Each summer, we hire experienced teachers (lead teachers) and teaching interns to help us deliver the outstanding courses that set NMH Summer Session apart from other summer academic programs. Each lead teacher takes charge of a morning major course while mentoring a teaching intern in the classroom. Under the direction of the lead teacher, the intern helps plan the course, takes on daily teaching responsibilities, holds conferences and extra-help sessions with students, helps prepare tests and quizzes, and, in general, assists the lead teacher with all aspects of the course. Interns are not asked merely to grade papers or do other support-level work, but rather work collaboratively with the lead teacher to team-teach the course. Because of the importance of this mentoring partnership, lead teacher applications are invited from professional educators with (ideally) at least five years of teaching experience. Boarding school experience is helpful, but not required.
Major classes meet Monday through Saturday mornings. Rising Scholars Program students take two 75-minute classes; students in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) take one three-hour course; College Prep Program students take one three-hour course or one 4.5-hour course (three hours six mornings plus 1.5 hours four afternoons per week).
In addition to full responsibility for major courses, lead teacher duties also include assisting with library supervision (generally two or three evenings during the summer) and chaperoning student activities (generally two or three). Student activities are organized both on and off of campus, with the specific offerings attempting to match the interests and talents of students and faculty.
Northfield Mount Hermon School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
APPLICATION DEADLINE AND PROCEDURES
Job offers are made on a rolling basis beginning in late December, as applications are received. We require the completed application form, resume and two references. Because there are a limited number of courses in each subject area, candidates should submit all materials as soon as possible in order to improve the chances of a position being available in their areas of interest.
SENDING APPLICATION MATERIALS
Application materials, including application form, resume and two references, may be sent:
by email: email@example.com
by fax: 413-498-3112
by mail:NMH Summer Session
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, Massachusetts 01354
If sending documents by e-mail or fax, please do not mail hard copies.
About NMH Summer Session
Our primary goal is to join capable, motivated students with experienced, dedicated teachers and interns to enrich the educational and personal development of all. Through academic work, physical exercise, and social and cultural activities, the community discovers together the excitement and joy of learning and growing. Students may earn credit if they make arrangements with their school, although many come simply for enrichment.
NMH Summer Session has qualities that transcend individual academic pursuits. We are a warm, friendly community; we bring together students from all over the world; and we attempt, through our course offerings and the sharing of ideas among students from widely varied backgrounds, to heighten people’s awareness of the global nature of the problems we face.