The intern assists the senior teacher in the Summer School's Photography program, helping students navigate the darkroom and providing guidance, inspiration, and some expertise with assignments using both manual and digital cameras. Under the guidance of the senior teacher, the intern also independently teaches two 40-minute afternoon Digital Photography courses. In addition to the academic responsibilities, the intern will serve as the School photographer, capturing images on and off campus to be included on the School's website, social media sites, and in marketing publications.
The intern lives in a student dormitory and helps organize and chaperone various trips and activities.
How you will benefit: Interns are provided with a salary, free housing and board, on-campus medical attention, and teaching materials. In addition, each will attend a two-day summer program orientation prior to the opening of Summer School, as well as a weekly seminar led by a senior teacher. Opportunities are available to network and to interview with an educational placement service. Each year, approximately half of the interns go on to teach in independent schools and, wherever possible, the Director of the Summer School provides assistance and support in their decision-making process.
Application Procedure: The following required materials must be received as soon as possible, but by no later than February 1, 2019:
• A letter expressing your reasons for applying to the intern program;
• Your resume;
• Two letters of recommendation;
• A recent college transcript.
Submit the application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the materials to: Thomas Antonucci, Director Taft Summer School – Teaching Internships, 110 Woodbury Road, Watertown, CT 06795
What's next? Completed applications will be reviewed and finalist candidates will be contacted for an interview. Offers of employment to selected candidates are generally issued within two to three weeks from the date of the interview.
Qualifications: Applicants must have completed their junior or senior year of college, majoring in Photography, Digital Media, Marketing, Communications, or in a related field. Minimum GPA: 3.0
Applicants must demonstrate strong technical skills and be familiar with darkroom procedures, black and white photography, as well as digital photography and Adobe Photoshop. Familiarity with iMovie and iDVD a plus. Successful candidates will possess good communication skills, be energetic, enthusiastic, passionate, creative, and be able to demonstrate a strong interest in a career in education. You must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
Additional Salary Information: Stipend, plus room and board.
About Taft Summer School
Founded in 1890, The Taft School is a coeducational boarding school for 590 students in grades nine through post-graduate. Living where they learn, academically talented students from all over the world are guided by an extraordinary faculty on a 220-acre campus in western Connecticut. With the motto “Not to be served but to serve” as a moral foundation, Taft graduates matriculate at our nation’s leading colleges and universities. More can be learned about The Taft School at www.taftschool.org.
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