TitleDay Camper Assistant
LocationStudent Affairs
Department Name1412-Residence Life Camp

Interlochen Center for the Arts is looking to hire Day Camper Assistants for the 2019 camp season, 6/19/19-8/5/19. The Day Camper Assistant aids in the daily operations of the day camper program. This position assists with the manager as a caregiver for day students during their out-of-classroom time while on campus. The Assistant provides structure and a staff connection for our day campers and their families and is responsible for the safety of students in their care. The Day Camper Assistant provides staff coverage at drop off and pick up times as well as lunch and rest hour supervision.  The stipend for this position is $1300, room and board if desired and available. Living on campus is NOT required, but note that housing is not guaranteed.

This position provides a safe, friendly environment for internal and external guests of Interlochen. 

Major Responsibilities

  • Open building daily on time
  • Make coffee, cocoa, etc. as needed.
  • Assist in locating family, guardian as needed. 
  • Actively listen to campers when they are homesick. 


  • Daily duties will be both inside and outside regardless of weather

  • Ability to function effectively and work cooperatively with peers and institution leadership

  • Developed skills in self-care (adequate sleep, activity, nutrition, mental acuity, managing emotions)

  • Commitment to self-advocacy and seeking assistance from others when facing difficulty

  • Physical and emotional stamina - ability to assist with preparation, cleaning and maintenance of camp division facilities and spaces.

  • A commitment to inclusion and acceptance of others

  • Ability to think on your feet, comfortably manage emergent situations

  • Creative thinking related to student interactions and development of student activities

  • Ability to function effectively and work cooperatively with peers and divisional leadership

  • In depth knowledge of the history of Interlochen is preferred, but not required. 
  • Must have a passion for helping regardless of reward. 
  • Equipment Used: Coffee pot
  • Must be able to move chairs, picnic tables, and benches as needed.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
Application Process:

Required documents for application are: cover letter/letter of interest, resume, and a current listing of three references. You can additionally upload this information during the submission of the application process by selecting "Apply and continue to upload documents" button. Please upload all of your information in ONE DOCUMENT in a pdf format. 

Review of materials will commence immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Materials submitted will be held in strictest confidence, and references will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant.

The next step of the application process will ask you a series of questions, some are required by the EEOC concerning Protected Veteran Status and Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability. For more information please view the following hyperlinks. 
EEOC Voluntary Self-Identification of Protected Veteran Status
Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

If interested in applying please submit an application by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of the page. 

More information about Interlochen Center for the Arts:

Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org.

Interlochen Center for the Arts MISSION…
To engage and inspire people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts.

To ignite lifelong passion for the arts 

Nurturing, Inspiring,Transforming, Enlightening and Enduring

Interlochen Center for the Arts includes:
Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities.

Interlochen Arts Camp
Young artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve.

Interlochen College of Creative Arts
Adult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines.

Interlochen Public Radio
Classical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; 94.7 FM, Traverse City and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/Charlevoix
News Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/Ludington
Streaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists.

Interlochen Presents
Interlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters
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