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Abbey Road Summer Programs

We are now accepting applications for our Summer program staff. We look forward to reviewing your application!


Abbey Road is seeking highly qualified, energetic, dynamic and dedicated individuals to complete our summer staff and faculty. These teams will lead our summer language immersion and pre-college programs in Spain, France, Italy, Greece and the U.S. for high school students. We continually screen candidates for all positions: Instructors, Program Directors, Program Coordinators and RAs. Our summer faculty and staff are typically outstanding high school teachers, university instructors, graduate students, and highly-qualified college graduates. It is important that those interested in a summer staff position with Abbey Road possess genuine interest in working with teenage students, in mentoring and fostering cultural immersion, in using their own creative abilities to shape exciting programming (such as academic or artistic workshops, cultural events, recreational sports, travel excursions, and more), as well as in cooperating with other team members.

Staff Application Process


Step 1: Review our website to gain a clear and thorough understanding of our mission and operations.
Step 2: Review the information on this Employment page, especially the descriptions of the open positions, to gain a clear and thorough understanding of requirements and qualifications BEFORE applying.
Step 3: After you have carefully reviewed the information below, please fill out the online Summer Staff Application. Please do not submit or attach any unsolicited information (e.g. resumes).
Step 4: We will contact (via email) those candidates whom we wish to have participate in our interview process.
Since we receive several hundred applications each year, it is essential that you meticulously follow the application procedure, as outlined above; that you submit the exact amount of requested information, no more, no less; and that you not contact us unless we ask you to do so or unless absolutely necessary. Specifically, please do not inquire about the status of your application. Any deviation from the application procedure will disqualify your application. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Summer 2013 Job Applications are now being accepted



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Open Positions


We are now accepting staff applications for the following positions in our summer programs.
Click on a job title for a full description:
Program Directors

Abbey Road Program Director


Abbey Road is seeking strong leaders to serve as Program Directors for each of our summer programs in Europe. The Program Director oversees the overall operation of the program, manages the program staff team, and serves as the primary liaison to the local partner school and local host families.

Responsibilities
• Oversee coordination and execution of the program, including its travel, academic, social, and recreational elements
• Oversee the entire academic process. Serve as primary liaison to the local partner school if applicable. Work closely with instructors to monitor the overall academic process and student progress. Directors are responsible for conducting student observations, student interviews, gathering student work and analyzing student progress
• Serve as primary liaison to the local host families. The Director oversees the family placements, maintains close contact with the homestay host families, and addresses student and parent concerns
• Manage and evaluate the program staff team
• Responsible for ensuring the safety of students and staff and for enforcing program rules and discipline

Qualifications

• Advanced fluency in the foreign language
• 5+ years teaching or administering educational programs
• 3+ years leading educational travel programs for teenage students, such as school, study abroad or summer programs
• Demonstrated ability to manage and lead a team

Benefits and Compensation

• Lodging: throughout the actual term of employment
• Airfare: group flight transport from JFK airport
• Insurance: international travel coverage
• Weekly Allowance for meals and incidentals, throughout the actual term of employment

Program Coordinators

Abbey Road Program Coordinator


Abbey Road is seeking detail-oriented and hyper-organized Program Coordinators to play a critical role in thoughtfully planning and perfectly executing a program calendar full of travel, social, cultural, and recreational activities.

Responsibilities

• Plan and manage the master calendar for the program - including all travel, academic, social, cultural, and recreational activities
• Communicate details of activities and logistics to staff and students
• Coordinate final arrangements for afternoon and evening activities, weekend excursions, and the travel extension; this includes buying tickets, making and confirming reservations, planning itineraries, and coordinating related lodging, transport, food, and other issues
• Manage the budget and all money-related issues. Responsible for collecting and itemizing all receipts, tracking money and turning in the budget file by the weekly deadline

Qualifications

• Advanced proficiency in the foreign language
• Turbo-powered self-initiative, hyper organization, and drive to do high quality work
• Demonstrated ability to be both creative and detail-oriented when planning
• 2+ years working with student travel programs. Previous experience as a Resident Advisor or a Group Leader on a youth summer abroad program would prove highly valuable
• Experience working with student organizations planning events and activities. Examples include volunteering with a youth activities program or serving as a leader in Student Government or with a fraternity or sorority

Benefits and Compensation

• Lodging: throughout the actual term of employment
• Airfare: group flight transport from JFK airport
• Insurance: international travel coverage
• Weekly Allowance for meals and incidentals, throughout the actual term of employment

Instructors (languages, art history, history and more)

Abbey Road Program Instructors


Abbey Road is seeking dynamic individuals with strong academic and teaching credentials to serve as Instructors (French, Spanish, Italian, Art History, History, Studio Art, etc.) Instructors have an important, primary role in shaping and executing the academic curriculum but are also very much a part of the rest of the program staff with shared responsibility for student supervision, mentoring and leading program activities.

Responsibilities

• Create lesson plans based on the Abbey Road curriculum and research the Program city to determine locations for on-site lessons and instruction
• Provide instruction for all regularly scheduled classes and extra tutoring or tutorials when necessary
• Evaluate and grade students in a timely manner, including providing each student with written comments and documentation of his or her grade at the mid-point and end of the program
• Communicate with Program Director about any student issues in the classroom or regarding the program in general
• Initiate, organize, execute, and supervise students during various program activities and events, such as travel, excursions, recreation, cultural events, evening outings, etc.

Qualifications

• Advanced fluency in the language, if applicable
• Strong academic credentials
• Many years of experience as a teacher/instructor and/or teaching assistant
• Experience working with teenage and/or undergraduate students

Benefits and Compensation

• Lodging: throughout the actual term of employment
• Airfare: group flight transport from JFK airport
• Insurance: international travel coverage
• Weekly Allowance for meals and incidentals, throughout the actual term of employment

Resident Advisors

Abbey Road Resident Advisor


Abbey Road is seeking highly energetic, well-rounded, and caring individuals to serve as Resident Advisors. The primary role of the RA is supervise and mentor the students on their summer abroad experience - to ensure their safety and encourage the educational and growth process. The RAs also work to build the spirit of the staff team and the entire program camaraderie.

Responsibilities

• Initiate, organize, execute, and supervise students during various program activities and events, such as travel, excursions, recreation, cultural events, evening outings, etc.
• Ensure the safety and well being of the students at all times while enforcing programs rules and discipline
• Initiate, organize, execute various program activities, such as those listed above
• Assist with the overall coordination and management of the program, including various administrative and logistical tasks, communications and transport; this may include driving
• Provide general guidance, support, and mentorship to the students
• Respond to unforeseen circumstances and emergencies while also supporting your staff team

Qualifications

• Strong proficiency in the language
• Experience working with kids, teens or young adults; examples include volunteering with youth-oriented programs, tutoring or mentoring young adults, or serving as an RA in a college dorm
• Experience traveling abroad, especially in the country of employment interest; demonstrated ability to speak the language of the country of interest (see description in General Qualifications above)
• Demonstrated leadership, communication, and organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to lead social, cultural, artistic, recreational, and/or athletic activities

Benefits and Compensation

• Lodging: throughout the actual term of employment
• Airfare: group flight transport from JFK airport
• Insurance: international travel coverage
• Weekly Allowance for meals and incidentals, throughout the actual term of employment


General Qualifications


We do not offer our staff members paid vacations; the vacation is for our students, the work is for us. We demand the highest standards of organization, safety consciousness, and professionalism from all our staff members. These standards are never compromised - the safety and education of our students is always our top priority.
* Prior experience of work with educational, travel, residential or other programs for teenage students, such as school, study abroad or summer programs. Examples include such positions as Professor, Teacher, Educational Administrator, Program or Travel Coordinator, Group Tour Leader, or even Camp Counselor.
* Prior experience of work, study or travel in the country of destination (i.e. Spain, France, Italy, Greece or Canada). Examples include travel and participation in student exchange, study or homestay programs.
* Language ability: we require a very strong proficiency of the local language (i.e. French, Spanish, Italian or Greek). You should be able to interview in the target language if necessary.
* Tremendous self-motivation, dedication, energy, patience, and genuine love of working with teenage students. We need people who are reliable, responsible, serious, professional, and who can be trusted with the safety and well-being of our students.
* Applicants must hold a college degree by the time of employment.

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