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 and late afternoon at camp. They will then have the opportunity to participate in their own band as well as group leadership lessons 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 on the Points of Unity
-Experience on guitar, bass, drums, vocals, keyboards, and/or electronic digital instrument (PUSH)
-Preference will be given towards past GRRR campers, but past camp experience is not required

Duties before camp:
-Check e-mail 1-2x/week to receive important camp updates
-Thoroughly learn the six 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
1:00-2:00pm: Leadership Lessons (talk through teaching strategies with a teacher, ask for help on specific issues that may occur at camp)
2:00-4:00pm: JC Band Rehearsal (create original song(s) with co-Junior Counselors)
4:00-5:00: Camper Band Rehearsal (co-lead a band practice for up to seven students with 1-2 teachers)
5:00-5:30pm: Post-Camp Meeting

Details:
Classification: Internship 
Compensation: $50 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

Orientation:
New Counselors: Sunday, June 9th from 2-4:30pm AND Sunday, July 7th, 11:00am-5:00pm
Returning Counselors: Sunday, July 7th, 11:00am-5:00pm

Roadie Shifts (you choose one, two hour slot per week of camp worked):
Saturday, July 6: 9am-5pm
Friday, July 19: 8pm-10pm
Saturday, July 20: 9am-5pm
Friday, August 2: 8pm-10pm
Monday, August 5: 9am-11am

Camp Hours:
Mondays
(7/8, 7/15, 7/22): 7:30am-5:30pm
Tuesdays-Thursdays (7/9-7/11, 7/16-7/18, 7/23-7/25): 8:30am-5:30pm
Fridays (7/12, 7/19, 7/26): 8:30am- 7:30pm

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