GRRR Power Coach Position Description
Power Coaches work for the full week for one or more weeks of GRRR. The person in this position will help to support campers and staff in both group and individual settings as needed. Support needed will range from helping a band work together to solve conflicts, to offering advice to teachers, to talking to a camper about their anxiety, depression, gender identity, sexual orientation, self-confidence, relationships etc.
Please note that this is not a therapist/counselor position. The role will be as a supporter for campers and staff members.
They must display the following qualities:
-Enthusiasm and positivity towards the program and mission
-Agree and align with the Points of Unity
-Previous experience working with youth (counseling, teaching, mentoring, etc)
-Enjoy working with youth
-Have experience teaching or understanding topics such as: positive self talk, affirmations, assertiveness, healthy body image, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, anxiety, depression, etc.
-The ability to lead others as necessary
-The emotional capacity to help youth and co-workers through any issues that may arise at camp as well as the ability to quickly build relationships with these folks
-Must have a high sensory threshold, and be able to handle loud music for long periods of time
-Priority will be given to those who have completed a Bachelor's Degree, or have equivalent work experience, in youth work, psychology, education, social work, social justice, or similar fields
Duties before camp:
-Check emails 1-2x/week to receive important camp updates
-Attend teacher orientation
-Assist in one roadie shift per week of camp
-Read up on need-to-know information about campers
Duties during camp:
-Relay need to know information to music teachers
-Actively engaged in camp activities such as skits, workshops and music activities
-Observe band practices and assist with band dynamics
-Help individual students and bands with personal problem solving and conflict resolution strategies when needed
-Help individual teachers with problem solving and conflict resolution strategies as needed
-Debrief and process with students and staff on difficult issues including: teamwork, gender identity, self-esteem, anxiety, privilege/oppression, social justice, challenging emotions, self harm, depression, body image, etc
-Attend pre- and post-camp meetings
-Participate in camp skits that teach camp values
-Respect and honor yourself, fellow staff members, students, SR2 directors, SR2 Points of Unity, SR2 equipment and our camp location.
New This Year
-Returning power coaches will get the opportunity to be an assigned mentor to a new power coach. 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.
-All returning power coaches who are interested in being a mentor can make note of this on their application
Classification: Independent Contractor
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.
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
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