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Marketing & Communications Outreach Coordinator
Seeking a Marketing & Communications Outreach Coordinator to work closely with the Marketing and Communications Director and Folk School staff to further develop and implement the school's database of outreach and marketing contacts. The position supports strategic planning and grant-funded programs and initiatives aimed at diversifying the school's audience, engaging Folk School communities, and promoting traditional Appalachian craft, music, and dance. The successful candidate will research and initiate opportunities that will allow the school to expand its network of local, regional, and national organizations of similar intent. This is a full-time position with benefits.
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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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Seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to manage instructor and assistant teaching contracts, class description documents, instructor bios, class material lists, program engagement, and enrollment data for the Folk School's ambitious class offerings. Works directly with Program, Marketing and Registration staff on weekly class enrollments and cancellation procedures. Engage with Resident Artists in the coordination of 800+ week-long and weekend classes per year. Requires Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Art/Art History or related field recommended. Possess a minimum of three years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires travel and the ability to drive a car and must possess a valid driver's license. 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. Must occasionally lift and move heavy objects up to 25 lbs. Will likely need to sit and work at a computer to perform this job. Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
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The position will manage and maintain a clean and orderly environment for guests. Performs a variety of cleaning activities to ensure all rooms, common areas and studios are well maintained. Will assist with special programs and scheduled events throughout the year. Weekend work is required. Be willing and able to learn new cleaning methods and use various equipment to meet high standards. Must be reliable, organized, and pay attention to detail. Current driver's license is preferred. Must be able to walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain, climb stairs, bend, stoop, and use of fine motor skills. May occasionally lift and move heavy objects up to 50 lbs. Both full-time and part-time positions are available.
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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.