Camp Operations Coordinator – Includes Room & Board


Get paid to work and live in beautiful Putney, Vermont this summer! The Putney School Summer Arts program is seeking applicants aged 21 and above to work with 120+ teens as they learn, make art & music, build lifelong friendships and explore their individuality in a safe and welcoming community.

Applications are now open for Operations Coordinator at The Putney School Summer Arts program 2023. To provide our students with a fully immersive experience, our Operations Coordinator will be required to live on-campus for the duration of the program and provide both administrative and residential support across 6 days per week while the program is in session. 

  • The role runs from May 29 through August 4 2023.
  • Standard rate of pay for the program is $5200 (less any applicable taxes) + Room & Board and additional stipends for personal expenses/student chaperoning.

Operations Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the coordination and tracking of all student travel before, during and after the program
  • Monitoring the suitability, availability and scheduling of school vehicles
  • Managing the onboarding process for new drivers, scheduling and confirming availability
  • Planning and coordinating all program activities and events e.g. offsite trips, afternoon physical activities, Sunday Funday Fair, Community Work Day, more
  • Monitoring and managing equipment and supplies for events and activities
  • Announcing and arranging sign-ups for all events and activities
  • Coordinating and participating in the Putney Summer Arts outback trip 
  • Day-to-day administrative support including telephone coverage, email correspondence and other assistance to the Summer Programs office
  • Serve as contact person for parents, guardians and family members of students as they arrange travel to and from Putney
  • Working with Maintenance team regarding school vehicles, upkeep and availability
  • Presence at community gatherings and assemblies
  • Early morning/late evening office coverage on a rotating schedule
  • Maintain, implement and monitor student schedules, whereabouts and attendance
  • Support healthy and positive student habits including timekeeping, sleeping, eating, hygiene, full program participation and socializing
  • Form positive, professionally appropriate relationships with students to further enhance their summer experience

Work Hours and Benefits:

  • Pre-program coordination from May 29 2023 through June 30 2023
  • Program runs from Saturday, July 1 through Friday, July 28 2023
  • Post-program close-out from Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4
  • Room and board (vegan & gluten free meal options available)
  • Private room with shared bathrooms
  • Develop skills and gain experience working with teenagers aged 14-17
  • Opportunity to visit museums, participate in farm work and cultural activities together with students and colleagues
  • Engagement in a creative community
  • Competitive rates of pay

Our ideal candidate will have some of the following:

  • Experience in a fast-paced office environment
  • Responsible, reliable, punctual and flexible
  • Calm under pressure with ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google suite applications
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Experienced and interested in working with and supporting teenagers 
  • Has previous summer camp experience
  • Enthusiastic with excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Must be 21 years of age or above
  • Must be eligible to work in the US for the duration of the program

The Putney School is a progressive boarding school of 230 students located in Putney, Vermont. The Putney School is committed to cultivating and sustaining an educational community that values difference. Our commitment to social justice work is embedded in our stated Fundamental Beliefs. The ideal candidate will be eager to participate in anti-racist work and use an inclusive, social justice lens in their work with all students and adults on campus. Building a just and inclusive community is a shared responsibility, and Putney supports all its employees in developing this critical skill set.

To be in community at Putney is to engage fully. Each of us participates in ways that are considerate of everyone’s well-being and contributes to the space. Summers at Putney are a four-week experiment in analog living, where students turn in their cell phones and other internet-ready devices at the beginning of the session and commit to being fully present with one another, in the dorms, studios and all other aspects of the program.

  • Develop your skills working with adolescents
  • Be a team player and leader in community building
  • Support diversity and inclusivity
  • Encourage exploration and creative expression by students
  • Explore life without cell phones
  • Live and work in a creative community in Vermont