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Current Job Openings

Dining Hall Prep Cook

The 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 Dining Hall Manager. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, hourly non-exempt position. Hours may include weekends and holidays.

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Deputy Director

The Deputy Director will work directly with the Executive Director and oversee specified departments to meet the goals and objectives of the Folk School. This position works closely with the Folk Schools leadership team and has frequent contact with staff and constituents. The incumbent will be able to connect well with others and is an organized and practiced communicator. Primary responsibilities will include, leading projects and developing tactics related to achieving goals within the strategic plan and campus master plan, overseeing specified departments, conducting weekly meetings with department directors and managers, ensuring goals and department needs are being met in a timely manner, and helping to conduct projects related to fundraising and cultivation efforts.

This is a full-time, year-round, benefits-eligible, exempt position that reports to the Executive Director.

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Dining Hall Crew Chief

The Dining Hall Crew Chief will supervise the production of meals, lead a team of kitchen team members, maintain appearance of the kitchen and dining hall and alert the Chef to any equipment malfunctions. The position will report directly to the Chef and Dining Hall Manager. This is a full-time, hourly non-exempt, benefits-eligible position. Hours may include weekends.

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Collections and Archives Manager

The Collections and Archives Manager directs the Folk School's archives and records management programs in accordance with professional standards and practices in order to ensure the long-term preservation and accessibility of the collection. The position is responsible for the custody, management, and preservation of materials in all formats, and directs/supervises the work of work study students and volunteers.

This position is a full-time, hourly, benefits eligible position that reports directly to the Deputy Director.


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Part-Time Sales Associate

The primary function of the JCCFS Craft Shop Sales Associate is to promote craft through knowledgeable and exemplary customer service. The Sales Associate will greet and assist customers, conduct sales activities, suggest craft items, and provide craft and artist information. The position is part-time (up to 20 hrs/wk), non-exempt hourly, and not a benefit eligible position. The position includes weekend work and will report to the Craft Shop Manager.

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Part-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 part-time position. Hours may include weekends.

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Culinary Manager

The Culinary Manager will creatively lead the dining hall to provide three nutritious meals a day for approximately 100+ diners and actively participate in creating an environment that is aligned with the Folk School's mission and values. The position will oversee all dining hall daily operations, menus, and staff schedules. The incumbent will be highly motived with excellent leadership abilities. The position will report directly to the Deputy Director. This is a full-time, exempt salary, and benefits eligible position. Hours will include a variety of shifts including day shift, evening shift, holidays, and weekends.

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Studio Coordinator- Cooking, Gardening, Nature Studies

The Studio Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Folk School's Cooking, Gardening, Nature Studies, Homesteading, and Soap Making programs. The Studio Coordinator reports to the Programs Director for program development and to the Studio Manager for studio operations. This is a 32- hours per week, non-exempt hourly, and benefits eligible position.

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Studio Coordinator- Natural Fibers

The Studio Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Folk School's Basketry, Gourds, Brooms, Chair Seats, and Leather programs; including program development, community engagement, maintenance of the Rock Room studio, instructor, and student relations, and working collaboratively across departments to promote and strengthen the programs. The Studio Coordinator reports to the Programs Director for program development and to the Studio Manager for studio operations. This is a 32- hours per week, non-exempt hourly, and benefits eligible position.

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Community Programs Coordinator

Olive's Porch is a new, grant-funded community engagement initiative located in downtown Murphy. The Community Programs Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Special Programs Manager and the Community Programs Manager to develop and manage Olive's Porch and off-site community programs in traditional Appalachian craft and culture education for local audiences. They will help to ensure the success of community engagement programs and ensure that they are aligned with the Folk School's mission and values. The position will report directly to the Community Programs Manager. This is a full-time, hourly, and benefits eligible position. Hours may include a variety of shifts including day shift, evening shift, holidays,
and weekends.


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