Help Put On the Wooden Boat Rendezvous in August!

Wooden Boat RondyOn Sunday, August 4, 2019, in partnership with Fairbanks Paddlers, The Folk School is pleased to bring back the Paddlers’ Wooden Boat Rendezvous. This is an event that the Paddlers hosted until a few years ago, and we’re pleased to be working with them to make it happen again. You can find the emerging details on the Wooden Boat Rendezvous event page.
It’s the perfect partnership: The Folk School helps people learn how to build boats, and the Paddlers, well, paddle them. Any kind of non-motorized boat is welcome to participate, whether it is wooden or you built it, or not. It’s the perfect event to show off your boat, including for those of you who have been building pack rafts.
But to make the event happen, we need help, both over the next few months planning and organizing it, and on the day of the event. Right now, we’re looking for people willing to coordinate a few things:
  • Advertising/promotion/sponsorship
  • Transportation and parking
  • Speakers and workshops
  • Boat registration and voting
  • Float master
  • BBQ Potluck
  • Awards
  • Cleanup
None of these have to be huge, time-consuming tasks, and you’re welcome to solicit help and delegate responsibilities to lighten the load. We have some broad outlines of what each of these will entail, so let us know if you have any questions. Email and let’s make this happen!

Volunteer Needed to Document Craft Projects for TFS Store

The Folk School is looking for a volunteer who has curious hands, and good writing and photography skills, to help us document some craft projects we’ll be featuring at The Folk School Store this summer.

Please contact if you are interested in learning some new crafts and documenting the steps involved in making them. (We’ll help with the technical side of things, including page formatting and photo editing, if you need it.)

Thank you!

Job Posting – Summer Store Staff

Summer Store Staff
The Folk School of Fairbanks

Job Description

The Folk School of Fairbanks is looking for motivated and friendly people to staff our Summer Store in Pioneer Park this summer. Duties include: 

  • acting as an ambassador for Folk School programming and events
  • selling local artwork, craft supplies, reference materials and souvenirs to the public
  • keeping accurate records of transactions and monitoring traffic to The Folk School
  • assisting with managing inventory, stocking, and creating displays
  • preparing craft supplies and kits
  • may also involve doing public demonstrations or providing craft instruction
  • light cleaning

The successful candidate will be passionate about The Folk School’s mission of sharing the joy of hands on learning. We seek an individual who is organized, conscientious, will interact well with the public, and have experience with or a willingness to learn about the proper use of power tools. Position will also require basic computer literacy. Retail experience preferred, and a background check is required.

Work schedules of up to 40 hours per week are available. Salary will be $10-12/hour depending on experience and familiarity with The Folk School.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and references to