Part-Time Weekend Dormitory Parent
The primary goal of the Spring Street International School Residential Life Program is to take care of the emotional, physical, psychological, and intellectual health of the students in our dorm, in that order.

Dorm parents focus on spending time with the students individually while our chef focuses on providing healthy meals. During the weekend, dorm parents cook meals with students and work with faculty to plan activities both on and off-island, creating an opportunity to relax, to study, and to enjoy.

This is a 2/5th position but has an opportunity to increase to a 3/5th position for the right candidate who also can teach 1 non-academic elective such as video, game design, or theatre. There also is the opportunity to intern in classrooms for those considering a career in teaching. And, of course, we are always in need of additional leaders for our extensive EE program including Fall Trips for a week into the backcountry and our 3-week long Mayterms that range from the Southwest all the way to Nepal.

This position also comes with full room and board for the school year.

Full Job Description: https://www.springstreet.org/about/employment/

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Cooks and Food Service, Teaching/Education


Ideally a BA. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who enjoys adolescents, is responsible, has excellent judgment, and embraces our mission of engaging kids both in and out of the classroom.

About Spring Street International School

Spring Street International School is a close-knit community dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds find their voice and passion to learn. We build problem-solvers, team-players, learners, and leaders through advanced academics and hands-on curriculum in a safe and beautiful setting.

Spring Street International School is an independent, college prep, co-ed day and boarding school.
Location: Friday Harbor, Washington, is a town on San Juan Island (population 7,000), approximately 70 miles northwest of Seattle. San Juan Island is one of the four major islands and is accessible by ferry or plane.
Grades Served: 6-12
Student Population: 120 students, including 100 day and 20 boarding students from the U.S. and other countries
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1; average class size of 14

Application Instructions

Please send applications to Louis Prussack, Head of School and NOLS alumnus at [email protected] while also cc'ing Krista Strutz at [email protected]