Camp Counselor: Filmmaking Camp / Camp Counselor: Animation Camp, 2022 Summer Camps—Summer @ the Lab

Report to: Group Instructors

Position Objectives

The Jacob Burns Film Center is seeking Camp Counselors to be part of the team of educators at its Media Arts Lab Summer Camp.  The Camp Counselor is a role that supports the Group Instructor and works closely with campers grades 6-12 on a daily basis, leading them through collaborative film and animation projects. These creative projects will be 1–3 minutes long with a strong emphasis on storytelling, peer feedback, and collaboration.

Days are structured with two short 15-minute breaks and a 1-hour lunch break that counselors are responsible for monitoring.  Counselors will also help lead small groups in brainstorming, filming (onsite and offsite), and editing their short film projects, and simultaneously fostering a fun, collaborative, and empathetic environment.  There will be some additional training hours required prior to the start of Camp.

For more information about our summer camps, please explore our Filmmaking Camp and Animation Camp pages.



  • Guiding and leading creative media-making projects (storyboarding, filming/animating, editing)
  • Coordinating class equipment, space, and material needs
  • Supporting campers’ use of creative equipment and software
  • Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for campers (including enforcing COVID-19 safety guidelines)
  • Monitoring campers during lunches and break times
  • Setting up and breaking down classroom studios
  • Administering attendance and student sign-out


Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be fully-vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19
  • Experience working with children and young adults
  • Experience in filmmaking or animation production
  • Strong leadership and communication skills


Applicants Should Demonstrate the Following:

  • Leadership and initiative in guiding students to create group success
  • Interest in film and/or arts education
  • Flexibility to work as a member of a creative team
  • Adept in adapting to different learning styles and personalities
  • Ability to multitask and problem-solve


Ideal Applicants Would Have:

  • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Basic technical knowledge of cameras and computers
  • Experience working in a day camp structure


Terms: 2-4 weeks from July 11- August 5, 2022

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm, 40 hours a week

Compensation: $15.00/hour

Orientation: A 1-2 day orientation at the JBFC Media Arts Lab is required and will include training in:

  • Equipment and software
  • Group management techniques
  • COVID-19 Health Safety


First Aid/CPR Training is mandatory for all camp staff and will be held in person at the JBFC Media Arts Lab on June 16 from 9:30-11:45am.  Please note that there will be an on-line portion of the course that needs to be completed before this date. Staff will be compensated for this training time.

Application Instructions: Please submit your resume and cover letter to with “Camp Counselor 22” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

Application Deadline: Applications are due by May 23, 2022.  Candidates who are being considered will be contacted and requested to have a follow-up interview.  Notification and schedule confirmation by early June.


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Unsure if you should apply? Research indicates that some candidates are less likely to apply if they do not meet 100 percent of the listed qualifications. If this is you, and you believe you would excel in this position, we strongly encourage you to submit your application. We are actively recruiting candidates with diverse work experiences, backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, and abilities. We believe all work experience has value, and are fully considering all applicants with a strong desire to help us fulfill our mission, including candidates who are making career-focus shifts or returning from employment gaps. Please use your cover letter as an opportunity to express your interest in JBFC’s mission and programs, and how you envision yourself contributing as a member of our team.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in hiring and employment on the basis of race, creed, sex, gender, religion, age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic predisposition and/or carrier status, veteran status, or any other classification as protected by law. Please inform the JBFC if you need any assistance with the instructions provided to participate in our application process. Questions and concerns may be directed to

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