John C. Campbell Folk School

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About Us

Tucked away in the mountains of western North Carolina, the John C. Campbell Folk School (“the Folk School”) offers weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography, writing, and more. Our non-competitive and small-sized classes are offered year-round on a scenic 270-acre campus, attracting students from all over the world.

Take a class with us or join us for our community events that are open to the public, including our concerts, dances, and yearly Fall Festival. If you're visiting for the day, browse our Craft Shop to find high-quality handcrafted items, representing the juried work of over 300 local and regional artists, take a journey through time in our History Center, or explore campus through a self-guided tour.

The Folk School transforms lives, bringing people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. “I sing behind the plow,” the Folk School’s motto since its founding in 1925, reflects the importance of lifelong learning and growth while finding joy throughout every step of the process.

Visit our website to learn more at https://www.folkschool.org/.

Jobs

Development Coordinator
Category: Administrative, Support & Clerical
The Development Coordinator assists with the successful facilitation of the school’s fundraising effort to support its programs, services, and capital needs and to secure its longevity. The position will report directly to the Development Director. This is a full-time, exempt salary, and benefits eligible position. Hours include regular office hours Monday to Friday with occasional weekends and ...read more
Contact:
Phone:(828) 837-2775
Dining Hall Crew Chief
Category: Food Industry and Restaurants
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 Culinary Manager to any equipment malfunctions. The position will report directly to the Culinary Manager. This is a full-time, hourly non-exempt, benefits-eligible position. The position will be on the first shift from 6 a.m.-2 ...read more
Contact:
Phone:(828) 837-2775
Dining Hall Prep Cook
Category: Food Industry and Restaurants
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 Culinary Manager. This is an approx. 40 hours per week, non-exempt hourly, full-time and benefits eligible position. Hours will vary based on ...read more
Contact:
Phone:(828) 837-2775
Part-Time Housekeeper
Category: Skilled and Trades
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 Deputy Director and is a part-time position working approximately 24 hrs/wk. Hours are based on business need and include weekends and holidays. Read more and apply ...read more
Contact:
Phone:(828) 837-2775
Seasonal Positions
Category: Skilled and Trades
Seasonal Positions Include: * Food Services Utility Worker/Dishwasher * General Services Worker – Housekeeping and Dining Hall Read more and apply online at this link. Applications Please submit the following materials below through the application process.An interest statement/cover letter that details your experience and interest in the position.Contact Information for three references. At ...read more
Contact:
Phone:(828) 837-2775
Temporary Housekeeper
Category: Skilled and Trades
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. Read more ...read more
Contact:
Phone:(828) 837-2775

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