Search Underway - Join the North House Team!
After welcoming several key new additions to our staff team in 2021, we are now actively working to fill two positions key to our work:
North House is fueled by the focused efforts and inspired work of our team. After welcoming several key new additions to our team in the past 12 months, we are staffed for the time being. Keep checking back for future openings and Contact Us – firstname.lastname@example.org – if you have any questions.
Application deadline: Feb 14, 2022 at Noon
Serve in a key role managing student enrollment, addressing student questions, tracking class waiting lists and coordinating enrollment launch dates. Additional duties: front office/school store hosting, daily finance duties and administrative support. Ideal qualifications include experience managing numerous administrative/programmatic details, utilizing financial systems, willingness to assist with varied projects; flexibility; creativity; significant experience utilizing computers data management systems; excellent oral and written communication skills; and a commitment to teamwork. Full time with benefits.
If you are interested in the position, please click here to request a full resource/application packet for the opening.
After you receive the packet, if you have questions about our search process please contact Liv Sulerud, Admin Director at email@example.com.
Artisan Development Program: Cohort VI
Application deadline: March 31st, 2022 at Noon
Program Dates: September 2022 - June 2024 (22 months)
The Artisan Development Program nurtures the growth of the next generation of traditional craft artisans. The program offers: a budget for professional development and mentorship, practice teaching, a living stipend, furnished housing/studio space and regional, national and international connections to institutions and artisans. Applicants with four or more years of work in craft are invited to apply. Read this one page summary to learn more about the Artisan Development Program application process.
Email Alex Blust and Liv Sulerud (Alex is a North House Program Manager and Liv Administrative Director) with any questions.
The 42’ steel gaff-rigged schooner Hjordis is an important resource for North House Folk School, serving as an inspiring visual icon, a dynamic floating classroom, and an important program resource. Weather pending, Hjordis takes up to 6 passengers and 1 crew for 2-hour sailing excursions on Lake Superior.
The Captain will work alongside North House Folk School staff and volunteer crew to ensure passenger safety and comfort, help manage the care and operation of the schooner in addition to advancing the mission of North House Folk School. The Captain is a seasonal contract position for the entire duration or a portion of the time from May 15th to October 1st. Housing is not provided; North House will assist the Captain in pursuing suitable lodging.
Daily Management of Schooner Hjordis
- actively steer and sail the boat with the help of volunteer crew
- participant safety and comfort, “dock talk” & liability waiver management
- assess weather and cancel sails when conditions necessitate
- educate passengers about sailing and Lake Superior as well as interpret North House Folk School’s mission
- conduct pre/post sail schooner system checks and routine maintenance
- manage participant log for sunset/full moon outings
Coordination with North House staff & other Captains
- assist with pre/post-season maintenance
- participate in monthly meetings
- coordinate sailing schedules and maintenance needs with North House staff
Collaboration with Sailing Interns and Volunteer Deckhands
- work cooperatively with interns and deckhands, providing training and coaching
- assist with pre-season training session and ongoing refreshers when possible
Skills and Qualifications
- U.S. Coast Guard OUPV license on Great Lakes and Inland Waters or the equivalent
- significant experience with sailing in general and preferably experience on Lake Superior
- background in education and working with the public
All crew members must be willing to undergo a background check and drug testing in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Matt Nesheim (firstname.lastname@example.org).
North House is fueled by the focused efforts and inspired work of our team. We are now actively working to fill the key position of Program Manager and seeking 2 Resident Artisans for Cohort VII of the Artisan Development Program!
Application deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023 at Noon Central Time.
Serve in a key role coordinating the internship program including coaching, supervising and program evaluation. Assist the Program Director in coordinating elements of the Artisan Development program. Lead and develop local community programs and engagement and coordinate volunteers on campus. Ideal qualifications include experience managing educational programs, providing supervision and coaching, flexibility, creativity, excellent written and oral communication skills and commitment to teamwork. Full time with health care and other benefits. Tuesday-Saturday with rotating weekends. Salary $44,000-$46,000. Because of the range of duties that are part of this role as well as North House staff structure, this position is based in Grand Marais, MN.
If you’re interested in the position, please click here to request a full resource/application packet for the opening.
After you receive the packet, if you have questions about our search process please contact Liv Sulerud, Administrative Director at 218-387-9762 or email@example.com.
Artisan Development Program: Cohort VII
Application deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023 at Noon Central Time.
Program Dates: September 2023 - June 2025 (22 months)
The Artisan Development Program nurtures the growth of the next generation of traditional craft artisans. The program offers: a budget for professional development and mentorship; practice teaching; a living stipend; studio space; and regional, national, and international connections to institutions and artisans. Applicants with four or more years of work in craft are invited to apply. Note: This two-year program no longer requires full-time residency in Grand Marais. Housing and studio space are provided in Grand Marais during the first immersion year of the program; during the second independent study year of the program, participants are offered support to pursue their learning goals in a location of their choosing.
Click Here to learn more about the Artisan Development Program. Find the Full Cohort VII Program Summary here, which includes information on how to apply.
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North House Folk School is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, familial status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender stereotypes, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance or any other status protected by applicable law. North House Folk School welcomes and encourages applications by individuals from underrepresented groups in the fields of traditional craft and folk education.
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