Gear Technician

Girls Rock Music Camp
1 North Calle Cesar Chavez
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
United States

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Job End Date
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Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $5,600 To $7,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp
No Travel

Job Description

First and foremost, the gear tech is responsible for supporting the care and operation of all camp gear. The gear tech supervises gear inventory at the start and end of camp, as well as at the end of every session, to ensuring all gear is accounted for, returned to its proper location, and in working order. This position requires meticulous attention to detail and extensive gear knowledge and experience. The gear tech should be available to all members of the camp team, as all staffers will at some point have access to gear and may need assistance with it.


The gear tech is directly supervised by the camp director and assistant directors. The gear technician is not a supervisory role but rather a support role; as such, the gear tech should report any staff concerns to the assistant directors.

Skill Requirements

This position requires extensive gear knowledge, especially regarding “rock band” setups. Other skillsets include but are not limited to:

  • Repairing gear at a basic level (advanced equipment/repair ability and experience preferred)

  • Setting up, breaking down, and running sound for small venue performances

  • Independently developing and systematically following processes for organized gear storage and movement

    Employment Logistics

    • The pay range is $4,200–4,900, depending on experience, for 7 weeks of full-time summer employment (includes one week prior to Session 1 for move-in and staff orientation)

    • Room and board is 100% covered

    • Travel cost to and from camp is not covered by Girls Rock; this is each individual staffer’s responsibility

Job Requirements
Work Schedule & Physical Requirements
The gear technician works 6 days/week and has one 24-hour period free from camp responsibilities, while still upholding expectations. The time commitment is flexible and fluid: the gear tech must be available whenever equipment is being used, starting when campers enter track instruction at 9:30 AM (campers are only in track-specific lessons 3 days/week). While campers are in daily instruction, workshops, or other activities, the gear tech is tracking down misplaced gear, taking defective gear to a separate area and evaluating it, and supporting staff with any gear issues. If there are no immediate concerns, the gear tech has time to work on defective gear, communicate with staff regarding upcoming performances/gear-heavy events, and complete any other administrative work. While the average amount of hours worked is 40–45 hours/week, this is a salaried position with hours worked varying from day to day.

Mid-day revolves around lunchtime performances, wherein the gear tech will assist with setup, run sound during the performance, and assist with breakdown. In the afternoon, the gear tech delegates their time as they see fit, e.g., helping residential counselors with activities involving gear, taking time for self-care. On evenings when we have events or performances involving gear/tech, the gear technician provides support as needed. The gear technician can manage their nighttime as they please, needing only be available for gear questions/issues.

The gear technician should be able to navigate a school campus in potentially intense temperatures and may occasionally need to move/lift heavy objects; however, one can always advocate for assistance. As job duties occur at all hours of the day, the gear tech may not hold a secondary job or participate in course instruction without the camp director’s permission.
Additional Responsibilities
Additional responsibilities include but are by no means limited to:

Before students arrive:

Arrive to camp early to help with camp move-in/setup

Oversee classroom setup, manage the movement of gear, and document where all gear belongs

Complete all required training, including reading all materials related to camp operations

Once camp has begun:

Check and sign-off on daily gear inventory and relay discrepancies to assistant directors

Supervise all gear turnover at the end of each session

Coordinate with lunchtime performers and support them with gear needs on the day(s) of their performance

Prepare setlist for final showcase and coordinate setup and breakdown

Tend to and repair (if possible) any defective gear

Ensure gear is being used and cared for properly

See that all battery-operated equipment has sufficient battery and take steps to replace it when out

Be available to instructors, residential counselors, and workshop leaders for their tech needs
Girls Rock Music Camp
Jen Baron
1 North Calle Cesar Chavez
Santa Barbara CA 93103
United States
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