Institute Division Director
Interlochen Center for the Arts-Arts Camp - Interlochen, MI

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The Institute Division Director is responsible for the overall functioning of the camp division. The director is the primary contact and resource to address parent and camp student issues or problems. As the leader of the camp division, the director functions as the liaison between the division, IAC departments and camp administration. The director is responsible to train, supervise, and evaluate cabin counselors and to insure the health and safety of each person living in the camp division.

The Institute Program is an intensive experience for campers with the division ranging in size from 180-300 campers and 18-28 staff. Interlochen Arts Camp Institutes offer programs in various arts disciplines including music, visual arts, dance, and theatre.
• Develop and lead pre-camp training for their division
• Plan and lead daily staff meetings
• Work closely and cooperatively with campus departments including Campus Safety, Transportation, Maintenance, Admissions, Health Centers, Arts departments and Camp Administration
• Coordinate arrival and departures of camp students
• Collaborate with other departments at Interlochen Center for the Arts to problem-solve scheduling and camp student issues and concerns as they arise
• Sets example of professionalism, collaboration, sound decision-making, and leadership for staff across campus.
• Crisis Management for camper and staff issues
• Skillfully manages on-call responsibilities
• Abides by all policies and expectations outlined in the Cabin Counselor Manual and Camp Employee Handbook
Other Job Duties:
• Complete and submit necessary documentation in a timely manner (camper reports, work orders, phone logs, departure information, discipline updates, early departures, director report)
• Assists to ensure that all state mandated and institutional policies and procedures are followed
• Oversees and insures that all emergency procedures are practiced and performed in accordance with state licensing guidelines
• Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements
• Commitment to the mission and goals of Interlochen Center for the Arts
• Demonstrated ability to manage stress, meet deadlines, manage multiple responsibilities and commitments, work as a team, and manage self in a dynamic environment.
• Experience in a leadership role in professional or educational setting
• Experience mentoring and supervising staff or groups.
• An ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive, respectful, and age-appropriate manner.
• An ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all constituencies (IAC departments, campers, parents, visitors, alumni)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Supervision experience (including evaluation) with college age population is required.
• Experience with parent partnerships and managing parent expectations
• Bachelor’s degree required

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