PROFESSOR AGREEMENT

Fiddleheart Summer Terms 2019 

THIS AGREEMENT (“Agreement”), dated January 21, 2019, is made by and between FIDDLEHEART, located at 59 Buttonwood St., Lambertville, NJ 08530, and (“Professor”).

1. Services and Duties.

(a) During the term of this Agreement, Fiddleheart will engage Elena Camp to serve in the role of PROFESSOR, providing teaching and creative input for two programs titled “The Dragon Egg Dilemma” and “

  1. Fiddleheart Academy will develop and provide the basic outline, narrative and theme for this camp to the Professor, who will use this knowledge to create classes that are in alignment with this outline and who will work collaboratively with other professors and staff in the creation of these classes and in teaching the students.

  2. The Professor will maintain a character throughout the camp.  Breaking character is allowed as deemed necessary by the Professor him/herself or by the Headmistress.

  3. The Professor will contribute creatively to the evolving fictional narrative of the camp as well as the overall “world” of Fiddleheart and will share these contributions with all staff members during camp and at daily staff meetings. (See “Work for Hire).

  1. Specifically, the Professor will perform certain creative and teaching services to students of Fiddleheart Academy, including but not limited to the following:

  • ess and other staff regarding any student behavior issues or other concerns;

  • provide students escort around campus as needed; 

  • with other staff members, supervise students adequately to ensure a safe learning environment.

  1. Camp, Planning & Cleanup Dates.

  • July 30-August 3, 2018, 9:00am-3:00pm

  • August 6-10, 2018, 9:00am-3:00pm

  • 1 Pre-camp planning day: July 29, 10am-5:00pm

  • 1 Post-camp clean-up day: August 11, 10:00-5:00pm (Celebratory dinner to follow).

  1. Housing

Fiddleheart Academy will provide local housing for Professor for the time outlined in Section 2.

4. Terms and Termination

  1. The term of this Agreement shall commence on February 5, 2018 (“Effective Date”) and it shall terminate August 12, 2018.

  2. Fiddleheart Academy may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason.

  1. Compensation

  1. Fiddleheart Academy will pay the Professor a total wage of $1800.00 for all services and duties once camp has commenced.  

  2. The total wage will be divided into 2 payments. Fiddleheart shall pay the Professor $900.00 weekly on each Friday once camp has commenced.

  3. Professor will not be paid for any days that she/he has to miss for any reason.  The amount deducted will be a prorated amount based on the number of total days as outlined in Section 2. 

  4. Fiddleheart is not obligated to pay wages if the program (Two-Week Summer Term) is canceled for any reason.

  5. Additional payment of $25 per meeting will be paid to the Professor for every meeting attended prior to July 29, 2018. 

  6. Indemnification.

Professor shall indemnify and hold harmless Fiddleheart Academy from any loss, damages, suits, claims or expenses of any nature (including attorneys’ fees and costs of suit) against Fiddleheart Academy resulting from the following: (a) the breach of any representation or warranty made by Professor under this Agreement; (b) Professor’s failure to perform any obligation under this Agreement; and/or (c) anything else done by Professor arising out of or in the course of the performance of her/his duties under this Agreement. Any and all claims for unemployment benefits and/or claims for worker’s compensation benefits are hereby expressly waived by Professor.

  1. Confidentiality.

Professor will have access to certain confidential information, including information about Fiddleheart Academy’s students. Professor shall not disclose any confidential information about Fiddleheart Academy or its students without the written permission of Fiddleheart Academy. Upon termination of this Agreement, this section of this Agreement shall survive indefinitely.

  1. Applicable Law.

New Jersey law related to Independent Contractors may govern part or all of this Agreement.

9. Work for Hire.

(a) Professor expressly acknowledges that the material and services contributed by Professor hereunder are being specially ordered and commissioned by Fiddleheart for use in connection with Fiddleheart. The Work contributed by the Professor shall be considered a "work made for hire” as defined by the copyright laws of the United States. Fiddleheart shall be the sole and exclusive owner and copyright proprietor of all rights and title in and to the results and proceeds of Professor’s services hereunder in whatever stage of completion. If for any reason the results and proceeds of Professor services are determined at any time not to be a "work made for hire,” Professor hereby irrevocably transfers and assigns to Fiddleheart all right, title and interest therein, including all copyrights, as well as all renewals and extensions thereto.

(b). Professor agrees that Fiddleheart may make any changes or additions to the Work prepared by Professor, which we in our sole discretion may consider necessary, and may engage others to do any or all of the foregoing, with or without attribution to Professor. Professor further agree to waive any so-called moral rights in the Work. 

Entire Agreement.

This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between the Parties, and this Agreement supersedes all prior agreements and understandings between the Parties. No supplement, modification, or amendment of this Agreement shall be binding unless executed in writing by both Parties.

If any provision of this Agreement shall be found to be void or unenforceable for any reason, such determination shall not affect the enforceability or validity of the remainder hereof, which shall remain in full force and effect.

  1. Headings.

All headings used in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not be deemed to constitute part of this Agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the Parties has entered into this Agreement as of the date set forth below each Party’s signature below:


___________________________ (PROFESSOR) _________________ (DATE)

Elena Camp


___________________________ (FIDDLEHEART) _________________ (DATE)

Kirstin Hara