Enriching lives through art and craft

Work-Study and Assistantship Opportunities

At Arrowmont we believe arts & crafts education is something everyone should have the opportunity to experience. As part of our commitment to making Arrowmont accessible to all, we offer a unique work-study and assistantship program for students interested in taking our workshops and classes.

In exchange for each 40-hour week worked, participating students will have the opportunity to take one of our national workshops (based on availability) tuition free, as well as have all meals and housing provided for the duration of employment. *

It is important for those applying to commit to the entire session(s) that is requested. Those who participate in the work-study program are an integral part of Arrowmont’s operations and are considered student-employees.

*Participants a required to live on campus. Housing is dorm style with coin operated laundry available on site. Participant travel, material fees and other art supplies are the responsibility of the student-employee and are to be paid weekly. 


Culinary Department & Hospitality Department

Arrowmont is looking for interested individuals to assist full-time staff in the Culinary and Hospitality Departments on campus. Arrowmont considers individuals who are mature, team oriented, self-motivated, and interested in the arts. High energy, commitment, communication skills, and the ability to lift 50 pounds are required for these positions.

Educational assistance is awarded based on one week of class tuition for each full work week, and up to 56 hours of assisting the full-time staff. Student-employees are not expected to work while they are participating in a workshop. 

A letter of application must address the following areas: seriousness of intent, relative work experiences, work ethic, and ability to live in a community setting.


Applications will be accepted between April 1 – July 4, 2024
6-week session will be available on October 6 – November 18, 2024


For further details contact Timothy Lepre, Culinary Director at [email protected] or Billie Galvez, Hospitality Manger at [email protected].

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