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Employment & Teaching Opportunities

Gallery Director:

Florence Thomas Art School seeks an enthusiastic candidate who is personable and enjoys working with the public in an environment that fosters creative thought and artistic expression. Since 2008 the non-profit Art School has offered education in all media of the fine arts with a commitment to preserving the cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains through offering workshops and demonstrations in the heritage crafts.

This a full time position that requires the chosen candidate to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and Saturdays.

Communications will be treated with confidence, and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled; however, the active application period is open until September 21, 2021 at 5 pm.

More Information and How to Apply


Workshop Instructors:

Thank you for your interest in working here at the Florence Thomas Art School located in the heart of downtown West Jefferson, North Carolina.

We host one- to three-day workshops in the fine arts and heritage crafts.

Also, teachers, if you are passionate about art, and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, we welcome you to apply to lead a workshop at Florence . Please snail mail the following (no emails please):

  • Artist bio
  • Images of your work
  • Sample of exhibits
  • Instructional references
  • A brief proposal for a class you’d like to teach

Mail to:

Florence Thomas Art School
Attn: Programming Committee
PO Box 865
West Jefferson, NC 28694

We will share your information with the Programming Committee for consideration. Please note, we schedule classes over a year in advance. Thank you for your interest in Florence!