Job Posting: Experimentory Teacher 2020

The Experimentory at Deerfield Academy summer program inspires creativity, fosters character, and challenges thinking while providing a fun-filled Deerfield experience.  As we enter our sixth year of summer programming, the Experimentory will enroll a 2020 class of approximately 80-150 current 6th,7th, and 8th grade students who desire to spend two or four weeks exploring new ideas in a boarding school setting. The Experimentory aims to create a community experience in which each student is provided with a safe and comfortable environment where they can learn and play while pushing themselves as creators and innovators.

Program Dates:

 Session I:        July 7 – July 19, 2020

Session II:       July 21 – August 2, 2020

More information about The Experimentory can be found on our website:  www.deerfield.edu/experimentory

Job Description: The Experimentory at Deerfield Academy is looking for several Teaching Faculty for both sessions for the summer of 2020.  Interested applicants can apply for one or both sessions; please indicate your interest in your cover letter. The Experimentory strives to offer our students a variety of course offerings that leverage the strengths of teachers while empowering students to maximize their creativity and character; in your cover letter please list some potential ideas for 2 week courses you would be interested in designing and delivering.

Responsibilities include: reporting to the Experimentory at Deerfield Academy Director, the Teaching Faculty will prepare, teach, and evaluate two classes a day of an engaging, highly interactive, hands-on course for middle school students.  The goals of this course should be to learn life-long skills such as collaboration, communication, the iterative learning process, as well as skills specific to your course topic; provide students and families with comments at the end of each session to maximize student growth; attend meals and lead or co-lead sit-down tables of students; supervise three Weekend Community Activities (airport shuttle or field trip) as assigned by the Director; know and enforce the rules of the program responding to rule breaking and following up with the Director to maximize safety; work closely with faculty and administration in developing trust and open communication in responding effectively to concerns; act as a role model for the 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; maintain contact with the Director on any issues, concerns, or successes that occur and participation in Faculty/Staff training prior to The Experimentory on July 5 & 6, 2020.

Qualifications:

  • Professional educator with teaching experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in your field of teaching
  • Ability and desire to mentor a teaching assistant
  • 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 teaching knowledge while teaching innovative ideas to students
  • Ability to take initiative and to multi-task independently and effectively
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community

 Application Process:

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