Employment Opportunities for Summer 2022

This is the 35th year of Putney’s summer arts program, supporting in-person exploration and discovery through living together with focus on creative expression in the arts and creating community. We are seeking experienced teachers and individuals 21 yr. min. to work together with teenagers in our dormitories for the teen studio arts program in Vermont, June 28-July 30:

  • Develop your skills working with adolescents
  • Be a team player and leader in community building
  • Support diversity and gender choice
  • Encourage exploration and creative expression by students
  • Explore life without cell phones
  • Live and work in dormitories teens attending a studio arts program in Vermont

Here is some information to read before you apply.

List of Current Openings

Here’s the list of current openings for the positions we are hiring for for the summer of 2022. We look forward to receiving your application. 

Residential Life Team – Office Staff

  • Residential Life Office Assistant – part-time May 15, 2022 to May 31 and full-time June 1 (Wednesday 9am) to August 13, 2022 (Saturday 3pm)
  • Residential Life Activities Coordinator – June 1, 2022 (Wednesday 9am) to August 5, 2022 (Friday 4pm)
  • Transportation Coordinator – remote and in-person hours May (20 hrs), June (20 hrs), July (20 hrs); end August 2, 2022 (Tuesday 4pm)

Residential Life Team – Dormitory Heads

  • Dormitory Heads (21 positions)  – June, 25, 2022 (Saturday noon) to July 30, 2022 (Saturday 1pm)

Workshop Teachers

  • Workshop Teachers – June 28, 2022 (Tuesday noon) – July 30, 2022 (Saturday 1pm) Current openings as of May 1st: 
  • Animation
  • Culinary Lab
  • Dance
  • Filmmaking
  • Fine Woodworking
  • Graphic Novel & Illustration
  • Narratives in Photography
  • Theater

Teachers for Studio Arts & Writing Week for Adults

  • August 6, 2022 (Saturday noon) – August 13, 2022 (Saturday noon) 
  • Creative Writing
  • Metal Jewelry
  • Painting
    Interested candidates for these teaching positions are asked to email cover letter expressing interest, together with resume and list of three references to Director of Summer Programs Tom Howe at [email protected] 

Health Services Positions – Full Job Descriptions

  • Summer Health Services Director – June 10 to July 31, 2020, (~ 10-12 hours/week in June and ~ 3-4 hours/week in July)
  • Morning Shift RN – July 2, 2020 to July 29, 2022, M – F, 7:45am to 1:45pm
  • Afternoon Shift RN – July 2, 2020 to July 29, 2022,  M – F, 1:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Weekend RN – July 2, 2020 to July 29, 2022, (total of 4 weekends) Fri 7:30 pm to Sun 7:30pm; short clinical shifts on Sat and Sun (total 6 hours/weekend) with remainder of time on-call via pager
  • Weekly Overnight On-Call RN – July 2, 2020 to July 29, 2022,  (total of 4 weeks) on-call overnight from 7:30pm to 7:45am via pager on Sunday evenings through Friday mornings.

    If you would like more information or are interested in applying, please contact: [email protected] and [email protected] or call The Putney School Health Office at 802-387-6221.

Additional positions

Candidates interested in any of the following positions are asked to email a cover letter expressing interest, together with resume and list of three references to Director of Summer Programs Tom Howe at [email protected]. Any questions about the position should be directed to Program Director Tom Howe at [email protected] and Associate Director Dan Folgar at [email protected]

  • Outback Coordinator – pre-planning Outbacks, lead Outback training June 27 (Monday 9am) to June 30 (Thursday 4pm); orchestrate camping trips July 8 (Friday 9am ) to July 10 (Sunday 7pm), follow-up. 
  • Outback Overnight Camping Leaders (3 positions) – June 27 (Monday 9am) to June 30 (Thursday 4pm) and July 8 (Friday noon) to July 10 (Sunday 7pm) 
  • Drivers – School bus and van drivers for airport pick-up/drop-off at BDL, bus and train pick-up/drop-off, field trips, health appointments; CDL with school bus endorsement, one bus requires airbrake endorsement; standard driver’s license for van drivers)
  • Life Drawing Models – Model (nude) for high school and adult studio arts workshops. High School program: Monday, July 11 – Friday July 15, Thursday, July 21, Friday, July 22; Adult Studio: Tuesday, August 9. Life Drawing Models must have passed a background check and be placed on the School’s approved list of figure models prior to employment.
  • Optional Unpaid Workshop Internship Program (10 positions) – June 25, 2022 (Saturday noon) to July 30, 2022 (Saturday 1pm) – This unpaid workshop internship option is open to applications from dormitory heads only.

Minimum age for all positions is 21 years old. A 5 week residential commitment is required for all dorm heads; a 5 week residential commitment for teen workshop teachers; a 9 week residential commitment for summer office Co-Residential Life Coordinator and Residential Life Activities Coordinator positions; a part-time schedule March 1 – May 30 then full-time June, July to August 13 for the Residential Life Office Assistant; a part-time April-August schedule for the Transportation Coordinator; an eight day commitment for Adult Week workshop teachers.

We believe that detailed position descriptions that include clarity of systems and work schedules best position all employees of Putney’s Summer Arts community to work together well towards our students’ healthy engagement to learn and to grow in their time with us at The Putney School.

The Putney School is a progressive, independent school on a farm in southeastern Vermont. Founded in 1935 as one of the first co-educational boarding schools in the nation, Putney has always insisted that each employee makes a significant contribution to its overall success, a contribution that should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities and that should reflect the skills and interests of the employee and the myriad needs of the school. This job posting is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but to limit neither the employee nor the organization to the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer service wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the well-being of students and the school as a whole. All employees are expected to align their efforts with the school’s focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice work and to demonstrate a personal commitment to continue to grow in these critical areas.