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Student Host Program

2021 Host Program Overview

Student Hosts hold a unique position at the Folk School. Unlike the year-round staff who go home at night and the students who are here for only a week, hosts are involved in the daily life of the school for three to four months. The primary goal of the Host is to help students and instructors have a good experience during their time here. This is achieved through a combination of behind-the-scenes operations and direct engagement. Student Hosts have the unique opportunity to take a class every week. Some choose to explore a wide variety of media, while others focus on honing a specific skill. They develop relationships with students, staff, instructors, and community members, and make a lasting impact on us all.

We are currently looking for flexible and adaptable hosts to play an important role as we resume classes in May 2021. Host duties will vary throughout the year as we adjust to the changing public health situation. This year, hosts will help students adjust to being back on campus and help guide them through the week safely and comfortably. They will be thoroughly trained in our COVID safety procedures and will help walk students through new ways of being at the Folk School. Many aspects of the Folk School experience will be adapted to facilitate a safe experience and Student Hosts will serve as ambassadors, helping students learn and adjust to a new living, dining, and studio experience.

In a typical year, Student Hosts are responsible for attending, organizing and/or carrying out many of the duties listed in the job description linked below. In 2021, some of these activities will be canceled or greatly modified, especially in the first few months after reopening. Communal activities will resume only when it is safe to do so. Please read our full Covid-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.

Feel free to contact us at programming@folkschool.org with any questions. Read a complete description of responsibilities and requirements here: Student Host Job Description.

Session dates:
April 24 - July 17 (12 weeks)
Aril 24 - August 14 (16 weeks)
July 17 - October 9 (12 weeks)
August 14 - Dec 11 (17 Weeks)
October 9 - December 11 (9 Weeks)


1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
828.837.2775 Contact us by email

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

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