Walnut Hill School for the Arts seeks a part-time College Counselor to begin in January, 2020. This position will work closely with the Director of College Counseling, Associate Director of College Counseling, and College Counseling Assistant to provide guidance and feedback to juniors and seniors as they explore opportunities for post-high school plans. This is a part-time position working approximately 15-20 hours per week during the school year and reporting to the Director of College Counseling.
Advising a caseload of students and their families as they explore opportunities for life after Walnut Hill;
Working closely with arts and academic faculty to support student's post high school aspirations;
Engaging each student in a customized process of self-assessment and exploration;
Providing guidance and feedback on application materials and essays, and helping students to navigate the arts-specific audition, interview, and/or portfolio review process;
Assisting with advising 9th and 10th grade students and advisors on academic planning;
Coordinating on-campus meetings with and serving as a liaison to college admissions representatives;
Maintaining and disseminating information about standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and IELTS;
Communicating extensively with parents and guardians, including authoring detailed correspondence following each meeting;
The mission of Walnut Hill is to educate talented, accomplished and intellectually engaged young artists from all over the world. The School does so in a diverse, humane and ethical community.
Founded in 1893, Walnut Hill offers intensive training in five arts disciplines: dance, music, theater, visual art, and writing, film, & media arts, in the context of rigorous academic preparation for college.