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Summer 2013-Dance Program Residential Counselors

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TERM: Start date will either be June 17 or June 24. End date will be July 27 or July 28, 2013 Boston Ballet School seeks experienced, energetic, and mature Residential Counselors to support our Summer Dance Programs in our Boston, MA and Newton, MA locations. Candidates must have a desire to work with children and teenagers in a supervisory role. This is a great opportunity for educators to gain experience working with groups of students, helping to shape their social and personal development. Boston Ballet School’s Summer Dance Program is a residential, summer intensive training with a comprehensive curriculum designed for the serious ballet student. Residential Counselors oversee the students and are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe, nurturing, residential environment for adolescents and young adults living away from home during the program. Our Newton program serves male and female students ages 10-14. Our Boston program serves male and female students ages 15-19. This is a full time, rigorous commitment geared toward individuals with experience working with groups of children in a supervisory, teaching, counseling, or residential setting.

Duties include, but are not limited to: accepting responsibility and acting as a parental figure for all students monitoring safety and well being of students enforcing rules and regulations of Boston Ballet School and residence halls planning activities for students chaperoning students on activities and physician visits assisting as needed in the administrative office at Boston Ballet School living in campus dorm and being available for students and emergencies on a full time basis, beyond regular scheduled duty shifts, including some overnight hours, throughout the duration of the program shifts occur throughout the day and night, staff must consider this a full time job and should not hold other work or school commitments other operational duties as assigned by senior Residential Staff and Boston Ballet School administrative staff

Requirements: Experience as a dorm parent, teacher, camp counselor, or resident assistant for students 19 and under, or other related experience Experience working with or mentoring adolescents Ability to be a leader as well as a team player Conflict resolution skills and the ability to mediate as situations arise Good judgment skills and the ability to respond well in disciplinary and emergency situations Ability to represent Boston Ballet School in a professional and positive manner Candidates with foreign language skills are strongly encouraged to apply. We welcome a significant number of international students; please indicate any foreign language experience (particularly Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian, French, German, and Portuguese) Due to the supervisory nature of this position, CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE

Compensation: Room & board in addition to a weekly salary. Event admission is provided for planned trips and enrichment activities. Staff are responsible for getting themselves to campus, Boston Ballet is not able to provide transportation or cover travel fees.

Hiring process is conducted on a rolling basis, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in order to ensure full consideration.

To apply for this position: Download an application form at Complete and return it with a cover letter and resume (e-mail preferred) to: IMPORTANT – PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE POSITION FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL. No phone calls please.

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Boston Ballet School


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