Instrument instructors work with groups of 4-6 campers, conducting hour and a half lessons each morning of camp. We offer bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and vocals. Groups are organized according to experience level, and often have a wide range of ages and musical interests. Instructors are responsible for designing a detailed curriculum for the week, to be submitted no later than the Friday before the start of the camp week.
Lessons should aim to give campers skills they can put to use right away in band practice. Instructors should take into account the different learning styles and needs of the group, as well as the various musical interests of the campers. The curriculum should be flexible and guided by the interests of the group. We provide instruments for all campers and instructors.
This year, we'll have two blocks for instrument instruction. The younger campers (sharps) will have instruction from 9:30-11; the older campers (flats) will have instruction from 11-12:30. Instructors may choose to teach either or both classes. Time commitment: Mon-Fri: 9:30-11 and/or 11-12:30 (optional volunteer meeting every day, 5:15-5:45pm).
Bay Area Girls Rock Camp welcomes campers who self-identify as female, trans, or gender non-conforming. Bay Area Girls Rock Camp also welcomes individuals who self-identify as female or gender non-conforming to apply for leadership volunteer positions at camp. Non-leadership volunteer roles are open to people of all gender identities.
A special note to male-identified allies: Bay Area Girls Rock Camp is primarily led by and for women and girls. We also value diversity, inclusion, and sensitivity towards all individuals, regardless of gender identity or expression. The organization welcomes the support of male-identified allies, and expects male-identified allies who would like to volunteer to respect the importance of leadership by women.
Our campers reflect the rich diversity of the Bay Area; they come from a wide range of neighborhoods and socio-economic backgrounds, and two-thirds are youth of color. We strive to create a board, staff and volunteer base that reflects this diversity, and strongly encourage people of color to apply.
HOW TO APPLY:
Read more about our positions at https://www.bayareagirlsrockcamp.org/pages/volunteer-at-our-programs , then fill out the volunteer application or e-mail Sabrina (firstname.lastname@example.org) to attend a new volunteer info session.
- Teaching / Instruction
- Keyboard Instrument
- Percussion Instrument
- Music Arts
- String Instrument
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 19
- Orientation or Training
- 15-20 hours M-F of the camp week you select
- Experience playing instrument