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

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $2,800 To $4,550
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp
No Travel

Job Description


Disciplines/Fields/Tracks Needed for Summer 2021

Guitar ★ Bass ★ Keyboard ★ Vocals ★ Photography & Film ★ Music Production & Engineering ★ Journalism & Podcasting


First and foremost, instructors are responsible for the supervision, safety, and well-being of campers. Instructors teach an appropriately challenging curriculum and actively participate in the development of each camper’s skills in their specific field (one of the 7 listed above). Most days, this happens by teaching track lessons/workshops, coaching bands/guiding camper groups, and providing private lessons. Curriculum planning takes place before camp begins and should be adapted on a daily basis to meet the needs of individuals and the class as a whole. All instructors, regardless of discipline/field/track, should be comfortable teaching elementary schoolers through mature high schoolers.


Instructors are supervised by the lead instructor, with assistance from the camp director and assistant directors when needed. Instructors also have the support and guidance of the camp nurse and gear technician.

  • The pay range is $2,800–4,550, 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
Instructors work 6 days/week and have one 24-hour period (excluding weekends) free from camp responsibilities, while still upholding expectations. Their time commitment is from 9:30 AM–5:30 PM, with a 2- to 3-hour break most afternoons. Instructors supervise campers during lunch and must be physically and emotionally prepared to assist campers for the majority of the day. When campers are with residential counselors, instructors should be participating in staff meetings, preparing curriculum amendments, meeting with supervisors for professional development, providing private lessons in their field, and generally helping camp be as fun, supportive, and successful as possible. Outside of the workday, instructors are free to use their time for whatever helps them thrive: self-care, curriculum research, bonding with campers, etc. 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.

Instructors 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, instructors 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:

Submit for review the planned curriculum for a full session at least 2 weeks before camp begins

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

Participate in necessary background checks

Prepare classroom(s) for campers by inventorying all gear and setting up instructional aids

Get to know the staff with whom you will be working

Once camp has begun:

Participate in Opening Day by greeting parents, helping campers transition into camp, and performing your assigned tasks

Supervise campers in a way that is consistent with camp standards at all times (when they are not being supervised by residential counselors or a member of the leadership team)

Act as a positive role model/mentor

Attend staff meetings

Inventory gear housed in your classroom daily to ensure none has gone missing; if any goes missing, write a report and communicate with assistant directors about lost gear

Provide private lessons in your area of expertise (one of the 7 listed above)

If you’re a performer, perform once/week for 30 minutes as a lunchtime performer

Assist in student and staff shuttle process as needed

Ensure campers are following their schedules and expectations, making corrections or seeking counsel when this is not the case

Complete paperwork in a timely and diligent fashion such that it is consistent with camp standards

Provide emotional support for campers, practice appropriate disclosure, and involve site support when needed

Follow protocols related to health care as covered in orientation and handbook; assist with health office logistics and urgent medical situations when they arise, which may require accompanying a camper to an off-campus resource

Follow all emergency protocols and procedures, including participating in emergency drills
Girls Rock Music Camp
Jen Baron
1 North Calle Cesar Chavez
Santa Barbara CA 93103
United States
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