GRRR Junior Counselor Position Description

The Junior Counselor program is an internship position for youth ages 17-19. Junior Counselors will be responsible for co-leading band rehearsals and instrument instructions in the morning at camp. They will then have the opportunity to participate in their own band as well as Junior Counselor specific workshops and debrief sessions in the afternoon. Junior Counselors can have a one or two week internship. Junior Counselors are NOT allowed to participate in Teen Week of GRRR as a camper. 

They must display the following qualities:
-Enthusiasm and positivity towards the program and mission
-Agree and align with the Points of Unity
-Experience on guitar, bass, drums, vocals, keyboards, and/or electronic digital instrument (PUSH)

Duties before camp:
-Check e-mail 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
-Assisting Teachers during Band Rehearsals. Tasks 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
-Assisting Teachers during Instrument Instruction. Tasks include co-teaching small group classes, breaking down music fundamentals in a language relevant to the age group at camp, using SR2 music curriculum
-Receive feedback and teaching strategies from Lead Instructors and staff; adapt teaching strategies when needed; ask for help on specific issues when needed
-Help students during the student/teacher jam
-Create their own original song(s) with co-Junior Counselors
-Attend pre- and post-camp meetings
-Participate in skits
-Respect and honor yourself, fellow staff members, students, SR2 directors, SR2 Points of Unity, SR2 equipment and our camp location building

Sample Schedule:
8:30-9:00am: Pre-Camp Meeting
9:00-9:15am: Morning Assembly & Skits
9:15-10:15am: Instrument Instruction (co-lead instrument class for up to six students)
10:15am-12:00pm: Camper Band Rehearsal (co-lead a band practice for up to seven students with 1-2 teachers)
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch Break
1:00-2:30pm: JC Workshops (recording, creating pedals, self-care, leadership development, etc)
2:30-4:30pm: JC Band Rehearsal (create original song(s) with co-Junior Counselors)
4:30-5:00: JC debrief with counselors & leadership
5:00-5:30pm: Post-Camp Meeting

Classification: Internship 
Compensation: $100 travel/food stipend* plus Letter of Recommendation, References and/or Volunteer Hours as needed

*She Rock She Rock works to be as accessible to our junior counselors, 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. 

Time Requirements

New Junior Counselors: Saturday, June 20th from 1-5pm AND Sunday, July 12th, 10:30am-5:00pm 
Returning Junior Counselors: 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): 7:30am-5:30pm 
Tuesdays-Thursdays (7/14-7/16, 7/21-7/23 & 7/28-7/30): 8:30am-5:30pm 
Fridays (7/17, 7/24 & 7/31): 8:30am- 7:30pm

**Please note that we will not be offering the Junior Counselor Internship at Teen Week**