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radio jobs at summer camp

are you?

Confident, Chatty, Creative, Encouraging

bonus qualifications:

Qualifications aren't required, but it's a big plus if you're comfortable working with the sound equipment. You'll be making your own camp radio show, so you'll need a profinity for working with technology and an interest in radio or TV broadcasting and media.

why should I teach radio & broadcasting at camp?

Inspire a future generation of broadcasters working at the camp radio station this summer.

You’ll have the amazing feeling of seeing your campers grow in confidence day by day as they come up with their own ideas for shows to broadcast to the whole camp.

Develop your own knowledge of radio production, and share this with campers, giving them a new skill for life.

what does a radio instructor do at summer camp?

As a radio presenter at summer camp, you’ll work alongside your campers to develop ideas for radio shows, from music shows to general camp news. This includes carrying out interviews with campers and staff about different activities, and choosing high energy music to get camp ready for the day.

Of course, to do this you’ll have to show campers what it’s all about - teaching them how to set up and operate broadcasting equipment. Make sure you bring energy and enthusiasm to the job, as this will be the first time on air for many campers.

radio instructor faq's

What if I don't have any qualifications?

Short answer - it might not be a problem. For most activities, you won't need any particular qualifications to teach your activity at camp. For others, we may be able to provide training before camp starts - you'll still need a decent amount of experience in your activity, but we'll make sure you're ready before the campers start arriving. The best thing to do is apply for the role you want, and if it doesn't work out, you may be able to lock down a similar role. Whatever you end up doing, you'll still be fully trained for camp!

Why should I be an activity specialist instead of a general counsellor?

Most importantly, being an activity specialist gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in an area that you are passionate about, getting experience that’s not available anywhere else. Whilst you’ll be teaching your activity 5 or 6 periods a day, you’ll generally have more time off, with many specialists staying overnight with other specialists rather than campers. You’ll also get to know the whole camp, spending your days seeing different groups of campers into the activity and seeing them grow both in the skill and as people.

How many children should I expect to teach?

Campers come down to sessions in divisions (age groups). These can vary in skill level, but usually are made up of 10-30 campers. You’ll then be paired with an individual camper or a group, and don’t worry - you’ll be supported by your fellow specialists and counsellors.

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have a radio-active summer.