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2020 Summer Positions:

The Walden School seeks a Director of Operations to join its dynamic summer program team in Dublin, New Hampshire. The Director of Operations at The Walden School performs a wide range of functions that keep the School’s summer programs running smoothly and operating efficiently and that complement the curricular and musical components of the School’s programs, the Creative Musicians Retreat (CMR) and the Young Musicians Program (YMP). The Director of Operations is a critical member of the program leadership teams and reports to the Executive Director.

The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, is exceptionally organized, is an excellent project manager, and enjoys an office environment that is collegial, dynamic, and fun. The position requires enjoying and excelling at managing summer office staff (in coordination and collaboration with other leadership team members), as well as interacting with people of many different backgrounds and age groups. Also required are a sense of humor, flexibility, fine attention to detail, and being a fast learner. Grace under pressure and the ability to handle numerous competing priorities simultaneously are essential. Moreover, the position demands someone who takes initiative in order to ensure results. Personal qualities of the successful candidate will also include warmth, resourcefulness, integrity, and discretion, as well as personal and professional responsibility.

Candidates should be excited by Walden’s mission and programs and be interested in partnering with program staff, faculty, the director of the Creative Musicians Retreat, program leadership teams, and the Executive Director. An interest in music, music education, youth development, and/or another related field is desirable, although not required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience boarding school, summer camp, and/or music festival operations management.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Director of Operations must be available full-time and on-site from Friday, June 5 , 2020 (arrival in New Hampshire), through Friday, August 7, 2020 (departure). Some pre-work is expected in the spring on a remote basis and will be compensated separately.

Job responsibilities include:

  • With Executive Director and program leadership teams and summer staff, managing the “opening” and “closing” of the summer operations. This involves managing the office and campus set up and emptying of the year-round storage unit, as well as putting the programs back “in the box” at the end of the summer.
  • Serving on program leadership teams throughout the summer and actively participating in leadership team conversations, decisions, projects, and activities.
  • Coordinating all student/faculty/staff /artist transportation in New Hampshire and travel to/from New Hampshire.
  • Coordinating housing on campus – dorm rooms, guest housing, apartments rented from our host campus, the Dublin School. Resolving any issues that may arise with housing.
  • Coordinating and scheduling all dining services with the Dublin School kitchen and other outside vendors as necessary. Work with leadership teams and Dublin School kitchen staff to ensure program participant dietary requirements and needs are met safely, deliciously, and cost-effectively, by the Dublin School dining services.
  • Coordinating and scheduling all facilities on the summer campus of The Walden School—classrooms, concert hall, dining hall, and guest rooms. This also includes the coordination of piano delivery and placement, piano tuning, and piano repair.
  • Managing day-to-day operations of the programs, primarily through supervising, directing, and delegating to program staff members. These projects and tasks include, and are not limited to:
    • Providing office support for students and faculty throughout the summer.
    • Coordinating laundry services and coordinating with janitorial staff.
    • Providing office and classroom technology support.
    • Producing concert and composers forum programs.
    • Managing and maintaining guest rooms and guest calendar.
    • Managing summer mailing projects, as required.
    • Assisting with concert and program promotion through email, social media, and print media for the duration of the summer programs.
    • Assisting with and coordinating program documentation (audio, video, et al.).
    • Answering the phone and responding to inquiries; taking messages and distributing them to various Walden staff/faculty members, as necessary.
    • Handling mail and distributing, as necessary.
    • At YMP, supervising and organizing student crews.
    • Maintaining an organized and well-functioning office through the programs.
    • Other office management tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Working with Dublin School to maintain internet, wireless printing, and copying services. Reporting any issues and following up until they have been resolved.
  • Coordinating with all vendors (telephone, laundry, transportation services, etc.) and be primary point of contact throughout the summer programs.
  • Acting as a primary summer contact with all Dublin School personnel.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Compensation:The salary is $7,650 plus room & board (single room, shared bathroom with students & other faculty/staff). The position is exempt and seasonal.

Requirements: Proficiency with Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and internet and other applications is required. Ability to lift 30lbs without assistance is required. Candidates should have completed a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. The Director of Operations must have a current CPR certification in order to be employed (valid at least through August 7, 2020). The Director of Operations must also have a valid US driver’s license for the duration of the summer session and is expected to drive 15-passenger vehicles as part of their responsibilities.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and a current resume to Seth Brenzel, Executive Director, at jobs@waldenschool.org. No phone calls, please. We will review applications from interested candidates and contact you should we wish to interview you. The Walden School is an Equal Opportunity employer. The position is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. The position is open until filled.


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