Employment at the Putney School

Current Openings


Admissions Counselor

The Putney School seeks a full­time Admission Counselor to begin in July 2016. Putney is a progressive, coeducational, college­preparatory, boarding secondary school of 230 students located in Putney, Vermont. The Putney School is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference, seeks inclusivity, and demands cultural awareness, and we hire accordingly.

Summary Description of Position
Admission counselors are c hiefly responsible for managing relationships with students, families,
and sending schools throughout the phases of a student’s and family’s experience of Putney during the admission process. Specific duties include and are not limited to travel and outreach to meet students, families and school counselors at schools and at school fairs; engaging and interviewing students and families when they visit Putney; sustaining contact as they progress from their inquiry to their application; supporting them through the completion of their applications; and thoughtfully connecting accepted students with Putney students and faculty so their enrollment decision can be informed and feel supported.

The Admission Counselor reports to the Director of Admissions. S/he is expected to be inquisitive, interested in educational design, engaged by Putney’s mission and creative ethos, an excellent communicator, technologically skilled, energetic, humorous, and a self­starter. Candidates will have earned at least a four­year college degree and will have worked for at least three years building professional experiences that can be directly deployed in this position.

Interested candidates should electronically submit a letter of interest, a resume and a list of 3 – 5 references to the Admission Counselor Search at  AdmissionSearch@putneyschool.org .


Dance Program Director

The Putney School seeks a full­time dance program head to begin in fall 2016. Putney is a progressive, coeducational, college­preparatory boarding school of 230 students located in Putney, Vermont. The school has a longstanding commitment to arts education for all students. The Putney School is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference, seeks inclusivity, and demands cultural awareness, and we hire accordingly. 

Summary Description of Position
Candidates should embody a love of dance and be able to teach modern and ballet, as well as jazz, other dance forms, choreography and improvisations. Responsibilities will include teaching a multi­level modern dance class and multi­level ballet and jazz, managing and coordinating the program’s faculty and budget, producing annual dance concerts, and fulfilling other responsibilities related to the dance program. Responsibilities in addition to the above will include involvement in the afternoon and evening arts program and will include student advising responsibilities.

Qualifications
Undergraduate degree in Dance and MA in Dance, dance education, or related fields preferred (or
equivalent training); minimum two years’ teaching experience, preferably at the high school level; strong practicing background and knowledge of dance; interest and demonstrated ability in teaching and supporting adolescents; ability to work well with a range of students; pedagogies in the classroom; sense of humor, flexibility, energy, collegiality, and the ability to work effectively with a team; willingness to incorporate innovative strong organizational skills and high energy and creativity; commitment to the overall life and program of the school.

Interested candidates should submit electronically a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to:
Kate Knopp kknopp@putneyschool.org
 


English and Humanities Teacher

The Putney School seeks a full-time English and Humanities teacher for fall 2016. Putney is a progressive, coeducational, boarding  school of 230 students located in Putney, Vermont. The Putney School is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference, seeks inclusivity, and demands cultural awareness, and we hire accordingly.

Summary Description of Position:
Full time faculty members teach four classes per year, are engaged in the afternoon and/or evening programs, are dorm parents and advisors.  They are engaged in the work of designing curriculum and creating a school culture alongside the students.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have at least three years teaching experience in English and the academic background to teach in interdisciplinary courses.  Experience in human geography would be an asset.
S/he  will be inquisitive, interested in educational design, engaged by Putney’s mission and creative ethos, an excellent collaborator, energetic, and committed to working with adolescents.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a resume and a list of 3-5 references to Kate Knopp, Dean of Faculty, at kknopp@putneyschool.org.
 


 Network & Systems Administrator

The Putney School seeks a full-time Network & Systems Administrator for late Spring 2016. Putney is a progressive, coeducational, boarding  school of 230 students located in Putney, Vermont. The Putney School is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference, seeks inclusivity, and demands cultural awareness, and we hire accordingly.

Summary Description of Position:
The Network and Systems Administrator is responsible for managing the network and systems in support of administrative and education program requirements. This includes: installation, setup, monitoring, maintenance, evaluation and improvement of hardware, software, systems and networks, and performing routine technology support functions (preventive maintenance, requests for assistance, faculty and staff training, cost estimates, etc.).

Essential Responsibilities

  • Acts as a support resource to school staff, students, parents, patrons and others for the purpose of assisting with the use and deployment of technology equipment, applications and/or other technology related issues, including acquisition of equipment and applications.
  • Administers networks, systems and servers including Google Apps for Education, Aruba wireless networks, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, VMWare, Drupal, remote desktop, printing, computer labs, faculty computers, the telephone system, SQL databases, and a wide array of Windows and Ubuntu virtual servers.
  • Participates in training and instruction for system users on a variety of information (e.g. operating systems, databases, specific applications etc.)
  • Implements preventive maintenance programs for networks, systems and applications, including monitoring updates, backup and restoration of systems.
  • Installs computer equipment, network (client and server) software and hardware on a variety of platforms, including all setup and configuration components
  • Plans for the installation and deployment of multiple systems (e.g. telephones, computers, and network equipment).
  • Procures equipment, supplies and materials for the purpose of maintaining availability of required items and completing projects effectively and efficiently.
  • Tests technology applications, tools and programs for the purpose of assessing proposed products, programs or tools to provide feedback for the administrative decision processes.
  • Participates in the educational program of the school, acting as a leader for technology use in the classroom, and actively and enthusiastically guides students, faculty/staff through technology related projects.

Desired Abilities

  • Ability to act as webmaster for the school website, participating in the design, creation and maintenance of www.putneyschool.org
  • Ability and willingness to effectively teach any of the following: computer science, web design, application creation, three dimensional design, robotics, animation etc.
  • Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Experience in administering networks/systems

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a resume and a list of 3-5 references to Kevin Champney, Director of Technology & Library Resources kchampney@putneyschool.org.
 


Progressive Education Lab

If you are a recent college graduate, you may want to look at the Progressive Education Lab at www.progressiveeducationlab.org. The Progressive Education Lab is currently accepting applications.

The Putney School is an equal opportunity employer: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, place of birth, age, national origin, or handicaps in our employment decisions. The Putney School seeks to promote diversity through its programs and hiring.

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