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Summer Program Counselors

Waldorf School of Lexington

Lexington, MA, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Feb 17

Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL) is seeking Teachers to serve as Summer Program Counselors. Program Counselors lead children in the daily and weekly program, creating and providing activities indoor and outdoor that are age appropriate and meet a high standard for quality and safety. We encourage Counselors to use their strengths and creativity in developing these activities as well as collaborate with others to create a sense of community for the children. Each group or class will be provided with an adult assistant and teenage counselor assistant based on the needs of the group.

The Summer Program will begin Monday, June 27 and end Friday July 29. We are seeking a minimum commitment of 1 week (5 days), and up to 5 weeks.

Counselor for 3-5 year old Program: this position is scheduled from 8:00-1:00 pm, with flexibility.

Counselor for 6-8 year-old Program: this role is scheduled from 8:00-3:30 pm with flexibility.

Counselor for 9-11 year-old Program: this role is scheduled from 8:00-3:30pm, with flexibility.

Afternoon Games Counselor: this teacher will work with ages 6-11 after lunch and throughout the afternoon (12:30-3:30pm) providing group games, outdoor sports, water activities, etc.

Craft Counselor for ages 6-11. We are seeking teachers who have a special craft project such as rug making, t-shirt making, bread baking, painting, etc. and would like to teach for one or two periods each day for a week or more. Ideally, the project will start at the beginning of the week and be completed by Friday, as there will be different students each week.

Assistant Counselor for ages 6-11 year olds. This role is scheduled from 8:30-3:30.

Program Description
Summer Program at the Waldorf School of Lexington is an engaging program for children entering Preschool through grade 5. The program is open to families, both within and beyond the WSL community.

The program includes five individual weeks of full days (grades 1–5) or half days (K–2 only), with optional early drop-off. Consistent with the mission of WSL, the program aims to cultivate in each child a sense of wonder and curiosity for the natural world, creativity, collaboration with others, and confidence to engage in new experiences.
The program offers unique crafts, group games and hiking, cooking projects, and nature-based play on campus and in the nearby meadows and forest. Mixed-age groups provide a welcome chance for new and lasting friendships across the grades. And true to the Waldorf ethos, we'll have fun rain or shine!

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree preferred

Demonstrated experience in creating and providing summer programs for children to include, games, hiking, arts and crafts, music, theater, gardening, and nature studies. Having a specialty, such as circus and/or movement experience is a plus.

Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with a professional and empathetic approach;

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with children, parents, and young adults

Good project organizational skills; detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively

To Apply

We look forward to receiving your application! Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest, resume, and three references (written or provide contact information) addressed to Kendall Helbock, Summer Program Manager. Please send your application - in a single pdf document to k.helbock@thewaldorfschool.org

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