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How To Apply
Summer 2021 will be the 80th summer of the FSU Summer Music Camps, and we are proud to continue the mission of providing outstanding summer music instruction to all students who show an interest in music. We are committed to providing an experience that allows the students to grow as musicians and young people in a safe and supportive environment. We seek to hire staff - both counselors and instructors - who are professional, thoughtful, and inspiring to this next generation of music students.
It takes a lot of hard work to run the day-to-day operations of the camp. We rely on a strong team of individuals to make it all happen, and this year we have positions open for counselors and instructors.
The first job responsibility for all camp staff is to ensure that all campers are safe and properly cared for. Depending on which job you are hired to do, this responsibility could take many forms.
If you are hired, the Camp Director, Assistant Directors, and your area coordinator will provide detailed information about your specific job duties, rules, and expectations.
All Counselor positions have been filled for summer 2021.
Counselor Job Descriptions
Day counselors ensure the safety and well being of the campers throughout the daytime hours, as well as help in the ongoing daily operations of the camp, recreation events, check-in activities, and performance duties.
These counselors are primarily undergraduate College of Music students and are a great resource for campers that want to know more about what it's like to be a student at FSU. Day Counselors can be found at the Help Desk in the Housewright Music Building and at Satellite Help Desks throughout the other classroom buildings.
Day counselors must be available to work all dates from June 13 - July 16**. Shifts typically take place between the hours of 7:00am-5:30pm, however, there will be evening and weekend hours required as well including all check-in and check-out days. Some accommodations can be made for summer classes and other conflicts. Please include conflict information on your application where indicated.
Night counselors reside in Southgate with the campers and ensure the safety and well being of the campers throughout the nighttime hours. They help in the ongoing daily operations of the camp, recreation events, check-in and check-out activities, and performance duties. Night counselors go to recreation and evening activities with the campers, and the dorm office is always staffed by a night counselor Night counselors reside in the dorms with the campers.
Night counselors are primarily upper-level undergraduate or FSU alumni. Night counselors must be available to work all dates from June 13 - July 16**. Night counselors are expected to check-in/ move-in to the dorm on June 11th. Some accommodations can be made for summer classes and other conflicts. Please include conflict information on your application where indicated.
Counselor Teachers must have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, completed an internship, and be eligible for teacher certification in order to apply for this position.
Counselor Teachers can be day or night counselors who are also hired to teach classes at camp.
How To Apply To Be A Counselor:
- Fill out the Interest Form: DEADLINE TBA
You can find this form online at (coming soon)
- Schedule An Interview Time:
(This is only required for first-time counselors). Click on the button below to sign-up (coming soon).
- Next Steps:
If you are selected to be a counselor you will be contacted by the Camp Director or Administration Office. If you are selected, you will be required to fill out additional paperwork and complete a background check with fingerprinting. If you are selected, you will be given instructions about the rest of the application process at that time. You are not officially hired to be a counselor until all paperwork has been completed and your background check has cleared.
Instructor Job Descriptions
Classroom Teaching and Applied Teaching positions will be available. Hours will vary depending on the camp, class, or instrument you are being hired to teach. Typically, instruction takes place during the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm, 7:00pm-9:30pm, and some weekends. Teachers may be hired to teach all camps or just the camp of their specific areas of interest.
How To Apply To Be An Instructor:
- Fill out the Application Packet
Some forms need to be notarized so please pay attention to the directions and plan accordingly. Click here for a PDF Version (coming soon).
- Return your application
Return it to HMU 236 (or mail to: FSU Summer Music Camps, PO BOX 3061180, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1180)
DEADLINE TO COMPLETE THESE STEPS IS: as requested by a coordinator