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Administrative Positions

There are no open administrative positions at this time.

2017 Summer Positions

Young Musicians Program – Staff Member

Young Musicians Program – Camp Nurse

Young Musicians Program – Faculty Member

Young Musicians Program – Dean of Students


Young Musicians Program – Staff Member

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 2017. Staff members work in the School’s summer office performing various tasks (word processing, filing, copying, mailings, publicity and general office organization); lead student recreation activities such as afternoon indoor & outdoor games, arts & crafts, hikes and swimming; provide operations 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; occasionally provide tutoring and mentoring to young musicians (ages 9-18); participate in the School’s choral program; supervise students in dormitories; and generally ensure a positive student life experience for its program participants.

Individuals who thrive as staff members at The Walden School are energetic, flexible, collaborative, thrive on a fast-paced and dynamic environment, enjoy working with young people and adults alike, are both self-motivated and are able to take direction, and have a sense of humor.

The School values creativity and community, and we seek individuals seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity, who can support our mission of inspiring creativity in students as well as who can lead effectively in a strong and diverse community setting. The Director of Operations, the Dean of Students, and the Director of the Young Musicians Program jointly supervise staff members.

Compensation is in the form of salary, as well as room & board. Candidates should have completed a minimum of one year at college or university or conservatory, and cannot have been a student at the Young Musicians Program during the summer of 2016.

Preferences will be given to:

  • Candidates who are alumni of one or more of The Walden School’s programs;
  • Pianists
  • Applicants who are certified in water safety and lifesaving or are interested in obtaining such certification prior to employment;
  • Candidates who are musicians;
  • And/or candidates who will welcome the opportunity to perform some childcare duties for faculty & administration children as part of their duties.

Staff members must have a valid driver’s license, be willing and able to drive 15-passenger vans, and have current First Aid and CPR certifications (at least valid through August 11, 2017).

Staff members must be available from Sunday, June 25, 2017 (arrival) through Friday, August 11, 2017 (departure).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé, by Monday, February 6, 2017, to:

Seth Brenzel, Director, Young Musicians Program

via email: sbrenzel@waldenschool.org

via US mail: Seth Brenzel, The Walden School, 30 Monterey Boulevard, Suite E, San Francisco, CA, 94131

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Young Musicians Program – Camp Nurse

The Walden School, a summer music festival for musicians interested in improvisation and composition, in residence each summer at the Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire, seeks a camp nurse for its 2017 summer session of its flagship Young Musicians Program.

Responsibilities include working with the program director and program leadership team to ensure health among the community’s approximately 55 students and 22 faculty & staff; reviewing all medical forms and educating Walden’s faculty and staff regarding important information contained within; supervising the care of sick students or faculty / staff during the summer session; communicating and working with parents of students in incidence of student illness and/or injury; overseeing the disbursement of regular student medications; living on campus and performing staff duties, including dorm supervision; hiking with the community on 4 nearby mountains; performing other duties as determined by the Director of the Young Musicians Program.

The position is a full-time, six-week residential position, between June 26, 2017, and August 8, 2017. Compensation is in the form of a salary, along with room & board.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

Seth Brenzel, Director, Young Musicians Program

via email: sbrenzel@waldenschool.org

via US mail: Seth Brenzel, The Walden School, 30 Monterey Boulevard, Suite E, San Francisco, CA, 94131

Telephone interviews for selected candidates will follow.

The Camp Nurse’s primary responsibility is to work with the Leadership Team, Faculty, & Staff to create and maintain a safe, healthy environment during The Walden School Young Musicians Program’s summer session in New Hampshire. The position reports to the Director, Young Musicians Program, and works closely with the Director of Operations and Dean of Students, as well as the Young Musicians Program Leadership Team.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Participating in and leading parts of Faculty / Staff Orientation and regular Faculty / Staff meetings as necessary.
  • Greeting parents and students on arrival day and completing a health screening; maintaining all on-going communications with parents regarding the health status of children in the care of The Walden School.
  • Reviewing medical forms from students/faculty/staff and advising faculty and staff of any important information contained therein that affect the care of the students.
  • Reviewing student’s dietary restrictions and possible food allergies and working with the Director of Operations in communicating with kitchen staff about maintaining healthy and safe student meal services.
  • Serve as a part-time camp counselor and staff member, assisting with recreational activities, student life and minimal front-office tasks. Serve as a dorm supervisor.
  • Checking in on any sick students throughout the summer session; providing care and arranging for supplementary care, as required.
  • Managing and overseeing the disbursement of regular student medications, including allergy shots/pills, as required.
  • Stocking and maintaining adequate first aid kits and over-the-counter medical supplies.
  • Arranging doctor’s appointments as necessary and transporting students to and from appointments.
  • Hiking up to 4 nearby mountains with the entire Walden community and monitoring health/safety issues associated with any and all off-campus trips, including swim trips.
  • Advising staff / faculty about any ongoing health issues in the community.
  • Participating fully in the life of the community, including (hopefully) singing in our faculty/staff chorus, and responding to health issues as they arise during the course of the summer program.
  • Possibly training The Walden School faculty and staff in basic first aid and/or other health-related matters.

Benefits: Opportunity to be a vital member of a friendly and supportive community; opportunity to attend excellent concerts and workshops by visiting guest artists; close proximity to Boston and other quaint New England towns; excellent swimming in nearby Dublin Lake.

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Young Musicians Program – Faculty Member

The Walden School seeks well-qualified and motivated musicians to teach at its flagship Young Musicians Program in Dublin, New Hampshire, during the summer of 2017. Faculty members teach three 45-minute classes each day, Monday through Friday, provide additional tutoring and mentoring to young musicians (ages 9-18), participate in the School’s choral program, supervise students in dormitories and during afternoon and weekend recreational activities, and generally provide leadership for varied musical and non-musical activities throughout the day and week. The School values creativity and community, and we seek outstanding artist-teachers who can inspire creativity in their students as well as lead effectively in a strong and diverse community setting.

Faculty members must be available from Monday, June 26, 2017 (arrival), through Tuesday, August 8, 2017 (departure). Some preparation work is expected in the spring for class and program planning. Compensation is in the form of salary, as well as room (single room, shared bathroom with students & other faculty/staff) & board. Candidates should have completed a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in music (or with a music major) prior to the summer session. Preference is given to musicians who are not only outstanding teachers, but who also excel in multiple music disciplines such as performance, composition, musicianship & theory, conducting, and scholarship. Some preference may also be given to candidates who are alumni of one or more of The Walden School’s programs. Preference also given to pianists.

Faculty members must have current a CPR certification in order to be employed (valid at least through August 6, 2017). Faculty members must also have a valid US driver’s license for the duration of the summer session and are expected to drive 15-passenger vans as part of their summer responsibilities.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a statement on teaching philosophy, and a résumé/CV by Monday, February 6, 2017, to:

Seth Brenzel, Director, Young Musicians Program

via email: sbrenzel@waldenschool.org

via US mail: Seth Brenzel, The Walden School, 30 Monterey Boulevard, Suite E, San Francisco, CA, 94131

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Young Musicians Program – Dean of Students

The Dean of Students is the primary advocate for students’ inspiring and transformational experiences during life outside of the classroom at The Walden School Young Musicians Program. The Dean of Students is responsible for student recreation, dorm life, student health & safety, student discipline, and Walden/parent communications during the summer program.

The position is highly collaborative. The Dean of Students will work closely with the Director of the Young Musicians Program and the Director of Operations, the Leadership Team of the Young Musicians Program, as well as all summer staff and faculty members. Additionally, the Dean of Students will collaboratively manage the Young Musicians Program Nurse, in conjunction with the Director. The Dean of Students reports to the Director, Young Musicians Program, and will also manage the staff, in conjunction with the Director, the summer program Leadership Team and the Director of Operations. The Dean of Students will serve on the summer Leadership Team for the Young Musicians Program.

The Walden School values creativity and community, and we seek outstanding candidates who are passionate about teamwork and collaboration, are exceptionally organized, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, have a terrific sense of humor, are flexible and resilient and comfortable with uncertainty, and have a proven track record of leadership, particularly in the realm of youth residential programs. The ideal candidate will be tireless, unflappable, and thrive on juggling multiple projects, priorities, and personalities. The successful candidate will be excellent in the realms of parent communication, student interaction, and collaboration with faculty & staff colleagues. Discretion, judgment, and grace under pressure are highly desirable traits in the successful applicant. Some preference may be given to alumni of one or more of Walden’s programs, and some preference may be given to applicants who have worked in summer camp/festival settings.

The Dean of Students must be available from Sunday, June 25, 2017 (arrival), through Friday, August 11, 2017 (departure). Some preparation work is expected in the spring for program planning.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Director to create and maintain a climate of mutual respect among the faculty and student body and an environment in which all may take the creative risks necessary for artistic growth.
  • Providing strong, visible leadership in situations that require it. Acting as an example to the faculty, staff and student body.
  • Attending all Leadership Team meetings and working with team in assessing if, when, and how social concerns may be affecting a student’s academic performance or participation in our program. Taking a leadership role in resolving issues that arise.
  • With the Director, managing the nurse and staff members assigned to assist the nurse; coordinating with nurse regarding health, safety and wellness issues. Collecting CPR certifications and managing communications to faculty and staff regarding CPR certifications. Resolving issues relating to sickness or injury among the student body. Working with and supporting The Walden School’s nurse in promoting a safe, healthy environment for all participants in the school.
  • Assisting Director with communication with parents regarding issues that relate to students’ social adjustment or general participation in our program.
  • Working with the Director, nurse, students, and parents to resolve any issues relating to students’ health and social well being during the summer.
  • Overseeing all dorm ‘checks’, including any evening bed check policies and schedules, check-in with faculty about ‘dorm duty’, working with all faculty and staff to make sure dorm checks are running smoothly and bringing any and all concerns to the Director and/or leadership team to work together to resolve issues.
  • Ensure that Walden’s youngest students have the personal attention and extra-curricular activities that they require throughout the summer.
  • Working with the program leadership team and summer staff and faculty, ensuring that all recreation programs are planned, organized, executed, and offer a range of opportunities for all of Walden’s students to thrive.
  • Work with Director of Operations, providing direction to and oversight of staff members in the areas of:
    • Student recreation, including: Dances, Mountain Hikes, Swim Trips and Afternoon Recreational activities and 4th of July festivities.
    • Student Crews
  • Provide primary leadership in resolving student conflicts and student discipline/behavioral issues. This would include, but is not limited to, issues that arise in dorms, during community activities, during free time and in the classroom, in coordination with the leadership team.
  • Provide primary leadership in ensuring students adhere to the Honor Code/Student Handbook. As necessary, assign and supervise consequences and/or punishments.
  • Other projects and tasks, as assigned.

Compensation is in the form of salary, as well as room & board (single room, shared bathroom with students & other faculty/staff). Candidates should have completed a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. The Dean of Students must have current a CPR certification in order to be employed (valid at least through August 6, 2017). The Dean of Students must also have a valid US driver’s license for the duration of the summer session and is expected to drive 15-passenger vans as part of his/her summer responsibilities.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a résumé/CV to:

Seth Brenzel, Director, Young Musicians Program

via email: sbrenzel@waldenschool.org

via US mail: Seth Brenzel, The Walden School, 30 Monterey Boulevard, Suite E, San Francisco, CA, 94131

 download a PDF – YMP Dean of Students job posting

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