Student Hourly – Midwestern Music Camps: Camp Counselors

Position Overview

This position works with direction from the Head Counselors, Camp Director, and Camp Coordinator to supervise the student residential experience during the Midwestern Music Camps. This position will require coordination of social and educational activities for the campers and will interact directly with the campers, camp faculty, and other camp staff.

This position requires Camp Counselors to reside in dorms throughout the duration of the camp.

Selected candidates must successfully complete a background check on or before the first day of employment.

Job Description

80% - Supervise middle school and high school students during camp activities. Supervision includes, but is not limited to, always ensuring the safety and well-being of campers at all times and taking attendance several times a day as campers move from one session to the next.

15% - Assist camp instructors as needed. This could include offering individualized help to camper(s) in a session.

5% - Other duties as needed

Positions will provide temporary assistance in a variety of areas.

Required Qualifications

  1. Must be at least 19 years of age or older
  2. Capable of being highly organized and responsible for the safety and well-being of minors, as evidenced in application materials
  3. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments).

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Junior/Senior status pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music at KU or experience working with KU School of Music faculty. Preference may be given to students of under-represented instrumental families among the counseling staff.
  2. First aid and CPR certification
  3. Strong verbal communication skills
  4. Experience supervising minors in educational and/or recreational settings

Additional Candidate Instructions

In addition to the online application, applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications begins on April 10, 2024 and will continue as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date of April 10, 2024.

Contact Information to Applicants

Sharon Toulouse

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Work Schedule

Middle School and High School Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Choir, and Organ Camps, June 9 - 20, 2024.

Counselors may be required to arrive up to two days prior to the camp for training.

Anticipated Start Date

Friday June 7, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27287BR
  • Department:  Midwestern Camps
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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