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Brewster, NY

Longview School


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Published 3 days ago

April 5, 2021
June 17, 2022
April 4, 2021
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38 hours per week

Open Position: Intern

Dates of Employment: April 5 to June 18, 2021; August 30 to June 17, 2022

Hours: 

2020-21 School Year: 4 days per week from 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM; 1 day per week from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM

2021-22 School Year: 3 days per week from 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM; 2 days per week from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM

Compensation: 

2020-21 School Year:  Training:  11 weeks at $300 per week

2021-22 School Year:  $1,800 per month for 10 months

Who We Are

Longview School is like no other. While Longview School certainly has a rigorous pre-K through 12th grade academic program, what makes Longview unique is our supportive community where each student knows and is known by every teacher. In our small classes (2-10 students), teachers make the curriculum relevant by connecting their subjects to the students' lives. This, combined with a hands-on educational approach, inspires students to love learning. Beyond academics, Longview empowers students to become independent and responsible as they participate in our democratically-governed school with a student-led judicial system. Longview's focus on educating the whole child, academically and personally, gives our graduates an undeniable advantage as they transition to college.

The above is what we say about the school, but Longview is of course much more. It is a place created by teachers who often were successful in traditional academic settings, but who believe that education is not filling students' heads with information. Rather, it is about learning to become successful adults. For us, success is measured first and foremost by being able to lead happy lives. Not the sort of happiness that comes with seeming perfection on the outside while there is endless turmoil on the inside. No, the kind of happiness that comes from people knowing themselves well enough to be able to guide their lives towards happiness. The kind of happiness that comes when people have learned the skills to have some control over themselves and their world, having tested their mettle in a safe, supportive environment so that they leave school ready to face what comes next. The kind of happiness possessed by people who have learned independence and responsibility, at the same time that they have learned how to form meaningful and supportive relationships with peers and teachers.

If this is the sort of school you want not only to be a part of, but to have an active role in helping to create, then maybe we have a place for you.

Longview has 2 educational tracks:  the Academic track and the Self-Directed track. Each family--parents and kids together--chooses which track is right for the child. On the Academic track, students take classes in English, math, science, social studies, foreign language, and art, in addition to electives. On the Self-Directed track, students are able to choose how to fill their time at school. They can take as many or as few classes as they choose, or help to create classes in areas of their special interests. Although the classes cover fairly traditional content, there is a constant focus on hands-on learning, inquiry-based instruction, and making the material relevant to students' lives.

Regardless of their track, all students participate in the other aspects of a Longview education, which include participation in:

  • a truly democratic school (run by School Meeting in which every student and each staff member get one vote);
  • a student-run judicial system to resolve conflicts among all community members;
  • a system of clerkship jobs in which students share in the real-world work of running and maintaining a school;
  • an internship system placing kids in real job settings;
  • a student-run chore system in which students take responsibility for keeping the school neat each day.

If you intend to apply for this position, then you will need to learn more about our school. You should definitely watch our intro video and review our website in detail: www.longviewschool.org.

What We Need

We are looking for an Intern who is excited to be part of a vibrant, democratic school community. If you are the right candidate, you should be great with kids and have a pitch-in and help-out mentality. You may be a person considering working in a school as your profession, but have concerns about traditional educational models and are not sure yet how you can best be of service. Successful interns have an advantage in gaining full-time employment as the school hires aides and teachers in the future.

What We're Offering

Hours:

2020-21 School Year: 4 days per week from 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM; 1 day per week from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM

2021-22 School Year: 3 days per week from 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM; 2 days per week from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM

The work hours would be as described above, plus there would likely be some additional required community events in the evenings or weekends a few times per year (for which there is no additional compensation).

We are a small, private school with a small budget. Please read this carefully before applying for the position. We are offering an initial training salary of $300 per week from April to June, and then a starting teacher salary of $1,800 per month starting at the end of August.  There would be no additional compensation for a few community events.  Health insurance is not included, but you can buy into the Longview health care by paying the full price for coverage.  Longview staff are unpaid during July and August. If you are in need of housing, we may be able to help out with this, though the compensation would then be reduced.


How to Apply

Watch our Hiring Video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/utNqFesW3WU

Look over our website (www.longviewschool.org) and watch the introductory video on the website. Then write a cover letter in which you explain why you would like to work specifically at Longview School and how your background makes you a suitable candidate.  Generic cover letters will be returned. Send in your CUSTOMIZED cover letter AND resume through Idealist or by email (info@longviewschool.org) or by mail to Longview School, 571 North Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509.


Level of Language Proficiency

English--Fluency


Minimum Education Requirements

We require interns to have at least a high school diploma and prefer candidates with a BA.

Open Position: Intern

Dates of Employment: April 5 to June 18, 2021; August 30 to June 17, 2022

Hours: 

2020-21 School Year: 4 days per week from 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM; 1 day per week from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM

2021-22 School Year: 3 days per week from 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM; 2…

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Instructions:

Watch our Hiring Video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/utNqFesW3WU

Look over our website (www.longviewschool.org) and watch the introductory video on the website. Then write a cover letter in which you explain why you would like to work specifically at Longview School and how your background makes you a suitable candidate.  Generic cover letters will be returned. Send in your CUSTOMIZED cover letter AND resume through Idealist or by email (info@longviewschool.org) or by mail to Longview School, 571 North Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509.

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