Deerfield Academy

About Deerfield Academy

Deerfield offers an unmatched environment for teaching. Near the Five Colleges (Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, and UMass), Deerfield’s 300-acre campus hosts exceptional facilities that enable powerful teaching both in and out of the classroom. Our students are engaging and excited to learn—and they are willing to work hard at their studies. Outside the classroom, our community is focused on active and ethical living.

Our teachers are committed to ongoing renewal. We seek candidates who are committed to their own professional growth, who are eager to work with colleagues in a productive manner towards departmental goals, and who can foster critical thinking, empathy, and determination in our students. As a boarding school, our faculty teach, mentor, and model—in the classroom, in the dorm, at the dining hall, and on the playing field.

Diversity is essential to Deerfield’s success. Diverse perspectives within our school population fuel creative and innovative thinking, build empathy and consideration, and provide varied skills and experiences from which the entire community can benefit. Deerfield actively seeks candidates who are members of or support traditionally underrepresented groups—especially in terms of race, sexual orientation, and educational background.

Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in western Massachusetts with 650 students and 140 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.

Deerfield Academy is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity Employment and nondiscrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.


Camp Counselor

June 2019 - August 2019 Deerfield, MA
“I went to DASAC (Deerfield Academy Summer Arts Camp) for my whole childhood, so it was both surreal and incredible to be back for my 3rd summer as a counselor. The community/collaboration between everyone on staff is a central part of the experience, and one of my favorite aspects of the job. The campers only come during the day, but the counselors all live on campus at Deerfield, so we're collaborating and creating for 7 weeks straight for many hours every day. We also get to use the arts building and materials for free after hours, which is pretty incredible. I also love working with the age group 11-16, it's a really fascinating developmental range, and it's really special to see kids developing in leaps and bounds between summers.”

Camp Counselor

June 2018 - August 2018 Deerfield, MA
“Working with kids!”
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