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August 19, 2019

Folkmoot USA is in search of Guides for 2016 Festival, July 15 – July 31

Folkmoot USA is seeking up to 20 guides to provide group support for the 33rd annual Folkmoot Festival. 2016 guide duty begins July 15th and is complete on August 1st. Guides reside at the Folkmoot Center for the entirety of the Festival. Applications are available at FolkmootUSA.org and are due by April 23, 2016.

Folkmoot guides serve as ambassadors to visiting international folk music and dance groups are provided with room, four meals a day and are paid a stipend. Guides support international group members 24-hours per day. Guides serve as emcees, facilitators and translators; they ensure compliance with Folkmoot guidelines and NC laws; Guides support seamless performances, transportation and meal schedules and are vital to the festival production team.


It is highly recommended that individuals interested in guide work attend the Folkmoot Guide Leadership Workshop on Saturday, April 23 from 9:30am to 3:30pm.  This workshop, facilitated by Dr. Lane Perry of Western Carolina University and Executive Director, Angeline Schwab, will focus on communication, team building, public speaking, conflict resolution, emergency management and logistics of the festival. To register for this workshop please call or email Elizabeth Burson, 828-452-2997 or elizabeth@folkmoot.org.


Folkmoot thanks the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina for supporting Folkmoot’s year-round programming initiatives.


The Folkmoot Friendship Center is located in the Hazelwood Neighborhood at 112 Virginia Avenue in Waynesville. Staff can be reached by phone, (828) 452-2997 or email at info@folkmoot.org.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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