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Seeking a full-time Groundskeeper to successfully manage and maintain landscape beds, paths, walkways, and general landscaping on the grounds throughout the campus. Will perform designing, producing, renewing and preserving of outside spaces to include the development and upkeep of wooded areas, trails, the River Cane Walk, invasive species management, and forestry needs. Will supervise and mentor Work Study students when directed. Must be physically fit and able to manage small and heavy machinery. Requires High School diploma or GED with four years of relevant work experience; Associate degree preferred, with two years of relevant work experience. Be proficient with hand tools and power equipment, and have the ability to use a computer to track work orders, order supplies and complete tasks. Must have dependable transportation and valid driver's license with good driving record. Prefer experience operating a tractor. Must be able to walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain, work in standing position at least 8 hours/day, bend and stoop. May occasionally lift and move heavy objects up to 50 lbs. and work in difficult weather conditions. Must be able to work weekends and holidays when necessary.
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Seeking a full-time Maintenance Technician to perform day-to-day operations and maintenance for the physical assets on campus. Requires attention to detail, a high level of craftsmanship, and the ability to work both autonomously and cooperatively in a team setting. Will perform facility maintenance tasks including carpentry, cabinetry, interior and exterior painting, HVAC, and appliance repair and troubleshooting, and complete Work Orders as assigned. Must possess a working knowledge of tools and equipment and understand and adhere to health and safety regulations. This position will occasionally work a Saturday shift on a rotation basis and may work weekends and holidays when necessary. Requires a High School diploma or GED with four years of relevant work experience; Associate degree in a building trades field with one year of relevant work experience is preferred. Must be able to stand for eight hours per day, lift 50 pounds, work in inclement weather conditions, walk on uneven terrain, and properly handle hazardous materials. Must be able to work at a computer.
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Seeking a full-time Development Coordinator to assist in the successful facilitation of the school's fundraising effort to support its programs, services, and capital needs to secure its longevity. The position will establish and maintain positive relationships with potential and existing donors, and assist with executing special events to cultivate donor funding. Requires use of a CRM database to facilitate accurate gift recordings and acknowledgments, digital and print mailing lists, and to build constituent queries and reports. Accurately maintain fundraising-related financial and legal records and ensure ongoing revenue reconciliation with the Finance department. An Associate's degree is required; Bachelor's degree is preferred. A minimum 1 year of related experience required and proficiency with Microsoft Office program suite and a constituent relationship management (CRM) program, preferably Raiser's Edge. Possess strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence and maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Must provide extraordinary attention to detail and possess well-honed time-management skills and organizational prowess. Requires the ability to simultaneously conduct numerous projects and meet strict deadlines. Must be able to walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain, bend, and stoop, and have use of fine and gross motor skills. May occasionally lift and move heavy objects up to 25 lbs. Will likely need to sit and work at a computer to perform this job. Able to work occasional weekends and evenings.
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Resident Artist - Woodturning
Seeking a part-time (45-55 hours per month on average) Resident Artist to manage the Woodturning studio and instructor selections. This is a contract position that includes weekend work to maintain the studio between class sessions. Advanced experience in Woodturning and knowledge of artists and trends in the Woodturning 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 Woodturning instructor in an educational setting. Prefer knowledge and understanding of the Folk School through class participation and/or teaching Woodturning classes.
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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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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 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.