Employment Opportunities

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Careers at Warren Wilson College

Welcome and thank you for your interest in a career at Warren Wilson College.

Warren Wilson College is committed to developing a campus community that reflects the full diversity of the human experience and, as such, welcomes all applicants.

For more information regarding the College’s Equal Opportunity Employment policy, please see page 28 of the Employee Policies and Procedures Manual [PDF].

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.

To file a complaint with Warren Wilson College, contact:

Office of Human Resources
Warren Wilson College Swannanoa, NC 28758

(828) 771-7043
(828) 771- 3801 Fax

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:
USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410
Washington DC 20250-9410
Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or
(800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal- relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

Staff Employment Opportunities

In order of posting, most recent first.

Landscaping Services Supervisor
Biology/Environmental Studies Department and Greenhouse Manager
Summer Conference Assistant

 

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Full-time Positions

Program Director, MA in Critical and Historical Craft Studies

 

Adjunct (Part-Time) Faculty Positions

Visiting Artist Course Instructors

 

Fellowships & Residencies

There are no fellowships or residencies available at this time.

 

 


 

Staff Employment Opportunities

 

Landscaping Services Supervisor

Warren Wilson College is currently recruiting for a Supervisor in our Landscaping Services. This position supervises and coordinates landscaping and maintains the appearance of the core campus area (excluding the forest and the farm), under the direction of the Senior Supervisor of Facilities. The Landscaping Supervisor is responsible for the supervision and training of a student work crew at various skill levels in addition to the Assistant Supervisor of Landscaping staff position.

Qualifications:

  • Five years of grounds maintenance experience with one year in leadership/supervisory capacity required.
  • Effective interpersonal skills required.
  • Time management and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to work with students to teach necessary skills and offer positive reinforcement and feedback.
  • Knowledge of proper chemical usage and safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of sustainable landscaping practices required.
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment highly desirable.
  • Able to demonstrate a professional level of arborist skills.
  • ISA certification desirable.
  • Ability to work outside during inclement weather.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Walking/mobility on uneven terrain required.
  • Overnight stays on campus may be necessary during inclement weather.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develops a program that may include: proper landscaping improvement plans for each building, landscaping maintenance programs, and emergency response plans as related to landscaping.
  • Develops, maintains, and adheres to a work budget. Identifies specific areas for growth and equipment needs.
  • Identifies and prioritizes opportunities to promote sustainability through department operations.
  • Develops a preventive maintenance program that includes training needs, procedures, tool & equipment needs, and parts needs, and supporting documentation.
  • Assists in the instruction of student work crews on all horticultural aspects of the ~45-acre core campus. The crews consist of: Tractor Crew, Flower Crew, Tree Crew, Rock Crew, Ecodorm Crew, Grass Crew and General Crew.

Warren Wilson College is an independent, accredited, top-tier liberal arts college located on a beautiful 1135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the edge of Asheville, North Carolina. Founded in 1894 as the Asheville Farm School, it awards Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees in a variety of disciplines and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. It is one of seven work colleges in the nation, where all residential students have a work assignment on campus as part of the educational program. Our campus work program provides opportunities for students to engage in experiences that apply the concepts they are learning in the classroom.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with both phone and email contact information to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Applicants who apply by Wednesday, May 10 will be given priority. Electronic submission is required. Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Read the full job description here.


 

Summer Conference Assistant

Warren Wilson College is currently recruiting for a Summer Conference Assistant. This temporary position is an important member of the conference team and is responsible for assisting the Conference Coordinator in supervising summer student crew members, assisting in conference linen distribution and assists the conference coordinator as the conference office representative for conferences/rentals held on the Warren Wilson campus by off-campus groups and internal programs during the summer.

Download job description (PDF)

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1-year experience in coordinating events in a fast paced environment or similar experience.
  • Strong customer service skills required.
  • Ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people.
  • Frequent weekend availability required.
  • Ability to supervise a student work crew, and to create a positive work environment and a vibrant team spirit.
  • Ability to stand for prolonged period of time, climb, bend, stoop, carry and lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to set priorities, solve problems and be resourceful under pressure.

Responsibilities
With the Conference Coordinator:

  • Serves as a liaison between the group booking the conference and the College.
  • Assists conference groups with check-in and check-out, distributes and collects keys and meal cards, and makes certain that all the areas and rooms which guests will use are clean and ready for use prior to guests’ arrival.
  • Inspects campus spaces used immediately following guests’ departure for any damages that need to be assessed.
  • Oversees student work crew.
  • Coordinates and oversees preparation and distribution of linen bundles for summer groups.
  • Ensures that requests for repair of damages are forwarded to FMCS in a timely fashion.

Warren Wilson College is an independent, accredited, top-tier liberal arts college located on a beautiful 1135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the edge of Asheville, North Carolina. Founded in 1894 as the Asheville Farm School, it awards Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees in a variety of disciplines and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. It is one of seven work colleges in the nation, where all residential students have a work assignment on campus as part of the educational program. Our campus work program provides opportunities for students to engage in experiences that apply the concepts they are learning in the classroom.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references with both phone and email contact information to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Applicants who apply by Friday, April 14 will be given priority. Electronic submission is required. Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.


 

Biology/Environmental Studies Department and Greenhouse Manager

Warren Wilson College is currently recruiting for a Biology/Environmental Studies (ENS) Department and Greenhouse Manager. This position is an important member of the Biology and Environmental Studies teams and is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Biology/ENS teaching laboratories, including greenhouses, and supervising the Biology/ENS Work Crew (7-10 students). This position provides administrative support to both departments. For more information about this position please refer to the job description.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, environmental studies, or related field is required.
  • Prior greenhouse experience is highly desirable.
  • Supervisory experience is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of biology and environmental studies laboratory procedures, including media prep, autoclave use, and operation of basic lab and field equipment is required.
  • Some familiarity with OSHA and EPA regulations regarding laboratories is highly desirable.
  • Basic microscope skills required.
  • Basic computer skills are necessary. Must be comfortable with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and data acquisition.
  • Ability to supervise a student work crew, and to create a positive work environment and a vibrant team spirit.
  • Some experience in basic instrument repair.

Warren Wilson College is an independent, accredited, top-tier liberal arts college located on a beautiful 1135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the edge of Asheville, North Carolina. Founded in 1894 as the Asheville Farm School, it awards Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees in a variety of disciplines and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. It is one of seven work colleges in the nation, where all residential students have a work assignment on campus as part of the educational program. Our campus work program provides opportunities for students to engage in experiences that apply the concepts they are learning in the classroom.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references with both phone and email contact information to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Applicants who apply by Friday, March 17 will be given priority. Electronic submission is required. Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.


 

 

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Full-time Positions

Program Director, MA in Critical and Historical Craft Studies

Warren Wilson College seeks applicants for a Program Director of a new, low residency MA in critical and historical craft studies. This is a full-time faculty position scheduled to begin July 1, 2017.

The development of a low residency MA in critical and historical craft studies is the outcome of a three-year campus-wide craft initiative at Warren Wilson College (WWC) in collaboration with The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD). In June 2016 the two organizations held a Craft Think Tank that convened a group of national and regional thought-leaders to discuss and make recommendations concerning the content, format, approach, audience, and resources needed to create a relevant and successful graduate program. These stakeholders determined that there is indeed a need and a niche for a new master’s program at Warren Wilson College. In a post-event survey, participants articulated how the creation of a low-residency MA in critical and historical craft studies would “further shape the field of craft as a legitimate topic of scholarly inquiry,” “appeal to artists and makers as well as scholars,” and “give access to graduate education to some who cannot enroll in a graduate program full time.” Set to launch in Summer 2018, this will be the first master’s level degree in critical and historical craft studies in the United States.

For more information about this position, please read the job description.

Warren Wilson College is an independent, accredited, top-tier liberal arts college located on a beautiful 1135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the edge of Asheville, North Carolina. Founded in 1894 as the Asheville Farm School, it awards Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees in a variety of disciplines and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. It is one of seven work colleges in the nation, where all residential students have a work assignment on campus as part of the educational program. Our campus work program provides opportunities for students to engage in experiences that apply the concepts they are learning in the classroom. Our three craft crews focused on wood, metal and fiber are excellent avenues for this applied learning. Paired with the study of studio art and craft, or complementary to majors in the sciences or humanities, students learn from professional practitioners about the design and production of fine craft.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references with both phone and email contact information to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Electronic submission is required. Priority deadline for submissions is March 15, 2017.

Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

 

 


 

Adjunct (Part-Time) Faculty Positions

Warren Wilson College is pleased to accept resumes from those interested in teaching as an adjunct. We seek candidates who can provide evidence of effective teaching (ideally, a copy of past student course evaluations and one or more letters of reference from a supervisor at an academic institution where the applicant has taught previously). Candidates should possess a minimum of a master’s degree, with at least 18 credits of graduate work or comparable life experience related to the field for which the candidate seeks adjunct employment.

To submit your information to be considered as an adjunct please fill out this online form.


Visiting Artist Course Instructors

The Art Department at Warren Wilson College is seeking Visiting Artist Course Instructors for our semester-long Visiting Artist Course in the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.

This 4-credit class, typically taught by an artist living and working in the Asheville area, creates an opportunity for students to experience perspectives or artistic processes that are different than what is offered in the regular art department curriculum. This is a temporary, semester-long, adjunct position within the Art Department. Applicants must have an MFA and/or related teaching experience.

Artists interested in teaching a Visiting Artist Course should send a cover letter, CV, and proposed course description by email to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Electronic submissions are required. Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Preference will be given to proposals received by March 7, 2016 for the Fall 2016 semester.


 

Fellowships & Residencies

There are no openings at this time.