Job Announcement

Seasonal Workshop Center Staff: Positions are part-time and scheduled as needed. This is perfect for students and folks looking for extra income. Work is seasonal, with the season wrapping up around mid-November. Scheduling is very flexible!! We are more than willing to work with other schedules such as school, activism or another employer.

Organization Summary

The Highlander Research and Education Center is an eighty-four year old popular education center that works with grassroots groups, in Appalachia and across the South, to promote social and economic justice. We are located 20 miles northeast of Knoxville, Tennessee, on a 186 acre farm. Highlander’s long and proud history includes cutting-edge work with labor education and economic justice organizing, the Civil Rights Movement, environmental justice in Appalachia, and more. Highlander continues our movement building work with the current issues of today, including the movement for Black lives, immigrant and refugee rights, and transitioning from a coal economy in Appalachia, among others.


Overview of Position

This position is hourly and scheduled on an as-needed basis based on ability and availability. You will work with the Chef/Manager or with a Workshop Center Assistant.

This person will be a member of Highlander’s Operations Team. This team works together to carry out the responsibilities of Highlander’s Workshop Center and other facilities at Highlander.


Duties Include but are not limited to:



Helpful skills and experience for this position:


We cook with love and clean with care. You would be joining a small core team that has many years of combined service, who truly believe that we are “feeding the movement.” We are part of something bigger than any one of us, but together we manage to pull off amazing things. The team is eager to welcome new team members as we gear up for the 2016 season on “the Hill”.


Start Date:

Highlander hopes to fill this position by April 15, 2016.  Position will remain open until all spots are filled.


To Apply: 

Send resume and 3 references to:                                                                         

Thomas Coward

Workshop Center Chef / Manager


1959 Highlander Way

New Market, TN  37820


**People of color, LGBTQI community, women and students encouraged to apply! **


**Bilingual a PLUS but not required. **