The Work Study program offers a unique opportunity for adults to live, learn, and work at the Folk School for a period of six to nine weeks.
Work Study students often immerse themselves in the Folk School community through Brasstown carving, concerts, dances, community programs, and weekend classes on a space available basis.
Program sessions include 6-12 people at a time. Work Studies receive housing and meals during their stay and access a range of classes with tuition covered. Materials fees are specific to each class and are the responsibility of the student.
Participants based locally may choose to commute from off-campus while receiving the same meals and work exchange as on-campus students.
Work Study participants primarily contribute through work in the garden and grounds with additional support in the dining hall. Schedules are variable week-to-week and could include an array of other miscellaneous duties as assigned. Occasional special project opportunities are also available.
While all applications are reviewed and considered, there is no guarantee that an applicant will be accepted into the Work Study program. Applicants are responsible for following-up with contacts to be sure they have submitted a reference.
Please apply if you are a curious learner who is passionate about craft traditions and excited about working in and fostering a nurturing community with others.
Applications for 2022 sessions will open August 1, 2021 and are due by October 1, 2021.
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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.