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Work-Study Program

Work-study participants play a vital role in Snow Farm operations during the workshop season by assisting staff in a variety of departments. Assignments typically include:

  • Workshop check-in, set-up, and breakdown
  • Food service and cleanup
  • Housekeeping
  • Maintenance
  • Restocking, organizing, and cleaning studios
  • Overnight cell coverage while students are on campus

Successful candidates will acclimate quickly; have a positive, flexible attitude; work efficiently and independently; be able to lift and carry boxes/supplies; connect well with people, and have a sense of humor!  Experience in one of our studios is desired (ceramics, kiln/stained glass, mosaics, 2D/mixed media, metalsmithing/jewelry, fiber/baskets, woodworking, welding or flameworking). Flexibility and interest in taking classes in any variety of media is a must, as workshops are awarded on a space-available basis.


Work-study participants will be offered enrollment in Snow Farm workshops (confirmed 5 business days prior to the workshop start date). The exchange is equivalent to 5 workshop days for every 50 hours worked. Please note the following:

  • With many workshop sessions running back-to-back, tasks are frequently assigned before and/or after instructional hours.
  • Participants will be expected to pay for all workshop materials at the following rates: supply fees due to Snow Farm will receive a 50% discount off the published fee; supply fees (or instructor kit fees) owed to the instructor directly will be due in full. All fees are published in the workshop descriptions online.


The Work-Study position is full-time including weekends and evenings. Hours will be scheduled to impact workshop participation as minimally as possible. We are seeking two people for each session, and applicants can apply for more than one session.

April 25 – June 27, 2022  (9 weeks, preferred application deadline March 1)
August 1 – September 19, 2022 (7 weeks, preferred application deadline June 1
September 19 – November 11, 2022 (8 weeks, preferred application deadline June 1)

The fall session ends just as the Seconds Sale begins. Qualified work-study participants may be considered for additional weeks in paid staff positions for that event. 

Applications require a resume, cover letter, names/contact info for three recommendations, and a $25 non-refundable application fee. We review applications on a rolling basis and will consider all candidates until the positions are filled. 

Questions: Contact Sean Collins or call 413-268-3101

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Snow Farm is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work force; Snow Farm encourages people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and veterans to apply. Above all, Snow Farm is a community of artists, instructors, students, employees, neighbors, and associates. We welcome and value people of different backgrounds and outlooks, and we treat everyone with respect.