John C. Campbell Folk School

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About Us

The John C. Campbell Folk School provides experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing. Since 1925, folks have come together here to have creative and fun learning experiences in a unique place in the mountains of western North Carolina.

Representing over 300 craftspeople, the Folk School's Craft Shop offers everything from decorative jewelry to functional fireplace poker sets made by local and regional artisans. Take home handcrafted pottery, turned wood bowls, and fiber creations like scarves and table linens. The Craft Shop is also the home of the world-renowned Brasstown Carvers. Our Craft Shop is open to visitors starting May 2, Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursdays.

Due to COVID-19, free Friday night concert series and dances have been suspended until further notice. Please continue to check our website to find more details on when we'll be offering this programming again.

The History Center traces the story of the Folk School from its beginning and provides an overview of Appalachian culture. It houses a collection of handcrafted objects, old documents and letters, and photographs - including those of famed photographer Doris Ulmann.

The Folk School offers numerous nature trails open to the public during daylight hours.

Highlights

  • Weekend and weeklong classes year-round
  • Craft Shop
  • Friday Night Concerts
  • Square, Contra and English Country dances
  • Fall Festival (First weekend in October)

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Jobs

Deputy Director
Category: Executive and Management
Deputy DirectorPosition Summary 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 School’s 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 ...read more
Contact: Morgan Oliver
Phone:(828) 837-2775
Fax:(828) 837-8637
Dining Hall Crew Chief
Category: Food Industry and Restaurants
Dining Hall Crew Chief Reports to the Chef and Dining Hall ManagerPosition Summary The Dining Hall Crew Chief will supervise the production of meals, lead a team of kitchen team members, maintain the 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 ...read more
Contact: Morgan Oliver
Phone:(828) 837-2775
Fax:(828) 837-8637
Part-Time Housekeeper
Category: Skilled and Trades
Position SummaryHousekeeper 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.Position Responsibilities• Ensure all rooms, common areas and studios are cared ...read more
Contact: Morgan Oliver
Phone:(828) 837-2775
Fax:(828) 837-8637
Studio Coordinator - Natural Fibers
Category: Arts & Entertainment
Position Summary 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. They will work closely with the ...read more
Contact: Morgan Oliver
Phone:(828) 837-2775
Fax:(828) 837-8637