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Camp Positions

Below are the specific positions we are currently hiring. Reference codes are in parenthesis after the specific position name. If you are planning to apply to a day camp, please note the travel information provided.
 

Day Camp—Nassau County, Long Island               
Positions: Theater Director for mainstages theater camp (CS7); Theater Counselor (CS8)

This camp exhibits a new model of partnership between a traditional Long Island day camp and mainstages. Kids sign up to attend a large day camp that offers every activity from A-to-Z, but choose to join a division that focuses on theater for specific activity periods during the day. This division is supervised by a team of 4-5 staff and produces two performances throughout the summer, one at the end of four weeks, and one at the end of the summer. Interest levels, skill levels, grade range, and all the other factors are constantly changing so the right person has enough flexibility and enthusiasm to put together a production that includes everyone.

Transportation provided from Astoria, NY; ideal candidates are able to arrange their own daily transportation to and from camp.

Day Camp—Nassau County, Long Island
Theater Director for Traditional Camp (CS17)

A large traditional camp located in a beautiful area of Long Island with a great reputation and lots of kids! The theater director for the “traditional camp” has two key responsibilities: leading activity periods for all age groups on rotation throughout the day and running production rehearsals during an elective club period for kids who are more interested in theater. This camp has many different activities set to steal the spotlight, so we are looking for the right person to come in and take ownership to make sure that things get done!

Transportation provided from Astoria, NY; ideal candidates are able to arrange their own daily transportation to and from camp.

Sleepaway Camp—Upstate NY
Theater Director for Traditional Camp (CS22)

This is a traditional, coed sleepaway camp, located in Pennsylvania, in a beautiful wooded area known for summer camps and recreational facilities. The camp has partnered with mainstages in the past, having recently kept their previous theater director for the last five years. They run three productions over the course of the summer, utilizing two staff devoted specifically to theater clubs and electives. An ideal staff member is able to also bring pieces into the other elements of camp and offer a wide variety of other themes and activities in addition to directing the play. A strong international staff dynamic and a positive camp culture make this a great place to work.

Nationwide applicants welcome with travel assistance and lodging provided.

Day Camp—Rockland County, NY
Theater Director for Traditional Camp (CS1)

This day camp is located just north of Manhattan with bussing provided from the upper east and upper West side. It is uniquely modeled in that they split their program areas into what are called neighborhoods. For the last five years, mainstages has run all aspects of the arts neighborhood including theater, dance, photography, graffiti, and pretty much any other cool idea that you might be able to bring to the table. It’s a camp that has consistency in leadership and a high staff return rate. It’s one of the cornerstones camps in our network.

Transportation provided from north of 96th street in Manhattan

Day Camp—Fairfax, VA (DC area) 
Positions: Theater Director for mainstages specialty camp (CS10); Theater Assistant Director for mainstages specialty camp (CS11)         

This camp has been running a specialty theater camp for the last few years and is partnering with mainstages for the first time in summer 2019 in the hopes of creating a more efficient and visible theater program. Kids who register for this specialty theater camp are committing to participate in the program for the entire duration of the summer- eight weeks. There are typically 15 participants enrolled in the program, and they participate in a comedy performance at the end of the summer. The theater director works with one or two other supplementary staff provided by mainstages as well as a couple CIT’s/counselors to assist with day-to-day.

Ideal candidates are able to arrange their own daily transportation to and from camp.

Day Camp—Rockville, MD (DC area)
Theater Specialist/Director at successful theater specialty camp (CS12)

Located in Rockville, Maryland, this traditional camp serves a huge amount of campers during the summer. The theater specialty camp offered in partnership with mainstages is a successful subsect of the overall camp in which approximately 30 campers have signed up to stay with mainstages throughout the camp day, while still participating in camp activities such as swim and specialty events. The performance space is state of the art, allowing for some incredible production elements. Mainstages provides approximately 2 to 3 theater staff members for this camp, ideally with skill sets that offset each other in unique and interesting ways.

Ideal candidates are able to arrange their own daily transportation to and from camp.

Sleepaway Camp—Blue Ridge Mountains, WV
Theater Counselor (CS13)             
     
Located in Morganstown, West Virginia, this beautiful massive camp is set on a lake with high-end facilities and programming. The camp has an incredible culture built on many returning campers and staff, which means that the ability to adapt to a new setting is an important trait for this position. The camp is supportive and flexible as to program objectives and what types of shows are done, which gives a lot of autonomy to the person leading the program. In addition to theater activities and specialty club periods where the children rehearse for a production, staff members will be asked to participate actively in general elements of the camp from color war to field trips and more. 

Nationwide applicants welcome with travel assistance and lodging provided.

Sleepaway Camp—Indianapolis, IN
Theater Director for Traditional Camp (CS14)  

This well-established camp located in the Midwest which pulls kids from across the nation. It is part of a sucessful network of camps, which are leaders in developing worthwhile, impactful communities to engage both campers and staff alike. mainstages has worked with this camp or years, with mainstages providing a theater director who directs two shows throughout the course of the summer and has other supervisory responsibilities including helping to plan specialty days and other camp-wide creative events.

Nationwide applicants welcome with travel assistance and lodging provided.

Day Camp—Pittsburgh, PA
Theater Director for 2 weeks at mainstages specialty camp (CS15)   

To kick off their brand new specialty theater camp model, this camp and mainstages are offering two 1-week theater camp programs culminating in showcases for parents in order to grow the program for the future. Since this is the partnership’s inaugural year, the amount and type of additional activities that staff would be participating in throughout the day, as well as the exact scope of the objectives are to be determined as the summer approaches.

Ideal candidates are able to arrange their own daily transportation to and from camp.

Sleepaway Camp—Berkshires, MA
Theater Director for Traditional Camp (CS17)   

This well-established camp located in the beautiful Berkshire mountains in Massachusetts is part of a network of camps, which are all leaders in developing worthwhile, impactful communities to engage both campers and staff alike. It has had a longstanding culture of a quality theater program, which was overseen by a returning staff member for the last 9 years. Now that that person is no longer returning, the camp is partnering with mainstages in the hopes of continuing the quality of standard that the camp has set. There is a team of 5 or so staff that direct up to 5 shows throughout the course of the summer.

Nationwide applicants welcome with travel assistance and lodging provided.

Sleepaway Camp—Berkshires, MA      
Theater Director for Traditional Camp (CS24)      

This is one of the most successful and popular summer camps in the nation. The directors and leadership are welcoming and supportive, ensuring that the camp experience is fantastic for everyone, from the youngest camper to the theater director, specialist, and beyond. The camp has a lovely playhouse which allows for effective theater activity periods as well as rehearsals for the spirited, excited group of campers. Participants produce musical theater piece at the end of four weeks and a devised production at the end of the summer. This is truly a special place that staff enjoy returning to year after year.

Nationwide applicants welcome with travel assistance and lodging provided.

Sleepaway Camp—San Diego, CA
Theater Director for Traditional Camp (CS18)   

This a beautiful, scenic camp is located in the mountains near San Diego, California. It is a traditional camp offering a wide variety of activities, of which theater is a growing component. The theater program here has two tracks: activity periods where campers rotate through based on a weekly schedule, and a specialty club where participants work toward a production that is performed twice throughout the summer.  This camp operates using two 4-week sessions, so staff would be able to meet and work with two different sets of kids during the two different sessions.  This is a rustic setting, ideal for someone who has a love for the great outdoors. The camp staff is supportive camp and previous staff have always been happy with their experience.

Nationwide applicants welcome with travel assistance and lodging provided.

Day Camp—Los Angeles, CA
Theater Director for 4 week mainstages specialty camp (CS19)      

This West Coast day camp partners with mainstages to offer two 2-week specialty theater camp programs. One program culminates in a musical production, while another produces a show based on devised theater. There is one lead staff member and a flex assistant gearing up to the production dates. The camp time is very limited so it’s important to get right to business. This is a small intimate camp with a great culture.

Ideal candidates are able to arrange their own daily transportation to and from camp.

Sleepaway Camp—Theater Counselor, CANADA
Theater Director for Traditional Camp (CS23)         
     
Located in beautiful, Ottawa, Canada, this traditional sleep away camp offers a wide variety of activities and has struggled in previous years to offer an effective theater program that allows the kids to have a culminating experience without impacting the amount of time they spend in other camp activities. This is a camp with a strong culture and identity which means that the ideal theater director would feel comfortable and excited to immerse themselves in something brand new and different.

​​​​​​​Nationwide applicants welcome with travel assistance and lodging provided (including VISA).
 

For more information on the requirements and criterias of summer camp positions, click here.

We are always looking for year-round teaching artists. Click here for more details!

We are also looking for part-time performers in the NYC/Tri-state area for this summer!  Click here for more on those positions!  

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