Summer Employment

Employment

Our beautiful New England campus in summer

Seasonal summer employment for the summer of 2018:

Putney is a progressive, coeducational, boarding school of 230 students located in Putney, Vermont, with a Summer Program open to approximately 250 students. Putney is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference, seeks inclusivity, and demands cultural awareness, and we hire accordingly.

For all positions, preference is given to applicants who:

  • Enjoy working with teenagers and have prior teaching or leadership experience
  • Are able to commit to a high level of participation for the duration of the program
  • Have a college major or career interest in the visual or performing arts, creative writing, English as a Second Language, farming or education
  • Have outdoor skills and an appreciation of the rural environment
  • Are conscientious, willing to work hard, and are committed to the safety, well-being, and growth of others and of themselves
 

Summer Faculty

Positions available for the following workshops:

Animation, Ceramics, Culinary Lab, Dance, Drawing, ESOL, Farm, Fashion Design, Fiction Writing, Filmmaking, Glass Arts, Metal Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Poetry Writing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Songwriting, Theater, Vocal Ensemble, Weaving & Fiber Arts

For this position, please fill out our online employment application

 

Summer Apprentice Teachers

Positions available for the following studio apprenticeships:

Animation, Ceramics, Culinary Lab, Dance, Drawing, ESOL, Farm, Fashion Design, Fiction Writing, Filmmaking, Glass Arts, Metal Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Poetry Writing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Songwriting, Theater, Vocal Ensemble, Weaving & Fiber Arts

Apprentice teachers/co-dormheads support the residential life of the high school students– living in the dorms, supervising recreational activities and field trips.  They serve as assistant teachers in one arts workshop (morning or afternoon) and also design and lead an evening arts workshop.  This experience offers a chance to be part of an arts community on a beautiful hilltop campus in Vermont; to explore whether a teaching career is a good fit; to serve as mentors to teens.  Candidates must be 21 years old by this summer.

For this position, please complete our online employment application

 

Director of Summer Art/Activism/Impact Laboratory

The Putney School seeks to fill a part-time position for Director of Art/Activism/Impact to design and implement programming for the three-week pilot program, Art/Activism/Impact.

 

​Residential Life Coordinator

The Residential Life Coordinator comes to know our students well. She/he reviews student files, places students in dormitories, trains and oversees dormitory heads, establishes and maintains community standards, and communicates regularly with individual students, staff, and families of our students.

The RLC leads our 15 dormitory head/apprentice teachers through an established schedule of training during the orientation week prior to the arrival of students, a training that is reinforced and which continues throughout the summer.

The RLC supports the staff in setting a positive tone in the dormitories and in all residential components of the programs. As a member of the Summer Programs administrative team, the RLC lives on campus, participates in daily meetings, and is part of the daily office coverage rotation.  The RLC reports to the Director and to the Assistant Director.

As with all employees at The Putney School in the summer, this position calls for an individual who is dedicated to our work together as a team in the summer, who appreciates teenagers, and who has experience leading and working with high-school age students.

For this position, please complete our online employment application

​Activities & Transportation Coordinator

The Activities & Transportation Coordinator comes to know our students well. She/he arranges transportation for student arrival & departure, between session, field trips and supports a variety of special events throughout the summer; activity coordination of afternoon, evening, and Outback Overnights, including syllabus review, leader training, student registration; evening office rotation.

The ATC guides our 15 dormitory head/apprentice teachers through their preparations to lead students in afternoon and evening activities and the Outback overnight. The ATC organizes and manages basic camping gear, and demonstrates a high degree of comfort and commitment to safety when organizing and overseeing groups and leaders for overnight experiences in the woods.

The ATC supports all staff in setting a positive tone in the dormitories and in residential components of the programs. As a member of the Summer Programs administrative team, the AOC lives on campus, participates in daily meetings, and is part of the daily office coverage rotation.  The ATC reports to the Director and to the Assistant Director.

As with all employees at The Putney School in the summer, this position calls for an individual who is dedicated to our work together as a team in the summer, who appreciates teenagers, and who has experience leading and working with high-school age students.

For this position, please complete our online employment application

Assistant Activities & Transportation Coordinator/Evening Office Coordinator

The Summer Office Assistant provides clerical office and program support for students and staff, evening office coverage 6:30pm-10:30pm, and helps to maintain the routines of the daily schedule, assisting with special events in support of students and staff throughout the summer. Room, board and stipend provided.

For this position, please complete our online employment application

 

Summer Health Services Positions

For more information on the positions listed below, please contact Maria Ogden in Health Services at mogden@putneyschool.org or 802-387-6221

Health Services Coordinator - temporary, part-time, non-benefited position (estimated 4 to 8 hours per week)

AM Staff RN - part-time, hourly shift, (Mon - Fri, 7:45AM - 1:45PM)

PM Staff RN - part-time, hourly shift, (Mon - Fri, 1:30PM - 7:30PM)

Weekend RN - part-time combination of clinical and on-call hours, (Fri 7:30PM - Sun 7:30PM)

Weekday On-Call RN - part-time on-call at night (Sun - Thurs 7:30PM - 7:45AM)

 

Applications and resumes for all positions are accepted and reviewed until staffing is complete.
 
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The Putney School Summer Programs
Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
802-387-6297 (main), (802) 387-6216 (fax)
summer@putneyschool.org