The Experimentory Summer Support Staff

The Experimentory at Deerfield Academy is seeking Summer Support Staff to join this years program. Reporting to the Experimentory at Deerfield Academy Director, Summer Support Staff will provide support for a variety of programmatic needs that may arise during the Experimentory at Deerfield Academy 2023.

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 June 30, 2023 through one day after the end of the program on July 24, 2023.

Important Dates:

June 30-July 3, 2023 Training
July 5, 2023 Registration Day
July 23, 2023

July 24, 2023

Student Departure Day


Primary Responsibilities include:

Remain flexible and be prepared to assume various responsibilities, including replacing or supporting other Experimentory staff with their academic, residential, cocurricular, and dining responsibilities; provide supervision and support for students staying overnight in the summer programs health center; act as a role model for students at all times demonstrating respect, honesty, and concern for others; your actions and attitudes should provide students with an environment that is safe and comfortable for them to learn and play in while still pushing the boundaries of ideas and success; 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; editing and publishing external communications;

communicating with parents, participants, and other constituents;

Support the logistical needs of the Experimentory including setting up activities, procuring supplies, and managing staff meals; assist with any moment-to-moment issues that arise; maintain contact with the leadership team on any issues, concerns, or successes that occur; accept feedback and instruction from the leadership team; participation in Faculty/Staff training prior to program.

Qualifications: Recent high school graduates and/or current undergrad college students, candidates must be over 18 years of age prior to the start of the program; possibly required to sleep in Academy provided dorm room housing or the Summer Programs Health Center for the duration 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; 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 handle confidential information; ability to make productive and responsible decisions when supervisors are not present; must be effective communicators, have good listening skills, and know how and when to involve others in giving or getting help.

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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.