Summer Programs Resident Director (Summer 2024)

Administrator / Full-Time

Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA

Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA seeks a Summer Programs Resident Director for the Summer 2024 session.

Each summer, Walnut Hill School for the Arts welcomes talented students from across the country and around the world to our Natick, Massachusetts campus for immersive arts programs. Our programs are specially designed to provide students with a rich, satisfying summer arts experience that allows them to develop their skills and work with expert faculty and peers who share their exceptional abilities and love for the arts. The perfect blend of serious study and summer fun, Walnut Hill’s programs offer intensive training within a supportive, creative environment.

Position Summary: 

The Summer Programs Resident Director reports to the Associate Director of Auxiliary Programs & Admission and is responsible for the management and coordination of all aspects of summer students’ experience outside of their arts programming. They must work closely with program directors, residential assistant staff, health center, facilities, dining services, the business office, and the Associate Director of Auxiliary Programs & Admission and the Director of Enrollment Management.

It is the responsibility of the Summer Programs Resident Director to ensure the safety of all students and oversee community development among all constituents. Daily schedule and assignments will be assigned and/or modified during the term of seasonal employment at the discretion of the Associate Director of Auxiliary Programs, the Director of Enrollment Management, or their designee.

Duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Supervise and manage Resident Assistant (RA) staff;
  • Develop and deliver Resident Assistant staff training in coordination with established Residential Life policies and procedures;
  • Design, implement, and coordinate Resident Assistant schedules and programs;
  • Plan and participate in program move-in and move-out days;
  • Develop and oversee appropriate social and recreational programs outside of programmatic events;
  • Plan and coordinate weekend field trips; assign chaperones or chaperone as needed;
  • Assign and manage student housing;
  • Oversee daily attendance processes and procedures; including managing day student drop-off and pick-up;
  • Oversee the health and safety protocols for Residential Life; work with health services as needed;
  • Manage the Summer Program office during business hours, starting June 23, including phone and email correspondence, walk-in inquiries, and program director and student support;
  • Attend to emergency management and residential issues as needed during and outside of office hours;
  • Communicate regularly with parents before and during the summer term;
  • Additional night and weekend hours will be required in consultation with the Associate Director of Auxiliary Programs; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Length of Assignment: 

The Resident Director will begin work on June 17, 2024 and the 2024 Summer Programs run from June 22 to August 17. Move-in and move-out dates will be determined in consultation with your supervisor.

Room and board is provided throughout employment, residency required. Meals are provided in the dining hall when it is open during the summer programs. Compensation is $12,000.00 for the summer.

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Experience working in camp, school, or youth group settings;
  • Strong collaboration and team-oriented working, supervisory, and leadership skills;
  • Strong computer skills and excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people including students, faculty, staff, parents, and visitors;
  • Possess cultural competence in working with diverse populations;
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive community;
  • Able to respond calmly and professionally during critical situations and exercise excellent judgement; and
  • CPR and First Aid certified preferred.

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter through the Walnut Hill School for the Arts Career Center.

Application review begins immediately. Priority application deadline is June 3. Applications received after June 3 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

Physical Demands:

Physical demands include dexterity for office machines and supply operation including but not limited to writing, using electronic devices, computer, phone, calculator, copy machine, fax machine, and printers. Stooping, bending, traveling to/from locations on campus, ascending/descending stairs, reaching and sitting or standing for extended periods of time are common.

Note: All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of state and federal background checks. Walnut Hill does not provide visa sponsorship. Pets are not permitted in summer program housing assignments on campus.

Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Natick, MA
High School, Post Graduate
Boarding, Day
All Gender