Assistant Summer Camp Counselor Job Description
July 25 – August 16
Performance on Thursday July 5, Friday July 20th, Friday August 3, and Friday August 17th
Location: Taylor Park (Studio 47)
39 W 47th Street
Intonation youth explore their limitless potential by learning to play instruments and forming their own rock bands. Offered in partnership with schools, park districts, and community organizations, our year-round classes make music accessible to children by providing them with instruments, instruction, mentorship, and the chance to perform on stages across the city. Each Intonation student takes part in a personal and team approach to practice, setting goals, and problem solving; and over time they gain the confidence to take charge of their direction and seek out new experiences.
– Accompany campers during transitions and lunch time
– Develop relationships with students and serve in a mentor role
– Prepare and execute post-lunch recess activities (basketball, soccer, tag, outdoor arts and music, etc.)
– Assist with tidying lunch room and report student behavior each lunch session
– Properly handle all classroom materials and instruments (preparing and cleaning up)
– Communicate professionally with all Intonation staff, parents, students, and community members
– Accompany students to their performances and supervise students at performance locations.
Application and Selection:
The ideal candidate is:
– A Chicago high school student (recent graduates (2017) are eligible)
– Proficient in multiple rock band instruments
– Has some experience working with youth
– Is passionate about sharing musical skills with others
– Is punctual, organized, communicative, and a self-starter
– 16 years old and up
The application will include a requirement for a reference from their school or community to speak to the student employee’s demonstrated level of responsibility. The applicant will have to complete a mandatory fingerprinting and background check for the Parks District. Qualified candidates will have a phone interview to determine communication skills and their commitment to the position. The final round will be an in-person interview, including a brief informal audition so we can confirm the candidate’s musical proficiency. The position will be assigned in early June and training will start mid-June.
The student employee will work side by side with Intonation’s talented and professional rock band instructor team. In addition to working with youth, he or she will develop many important skills for the workforce and life including professional communication, public speaking, leadership, time management, and general organization. Artistically, the student employee will develop their musical skills by working with our staff of professional musicians and deepen their knowledge by sharing it with others. Finally, the student employee will gain insight into a non-profit arts organization with a presence throughout the city as well as opportunities for continued involvement the organization. Our long time connection with the Chicago Park District will provide the student employee another potential avenue for professional growth and development.
Mentorship and youth development is a strong part of our mission. The student employee will report to the Education Director, however day to day the student employee will be supervised by the instructor team at the park district.
The Education Director will have a check-in meeting with the student employee once a week during the summer and also be in regular email and phone communication. During the initial training, the student employee will set personal and professional goals for the summer, with an action plan for their completion. The Program Manager will check-in with the student employee on a weekly basis to check on progress towards those goals. Day to day, the student employee will work as part of a team of instructors, providing support and suggestions for improvement and growth.
Please direct any questions to Kate Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-469-0554 x8.