Camp Music Instructor
The Salvation Army - Richardsville, VA

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Plans, coordinates and directs 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This position summary should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this position summary.

Provide quality music instruction to campers;

Teach music theory as it applies to the appropriate level for playing purposes;

Provide appropriate lessons for instruction time;

Review 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;

Prepare 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 c&

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;

Participate and assist 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;

Participate 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;

Sit with camper tables during meals and serve as a table monitor when needed;

Keep 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.

Camp Equipment
Conservatory Equipment

Required Experience:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of child and youth behavior and development;

Knowledge of the principles and practices of First Aid and C.P.R and ability to ensure the safety of campers and other staff;

Knowledge of the principles and practices of music education;

Ability to teach classes in a group setting;

Ability to teach students music theory;

Ability to build and maintain effective mentor relationships with children and youth;

Ability to communicate effectively with campers and camp staff;

Ability to plan, develop, and implement effective childhood and youth programs and activities.

Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff;

Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques;

Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity;

Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid; Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers;

Ability to read and hear music notes;

Ability to meet attendance requirements;

Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.

Some physical requirements of the 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.

Required Education:
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, OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CPR and First Aid Certification

Additional Comments:
Must be available June 7 - July 20, 2013

All employees recognize that 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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An Equal Opportunity Employer

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