The Salvation Army

Music & Creative Arts Conservatory Senior Counselor

Job Locations US-NJ-Bloomingdale
Job ID
Salary is $2,500 ($2,650 for returning counselors)
Temporary Full-Time


This position will assist the GNY Music & Creative Arts Department in operating the Summer Music & Creative Arts Conservatory programs by serving as a counselor for Conservatory students and helping with/instructing classes and groups.   


Conservatory Orientation: June 21st – 23rd (arrive by 12pm on Wednesday, June 21st)


  • Clean out and prepare cabins for Conservatory student arrival
  • Set-up equipment as needed in all rooms used for Conservatory
  • Prepare music and supplies as needed  
  • Counselor Orientation and Training Sessions  
  • Assist with any other duties as assigned by the Divisional Music & Creative Arts Director

 Junior Music & Creative Arts Conservatory: June 24th – June 29th

Assume Counselor responsibilities for a specific group of Conservatory students assigned, to include:


  • Leading evening devotions in cabins
  • Supervising wake-up, showering, cabin cleaning, etc.
  • Mealtime supervision
  • Supervising cabin clean-up & inspection at the end of each session
  • Supervising students while traveling between cabins, the Village Complex, and other camp    


  • Enforcing promptness for all classes
  • Assist with Conservatory classes as assigned
  • Assist with general cabin activities (swimming, recreation, etc.) & evening programs as needed
  • Assist students who take regular medication to travel to the Health Unit
  • Assist with tear-down and clean-up after finale concerts
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Divisional Music & Creative Arts Director

 Music & Creative Arts Camp: July 3rd – July 8th (arrive back to camp 5pm on July 2nd)  


  • Assist with setting up and preparing various locations the night before
  • Assist with auditions as needed
  • Conduct and/or assist with classes as needed
  • Teach a music theory class as needed
  • Assist with set up for the finale
  • Assist with tear down, packing, and return of equipment after finale

 Senior Music & Creative Arts Conservatory: July 11th – July 19th  

(Same responsibilities as Junior Conservatory)


Post-Conservatory Cleanup: July 20th


Assist in fully cleaning cabins, rooms, program spaces, and returning all M&CA equipment to assigned areas 


  • Proficiency in performing and teaching a music and/or creative arts discipline
  • Must work well with young people and be willing to care for children and teens
  • Uniformed Salvationist who participates in music or arts ensembles at the Corps and Divisional level
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle are helpful, but not essential


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