Lyra Music Festival and Workshop 2017 | Job Opening


Title: Residential Counselor (2 Positions)

Dates: July 1 - July 22, 2017

Location: Smith College, Northampton, MA

Overview: Residential counselors will live and work with Lyra Music staff, faculty and approximately 20 classical music students (ages 9-18) on-campus at Smith College in Northampton, MA. Counselors should possess enthusiasm, high energy, patience, compassion, fairness, strong listening skills and the ability to relate to children as well as a strong desire to contribute to the supportive, engaging, fun spirit of the Lyra experience. Counselors serve as leaders and role models and ensure the overall safety of the students.

Residential Counselor Responsibilities:    
•   Lead and engage students in daily afternoon and evening group activities: counselors will be involved in planning and will actively participate in all recreational/social activities
•   Monitor wake-up and bedtime routines and all student meals
•   Oversee student free periods providing guidance and assistance with social engagement
•   Attend and record daily student attendance at all activities, excursions, events and meals
•   Provide student supervision at all concerts and outings
•    Ensure student safety and follow all safety guidelines associated with the program
•   Act as role models for all students
•   Counselors may be asked to provide some additional assistance to directors, faculty and staff

•   Team player with positive attitude, enthusiasm, sense of humor, integrity and adaptability
•   Enjoy working with children
•   Ability to communicate and work with children across a variety of age and skill levels
•   Ability to lead and engage all students in activities and to manage behavioral issues
•   Self-starter with the ability to accomplish tasks with minimal direct supervision
•   Strong organizational and communication skills
•   Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in recreational activities including, but not limited to: hiking, swimming, physical games, campfire building, etc.  
•   Must be at least 21 years of age
•    Must pass MA background check
•   Must attain First Aid Certification prior to start of Program
•    Must live on campus with Lyra students and staff and be available for the full duration of the program: July 1-22, 2017

Please let us know if you have any of these Additional Qualifications:
     Music training or background
•   Education background
•   Sports/Athletic background
•   Camp counselor experience

•   On-campus housing for the duration of the program:  residing with Lyra Music students/faculty
•   All meals for the duration of the program: beginning the evening of July 1 thru July 22, 2017
•   $300/week stipend

About Lyra Music:

Lyra Music is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission of enriching the lives of youth and the community through classical music. The Lyra Music Festival and Workshop is an outstanding summer classical music event combining a world-class series of concerts with a nurturing residential summer program for young musicians ages 9-18. Lyra students work on solo and chamber ensemble repertoire in a supportive environment where they can focus on musical development and personal growth through individually tailored curriculum in a conservatory-style setting. They also enjoy a variety of recreational and social activities, outings and regional excursions.  

**Interested candidates, please send resume and cover letter to