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drama & dance instructor jobs

are you?

Creative, Enthusiastic, Confident, Fun

bonus qualifications:

Most camps won't require any prior qualifications for these roles - if you have experience in either, you'll likely be able to score the job you want. Remember, you're working with kids, so you'll just need to be confident that you can teach them the basics.

why should I teach drama or dance at camp?

As a performing arts instructor, you will inspire campers by teaching them various types of theatre and dance and helping increase their confidence. Theatre and dance jobs abroad are extremely fun and can benefit you massively in the future.

Camp Directors will be searching for applicants who have a significant amount of experience in drama or dance, so make sure mention your previous experience in your application.

what does a performing arts instructor do at summer camp?

A performing arts instructor is responsible for introducing campers to various forms of dance and drama, with the goal of building campers’ confidence.

The majority of your days in camp will be spent teaching lessons to campers in the mornings and afternoons. However, you may end up being involved in larger programs, which vary from talent shows to musicals.

Camp directors expect performing arts instructors to be very energetic and enthusiastic in order to make the sessions as fun as possible and to inspire campers to be involved and to be confident.

performing arts 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!

Do I still get days off?

Of course! Everyone needs time to recharge their batteries after an exciting but hectic week at camp, as well as the opportunity to explore the local area and further afield. Most camps will give you a 24 hour block of free time every week, whilst some others provide 2-4 days off in a row every few weeks.

Do I need to bring equipment?

Some camps will want you to bring equipment for certain activities, but this will likely only be in the form of clothes and personal gear, but they’ll let you know this once you’re hired. Most often, you won’t have to bring any specialist equipment, with Canadian summer camps being equipped with state of the art facilities to develop the campers’ skills, as well as yours.

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