Work at Cazadero Music Camp

Each year Cazadero seeks talented and dedicated people to join our Summer Music Camp staff. We invite guest conductors and music faculty to be part of the team along with music instructors, counselors, counselors-in-training, kitchen staff and maintenance crews. Summer job opportunities are posted below.

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All Summer employees are required to live on-site with room and board provided by Cazadero Music Camp. To apply for summer employment, please complete our online Camp Staff Application or print a PDF application which can be found here. The deadline to apply is February 18, 2020.

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Thank you for your interest in working at Cazadero Music Camp. For more information contact our Camp Director Jim Mazzaferro at Jim@Cazadero.org, or our Executive Director Emily Wainacht at ExecDir@Cazadero.org or 510-527-7500. Interviews are scheduled for March and applicants will be notified in April of hiring decisions. Please note that we usually receive more applications from qualified candidates than we have positions to fill.

 

Summer Job Opportunities

Music Faculty

Under supervision of Assistant Camp Director, Music Faculty facilitates all phases of the music program and are the primary source of support for conductors in organizing rehearsal set-up, librarianship, and communication with the rest of the music staff. Music Faculty leads instrumental sectionals, coaches chamber music ensembles, teaches elective classes such as theory or jazz improvisation as qualified, and organizes seating and rotation of campers in the major ensembles. The faculty provides artistic supervision, leadership, and mentorship to music instructors, counselors, and counselors-in-training. Perform with camp orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, and/or chorus as well as faculty chamber ensembles. Faculty members should expect to participate in all full rehearsals, lead section rehearsals, and teach two elective classes each day. They also take the lead in organizing rehearsals and performances of staff ensembles.

Must be an experienced professional musician/teacher, able to forego part of a normal summer schedule of teaching and performing. Audition required.

  • $650 per week
  • June 13 – August 1, 2020

Music Instructor

Under supervision of Faculty and Executive Staff, Music Instructors assist in all phases of the camp program. Music Instructors coach music ensembles and sectionals, teach elective classes such as theory or jazz improvisation as qualified. Perform with camp orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, and/or chorus as well as faculty chamber ensembles. Participation in full rehearsals, leading section rehearsals, as well as teaching two elective classes each day should be expected. Music Instructors are responsible for recreational coverage and substitute for Counselors on days off. Depending of staffing needs, Music Instructors may be asked to serve as Counselors for a session or part of a session.

Must be at least an upper-division college student (college graduate preferred) and possess a high degree of musical ability. Audition required. Current Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate is desirable.

  • $520 per week
  • June 13 – August 1, 2020

Dean

Under supervision of Assistant Camp Director and Camp Director, Deans manage Counselors, Counselors-in-Training, and Stage Manager, and coordinate all aspects of camper care, activities and supervision. Attend to campers with homesickness, disciplinary, and other problems, and acts as camp liaison to parents. Coordinate and assign staff to all non-musical activities offered to campers, including recreation periods, evening activities, and “No Music Mondays.” At least one Dean is always present for all activities. The Deans are also responsible for posting daily schedules, organizing pre-meal announcements and inspecting camper units, and they are in charge of the weekly competition for cleanest Girls and Boys units. Schedule pool lifeguard duties.

Valid driver’s license with good driving record required; must possess a functional and insured vehicle. Must have musical experience, understanding of age-appropriate recreational activities, and demonstrated leadership, camp counseling, and communication experience. Must be 25 years of age or older. Staff experience at Cazadero Performing Arts Camp, musical or stage background plus a current American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR certificate; arts and crafts experience preferred.

  • $650 per week
  • June 13 – August 1, 2020

Counselor

Under direction of Executive Staff, Counselors provide 24-hour supervision to a counseling unit of approximately 12 children (with the assistance of a Counselor-in-Training). Counselors coach music ensembles and sectionals; perform with camp orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, and/or chorus, and may teach or assist with elective classes. Counselors assist in recreational and social activities of camp and give guidance to assigned Counselor-in-Training.

Counselors/CITs make sure that campers get up and arrive at breakfast on time, and supervise unit clean-up after breakfast. Camper units eat all meals together with their Counselor and CIT, who supervise the meal table. After lunch, encourage quiet activities and napping during rest period. When on recreation duty, take part in the activities and be aware of all campers in the assigned area. Interact with the campers rather than socializing with your friends on staff. Both Counselor and CIT, unless one has the day off, should be present, with the camper unit, at the evening activity. Make sure all campers are in bed on time, and enforce quiet after taps.

Must be high school graduate (preference is generally given to college students) and proficient in at least one musical instrument, and must have participated in school performing ensembles. Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate is desirable. Audition required.

  • $520 per week
  • June 13 – August 1, 2020

Counselor-in-Training (CIT)

Under direction of Executive Staff, CITs assist a Counselor in providing 24-hour supervision to a counseling unit of approximately 12 children. CITs coach music ensembles and sectionals; perform with camp orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, and/or chorus, and have the option of teaching or assisting with elective classes. CITs assist in recreational and social activities of camp.

Counselors/CITs make sure that campers get up and arrive at breakfast on time, and supervise unit clean-up after breakfast. Camper units eat all meals together with their Counselor and CIT, who supervise the meal table. After lunch, encourage quiet activities and napping during rest period. When on recreation duty, take part in the activities and be aware of all campers in the assigned area. Interact with the campers rather than socializing with your friends on staff. Both Counselor and CIT, unless one has the day off, should be present, with the camper unit, at the evening activity. Make sure all campers are in bed on time, and enforce quiet after taps.

Must be at least 15 years of age or finishing Sophomore year in High School, proficient in at least one musical instrument, and have participated in school performing ensembles. Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate is desirable. Audition required.

  • Volunteer
  • June 13 – August 1, 2020

Stage Manager

Under supervision of Deans and an Artistic Director; the Stage Manager implements camp activities and entertainment programs and manages the stage. The Stage Manager is responsible for directing stage operations at all camp performances, including sound, lighting, and set-up transitions between performing ensembles.

Demonstrated experience with operations of basic sound, lighting, and A/V equipment required. Valid driver’s license with good driving record required, current American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR certificates preferred. Arts and crafts experience and background in musical and stage management preferred.

  • $13 per hour, 30 hours per week
  • June 13 – August 2, 2020

Camp Health Officer

Under supervision of Camp Director, Health Officers are on call 24 hours a day to provide emergency medical treatment to campers and staff. In consultation with Executive Staff, Health Officers receive the camper medical forms on or before the first day of the session and review them to assess the medical status of the campers. Health Officers also receive any medications that the campers bring to camp, with instructions about dosage and timing, and administer medicine and shots prescribed by a doctor. Selects and purchases supplies for infirmary, prepares incident/accident reports, checks and files camper medical records. Consults with Deans and Counselors as necessary.

Must have a Registered Nurse License issued by the State of California, or be a certified EMT with the State of California and have a valid driver’s license. Health Officers must commit to working at least one week or session.

  • $550 – $750 per week depending on experience.
  • June 15 – August 1, 2020

Office Manager

Under supervision of Camp Director, the Office Manager is responsible for all aspects of the camp office, manages the camp store, camp bank, and reports daily transactions to Berkeley office. The Office Manager oversees conductor hospitality, mail services, and is responsible for training and managing the Camp Clerks.

Must have word processing skills and be able to use PC or Macintosh; you must have musical background. Must have cash handling experience and experience in filing and bookkeeping.

  • $14 per hour
  • June 13 – August 2, 2020

Camp Clerk

Under supervision of Office Manager and Camp Director, Camp Clerks participate in a variety of duties including camp hospitality, camp store, office, recreational activities, and if qualified, in musical and artistic areas as needed. Typical duties may include photocopying, filing, sorting and distributing mail, and answering the telephone.

Must be at least 16 years of age with good organizational and people skills. Lifesaving or CPR training, computer skills, desirable. Some participation in musical activities if schedule allows.

  • $13 per hour, 30 hours per week
  • June 13 – August 2, 2020

Cook

Under supervision of Head Chef, assists in preparation of all camp meals. Relieves Chef on his/her days off. Must have experience in large-scale food preparation. Must understand principles of sanitation and proper food handling.

  • $16.50 per hour
  • June 13 – August 2, 2020

Prep Cook

Under supervision of Head Chef and Lead Cook, assists in preparation of all camp meals. Must have experience in large-scale food preparation. Must understand principles of sanitation and proper food handling.

  • $14 per hour
  • June 13 – August 2, 2020

Dining Room Supervisor

Under supervision of Head Chef, serves as dining room host, oversees service of meals and snacks, oversees cleaning the Dining Hall, and supervises Food Service Assistants. Dining Room Supervisors make work schedules, coordinate rotations for snack service and meal prepping in consultation with the Head Chef. May be called upon to serve in other camp activities as needed.

Must be a high school graduate with two or more years of college preferred. Must be experienced in safe and proper food handling. Strong leadership skills are necessary. Food service management experience preferred.

  • $14 per hour
  • June 13 – August 2, 2020

Food Service Assistant (AKA Kitchen Crew)

Under supervision of Head Chef and Dining Room Supervisor, performs a variety of duties including setting up tables, bringing food out from the kitchen to the serving tables, replenishing beverage pitchers as needed during meals, clean up of dining hall and/or kitchen, scouring pots and pans, rinsing dishes and running the dishwasher, drying and putting away pots, pans, and dishes, and other related work as required. Other duties may include food preparation as needed. Safe use of cleaning agents and devices as well as safety equipment will be taught and enforced. May be called upon to serve in camp activities, as needed.

Food service experience, performing arts experience, and current American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR certificates are desirable.

  • $13 per hour
  • June 13 – August 2, 2020

Utility Staff

Under supervision of Camp Facilities Manager, assists in all phases of camp maintenance and construction. Typical tasks include cleaning and maintaining lavatory, laundry, and shower facilities; moving cots, mattresses, and furniture as needed; cutting and laying wood for camp fires; cleaning and maintaining camp grounds; helping to park cars on concert days; repair and construction of structures as needed; and other related work as required. Occasional moving and lifting of potentially heavy containers and materials may be necessary.

Must be 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Must be able to take directions and work independently. General knowledge of maintenance and repair skills is necessary. Pool maintenance experience, current American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR certificates desirable.

  • $13-14 per hour depending on experience.
  • June 13 – August 2, 2020