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Employment and Teaching Opportunities

Program Director

Seeking a full-time Program Director to oversee the ambitious class offerings, coordination of the class and instructor selection process, community engagement, and program innovation. Work directly with Program staff and Resident Artists to develop and promote programs through internal and external engagement. Will oversee content for the production of two annual catalogs, and work closely with the Executive Director and management team to engage in the execution of the Strategic Plan and Campus Master Plan. Manage the operating and capital budgets for programming areas. Requires BA degree in Craft Studies, Decorative Arts, Art History, Material Culture, BA/BFA in Art or related field. MA or MFA degree is strongly desired. Requires the ability to travel, drive a car, and must possess a valid driver's license. Should 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 to work at a computer to perform this job. Must be able to work weekends and holidays.

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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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Event and Volunteer Coordinator

The Event and Volunteer Coordinator 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 Fine Craft Auction, Friends and Family Day, Easter Egg Hunt, Olde Folks Party, and the Kids Christmas Party. The position manages volunteers required for events and other operations of the School. This position is full-time.

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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 jobs@folkschool.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.



If you are passionate about your art or craft and love sharing that knowledge with others, we welcome you to apply to teach. Please mail the following (no email queries, please):

- A short description of the class you would like to offer. Give us an idea of the types of projects students would work on, techniques they would learn, preferred class length (week or weekend), etc.
- Your resume, preferably showing some teaching experience, even in an informal setting
- Photos of your work, if possible (snapshots are fine)

Send to:
John C. Campbell Folk School
Attn: Scheduling Coordinator
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

Upon receipt, your information will be shared with the Resident Artist who oversees class scheduling for your subject area. Please note that we schedule classes 1 to 1-1/2 years in advance. Thank you for your interest!


John C. Campbell Folk School provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
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