North House Folk School is a dynamic, educational nonprofit committed to teaching traditional northern crafts while fostering lifelong learning. Our mission is to enrich lives and build community by teaching traditional northern crafts in a student-centered learning environment that inspires the hands, the heart, and the mind. The school’s curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning and includes courses ranging from timber framing to northern ecology, birch bark weaving to artisan bread baking.
The North House campus is located in northeastern Minnesota on the shore of Lake Superior and includes historic timbered workshops (formerly warehouses), a timber framed teaching kitchen and classroom building, a blacksmithing shop, a school store, and a 50’ gaff-rigged schooner. During a typical year, over 100 regional artisans and crafts-people are featured as instructors.
Internship Program Vision:
North House Folk School’s Internship program is dedicated to advancing the future of traditional northern craft by engaging participants in the world of craft education. The internship program focuses on giving participants a breadth of experiences to equip them in their development as effective educators, craft artisans, and non-profit administrators. Interns develop traditional craft skills through coursework and practice in a range of core craft areas. Education and non-profit administration skills are developed through work on classroom coordination, administrative support, public engagement and educational outreach. It is North House’s goal to support internship participants in their discovery and exploration of the worlds of artisan craft and folk education, setting the stage for their continued professional development as artisans, educators, and non-profit administrators into the future.
A detailed job description and application request form are available on our website at https://northhouse.org/get-involved/internship
. Applications are due October 16th, 2017.
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