We’re Hiring Counsellors for Summer Theatre Camp

Northumberland Players is hiring a Day Camp Leader and Camp Counsellors for our well-established Summer Theatre Camp Programme.  The jobs run from June 24 to August 23 for the Camp Leader and July 2 to August 23 for Camp Counsellors, including a training session. Camps run from July 8 to August 23.

To qualify for these positions, which are funded under the Canada Summer Jobs Program, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 and be eligible to work in Canada.  

The job will provide a great opportunity to build on your experience in your pursuit of a career working with children such as in social work, child psychology, education, daycare or the performing arts. Experience in working with youth in music, drama or dance – as well as having performance skills in theatre and/or music – is an asset. 

The job includes a paid training period, 7 weeks of instruction 5 days a week 8:30 to 4:30, and some light duty cleaning to prepare for the next day.

The Northumberland Players values and strives for a safe, discrimination-free and inclusive environment.

Positions Available:

  1. Camp Leader (1) – Supervise and coordinate activities in a set drama curriculum. The leader will have instructional responsibilities including directing and teaching of theatre skills.  Scheduling of instructors, liaising with parents, supervising safe delivery of programs and evaluation of staff are critical to this role. The leader will also prepare some of the materials required for the camp such as plays and instructional materials.
  2. Counsellors – Instructs theatre students from a set curriculum.  The weekly activities and skill development culminate in a small production.  Basic theatre skills such as a knowledge of lighting, sound and computer use are preferred.  An interest in music, acting and technology are essential.  

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Summer Camp Liaison, Fran Martin

The cut off for applications is April 25, 2024. You will be contacted for an interview which will take place in early May.