Open Positions

Open Positions

Summer at Sem is proud to offer many high-quality summer programs for both day and boarding students. Our programs attract students from all over Pennsylvania, the country, and the world. We are always looking for talented and dedicated individuals to join our Summer at Sem Team. Please view the open positions below for more information.

2024 Positions Available

English Language Institute (ELI) Resident Teaching Assistant (July 16 – August 14, 2024)

Wyoming Seminary is an internationally recognized college preparatory school based in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and is a worldwide leader in teaching language and American culture. The English Language Institute, or ELI, is a 4-week summer camp for international boarding students ages 12-18 who want to learn English in the United States.

ELI Resident Teaching Assistants (RTAs) are fully involved in all aspects of the Summer at Sem English Language Institute. This position, while demanding of time, talents, and energy, is designed as an introduction to the teaching profession, especially in the private boarding school environment, with a combination of responsibilities that include teaching, coaching, and residential life. RTAs work with the English Language Institute participants during the academic day, as well as with students attending the Creative Arts programs during campus events, residential life settings, and daily activities.

RTAs assist a master teacher in the classroom, help supervise and lead organized sports, visual arts offerings, and student activities, along with social and extracurricular events. All RTAs become involved with residential life, sharing daily supervisory responsibilities. RTAs live in dormitory rooms alongside student rooms and assist in supervising the dorms under the guidance of experienced dorm leaders. Each RTA serves as an advisor to a small group of students. Weekend activities are organized both on and off campus. RTAs are expected to attend all weekend trips and activities along with all campus meals. RTAs must be willing and able to work up to seven days a week.

Applications are accepted from undergraduates students who, as a minimum, will have completed their freshman year by the upcoming summer, and recent college graduates. An applicant must have a strong academic record and the maturity and work ethic to succeed in a rigorous and demanding position. Academic background and personal experience are important in the selection of assistants and interns. Also essential is the ability to relate well to others, especially adolescents aged 12-18 in a largely international population.

ELI RTA’s will report for training and orientation on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 and complete their employment duties on Wednesday, August 14, 2024. Compensation: $2,500 stipend, plus dormitory room on campus at Wyoming Seminary July 15th – August 14th at noon. All meals provided July 16th – August 14th (breakfast only), 2024.

Dance Program Resident Teaching Assistant (July 1 – July 28, 2024)

Dance RTAs assist a master teacher in the classroom, help supervise and lead organized classes, and student activities, along with social and extracurricular events. All RTAs become involved with residential life, sharing daily supervisory responsibilities. RTAs live in dormitory rooms alongside student rooms and assist in supervising the dorms under the guidance of experienced dorm leaders. Each RTA serves as an advisor to a small group of students and performs in the dance productions.  Weekend activities are organized both on and off campus. RTAs are expected to attend all weekend trips and activities along with all campus meals. RTAs must be willing and able to work up to seven days a week.

Applications are accepted from experienced dancers who are currently undergraduate students who, as a minimum, will have completed their freshman year by the upcoming summer, up to recent college graduates. An applicant must have a strong academic record and the maturity and work ethic to succeed in a rigorous and demanding position. Academic background and personal experience are important in the selection of assistants. Also essential is the ability to relate well to others, especially adolescents aged 12-18 in a residential summer program population.

Dance RTA’s will report for training and orientation on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 and complete their employment duties on Sunday, July 28, 2024.  RTA Training will require your arrival on either the eve of Monday July 1st or the early morning of Tuesday the 2nd. Led by dorm faculty and Summer Programs Director during business hours on Tues 7/2 & Wed7/3, it will cover everything ResLife (including but not limited to: drop-off & pickup expectations for commuters, dorm duty, camper supervision,  emergency protocols, code of conduct, on and off-campus activity expectations). Compensation: $1,500 stipend, plus dormitory room on campus at Wyoming Seminary July 1st – 29th. All meals provided July 7th – 28th, 2024. (No work on Thursday, July 4th)

Theatre Program Resident Teaching Assistant: Production Stage Manager (July 1 – July 29, 2024)

The RTA: PSM will work closely with the Director of Theatre, Maya Evans, supporting classes with detailed note taking, time management, coordination of materials, and participation as requested. This RTA will also act as Production Stage Manager by facilitating communication across creative and technical departments, acting as a right hand to the director, coordinating sets, props, lights, and sound, and calling all technical cues from the booth during performances. This RTA will share Social Media Coordinator responsibilities with the RTA: Associate Choreographer. They will document day-to-day happenings, promote special events, spotlight individual students & faculty throughout the session, and collaborate on a consistent post schedule across platforms. Further detail below. Responsibilities also include supervision of campers and attendance accountability throughout the day, evenings, and weekends. RTAs are involved with residential life, sharing daily supervisory responsibilities. RTAs live in dormitory rooms alongside student rooms and assist in supervising the dorms under the guidance of experienced dorm leaders.

  • RTA Training will require your arrival on either the eve of Monday July 1st or the early morning of Tuesday the 2nd. Led by dorm faculty and Summer Programs Director during business hours on Tues 7/2 & Wed7/3, it will cover everything ResLife (including but not limited to: drop-off & pickup expectations for commuters, dorm duty, emergency protocols, code of conduct, on and off-campus activity expectations).
  • Thursday (4th of July) off.
  • Theatre RTA Training/Prep with Director of Theatre and Music Director all day Friday July 5th, plus a few hours Saturday 7/6 as needed.
  • Students arrive Sunday July 7th, and the session runs Monday 7/8 – Sunday 7/28. Performances Saturday evening (7/27) and Sunday afternoon (7/28), followed by strike and student move-out
  • Staff can choose to stay on campus through Monday 7/29, depending on what still needs doing. Students and strike/clean-up responsibilities will come first, of course.
  • The RTA: PSM will support all classes on weekdays between 9:00am-12:00pm and 4:00-5:00pm.
    • They will prepare audition and scene work materials required for participation in certain subjects, and will occasionally lead daily warmups.
    • Guest artists will join us at least once a week for masterclasses and workshops; the RTA: PSM will be encouraged to participate.
    • The TRA: PSM will keep detailed technical/logistical notes and assist with rehearsal for the “Variety Show” on Friday July 19th, 2024 (in which they’ll also be invited to perform.)
  • The RTA: PSM will collaborate with the Director as requested on blocking, music, and design for [The Musical] during rehearsals on weekdays between 1:00pm-4:00pm. 
    • They will be responsible for recording detailed staging and design notes, marking set dimensions on the floor, ensuring rehearsal props and furnishings are available, and updating Technical Director on any/all relevant changes.
    • They will make themself available to assist cast members with after-hours practice as requested, and occasionally participate in meetings outside of rehearsal time with the Director, and/or Music Director on an ad-hoc basis.
    • The RTA: PSM will be prepared to run recorded sound as necessary. 
    • They will be expected to master basic lighting & sound setup in all rehearsal spaces, and have a laptop or other device in all rehearsals with said recorded material ready.
  • The RTA: PSM will be required to attend all on-campus evening activities and off-campus trips.
  • Compensation: $1,500 stipend, plus dormitory room on campus at Wyoming Seminary July 1st/2nd – 29th. All meals provided July 7th – 29th, 2024.

Theatre Program Resident Teaching Assistant: Associate Choreographer (July 1 – July 29, 2024)

The RTA: AC will work closely with the Director of Theatre, Maya Evans, supporting classes with detailed note taking, time management, coordination of materials, and participation as requested. This RTA will also serve as Associate Choreographer by assisting the Director with devising, planning, and execution of choreography, creating and teaching original choreography to the cast as requested, and maintaining detailed notes on all movement-related aspects of the production. This RTA will share Social Media Coordinator responsibilities with the RTA: Production Stage Manager. They will document day-to-day happenings, promote special events, spotlight individual students & faculty throughout the session, and collaborate on a consistent post schedule across platforms. Responsibilities also include supervision of campers and attendance accountability throughout the day, evenings, and weekends. RTAs are involved with residential life, sharing daily supervisory responsibilities. RTAs live in dormitory rooms alongside student rooms and assist in supervising the dorms under the guidance of experienced dorm leaders.

  • RTA Training will require your arrival on either the eve of Monday July 1st or the early morning of Tuesday the 2nd. Led by dorm faculty and Summer Programs Director during business hours on Tues 7/2 & Wed7/3, it will cover everything ResLife (including but not limited to: drop-off & pickup expectations for commuters, dorm duty, emergency protocols, code of conduct, on and off-campus activity expectations).
  • Thursday (4th of July) off.
  • Theatre RTA Training/Prep with Director of Theatre and Music Director all day Friday July 5th, plus a few hours Saturday 7/6 as needed.
  • Students arrive Sunday July 7th, and the session runs Monday 7/8 – Sunday 7/28. Performances Saturday evening (7/27) and Sunday afternoon (7/28), followed by strike and student move-out.
  • Staff can choose to stay on campus through Monday 7/29, depending on what still needs doing. Students and strike/clean-up responsibilities will come first, of course.
  • The RTA: AC will support all classes on weekdays between 9:00am-12:00pm and 4:00-5:00pm.
    • They will prepare audition and scene work materials required for participation in certain subjects, and will occasionally lead daily warmups.
    • Guest artists will join us at least once a week for masterclasses and workshops; the TA: AC will be encouraged to participate.
    • The RTA: AC will keep choreo notes and assist with rehearsal for the “Variety Show” on Friday July 19th, 2024 (in which they’ll also be invited to perform.)
  • The RTA: AC will collaborate with the Director as requested on choreography for [The Musical] during rehearsals on weekdays between 1:00pm-4:00pm. 
    • They will spend time ahead of rehearsals planning and occasionally creating original choreography of musical numbers with the Director, maintain very detailed notes, and sometimes teach choreography directly to cast members.
    • They will select a Dance Captain from the cast, and mentor them in the job responsibilities thereof. 
    • They will make themself available to assist cast members with after-hours practice as requested, and occasionally participate in meetings outside of rehearsal time with the Director, and/or Music Director on an ad-hoc basis.
    • The RTA: AC will be prepared to run recorded sound as necessary.
    • They will be expected to master basic lighting & sound setup in all rehearsal spaces, and have a laptop or other device in all rehearsals with said recorded material ready.
  • The RTA: AC will be required to attend all on-campus evening activities and chaperone off-campus trips.
  • Compensation: $1,500 stipend, plus dormitory room on campus at Wyoming Seminary July 1st/2nd – 29th. All meals provided July 7th – 29th, 2024.

Summer Explorations Camp Counselor (June 3 – June 21, 2024)

This position assists our camp leaders and faculty with daily camp activities in the classroom and on the playground. Counselors supervise campers during breaks, lunch, and recess, and they attend any field trips as required. This position is with our Summer Explorations Camp held on our Lower School Campus in Forty Fort and is designed for  Primary and Middle School students. High School Applicants must be entering Junior or Senior Year.  Current undergraduate students interested in a career in Education are encouraged to apply! Camp Counselors work Monday through Friday from 8:15am to 4:15pm. Compensation is based on prior camp and/or teaching experience.

Lifeguard (July 8 – August 11, 2024)

Summer lifeguards supervise afternoon, evening and weekend swims and coordinate their weekly schedule with the Summer Activities Director.  This position is a part of our Upper School summer programs that take place from July 9 through August 11, 2024.  Hours vary weekly and are coordinated by the summer Activities Director.  Applicants must have valid/current Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, including First Aid/CPR/AED.

Lifeguards are paid an hourly rate of $15.

Resident English Language Institute Faculty (July 16 – August 14, 2024)

Wyoming Seminary is an internationally recognized college preparatory school based in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and is a worldwide leader in teaching language and American culture. The English Language Institute, or ELI, is a 4-week summer camp for international boarding students ages 12-18 who want to learn English in the United States.

Faculty responsibilities include a whole language module in the morning combined with a series of topical electives in the afternoon (9am-3pm, Monday-Friday). Faculty members also supervise one or two evening study halls per week. In addition to classroom assignments, residential faculty members also provide an adult presence along with our Resident Teaching Assistants by attending meals, supervising dormitories and leading weekend excursions. Bachelor’s degree in related field and prior classroom experience required. Salary based on prior experience.

Director of Summer Activities (June 24 – August 18, 2024)

Reporting to the Director of Summer Programs, this position coordinates summer trips, events, and programming. The Activities Director (AD) ensures the non-classroom programming needs for all of our summer programs are met. This administrator works closely with the other members of the summer team to design and implement mentor training for summer counselors. The AD actively participates in residential life training and is responsible for coordinating meals and activities for the staff during training weeks. The AD will actively participate and plan orientation events for all student participants. The Activities Director is the point person for planned events and trips, including excursions to major U.S. cities and attractions. The Activities Director must remain highly visible and accessible within the Summer Programs community and during planned events. The AD will supervise Resident Teaching Assistants serving as activities assistants during appropriate times. The AD ensures this staff is completing their responsibilities and balancing their time appropriately. The Activities Director will also participate in weekly staff and residential life meetings. This position also plans, coordinates, and directs the ELI trip to the New England states and college campuses. The AD is responsible for managing the Summer Activities budget. Though much of this budget is fixed prior to the start of summer, the Activities Director has flexibility to allocate the approved funds. This is a supervisory position with required advanced planning. This residential position helps to supervise student life and accountability throughout the programs, attending meals and activities as required. 

Successful candidates will have 3-5 years of experience supervising, teaching, and coordinating student activities and events. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and previous experience working with students in the 12-18 age group. Compensation will be determined in accordance with prior experience. Dorm apartment housing is provided on Wyoming Seminary campus as well as meals when the dining hall is operational.