TEACH AT GRRR:SE

Thank you for your interest in teaching at Girls Rock n Roll Retreat: Studio Edition this summer!  Please read the following information and make sure you are available for all camp and orientation dates for each week of camp you are applying for BEFORE filling out an application.

Questions? E-mail Allegra Wallingford: allegra@sherocksherock.com

Girls Rock n Roll Retreat: Studio Edition (GRRR:SE) is a unique virtual five day music program for girls, trans and nonbinary youth ages 9-16. At GRRR:SE, participants of all musical skill levels will learn how to produce music using Soundtrap, form a band and collaboratively write a song in their band. Additionally, campers will take workshops on topics such as media literacy, anti-bias, art and activism. Camp concludes with a live Zoom showcase where all bands formed at GRRR:SE play their songs for the community. 

WHO WE ARE
She Rock She Rock (SR2) is a Minnesota based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering girls, women, trans and nonbinary folks through the art of music. We provide an inclusive environment that values collaboration and diversity, develops leadership skills and fosters self-confidence. Through our music education programs and events, we believe that creative expression can evoke social change, challenge gender stereotypes and encourage a climate of support within our community.

Get involved with She Rock She Rock and help actualize our mission by becoming a strong, positive mentor for our participants!

We are continually working to cultivate a supportive community of peers and positive mentors that empower our participants.  It is not necessarily our goal to make musical virtuosos out of our camp participants. Rather, it is to create a supportive, inclusive environment so that campers can feel comfortable when taking musical and creative risks they might not be able to do in another setting. We work within a social justice lens and seek folks who are willing to teach, learn and grow within our Points of Unity framework.

Currently, we are seeking women, trans, and nonbinary folks to be coaches and mentors at our 2021 online camp sessions. We are looking for musicians and educators to help with our camp sessions. In order to best serve our campers, we want to ensure that our teachers and coaches reflect their multitude of identities. We believe that camp is strongest when our campers can see themselves in their mentors. Because of this, folks who identify as any of the following are strongly encouraged to apply: people of color, indigenous, trans, nonbinary, genderqueer and/or folks with disabilities.

We often find that folks don't think they are "good enough" or "qualified enough" to be teachers or coaches at camp. It is in our mission to also empower our teachers and staff and give learning opportunities for folks who want to become teachers or coaches. We encourage you take risks, throw your imposter's syndrome in the trash and apply today! 

GRRR:SE TEACHER JOB DESCRIPTION

Teachers must display the following qualities: 
-Proficiency using a Digital Audio Workstation such as Logic, Ableton, ProTools, Soundtrap, etc (we'll be using Soundtrap)
-Songwriting experience
-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 
-Be over the age of 18

Duties before camp:
-Check e-mails regularly to receive important camp updates
-Read through and understand the virtual instrument and band coaching tip-sheets and resources
-Attend teacher orientation on July 10 from 12-5 CST on Zoom

Duties during camp:
-Be actively engaged in camp activities including skits, workshops, band rehearsals and instrument instruction
-Lead band rehearsals as a band coach which include helping the band learn how to collaborate as a group musically, helping with interpersonal communication, troubleshooting tech issues, guiding the band through compromise and assisting campers with creating parts
-Lead a virtual instrument instruction class as an instrument coach which includes teaching small group classes and coordinating curriculum between other virtual instrument coaches, 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 daily skits
-Create a helping atmosphere with co-teachers and staff
-Respect and honor yourself, fellow staff members, campers, SR2 directors and the SR2 Points of Unity

Technical Requirements:
-You'll need to be able to teach from a room/area in your home where there are no distractions
-You must have a strong, reliable internet signal at your location
- You'll need a laptop or computer using Google Chrome as the browser that can run both Zoom and Soundtrap easily at the same time (we may have an extra laptop you can borrow if this is an issue).  Tablets and phones will not work for this.

Details:
Mandatory Online Orientation

Saturday, July 10, 12-5 CST on Zoom
Camp Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm CST
Friday: 9:30am-3pm & 5:45-7:30pm CST

Classification: Independent Contractor
Pay: $550/week 

Please note that our base pay can change year to year based off of our ever-fluctuating funding from grants and individuals. 

2021 Camp Session Dates
Week 1: July 19th-23rd
Week 2: July 26th-30th

APPLICATION PROCESS
All new GRRR Teacher applicants must:
    -Fill out an application here (applications due by 11:59pm CST on April 30)

We will be in touch in early May about the status of your application!

All returning GRRR teachers must:
    -Fill out an application here (applications due by 11:59pm CST on April 30)

We will be in touch in early May about the status of your application!

QUESTIONS?
Visit our Teacher Application FAQs