TitleWaterfront Manager
LocationStudent Affairs
Department Name1460-Recreation

Interlochen Center for the Arts is looking to hire Waterfront Managers of the 2019 season of Interlochen Arts Camp.  The dates of this position are June 9, 2019 - August 5, 2019. The Waterfront Manager reports to the Director of Waterfronts and serves as an organizational resource to all Camp Life. The Waterfront Manager oversees the waterfront facility for their assigned location. This position works cooperatively with the waterfront leader for the divisions that utilize their location. The waterfront manager ensures the facility is safe and following all regulations outlined.  The Waterfront Manager manages the lifeguards on duty for the location and also assists or manages remote location waterfronts. This position will also aid staff as needed to support recreation electives and regular cabin night activities.  The stipend for this position is $2000/summer and it includes all meals and housing in a rustic cabin setting, typically shared with other camp life, recreation and waterfront staff.


  • Must be lifeguard certified - training provided

  • Small craft certified - training provided

  • Physically able to assist with preparation, hauling of equipment, cleaning and maintenance of camp division facilities and spaces

  • Recreation and Waterfront staff must have the ability to effectively engage in appropriate communication (verbal and non-verbal) with students and other staff.

  • Exhibit outstanding organizational skills

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Manage emotions appropriately and professionally in high-stress situations

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

  • Ability to function effectively and work cooperatively with peers

  • Commitment to self-care (adequate sleep, physical exercise, nutrition, mental acuity)

  • Self-advocacy skills to seek assistance from others when facing difficulty

  • Manage multiple commitments and responsibilities to ensure deadlines are met

  • Outdoor Education or lifeguarding background a plus
  • May be required to drive an Interlochen vehicle and so must be eligible through Interlochen’s process

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. 
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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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