Employment Opportunities

Applications are now open for 2023 camp positions!
Submit an application early–faculty and staff are hired on a rolling basis.

Camp Levine prides itself on a highly qualified, dedicated, and fun-loving staff!

Levine Music:
Levine Music is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Levine’s core values – excellence and opportunity – infuse everything we do. Our distinguished faculty offers a broad and well-rounded curriculum that provides a strong musical foundation for students of different ages, abilities, and interests.

Camp Levine:
As the Washington, D.C. area’s premiere fine arts camp, Camp Levine has influenced thousands of children, inspired young musicians, established enduring friendships, and created lifelong memories for thirty-five years. We are in search of experienced, enthusiastic arts educators to continue the tradition this summer!

Camp Levine Details

Camp Levine Dates

Session 1: June 26-July 14, 2023 (No Camp on July 4)
Session 2: July 17-August 4, 2023

Camp Levine Administrative Staff Positions

Director of Camp Levine


Position Summary:
The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing operations and representing Camp Levine, one of the largest and most successful music day camps in the Mid- Atlantic region. Reporting to the Director of Summer Programs, the Director of Camp Levine will work closely with the Vice President of Music Education, student services, marketing, campus operations and other support services, in managing Camp Levine. This is a full-time position. 

Reports To:Director of Summer Programs 

Job Type: Full-time
Job Site: 
DC Campus: NW

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Program Development

  • With the Director of Summer Programs, review and make necessary improvements to Camp Levine’s structure, schedule, and procedures
  • Continue to develop and assess the department’s teaching materials collection, including selection of music, instruments, sports and games equipment, and supplies related to the yearly camp theme
  • Attend camp fairs and develop strategies for connecting with camp families and for recruiting Teen Apprentices
  • Collaborate with marketing department in the design of promotional materials
  • Track Camp Levine enrollment throughout registration and adjust classes and teacher schedules accordingly
  • Work with Levine campus administration, staff, and partner locations to secure rooms and performance spaces for Camp Levine 
    With the Director of Summer Programs, manage the growth of Camp Levine (sites, partnerships, growth etc)

Supervision of Camp Levine faculty and staff

  • Interview, recruit, and hire seasonal administrative camp staff positions and camp teachers
  • Oversee the Teen Apprentice Program alongside the Director of Summer Programs
  • Supervise and evaluate all Camp Levine faculty and staff
  • Manage administrative duties of Camp Levine faculty and staff, including required background paperwork
  • Create faculty teaching assignments and schedules
  • Arrange necessary training for teaching positions including first aid and safety training
  • During the summer, visit each camp location and work closely with site directors to support the smooth operation of camp throughout each session
  • Substitute for other instructors or staff when necessary

Parent Education and Public Relations

  • Represent Camp Levine’s program to all parents, students, and the community at large
  • Field inquiries and counsel parents on appropriate placement of children as necessary
  • Oversee communications with registered Camp Levine families, including the parent newsletter, parent portal, and handbooks, consulting with the marketing department as appropriate
  • Implement parent education materials regarding musical study at Camp Levine
  • Alongside the Director of Summer Programs, develop activities and materials to aid parents in continuing their children’s musical studies outside the camp and consider ways to expose families to Levine’s additional programs
  • Along with Marketing, help maintain the Camp Levine webpages and oversee the Camp Levine Facebook page

Administrative Departmental Duties

  • Develop and manage the departmental budget including ordering and tracking teaching supplies, submitting expense vouchers, reimbursing faculty, and distributing paychecks
  • Along with Director of Summer Programs, ensure campus locations are up to code for summer camp based on state requirements including Fire Marshal inspection, CPS clearance of faculty, and food handling certification

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should be outgoing and enthusiastic about supporting children, teachers, and staff in a camp setting. The candidate should be prepared to work longer hours in summer to support the camp community. Additional qualifications include:

  • Extensive training and experience working with children
  • Experience working in a supervisory or managerial role in an educational, summer camp, or after-school setting
  • Excellent communication skills with parents
  • Experience with conflict resolution
  • Ability to be flexible and find creative solutions
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Understanding and comfort in maintaining safety protocols
  • Ability to manage budgets and monitor expenses
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Windows-based computer systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in music, arts administration, or education a plus

Salary Range: $55K – $60K

Please submit application materials via email to: 

Maria Williams
Director Human Resources 
Levine Music 
2801 Upton Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20008 
Hrdeptsummerapps@levinemusic.org 
(202) 686-8188 
www.levinemusic.org 

    Site Director

    Position Summary:

    The Site Director is responsible for Camp Levine operations at their assigned campus. The ideal candidate should be outgoing and enthusiastic about supporting children and teachers in a camp setting.

    Reports to: Director of Camp Levine

    Dates of Employment: June 24, 2023-August 4, 2023
    SE DC Campus Dates of Employment: June 24, 2023-July 14, 2023

    Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

    • Communicate and meet with the Director of Camp Levine to ensure preparation for the camp season.
    • Attend one Teacher Orientation & Planning Session.
    • Lead the Site Orientation & Setup Days (June 24 and July 15) to meet with teachers, staff, and teen apprentices, and ensure the site is prepared for the first day of the camp session
    • Be on-site and prepared to work during the hours of 8:15 AM-4:15 PM from June 26-August 4, 2023.
    • Remain on call during after care hours from 4:15-6:00 PM, in case of emergency.
    • Support teachers, staff, and campers throughout the camp day
    • Respond promptly and respectfully to parent questions and concerns.
    • Communicate with camp parents regularly regarding attendance, camp special events, reminders, and procedures.
    • Lead camp faculty meetings to discuss the camp performances and any pertinent camp issues.
    • Organize, plan, and execute the final camp performances.
    • Observe and enforce any campus-specific security and operational regulations, including parking regulations.
    • Along with the Camp Director, enforce any site-specific laws regarding fire/tornado drills, licenses, background checks, fingerprinting, CPR/First Aid certifications, and CPS procedures.
    • Along with the respective Campus Manager, monitor use of the building for safe camp operations.
    • Ensure the safety of all campers and teen apprentices and obtain CPR/First Aid certification
    • Address camper behavioral issues and teen apprentice behavioral issues.
    • Regulate the carpool drop-off/pick-up procedures to ensure safety.
    • Generate social media content by sending camp photos, videos, songs, anecdotes, and testimonials to the Director of Camp Levine.

    Qualifications: Applicants for this position should have extensive experience working with teachers, parents, and students ranging in age from 4-18. Site Directors play an active role during the camp day—leading all-camp activities, supporting campers in a variety of ways, and facilitating carline and additional procedures. The ideal candidate would help maintain a high morale throughout the camp day and have strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Additional qualifications include:

      • Extensive training and experience working with children
      • Experience working in a supervisory or managerial role in an educational, summer camp, or after-school setting
      • Excellent communication skills with parents
      • Experience with conflict resolution
      • Ability to be flexible and find creative solutions
      • Excellent organizational skills
      • Understanding and comfort in maintaining safety protocols
      • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Windows-based computer systems a plus

        Summer Stipend:

        NW DC, Strathmore, VA Site Directors: $9760 (2 Sessions), SE DC Site Director: ($4960 Session 1 only)


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      Assistant to the Site Director


      Position Summary:
      This position is open to a wide range of candidates, especially an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate with an interest in music and/or the fine arts, and in working with children and teens from ages 4-18. Applicants for these positions will be assigned to one of our camp sites (NW DC Upton St. campus, SE DC THEARC campus, Strathmore MD campus, Falls Church VA campus). This is a paid position which could be classified as an internship. Please contact us and your school personnel for requirements.

      Reports to: Director of Camp Levine

      Job Type: Seasonal full-time
      Start Date: June 12, 2023

      Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

      The Assistant to the Site Director is an administrative assistant position that involves supporting the Site Director at Camp Levine. The Assistant to the Site Director must be available full-time for both sessions (June 26-August 4, 2023) onsite from 8:00am-4:00pm. This position also involves 2 weeks of onsite preparation at the NW DC, Upton St. campus prior to camp and participation in faculty and teen apprentice orientations/workshops. Additional responsibilities include:

      • Support the Site Director, faculty, and Teen Apprentice Coordinator in daily camp operations
      • Organize, print, and copy camp materials, including schedules, rosters, lists, and signage
      • Assist Site Director at carpool
      • Create and edit the weekly electronic newsletter
      • Take photos/videos for the weekly newsletter and send to the Director of Camp Levine for camp social media purposes
      • Supervise campers when necessary
      • Attend Faculty Meetings

      Qualifications: Strong leadership, interpersonal skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs are required. Experience working in an office setting is preferred. Former Camp Levine Teen Apprentices and campers are encouraged to apply.

      Stipend: $6,670

      Teen Apprentice Coordinator

      Position Summary: This position is open to a wide range of candidates, especially an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate with an interest in music and/or the fine arts, and in working with children and teens from ages 4-18. Applicants for these positions will be assigned to one of our camp sites (NW DC Upton St. campus, SE DC THEARC campus, Strathmore MD campus, Falls Church VA campus). This is a paid position which could be classified as an internship. Please contact us and your school personnel for requirements.

      Reports to: Director of Camp Levine
      Job Type: Seasonal full-time
      Start Date: June 12, 2023

      Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

      The Teen Apprentice Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Teen Apprentice Program at the respective Camp Levine site. The Teen Apprentice Coordinator must be available full-time for both sessions (June 26-August 4, 2023) onsite from 8:30am-4:30pm. This position also involves 2 weeks of onsite preparation at the NW DC, Upton St. campus and participation in faculty and teen apprentice orientations/workshops. Additional responsibilities include:

      • Assist in placing teen apprentices in assignments at the respective Camp Levine site
      • Assist at the Teen Apprentice Orientation
      • Assist the Site Director in planning special events (involving the teens) at the designated site
      • Lead daily teen apprentice meetings
      • Encourage and support teen apprentices during the day
      • Observe and support teen apprentices in classrooms to ensure engagement in activities and lessons
      • Plan apprentice performances and coordinate rehearsals
      • Support the Site Director, teachers, and Assistant to the Site Director in daily camp operations

      Qualifications: Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are required. Experience working with teenagers in a camp/education setting is preferred. Former Camp Levine Teen Apprentices and campers are encouraged to apply.

      Stipend: $6,670

      To apply for any seasonal adminstrative position (Site Director, Assistant to the Site Director, or Teen Apprentice Coordinator) submit the form below:

      Camp Levine Administrative Position Application

      • All camp staff must be able to commit to the entirety of both sessions (or Session 1 at THEARC).
      • Camp Levine positions are summer seasonal.
      • Camp Levine staff can receive a 40% discount on camp tuition for their children.

      Camp Levine Teaching Positions

      Instrument Teacher

      Instrumental faculty work with multiple ages at camp, providing group lessons and a “meet the instrument” experience for our youngest campers. All Instrument teachers oversee the following classes:

      Morning Sing – Instrumental faculty accompany our full-camp morning sing as a reduced pit orchestra.

      Focus Instrument – These small group classes consist of students in grades 3-6. Campers in focus instrument classes are beginners on their instrument. Focus instrument classes meet daily for 30-40 minutes.  Instrumental teachers introduce foundational aspects of the instrument and assist campers in preparing a piece for the final all-camp performance.

      Instrument Sampler – These introductory classes are held for campers in grades 1-2 in order to expose younger campers to different instruments and allow supervised hands-on experience with the instrument when appropriate. Teachers work with different small groups throughout the session.

      Meet the instruments – Each instrument faculty member will visit a Pre/K classroom up to three times over the course of a session to introduce the youngest campers to their instrument.

      Openings in cello, violin, piano, flute, guitar, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, percussion, and harp teachers may be available (not all positions may be available/open at all sites).

      Instrument faculty positions take place in the morning at camp. These positions can be combined with teaching an afternoon class to create a full day position.

      Music+ Teacher

      Music+ is a general music class for campers ages 6-12, grouped by age. Music+ teachers design lesson plans to introduce campers to a range of topics, incorporating the camp theme when possible. Music+ teachers will work with each class to prepare a selection for the all-camp performance.

      Additionally, Music+ teachers lead our all-camp “Morning Sing” daily. Music+ teachers select repertoire for Morning Sing from Camp Levine’s teacher resources and teach campers the songs by rote.

      Teachers should feel comfortable leading large groups in song and experience and comfort teaching Orff instruments in Music+ is preferred.

      Music+ is a morning class which can be combined with teaching an afternoon class to create a full day position.

      Songwriting & Composition Teacher

      Songwriting and Composition teachers instruct campers in grades 1-6. Class sizes can range from 10-14 campers, and each camp group will attend Songwriting & Composition every other day. The teacher may introduce musical notation, elements of musical composition and structure, and guide campers in writing their own music.

      Songwriting and Composition is an afternoon position which can be combined with a morning class to create a full day position.

      Choral/Vocal Music Teacher

      The Choral/Vocal Music Teacher works with 20-25 campers in grades 1-6. Choral classes involve warm-ups and group singing which relates to the camp theme and promotes healthy vocal technique. The teacher is responsible for selecting and preparing the choral/vocal music used during the musical theatre performance. Choral/vocal music teachers should collaborate closely with the dance and drama teachers to ensure that the music offers opportunities for choreography and that all music works thematically with the created script.

      Choral/Vocal Music is an afternoon position which can be combined with teaching a morning class to create a full day position.

      Dance Teacher

      Dance classes involve physical warm-ups and guided choreography appropriate to the campers’ level of experience. The dance teacher is responsible for choreographing musical numbers that relate to the camp theme and will be integrated into the musical theatre performance. Dance teachers should collaborate closely with the choral/vocal music and drama teachers to ensure that the dances work thematically with the music and script.

      Dance is an afternoon class and the position can be combined with teaching a morning class to create a full day position.

      Drama Teacher

      Drama classes introduce campers in grades 1-6 to elements of theatre and acting techniques, incorporating games and improvisation activities. The drama teacher is responsible for creating the script for the musical theatre performance and collaborating closely with the choral/vocal music and dance teachers to ensure that all elements work thematically. 

      Drama is an afternoon class and the position can be combined with teaching a morning class to create a full day position.

      Art/Mixed Media Teacher

      Camp Levine allows campers to explore a variety of visual and mixed media art throughout the session. Class sizes can range from 10-14 campers in grades 1-6. Details on art classes are listed below:

      Art Class Art teachers plan projects that integrate the camp theme and use a variety of mediums. The art teacher is responsible for creating a gallery of the campers’ work  for the all-camp performances and ensuring that all artwork gets sent home by the end of the session. This class meets in the morning.

      Instrument Building Teachers instructing instrument building should plan age-apporpriate lessons where campers design and build their own instruments. Teachers should incorporate the camp theme if possible. This class typically meets in the morning.

      Production Art Production Art Teachers take part in the collaborative musical theatre program, working closely with the choral, dance, and drama teachers. Production Art Teachers are responsible for guiding campers in creating a basic set and any needed props for the musical theatre performance. This class takes place in the afternoon.

      Puppetry & Magic This class allows campers to explore the camp theme more broadly. The teacher leads the campers in a variety of crafts including magic tricks, puppetry, and additional hands-on activities. This class typically takes place in the afternoon.

      Multiple art positions, or additional teaching positions, can be combined to create a full day schedule.

      Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Teacher

      Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes consist of music/circle time, creating art projects, movement, reading stories, and outdoor play for children ages 4-5. Teachers work with the same group of 8-10 campers daily. Most PreK/K teachers work a full day (9-4pm) but half-day assignments are possible. Early childhood/elementary teaching experience required. Orff, Kodaly, Montessori, and/or Steiner training is a plus.

      Games & Sports Teacher

      Games & Sports classes will consist of an average of 20-25 campers per class in grades 1-6. The Games teacher will plan for structured activities and outdoor games, incorporating the camp theme when possible. The teacher can give campers occasional unstructured playtime. Games & Sports takes place outdoors whenever possible. Games & Sports is generally a morning class at all our campus locations and the position can be combined with teaching an afternoon class to create a full day position.

      Snack & Recess Teacher

      Snack & Recess classes will consist of an average of 20-25 campers in grades 1-6 and 4 teen apprentices. The class is an afternoon break for campers that consists mainly of unstructured outdoor games and snacktime, giving the campers a chance to relax and play. 

      Snack & Recess supervision can be combined with teaching a morning class to create a full day position.

      Before Care Teacher

      Before Care teachers arrive at their camp location by 7:50 AM and are ready to greet campers in the classroom at 8:00 AM and assist with camper sign-in. Before Care is open to campers of all ages and campers may arrive at any time between 8-9:15am. Before Care teachers ensure that a variety of structured/unstructured activities are available to campers while ensuring safety within the classroom. Before Care teachers lead campers to their group class at 9:20 AM.

      After Care Teacher

      After Care takes place from 3:45pm-6:00pm following the structured camp date. After Care teachers ensure that a variety of structured/unstructured activities are available to campers while ensuring safety within the classroom. Campers range in age from preK to grade 6. Families may pick up their camper at any time between 4:00-6:00pm and After Care teachers ensure that the caregiver picking up is authorized to sign out the child.

      After Care teachers may teach morning and afternoon classes to create a full day assignment.

      To apply for any Teaching Position, submit the following application:

      Camp Levine Teaching Positions Application

      • Camp Levine faculty positions are open to experienced early childhood and/or elementary teachers with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
      • Not all positions are available at every campus.
      • All faculty must be able to commit to the entirety of one or both sessions.
      • Morning positions can be paired with afternoon positions to create a full day assignment.
      • Camp Levine positions are summer seasonal.
      • Camp Levine staff and faculty can receive a 40% discount on camp tuition for their children.
      • Teaching positions at Camp Levine start at $34.00 an hour.

      Levine Music is an Equal Opportunity Employer

      Levine Music’s employment policy is committed to anti-discrimination of employees or applicants based on sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law concerning any employment practices.