The Walden School is seeking interested candidates who wish to participate as staff members in its flagship Young Musicians Program in Dublin, New Hampshire, during the summer of 2021. Staff members perform a variety of operational and supervisorial tasks in order to ensure the efficient running of our unique summer music camp and a nurturing and inclusive environment for its community members. Staff members’ individual roles and responsibilities vary from day to day, but often include a combination of administrative work, leading student recreation activities, and providing operational support for all of the school’s activities, including but not limited to moving furniture, making beds, running errands in local towns, doing laundry, setting up classrooms, distributing mail, lifting/carrying boxes/shipments. Additionally, staff members supervise students in dormitories, participate in the School’s choral program, and occasionally provide tutoring and mentoring to young musicians (ages 9-18) engaging in a wide range of musical practices.
Individuals who thrive as staff members at The Walden School are energetic, flexible, collaborative, enjoy working with young people and adults alike, are both self-motivated and able to take direction, and have a sense of humor.
The Walden School values creativity and community, and we seek individuals looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity who can support our mission of inspiring excellence in students and lead effectively in a diverse community setting. The Director of Operations and the Director of the Young Musicians Program jointly supervise staff members.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to Seth Brenzel, Executive Director of The Walden School.
Staff members must be available at least 1 week prior to the start of the session (no later than Saturday, June 19) through Friday, August 6, 2021. These dates are subject to change depending on necessary COVID-19 protocols that are undetermined at this time.
Compensation is in the form of salary, as well as room & board. Candidates must have a high school diploma, must have graduated high school, at a minimum, one calendar year prior to the start of the Young Musicians Program, and cannot have been a student at the Young Musicians Program during the summer of 2020.
Preference will be given to:
Applicants with experience working as a mentor or counselor for school-age children in camp settings or otherwise
Applicants whose work experience demonstrates an aptitude for flexibility and teamwork
Applicants who have experience in a wide range of musical topics or musical styles
Applicants who have a valid driver’s license and are willing to drive a 15-passenger vehicle
Applicants who are certified in water safety and lifesaving or are interested in obtaining such certification prior to employment;
And/or applicants who will welcome the opportunity to perform some childcare duties for faculty & administration children as part of their duties
Once offered employment, staff members must become certified in CPR (valid through at least August 6, 2021). Additionally, staff members must be able to lift packages and boxes up to 25lbs in weight.
About The Walden School
The Walden School, founded in 1972, is a summer music school, camp, and festival offering programs that emphasize creativity and community, specifically through the study of composition, musicianship, improvisation, and choral singing. In residence on the beautiful campus of the Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire, Walden provides an inspiring retreat-like environment ideal for creative music making.
The Walden School's programs include the Young Musicians Program for students ages 9 to 18, and the Creative Musicians Retreat for adults. The School's Concert Series showcases free public performances by renowned artists and ensembles that work closely with program participants.
The Walden School has twice been awarded a Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, has won a New Music Educator Award from the American Music Center (now New Music USA), has been a finalist for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, and in 2017, was awarded a Ewing Arts Award. The Walden School is the successor organization to the Junior Conservatory Camp. The Walden School is a 501(c)3 organization, supported by major foundations, corporations, and hundreds of gene...rous individual donors. For more information about The Walden School, visit our website at www.waldenschool.org.