Photographer & Counselor

During the first two weeks of each session, our photographers will have a flexible, floating schedule. When you are not directly involved in camper supervision or counseling duties you will be taking photographs of camp activities and events for archival and social media usage. Due to the nature of this position, your schedule will vary from day today with some days photographic work being in the mornings, some afternoons, and some evenings. During the third week of each session you will be scheduled so that you can attend dress rehearsals and performances to photograph parts of all productions. 

Coming to Stagedoor Manor will give you extra experience for your resume and your life. 

But first and foremost, you are a counselor. You are like a big brother or sister to our campers. As a counselor, you are the caretaker of a group of girls or boys. It is your responsibility to not only wake them up in the morning and be sure they are all there at bedtime, but also to check in with them during the day. Does one of your campers seem sad? Did you notice all the roommates were sitting together at lunch or was one of them missing? You are not alone! We have group leaders and returning counselors and lots of staff to help if you see a problem or have a worry. Male counselors typically watch over 8 campers and female counselors watch after about 6. 

Typical duties include:

Meal Duty- Each meal there are six counselors that eat before the kids so that they are available to take attendance (to be sure everyone is eating), wander around the dining room (to be sure no one is throwing their food, choking, etc), or need to go find a camper missing from the meal. 

Entry Duty- During the day, we do our best to have someone sit at the entry table by the driveway, stopping visitors, and directing people to the front office. 

Floor Duty- During rehearsals and classes, we have a counselor sit on each floor to ensure that no one is skipping a class, no one came back upset, etc. 

Other duties include: attendance, office, evening recreation, grounds, etc. 

All counselors have a 1:00am curfew! 

During Session Changeover (the 24-hour period between when one group of kids goes home and another group arrives), it is the counselors that vacuum and dust the rooms, decorate the halls and generally clean up in anticipation of the next group of kids. 

The hours are long. Some days you get up at 8:00am and not find your bed again until 1:00am. There is time in the day to socialize, take a two hour break, to check your email, etc. 

Counselors live in a dorm like building on the same floor, but not the same rooms,as the campers they are supervising. Counselors rooms are large with a bathroom and usually share the room with 4-6 other counselors. 

Video Tech & Counselor

 

Video Tech Teachers will be part of the continued growth of the Film & TV curriculum. This teaching positions will require the staff member to teach a total of 2-3 classes on an alternating day schedule. The days will either be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, OR Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Each class will meet for 1-hour each day and will run for the first two weeks of each session. These classes can include: Film Acting Process, Film Production, Filmmaking, Music Video Production, Film Analysis, Intro to Screenwriting, and any other potential areas of film production skills that the staff member can bring to the table. Our video classes at Stagedoor are usually team taught with either another Video Tech Teacher or an Artistic Staff Member. There is the rare occasion that a Video Tech Teacher will teach by themselves (like in Film Analysis).

 

The staff member in this position should have the basic understanding of how to use digital video camera, acting in front of the camera, camera angles, basic knowledge of the industry, and is a team player. Working in the film/tv industry is always a plus! Video Tech Teachers will be responsible for setting up and tearing down the video equipment during class time as well as during camp events that need to be filmed. Video Tech Teachers will also be part of filming the 14 different productions presented at Stagedoor each session. 

During the days that Video Tech Teachers are not in the classroom they will be focusing on their primary responsibilities as a camp counselor. Coming to Stagedoor Manor will give you extra experience for your resume and your life. But first and foremost, you are a counselor. You are like a big brother or sister to our campers. As a counselor, you are the caretaker of a group of girls or boys. It is your responsibility to not only wake them up in the morning and be sure they are all there at bedtime, but also to check in with them during the day. Does one of your campers seem sad? Did you notice all the roommates were sitting together at lunch or was one of them missing? You are not alone! We have group leaders and returning counselors and lots of staff to help if you see a problem or have a worry. Male counselors typically watch over 8 campers and female counselors watch after about 6. 

Typical duties include:

Meal Duty- Each meal there are six counselors that eat before the kids so that they are available to take attendance (to be sure everyone is eating), wander around the dining room (to be sure no one is throwing their food, choking, etc), or need to go find a camper missing from the meal. 

Entry Duty- During the day, we do our best to have someone sit at the entry table by the driveway, stopping visitors, and directing people to the front office. 

Floor Duty- During rehearsals and classes, we have a counselor sit on each floor to ensure that no one is skipping a class, no one came back upset, etc. 

Other duties include: attendance, office, evening recreation, grounds, etc. 

All counselors have a 1:00am curfew! 

During Session Changeover (the 24-hour period between when one group of kids goes home and another group arrives), it is the counselors that vacuum and dust the rooms, decorate the halls and generally clean up in anticipation of the next group of kids. 

The hours are long. Some days you get up at 8:00am and not find your bed again until 1:00am. There is time in the day to socialize, take a two hour break, to check your email, etc. 

Counselors live in a dorm like building on the same floor, but not the same rooms,as the campers they are supervising. Counselors rooms are large with a bathroom and usually share the room with 4-6 other counselors. 

If you are interested in reading about our Video Team Lead, click here.

Contact Us

General info:

info@stagedoorjobs.com

Camp phone in NY (June - August):

(001) 845-434-4290

Off season contact: 

(001) 818-207-5044

Winter mailing address: 

749 Keller Lane,

Marion, VA 24354

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