The School of Korean at Middlebury College is pleased to announce vacancies for temporary Bilingual Assistant in Korean. The positions are available during the summer 2024 session, located on beautiful Middlebury College campus in Middlebury, Vermont, Our unique 8-week (between June 16-August 18, 2024) program combines a cultural immersion environment with rigorous daily classroom instruction.

Essential to the functioning of each Language School, the Bilingual Summer Staff member organizes and implements multiple facets of non-academic and minor academic operations of the School; provides language, co-curricular, and residential support to students; works alongside the School Assistant Director and Director in the management of School operations; and collaborates with Faculty in support of students’ language acquisition.

In addition to the salary (will be determined based on experiences and academic credentials), lodging and a complete meal plan will be provided.

Responsibilities are the following areas, beginning with the most essential. Some tasks would not be required upon discussion with the director. 

(1) Program ambassador

Serves as primary in-language point of contact for students and faculty. Knowledgeable about the program as well as campus resources and policies.

Actively engages with students, providing linguistic practice, encouragement, and support outside of class, during meals and activities and in the dorms, offices, and social spaces.

Supports students’ commitment to the Language Pledge and the rigorous learning environment.

Serves as official representative of the School, the Language Schools administration, and the Middlebury community.

(2) Student life

Represents the School administration in the dorms and social spaces (on evenings and weekends if needed).

Resides in dorms. Provides guidance and non-academic support. Monitors adherence to the Language Pledge. Organizes social activities in the dorms.

Responds to student emergencies and urgent situations. Directs students to appropriate offices and resources, academic and non-academic.

(3) Co-curricular activities and events

Assists Director in facilitating the School’s cultural program, an integral part of the immersion-based academic experience. Liaises with campus offices including but not limited to public safety, dining services, events management, media services, print shop, theater, and facilities services.

Represents director by acting as host to official guests, including lecturers, performers, visiting artists, etc.

Assists faculty, guests, and the director at/with lectures, performances, co-curricular activities, and other events such as school-wide cultural events.

Coordinates inter-school activities.

Attends program events as crowd managers and “animators” (enthusiastic leaders).

(4) Academic support

Assists with student testing if needed.

Practice Korean with students if needed.

(5) Technology

Provides general IT support for faculty, guests, and students (on School and personal devices).

Provides curricular technology training and support for faculty.

Manages circulation of School technology, equipment, and film archive.

Provides technical support at events, from basic a/v at lectures to sound and light design at staged performances.

Provides classroom technical support, as requested by faculty.

(6) Communications

Communicates with students and faculty on a variety of platforms: email, website, social media, print media, announcements.

Designs and edits web content, especially on instructional in-language sites.

Develops media content and disseminates publications, including calendars, newspaper, posters, event programs, etc.

Manages photography and videography. Edits photo and video content. Prepares slideshows, photo exhibits, event videos, etc.

Translates School and other official Middlebury documents.

(7) School office

Administers School office.

Serves as in-language point of contact for students, faculty, and guests needing drop-in assistance.


Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred. Advanced degree a plus.

Native or near-native proficiency in Korean and English, oral and written.

Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (both oral and written).

Ability to work with people of all ages and levels (students, professionals, and colleagues).

Must be willing to take initiative and assume responsibility, but also work collaboratively as part of a team.

Application Instructions: Candidates should submit cover letter and resume.

Application deadline is January 1, 2024, but positions will be open until filled. Position is for summer 2024.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body.