Serving as ambassadors, Hosts help students and instructors have a rewarding, creative, and comfortable experience. This includes guiding students as they adjust to the living, dining, and studio experience unique to the Folk School.

The Host is responsible for: welcoming groups, communicating announcements, helping in the dining hall, leading nature walks, setting up studio and event spaces, and serving as after-hours contact for students and instructors.

Hosts receive housing and meals during their stay and can take classes every week with tuition covered. Materials fees are specific to each class and are the responsibility of the student. Some choose to explore a wide variety of media, while others focus on honing a particular skill.

We are accepting applications for the following 2022 sessions:
January 2 - March 12, 2022
January 2 - April 30, 2022
March 13 - May 21, 2022
May 1 - August 27, 2022
May 22 - July 30, 2022
July 31 - October 8, 2022
August 28 - December 24, 2022
October 9 - December 24, 2022.

Please apply if you are adaptable, attentive, friendly, and a strong communicator. This opportunity is a great fit for someone passionate about learning craft traditions while making a significant impact on community life.

Click here for the online Student Host Application. The deadline to apply for all sessions is October 1, 2021.

There is a $25 application fee. For the latest information, check this website, sign up for our eNewsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

The Folk School is an equal opportunity organization and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious affiliation, nationality, or ethnic origin. All students must be at least 18 years of age.
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John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902


Main Office Hours:
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Craft Shop Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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