Summer Support Staff

The Experimentory at Deerfield Academy is seeking Summer Support Staff to join this year’s Experimentory Program. Reporting to the Experimentory at Deerfield Academy Director, the Experimentory at Deerfield Academy Summer Support Staff will provide support for a variety of programmatic needs that may arise during the Experimentory at Deerfield Academy 2024.

The Experimentory is an intense 3-week program designed to give students from around the world a taste of life at a boarding school while encouraging their creativity and pushing intellectual boundaries. This position is expected to work from the start of Faculty/Staff training on July 5th, 2024 through July 28, 2024 (one day after the end of the program).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Remain flexible and be prepared to assume various responsibilities, including replacing or supporting other Experimentory staff with their academic, residential, co-curricular, and dining responsibilities.
  • Provide supervision and support for students staying overnight in the summer program’s health center.
  • Act as a role model for students at all times demonstrating respect, honesty, and concern for others.
  • Work with the Summer Programs Coordinator to support the media presence of the Experimentory. This may include:
    • Documenting the program – including both on-campus events and off-campus excursions – through photographs, videos, quotes from participants, teachers, and more
    • Writing blogs, social media posts, email newsletters, and more
    • Editing and publishing external communications
    • Communicating with parents, participants, and other constituents
    • Maintaining a personal and professional communication tone and style consistent with Deerfield Academy’s goals and values
  • Support the logistical needs of the Experimentory including setting up activities, procuring supplies, and managing staff meals.
  • Possibly required to sleep in Academy provided dorm room housing or the Summer Programs Health Center for the duration of the program.
  • Maintain contact with the leadership team on any issues, concerns, or successes that occur.


Recent high school graduates and/or current undergrad college students.; must be over 18 years of age prior to the start of the program.; experience with various forms of media including photography and videography; must have experience with adolescents with preference given to candidates who can demonstrate success in interacting and relating well to adolescents in middle school, both domestic and international; strong collaboration, interpersonal, and organizational skills, with a strong attention to detail; effective communicators, have good listening skills, and know how and when to involve others in giving or getting help; Desire to expand their personal skills and knowledge while promoting innovative ideas to students; desire to embrace the pace of a fully immersive, residential summer program; ability to take initiative and to multi-task independently and effectively; ability to make productive and responsible decisions when supervisors are not present.

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Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in western Massachusetts with 650 students and 130 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.

Deerfield Academy is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, pregnancy, protected military veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.