Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA seeks a Director of Summer Student Life for the Summer 2020 session. Walnut Hill School for the Arts welcomes hundreds of talented students from across the country and around the world to our Natick, Massachusetts campus for immersive programs in dance, music, theater, film-making, and visual art. Our programs are specially designed to provide students ages 10-17 with a rich, satisfying summer arts experience that allows them to develop their skills and work with expert faculty and peers who share their exceptional abilities and love for the arts.
The Director of Summer Student Life reports to the Director of Auxiliary Programs and is responsible for the management and coordination of all aspects of summer students’ experience outside of their arts programming. They must work closely with program directors, residential assistant staff, health center, facilities, dining services, business services, and the Director of Auxiliary Programs. It is the responsibility of the Director to ensure the safety of all students and oversee community development among all constituents.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Develop and deliver Resident Assistant (RA) staff training in coordination with established Residential Life policies and procedures;
Design, implement, and coordinate Resident Assistant schedules and programs;
Plan and participate in program move-in and move-out days;
Develop and oversee appropriate social and recreational programs outside of programmatic events;
Assign and manage student housing;
Plan and coordinate weekend field trips;
Manage the Summer Program office between 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, to include phone and email correspondence, walk-in inquiries and program director and student support; attend to emergency management and residential issues as needed;
Oversee daily attendance process and procedures;
Communicate regularly with parents before and during the summer term; and
Other duties as assigned.
Length of Assignment:
Summer Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM starting June 8, 2020 and ending August 8, 2020. Additional night and weekend hours may be required in consultation with the Director of Auxiliary Programs. The Director of Summer Student Life must be available for the entire summer program. Room and board
may be provided throughout employment.
Skills & Qualifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent;
Experience working in camp, school, or youth group settings;
Strong computer skills and excellent written and oral communication skills; and
Ability to work with a wide range of people including students, faculty, staff, parents, and visitors.
Physical demands include dexterity for office machine and supply operation including but not limited to writing,
using electronic devices, computer, phone, calculator, copy machine, fax machine, and printers. Stooping, bending, traveling to/from locations on campus, ascending/descending stairs, reaching and sitting or standing for extended periods of time are common. Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter.