Summer 2017 on Employment Opportunities in England, Scotland, France, Spain, and the United States.
Qualifications and Experience
We are looking for educators with at least several years’ classroom experience at the secondary level. Applicants should have experience of school trips and/or working with students in a residential environment. Successful candidates need a good sense of humor, the enthusiasm to enjoy the month as much as the students, and the experience and personality to deal consistently and fairly with them. Above all, Program Deans should convey to students the sense that they are being cared for by staff who love working with young people. Applicants who apply to work in France or Spain should be fluent in French or Spanish as well as English, with experience of living in either France or Spain.
Program Deans are typically teachers from the US or Canada, or have extensive experience of North American students. We welcome applications from teachers from anywhere in the world. On our programs in the United States, we have a larger number of international (non-North American) students so some experience of international education is especially useful. Masters degree preferred.
Deans are responsible for the student life of a program and assist with a program's administration. Administrative duties include running the Program Office with a team of Program Assistants (generally, local undergraduates) and overseeing an area of administrative life to support the Program Director, i.e. liaison with the residence, meeting guest speakers or helping to coordinate field trip organization. Deans are responsible for maintaining program rules and policies, administering disciplinary procedures, and providing pastoral care and supervision to students. Deans work in shifts six days per week and are on-call throughout the day. It's as varied as it is fun, and a bright, enthusiastic faculty ensures that the month involves good company for students and staff alike.
Work in the Program Office involves dealing with students, parents, fellow members of staff, and program guests, and ensuring that the program runs smoothly in the broadest sense. Even when not on duty in the Program Office, Deans are a positive, engaged presence, dining in the residence, available in case of emergency, ideally involved with student activities, and contributing to the community of the program as a whole.
Please review our program dates on this website, and be aware that administrative staff arrive in residence one week prior to students arriving and remain for two days after they leave.
We offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience. Accommodation, breakfast and dinner each day, as well as travel to and from the the programs are provided in addition to the salary.