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- Summer Activities Director
SUMMER ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
Application Deadline: January 30, 2017
Reporting to the Director of Summer Programs, this position coordinates summer trips, events, and programming. Working with the residential life team and program directors, the AD ensures the programming needs of all summer populations are met.
This administrator works closely with the other members of the summer team to design and implement mentor training for summer counselors. The AD actively participates in residential life training and is responsible for coordinating meals and activities for the staff during training weeks.
The Activities Director will actively participate and plan orientation events for all student participants. The Activities Director is the point person for planned events and trips including excursions to major US Cities and attractions. The AD must remain highly visible within the summer programs community and during planned events.
The AD will supervise counselors serving as activities assistants. The Activities Director ensures this staff is completing their responsibilities and balancing their time appropriately. The Activities Director will participate in weekly staff and residential life meetings.
The Activities Director is responsible for managing the summer activities budget. Though much of this budget is fixed prior to the start of summer, the Activities Director has flexibility to allocate the approved funds to program-wide events. As a professional staff member, the Activities Director is expected to live on campus in the space provided for the duration of the summer session. As a senior residential staff member you may be required to address residential concerns and provide leadership as needed.
The Activities Director must be willing to address, document, and handle disciplinary situations as a valued member of the Summer Administration team.
This is a summer contracted position from June 12 to August 14, 2017.
Bachelor’s degree required; minimum three years of experience at the high school or college level required; five years or more preferred. Relevant experience includes Resident Assistant, student programming, boarding school supervision, teacher, etc. Experience working with international and academically motivated and/or artistically driven students, preferably in an intensive residential setting. Must offer demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience in an educational setting and flexibility and willingness to work long hours. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times when dealing with staff, participants, and parents is also required. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.Read more
- ESLI Counselors
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
ESLI Counselors are fully involved in all aspects of the Summer ESL Institute and the program is very demanding of their time, talents, and energy. It is designed as an introduction to the teaching profession, especially in the private boarding school environment, with a combination of responsibilities that include teaching, coaching, and residential life. Counselors work with the English as a Second Language Institute participants during the academic day and also with the students attending the Performing Arts Institute during campus events, residential life settings, and daily activities.
Responsibilities vary, depending on the abilities and interests of the counselors and the needs of Summer at Sem. Counselors typically assist a master teacher in the classroom, help to supervise and lead organized sports, visual arts offerings, student activities, along with social and extracurricular events. All counselors become involved with residential life, sharing daily supervisory responsibilities. Counselors live in dormitory rooms in the midst of the students’ rooms and assist in supervising the dorms under the guidance of experienced dorm leaders. Each counselor serves as an advisor to a small group of students. Weekend activities are organized both on and off campus. Counselors are expected to attend all weekend trips and activities along with all campus meals. Counselors must be willing and able to work up to seven days a week. It is clear that the demands on the time and talents of the counselors are great, yet it remains a very rewarding experience for all involved. Applications are accepted from undergraduates who, as a minimum, will have completed their freshman year by the upcoming summer, and recent college graduates. An applicant must have a strong academic record and the maturity and work ethic to succeed in a rigorous and demanding position. Academic background and personal experience are important in the selection of counselors. Also essential is the ability to relate well to others, especially adolescents aged 12-18 in large international population.
Summer at Sem appoints approximately 10 ESL counselors each summer. Salary is based on experience and housing and meals are provided. Candidates should submit all materials as soon as possible. Although the application deadline is February 15th, employment offers will be made on a rolling basis. An application will not be considered until all materials, including transcripts and recommendations, have been received by the Summer at Sem office. The complete application consists of an application, resume, cover letter or personal statement, official college transcript – minimum GPA of 3.0: two letters of recommendation from either employers, job supervisors, or those well acquainted with the quality of applicant’s academic work. Please attach application materials to the online application or email Gayle Sekel, Director of Summer Programs at Gsekel@wyomingseminary.org. Counselors will report for training and orientation on Monday, July 10, 2017 and complete their employment duties on Monday, August 14, 2017.Read more
- ESLI Faculty
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
English as a Second Language teaching positions are available each summer. Classroom responsibilities include a whole language module in the morning combined with a series of topical electives in the afternoon. In addition to classroom assignments, faculty members also provide an adult presence along with counselors by attending meals, supervising dormitories and leading weekend excursions. Bachelor’s degree and three years previous teaching experience required. Residential faculty will report for training and orientation on Monday, July 10, 2017 and complete their employment duties on Monday, August 14, 2017. Salary is based on experience level and workload. Meals in the dining hall are provided. Limited on-campus housing is available.Read more
- Performing Arts Institute
PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTE
Conductors join us on a rotating basis, thereby offering students exposure to the diverse experience, training, interpretation, and national musical traditions of each conductor. A conductor typically is at PAI for one week, with daily rehearsals culminating in a weekend performance. Conductors are hired to direct Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Institute Chorus, Masterworks Chorale and Jazz Band.
PAI faculty are required to arrive on campus July 8, 2017 and will depart July 30, 2017.
Many symphony orchestras and professional choirs sponsor side-by-side programs, typically lasting for a three-hour rehearsal. Similarly, students at PAI benefit from over six contact hours per day with their teachers. It is the unusually large amount of time that our students are exposed to high caliber professionals that makes the side-by-side experience at PAI so profound.
The majority of our faculty and conductors at the Performing Arts Institute have been working together each summer for a number of years. They continue their association with each other for two reasons: their respect for each other and a shared passion for teaching. The faculty currently performs with symphony orchestras and/or teaches at universities and conservatories. They have trained at The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, Yale and The Royal Academy of Music (England), to name a few.
Throughout the summer, teachers perform in recitals, coach chamber groups, and play side-by-side with students in large ensembles. This extensive contact provides students with excellent professional role models. These talented teachers are not only valuable resources; they become lasting friends and mentors who help guide students’ careers.
Resident Assistants (counselors)Read more
Resident Assistants (counselors) come to PAI from leading universities and conservatories, where they are pursuing careers in the arts. They share their knowledge and talents, perform alongside students and faculty, contribute fresh ideas from their studies at universities and conservatories around the world, and provide supervision for the residential community. Above all else, they are committed to helping every student achieve a satisfying artistic and social experience at PAI.
- Summer Office Assistant
SUMMER OFFICE ASSISTANT
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Assists the Summer Programs office with daily duties, including but not limited to answering office telephone, data entry and report management, filing, payment processing, preparing registration materials and residential life key/fob issuing and inventory. Proficient computer and organizational skills are required. Occasional weekend work is required when preparing for the various program registration days throughout the summer. This seasonal position begins in late May and concludes August 18, 2017.Read more
- Summer Residential Life Director
SUMMER RESIDENTIAL LIFE DIRECTOR
Application Deadline: January 30, 2017
The Residential Life Director (RD) is the highest-level residential position for the Summer at Sem Institutes. The Residential Life Director is hired and assigned to oversee and supervise the residential experience of the summer programs to assure a safe, enjoyable experience for all participants and staff.
The RD takes a lead role in resolving higher-level participant issues and assures that all problems are promptly addressed. The Residential Life director supervises the counselors/residential assistants (RAs), and provides regular feedback about the residential staff and participants to the Summer at Sem senior administrators. The RD also serves as a liaison with other offices on campus, such as dining services, student health office and the maintenance department.
The Residential Director position assists with training the residential life staff before the programs begin, and provide guidance and leadership on arrival and departure days. During the programs, the RD monitors the work of the residential staff, and works with senior administrators to mediate and resolve staff issues. This director also ensures that program rules are adhered to at all times by participants and staff, and responds to parent questions and concerns about the program while it is in session and also attends meals with students, weekend activities and trips. The RD also provides leadership support for dorm heads and lead dorm staff. This position requires on campus residency during the summer term. This director is a strong leadership presence and regularly visit the residences and program events. The RD helps ensure that all incidents are properly documented, including medical emergencies and disciplinary situations. At the conclusion of the program, the RD provides performance evaluations of the residential staff.
This is a full-time seasonal position with substantial on-call duties. RD lives on campus and is the crucial liaison between parents, making themselves available to answer questions and resolve problems. Bachelor’s degree required; Minimum three years of experience in Residential Life at the high school or college level required; five years or more preferred. Relevant experience includes Resident Assistant, student programming, boarding school supervision, teacher, etc. Experience working with international and academically motivated and/or artistically driven students, preferably in an intensive residential setting. Must offer demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience in an educational setting and flexibility and willingness to work long hours. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times when dealing with staff, participants, and parents is also required. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a fixed-term seasonal position, running from June 12 to August 14, 2017. Salary based on experience, room and board is included. Please include a cover letter describing how your experience and skills will contribute to this position along with two recent professional references.Read more