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SOCAPA accepts applications for highly motivated resident supervisors, teachers and counselors to staff our summer programs on an ongoing basis. All applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States before applying.

Dates: SOCAPA summer programs are active from June 08 – August 16. Exact dates of employment vary by program, campus and position.

Salary: Salary is based on qualifications and experience.

Housing: SOCAPA provides room & board for some of our full time employees. You may indicate that you need room & board on the applciation.

When will I be contacted? SOCAPA will contact you between April and June if you are selected for an interview. Interviews will be held in April, May and June in New York, Los Angeles & Burlington, VT.

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Summer Positions:

General Counselor

Applicants should be at least twenty-one years old and have leadership experience working with teenagers (ages 13-18) at a camp or other residential setting. First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard Training, clean Driver’s License and Mac Computer Skills a plus. Please indicate if you are interested in a DAY COUNSELOR position or a RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR position.

Teaching Assistant

Our Teaching Assistants work closely with the Program Instructors to support their classroom objectives. Applicants should review our site to see what the students will be covering and feel confident that they know the content material themselves. Applicants should be at least twenty-one years old and should have strong leadership skills. Applicants should have completed at least two years of study in a university drama, dance, music, film production or photography program.

Program Instructor

Candidates should have a BFA degree in their field (MFA candidates preferred) and be able to teach at least two of the following subjects in a program area:

FILM

Cinematography, Final Cut Pro, Screenwriting, Producing & Directing.

ACTING

Acting for the Camera, Scene Study and Method/Meisner Acting Technique.

DANCE

Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip-hop.

PHOTOGRAPHY

35mm Darkroom Technique, Photoshop/Lightroom, Studio Portrait Lighting, Fine Art and Documentary Photography.

MUSIC

Music Theory, Music Business/Management, Music Production Technology, Song Writing, Guitar/Piano/Bass/Drums.

Resident Director

The Resident Director lives on campus and is in charge of the daily resident life aspect of the program. The RD is responsible for the safety, health, and well-being of the students and the resident life staff. The RD is responsible for managing and coordinating student travel to and from camp and check in and check out days. The RD plans, organizes and executes the evening and weekend activities and all non-programmatic activities. The RD provides assistance to the Campus Director as needed.

Candidate should have at least two years Resident Life experience or have similar camp leadership training and experience. Should love teens and be able to develop a strong and respectful rapport with them quickly. Should be fun, but firm, and be able to multi-task. Candidate should have strong computer skills, preferably Mac, and know excel well. Organization, detail orientation, creativity a must. Problem solving and quick thinking are musts. First Aid and CPR training. Lifeguard Training a plus.

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator assists the Campus Director with the smooth running of the logistics on Campus. The PC oversees the daily program schedule, staff schedule, room reservations, tickets, meals, and more. The PC manages the office and the intake and registration process.

This candidate is extremely well organized, quick on their feet, and can command attention. Computer skills, preferably Mac, and knowledge of Excel are a must.The ability to multi-task while paying attentiont to details necessary. Candidates will have good customer service skills, strong communication skills, and general positive attitude.

Campus Director

The Campus Director lives on campus and heads the resident life component of the program, as well as the day to day funtioning of the programs. The Campus Director of each SOCAPA campus is in charge of the overall program; hiring, training, scheduling and overseeing staff. The Campus Director is the face of the program and manages the relations with the host university, the parents, and the teachers. The Campus Director is responsible for the health, safety, and well-being of the students and staff and ensures the smooth running of the summer intensives. The Campus Director reports directly to the Director of Summer Programs and works closely with the Creative Director, the Resident Director, and the directors of each art program.

Candidates for the position should enjoy and have experience with teenagers. They must have strong organizational skills, excellent communication and customer service skills, and strong leadership and staff management skills. Candidates must be able to plan ahead, be flexible, trouble shoot, and respond well in crisis situations. A clean driver's license is required. Strong computer skills, preferably Mac, and knowledge of Excel are necessary. A visual or performing arts background, resident life experience, teaching experience are all preferred. First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard training a plus.