GRRR Teacher Position Description

Teachers work full time for one or more weeks of Girls Rock n Roll Retreat.

They must display the following qualities:
-Enthusiasm, passion and positivity towards the program and mission
-Agree and align with our Points of Unity
-Enjoy working with youth; previous experience working with youth is preferred 
-The ability to lead and instruct up to 6 campers on their own
-Songwriting experience
-Proficiency on guitar, bass, drums, vocals,  keyboards and/or electronic digital instrument (we'll be using Ableton Push)
-Must have a high sensory threshold, and be able to handle loud music for long periods of time  
-Over the age of 18

Duties before camp:
-Check e-mails 1-2x/week to receive important camp updates
-Thoroughly learn the camp cover songs
-Read through and understand the instrument and band coaching tip-sheets and resources (sent out at least two months before camp)
-Attend teacher orientation
-Assist in one roadie shift per week of camp

Duties during camp:
-Be actively engaged in camp activities including skits, workshops, student/teacher jam, band rehearsals and instrument instruction
-Lead band rehearsals as a band coach which include helping the band learn how to play as a group musically, helping with interpersonal communication, troubleshooting gear, guiding the band through collaboration and compromise and assisting campers with creating parts
-Lead instrument instruction as an instrument coach which includes teaching small group classes and coordinating curriculum between other instrument coaches, junior teachers and junior counselors, break down music fundamentals in a language relevant to the age group at camp, using SR2 music curriculum
-Lead 6-8 campers comfortably
-Assist campers in workshops
-Attend pre- and post-camp meetings
-Participating in skits
-Create a helping atmosphere with co-teachers and staff
-Respect and honor yourself, fellow staff members, students, SR2 directors, SR2 Points of Unity, SR2 equipment and our camp location building

New this year:
-Returning teachers will get the opportunity to be an assigned mentor to new teachers or junior counselors. As a part of this mentorship, you would check in with your assigned person at least twice before camp and have daily check-ins with that person during camp. If you get assigned a junior counselor, you would be paired with them during band rehearsal.
-All returning teachers who are interested in being a mentor can make note of this on their application

Details:
Classification:
Independent Contractor
Pay: $650-$850/week 

Please note that our base pay can change year to year based off of our ever-fluctuating funding from grants and individuals. The amount you receive is based on prior teaching experience (both within and outside of She Rock She Rock/GRRR) and need.

She Rock She Rock works to be as accessible to our teachers, participants and staff as possible. We understand that pay can be a barrier for teaching artists. If you need to be paid more for the camp week, please talk to Sam & Jenny during your interview as a new teacher or after applying as a returning teacher. We will work with you to figure out a solution that works for you and within the organization’s resources! Higher priority will be given to folks who are trans, nonbinary, people of color, or parents, as these folks have typically had less access to be teachers at our programs. 

We also welcome folks to donate back a portion of their pay if they are interested/able. 

Time Requirements

Orientation
New Teachers: Saturday, June 20th from 1-5pm AND Sunday, July 12th, 10:30am-5:00pm
Returning Teachers: Sunday, July 12th, 10:30am-5:00pm

Roadie Shifts (you choose one, two hour slot per week of camp worked):
Saturday, July 11: 9am-5pm
Friday, July 24: 8pm-10pm
Saturday, July 25: 9am-5pm
Friday, August 7: 8pm-10pm
Saturday, August 8: 11am-1pm

Camp Hours:
Mondays (7/13, 7/20, 7/27 & 8/3): 7:30am-5:30pm
Tuesdays-Thursdays (7/14-7/16, 7/21-7/23, 7/28-7/30, 8/4-8/6 ): 8:30am-5:30pm
Fridays (7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7): 8:30am- 7:30pm