Summer Employment

Employment

Our beautiful New England campus in summer

Seasonal summer employment for the summer of 2019

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

We are currently receiving applications for summer Faculty in a variety of disciplines.

We seek individuals who will teach and who are eager to continue to develop and explore their teaching practice using Putney as a teaching laboratory. We seek individuals who will work well in collaboration with fellow teachers in this summer studio community on our boarding school campus. A strong studio practice is essential, with preference given to individuals with a minimum of 3-5 years teaching in a variety of settings.

The majority of our faculty are provided with school housing for the summer. Housing is simple, usually a single room, with a shared bathroom down the hall. It is in part through living on campus and though our day-to-day presence at meals and as part of the campus community that we come to know our students. Faculty serve as very real role models for our students in many regards, not just in a studio or formal teaching setting. Most of our students are minors; many are away from home for the first time. All faculty and staff serve in loco parentis for our students during the summer.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty provide tangible support for dormitory heads by serving as a dormitory liaison and supervising a dormitory at least one evening per week. This can be extremely rewarding and demanding work. Teachers and staff should expect to be alert and ready to help out when called on, even at unexpected times of day or night. Employees reasonably suspected of being under the influence of any legally controlled substance, including alcohol, while in the workplace or while acting as an agent of the school at any time in any location will be asked to vacate the worksite immediately.

Employment dates for Lead Teachers are from Wednesday, June 19 through Saturday, August 3, 2019. Lead teachers are being hired to teach the following workshops:

  • Animation
  • Ceramics
  • Creative Writing
  • Culinary Lab
  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • ESOL - English Language Class
  • Farm
  • Fashion Design
  • Filmmaking
  • Glass Arts
  • Metal Jewelry
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Songwriting
  • Theater
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Weaving & Fiber Arts
  • Art/Activism/Impact

(July 10 - August 2)

  • Engineering and Design

(July 14 - 19)

For the summer Faculty positions, please fill out our online employment application

 
 
 

Summer Co-Head of a Dormitory/Apprentice Teacher

We are currently receiving applications for summer Co-Head of a Dormitory/Apprentice Teacher (15 positions).

Co-Head of a Dormitory/Apprentice Teacher for a workshop offers the opportunity to develop approaches to teaching while working and living alongside teachers and artists. Co-Heads of a Dormitory/Apprentice Teachers live on campus in a supervisory role, leading and overseeing middle and high school students in a dormitory and in a variety of activities over the course of the summer.

Having a strong background and experience in a specific studio practice is a plus. A desire to expand and develop a teaching practice is expected. Candidates must be 21 years old by the start of the programs. We seek individuals who are team players and eager to work with teenagers in a boarding school environment in collaboration with practicing artists and teachers.

Apprentice Teachers/Co-Heads of Dormitories at Putney supervise students in a dormitory, apprentice to lead teachers, teach an evening activity, lead afternoon activities, and are housed in single rooms in student dormitories, with shared bathrooms on each floor. The daily schedule is full into the evening, with limited time off.

The primary formal teaching responsibilities of Apprentice Teachers/Co-Heads of Dormitories include serving as an apprentice teacher in one workshop (morning or afternoon), designing and teaching an evening activity, and leading or co-leading outdoor physical activities, a camping overnight, and other activities. All positions require being engaged in taking a leadership role in each facet of the programs in which Apprentice Teachers/Co-Heads of Dormitories are involved.

Apprentice teachers should expect to be alert and ready to help out when called on, even at unexpected times of day or night. Employees reasonably suspected of being under the influence of any legally controlled substance, including alcohol, while in the workplace or while acting as an agent of the school at any time in any location will be asked to vacate the worksite immediately.

Preference is given to applicants with leadership experience in a camp setting, coaching, teaching, tutoring and to those who can demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of teenagers, with a willingness to continue to learn.

Employment dates for Apprentice Teachers/Co-Head of a Dormitory are from Sunday, June 16 through Saturday, August 3, 2019.

15 positions for Apprentice Teacher/Co-Head of a Dormitory are open to apprentice in the following workshops:

  • Ceramics
  • Creative Writing
  • Culinary Lab
  • Drawing
  • ESOL - English Language Class
  • Farm
  • Fashion Design
  • Filmmaking
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Songwriting

For summer Co-Head of a Dormitory/Apprentice Teacher positions, please complete our online employment application

 
 
 

Summer Residential Life Coordinator

POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED FOR 2019

The Residential Life Coordinator is a member of the five person seasonal summer office team. The RLC serves as the primary day-to-day contact person for students and Co-Heads of Dormitories with regard to student well-being and the residential life program at Putney.

This position calls for an individual who is committed to working well together with a team, someone who appreciates teenagers, and who has experience leading and working with high-school age students and young adults.

The RLC leads 15 Co-Heads of Dormitory/Apprentice Teachers through an established schedule of training during the orientation week prior to the arrival of students. The RLC supports the staff in setting a positive tone in the dormitories and in all residential components of the programs, reinforcing and continuing this training throughout the summer.

The RLC reviews student files, places students in dormitories, trains and oversees dormitory heads, has a key role in establishing and maintaining community standards, and communicates regularly with individual students, staff, and families.

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 supports all staff in setting a positive tone and in maintaining community standards in all residential components of the programs. The RLC should expect to be alert and ready to help out when called on, even at unexpected times of day or night. Employees reasonably suspected of being under the influence of any legally controlled substance, including alcohol, while in the workplace or while acting as an agent of the school at any time in any location will be asked to vacate the worksite immediately. The RLC reports to the Director of Summer Programs.

Employment dates for the RLC are from Wednesday, May 29 through Saturday, August 10, 2019.

For the summer Residential Life Coordinator, please complete our online employment application

 
 
 

​Summer Activities & Transportation Coordinator

POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED FOR 2019

The Activities & Transportation Coordinator is a member of the five person seasonal summer office team. This position calls for an individual who is committed to working well together with a team, someone who appreciates teenagers, and has experience leading and working with high-school age students and young adults.

Strong organizational skills and a detail oriented mindset are a must for this position. The ATC organizes and manages student arrival and departure from airports, train, and bus stations, our drivers, and the many various student outdoor activity programs during the summer.

The ATC assists the Residential Life Coordinator in leading 15 Co-Heads of Dormitory/Apprentice Teachers through an established schedule of training during the orientation week prior to the arrival of students, with a particular focus on Afternoon Activities, Outback Overnight, and transportation. The ATC reinforces and continues this staff training throughout the summer.

The ATC leads our 15 Co-Heads of Dormitory/Apprentice Teachers on an Outback Overnight as part of their orientation in preparation for their leading students on Outback Overnight. The ATC organizes and manages school camping gear, camping sites, and leader and student assignments. The ATC must demonstrate a high degree of comfort and commitment to safety when organizing and overseeing groups and leaders for overnight experiences in the woods, for all recreational Afternoon Activities, and in leading our Community Work Morning.

As a member of the Summer Programs administrative team, the ATC lives on campus, participates in daily meetings, and is part of the daily office coverage rotation. The ATC helps establish and maintain community standards and supports all staff in setting a positive tone in all residential components of the programs. The ATC should expect to be alert and ready to help out when called on, even at unexpected times of day or night. Employees reasonably suspected of being under the influence of any legally controlled substance, including alcohol, while in the workplace or while acting as an agent of the school at any time in any location will be asked to vacate the worksite immediately. The ATC reports to the Director of Summer Programs.

Employment dates for the ATC are from Wednesday, May 29 through Saturday, August 10, 2019.

For the summer Activities & Transportation Coordinator, please complete our online employment application

 
 
 

Summer Evening Office & ​Activities Coordinator

POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED FOR 2019

The Evening Office & Activities Coordinator is a member of the five person seasonal summer office team. This position calls for an individual who is committed to working well together with a team, someone who appreciates teenagers and has experience leading and working with high-school age students and young adults.

The EOAC manages the summer office during the evening hours from 6:30pm-10:30pm. This requires an individual who has a high level of comfort with the responsibility to handle student and staff issues and concerns that can come up during the evening.

The EOAC organizes and manages Evening Activity preparations, scheduling, teacher orientation and student placement for the Evening Activity program.

Outside of the evening office coverage hours, the EOAC provides clerical office and program support for students and staff, helps maintain the routines of the daily schedule, and supports a variety of special events throughout the summer.

With a particular focus on preparing Apprentice teachers to teach in the Evening Activity program, the EOAC assists the Residential Life Coordinator in leading 15 Co-Heads of Dormitory/Apprentice Teachers through an established schedule of training during the orientation week prior to the arrival of students. The EOAC reinforces this training and mentors Apprentice Teachers in their Evening Activities throughout the summer.

As a member of the Summer Programs administrative team, the EOAC lives on campus, participates in daily meetings, and is part of the daily office coverage rotation. The EOAC helps establish and maintain community standards and supports all staff in setting a positive tone in all residential components of the programs. The EOAC should expect to be alert and ready to help out when called on, even at unexpected times of day or night. Employees reasonably suspected of being under the influence of any legally controlled substance, including alcohol, while in the workplace or while acting as an agent of the school at any time in any location will be asked to vacate the worksite immediately. The EOAC reports to the Director of Summer Programs.

Employment dates for the EOAC are from Wednesday, May 29 through Saturday, August 10, 2019.

For the summer Evening Office & Activities Coordinator, please complete our online employment application

 
 
 

Summer Health Services Positions

For more information on the positions listed below, please contact Sara Dunbar in Health Services at sdunbar@putneyschool.org or 802-387-6254

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

Summer Employment Opportunities