• 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

    Social Media & Website Specialist
    Category: Marketing
    Social Media & Website Specialist Reports to the Marketing & Communications DirectorPosition Summary The Social Media & Website Specialist will work collaboratively with Marketing & Communications staff to develop and implement social media strategies aimed at connecting with new and existing audiences, maximizing class and workshop enrollment, increasing donations, and promoting Folk School ...read more
    Contact: Keather Gougler
    Phone:(828) 837-2775
    Fax:(828) 837-8637
    Music and Dance Coordinator
    Category: Arts & Entertainment
    Music and Dance CoordinatorPosition Summary The Music and Dance Coordinator is responsible for managing thriving music and dance programs that are an integral part of campus life and bring people together in a multitude of long-term and transformative ways. They will work to ensure that music and dance traditions are preserved and passed down to the next generation and that the Folk School ...read more
    Contact: Kim Zimmerman
    Phone:(828) 837-2775
    Fax:(828) 837-8637
    Housekeeper
    Category: Skilled and Trades
    Housekeeper Crew Chief and Services ManagerPosition Summary Housekeeper successfully maintains the cleanliness of facilities with integrity and attention to detail. The position will manage a clean and orderly environment for guests. Housekeeper reports directly to the Crew Chief and Services Manager and is a full-time, salaried exempt, benefits-eligible position. Hours may include ...read more
    Contact: Kate DeLong
    Phone:(828) 837-2775
    Fax:(828) 837-8637
    Prep Cook
    Category: Food Industry and Restaurants
    Prep Cook Crew Chief and the Dining Hall ManagerPosition Summary 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 Cook will report directly to the Crew Chief and the Dining Hall Manager and is a full-time, salaried exempt, benefits-eligible position. ...read more
    Contact: Kate DeLong
    Phone:(828) 837-2775
    Fax:(828) 837-8637
    Food Services Utility Worker and Dishwasher
    Category: Food Industry and Restaurants
    Food Services Utility Worker/Dishwasher Dining Hall ManagerPosition Summary Performs as a general kitchen worker in job areas where assigned, including dishwashing, assisting with meal preparation, and cleaning. Reports to the Dining Hall Manager and is a full-time, salaried exempt, benefits-eligible position. Hours may include weekends.Position Responsibilities • Cleans tables, washes dishes, ...read more
    Contact: Kate DeLong
    Phone:(828) 837-2775
    Fax:(828) 837-8637