Conservatory Junior Instructor

21457 Happyland Dr, Richardsville, VA 22736, USA Req #28931
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Location: Camp Rappahannock, Richardsville, VA 

About this opportunity:

This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and directing the functions of the Conservatory Music program; ensures the quality of programs and safety of youth at all times; provides guidance and role modeling to youth and ensures safety and a positive experience for campers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provides quality music instruction to campers.  
  • Teaches music theory as it applies to the appropriate level for playing purposes.  
  • Provides appropriate lessons for instruction time.  
  • Reviews assigned homework with students and re-teach skills if necessary. 
  • Be responsible for the care of instruments during class, with necessary repairs immediately reported to the Divisional Music Director. 
  • Prepares students for recitals and concerts. 
  • Plans, schedules, assign and monitor the students work in progress and upon competition to ensure accuracy and completeness. 
  • Recommends and develops activities which will develop musical abilities, motor and learning skills of students. 
  • Coordinates the program and activity within the policies and operating procedures of camp.  
  • Maintains discipline and acceptable behaviors of students, which will create an atmosphere of friendliness and security during all program periods, enabling all students to feel welcome and comfortable.  
  • Participates and assists in various classes as assigned. 
  • Provides constant care for the needs of the campers in an efficient, clean, loving, safe, secure, and healthy manner. 
  • Provides opportunities for physical and mental stimulation through both inside and outside activities. 
  • Participates enthusiastically as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights and other all-camp activities and camp functions. 
  • Sits with camper tables during meals and serve as a table monitor when needed.  
  • Keeps personal living quarters neat, clean and ready for inspection.  
  • Be available to participate and assist with camp programs and activities as directed by the Camp Director.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What we are looking for in you:

  • Six months experience teaching music education and teaching experience, with the ability to play and teach lessons in a classroom setting involving more than one student preferred
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Some physical requirements of the Camp Music Instructor position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate music equipment and activities are required.  Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available.  Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.


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Why work for us? 

Since 1907, The Salvation Army has been operating camp programs across the southeast region of the United States. Today, The Salvation Army has eight camps in the Sout and over 40 across the country. Working a Salvation Army camp isn’t like other summer jobs. You will earn an income, you will receive invaluable job experience, and you will make friendships that will last you a lifetime – but, unlike most other summer jobs, you will also powerfully impact the life of a child or teen for the better. At Salvation Army camps, disadvantaged kids (in particular) have three square meals a day, have the opportunity to further develop social skills, learn creation care, feel valued, and encounter God’s love. You will never regret saying “yes” to camp this summer. Apply for a Salvation Army camp and be part of something bigger than yourself: making lives better in Jesus’ name.


Additional Information:

Camp Staff Orientation will be held 06/10/2024 – 06/15/2024 and participation is required. The 2024 summer Camp program session will be held 06/17/2024 – 07/20/2024. If you are unable to work the entire season, please let us know on your application. 

All employees recognize The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

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Application Submittal Period: 11/2023 – 06/2024

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Other details

  • Job Family PMC-TEMP/SEAS/CAS
  • Job Function Camp
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Job Start Date Monday, June 10, 2024
  • Job End Date Saturday, July 20, 2024
Location on Google Maps
  • 21457 Happyland Dr, Richardsville, VA 22736, USA