Teaching assistants are key members of the program because they participate in all its important elements and therefore are in the best position to get to know and aid students in all aspects of the school/camp, the academic, the adventure recreation, and the dorm life.
As a dorm parent, they are responsible for maintaining a safe, orderly, and respectful environment in the house. Working in coordination (alternating where appropriate) with the TA house partner(s) they:
provide an adult presence whenever students are in the house
conduct a weekly dorm meeting and ad hoc meetings when necessary
conduct daily room checks for orderliness and oversee the dorm leadership program and identifying potential problems
make sure that students are up and out in time for breakfast and class
refer students to the nurse when appropriate
keep a watchful eye on any individuals with a history of depression, anorexia, etc.
report dorm recognition scores promptly
conduct dorm activities on evenings when the students are not at the Smith Center
As an adventure recreation teacher, they are responsible for the safety and emotional security (as it applies to risk-taking) of the students. Working in collaboration with an adventure recreation teaching partner they:
lead with instruction as to safety issues and reinforce during the week
teach and reinforce proper techniques and skills in the adventure activity
carry a first aid kit including an epi-pen and know at least the basics of proper use
ensure that students are protected from sun over-exposure and dehydration
help in driving the 14-passenger Micro bird busses during adventure trips
report missing or damaged equipment
show campers how to collaborate in setting up and breaking down recreation activities
help to plan and organize adventure trips
ensure that students leave the buses in a clean and secure condition at the end of trips.
As a teaching assistant, TAs monitor and help students during evening study hall with homework for various morning elective classes offered.
This program is most rewarding but sometimes intensive. We provide personal, free time during some part of every day, but when TAs are on, they are expected to involve themselves fully in the lives of the students. TAs influence academic/outdoor skills/dorm students in a positive, even life-changing way.
The program runs from noon on Friday, June 21 to Sunday, July 28, 2019. Room and board are provided throughout. The remuneration is $3,000 for the whole program.
Please send – Resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact – Jonathan Fouser – Director of Global and Summer Programs
Twenty-one years of age or older with a valid driver's license required. Candidates should have experience working with students ages 13-17, and outdoor skills such as canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and rock climbing. Life Guard certification is a plus.
Internal Number: 100
About Brewster Academy
Brewster Academy, first founded in 1820, is a coeducational private boarding/day school. Brewster Academy is an international leader in school reform and educational technology. Teaching candidates must be interested in working in an exciting, highly professional collaborative teaching environment, implementing research based teaching practices using a defined curriculum model differentiated to meet a range of student abilities. Set on a beautiful 80-acre rural campus on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro NH, 2 hours north of Boston, Brewster attracts and enrolls 360 students, grades 9-PG, and 60 faculty from all over the world. Visit our website at www.brewsteracademy.org EOE