The Work-Study Program at Snow Farm is an opportunity for students, artists and craftspeople (ages 18+) to work at Snow Farm and gain valuable experience in exchange for tuition-free workshops, housing, and meals when the dining hall is open. The Program runs from May – November in three sessions, seven to eight weeks long. Applicants can apply to more than one session.
Work-study participants play a vital role in Snow Farm operations during the workshop season by assisting staff in a variety of departments. The Work-Study position is full-time including weekends and evenings. Hours will be scheduled to impact workshop participation as minimally as possible. Assignments typically include:
- Workshop check-in, set-up and breakdown
- Food service and cleanup
- 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.
How To Apply: Please complete our online application which includes a cover letter, resume, one letter of reference from a previous employer or professor. Please indicate in your cover letter which session(s) you are interested in and what experience or special skills you possess as it relates to this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Spring: May 11 – June 30, 2021 (Preferred application deadline March 1)
Summer: August 3 – September 23, 2021 (Preferred application deadline June15)
Fall: September 21 – November 12, 2021 (start and end date flexible, preferred application deadline July 20)