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Finance Director

The Finance Director will be a hands-on and participative manager who will lead and develop an internal team to successfully direct and manage the financial programs, to include budgeting, receipt of revenue, expenditure of funds, and conservation of assets. The Finance Director will work with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as the Folk School continues to enhance its quality programming and build long range sustainable plans. This is a full-time, exempt salary and benefits eligible position. This position will report to the Executive Director.

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Marketing & Communications Director

The Marketing and Communications Director oversees all facets of the Folk School's marketing department and external communications. This position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Folk School's management team in strategic planning, budgeting, and goal setting for the Folk School. This is a full-time, exempt salary and benefits eligible position.

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Community Programs and Sales Associate, Olive's Porch

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 full-time
40 hours per week, non-exempt hourly and benefit eligible position. Weekend and holiday work are expected.

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Community Programs and Sales Associate, Olive's Porch 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.

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

Craft Shop Manager

The Craft Shop Manager reports to the Deputy Director and oversees a retail shop representing more than 300 craftspeople and featuring a collection of traditional and contemporary Appalachian craft, books, soft goods, and craft supplies. The ideal candidate should have substantial craft knowledge, retail sales experience, solid computer skills, and be self motivated. The Manager will perform creative and business-related tasks to include inventory development, display, marketing, inventory control, staff development, financial oversight, and exceptional customer relations. This is a full-time, exempt salary and benefits eligible position.

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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.

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Event and Volunteer Manager

The Event and Volunteer Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing annual events that provide engaging and rewarding experiences for attendees and connect the Folk School to the community. The position is responsible for annual and special events from start to finish, leading a dedicated team of staff, volunteers, vendors, artists, and performers. The successful candidate works closely with staff to ensure that all details are delivered on time, within budget, and at the desired level of quality. Events include, but are not limited to Fall Festival, Blacksmith and online Craft Auction, Friends and Family Day, Easter Egg Hunt, Fireside Sale, Olde Folks Party, and the Kids Christmas Party. The position manages volunteers required for events and other operations of the School. The Event and Volunteer Manager reports to the Executive Director and is a full-time, exempt salary and benefits eligible position.

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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 29 hours per week non-exempt hourly position. Hours include 2pm-7pm and weekends and
holidays. Hours may vary based on business need.

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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.

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Maintenance Technician

The Maintenance Technician performs day-to-day maintenance related operations and assumes responsibility for the maintenance of physical assets on campus. This position requires attention to detail, a high level of craftsmanship, and the ability to work both autonomously and cooperatively in a team setting. Facility related duties include carpentry, cabinetry, interior and exterior painting, sheetrock repair and general repairs as needed. Other related tasks include repairs to plumbing, electrical, systems repairs, and assistance with emergencies. This position reports to the Buildings and Grounds Director and is a full-time, benefits eligible, up to 40 hours per week, nonexempt hourly position. Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and on a rotational on-call schedule.

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2D Studio Coordinator- Book & Paper Arts, Painting, Photography

The 2D Studio Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Folk School's Book & Paper Arts, Painting and Photography programs; including program development, community engagement, maintenance of three studios, instructor, and student relations, and working collaboratively across departments to promote and strengthen the programs. They will work closely with the Programs team and Resident Artists, to help reach the goals of the strategic plan and further the Folk School?s mission, vision, and values. The Studio Coordinator will represent the organization to local, regional, and national audiences including instructors, assistants, students, and donors and will develop new constituents through continued outreach. The Studio Coordinator reports to the Programs Director for program development and to the Studio Manager for studio operations. This is a 40 hours per week, non-exempt hourly and benefits eligible position.

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Studio Coordinator - Clay, Sculpture, & Mosaics

The Studio Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Folk School's Clay, Sculpture, and Mosaics programs including program development, community engagement, maintenance of the Clay studio, instructor and student relations, and working collaboratively across departments to promote and strengthen the program. The Studio Coordinator reports to the Programs Director for program development and to the Studio Manager for studio operations. This is a 32-hour per week, nonexempt hourly, benefits eligible position.

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