ROLE: Volunteer Coordinator


START DATE : APRIL 1st, 2019

CONTACT : Haley Zapal, camp@girlsrockcampatl.org


Girls Rock Camp ATL Is Hiring a Volunteer Coordinator for 2019!

Girls Rock Camp ATL is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering cis & trans girls/women, non-binary & gender non-conforming humans, and trans boys/men through music education, creative expression, and performance. Founded in 2008, we provide leadership opportunities, build self-esteem, and create a culture of collaboration among mentors, peers, and the broader community.

We are looking to hire a Volunteer Coordinator who will work in tandem (with the Camp Director, Board of Directors, and Staff Members) to plan, implement, and manage our summer 2019 Girls Rock Camp and beyond. The Volunteer Coordinator will be the face of GRCATL within the volunteer community and beyond, building up the vibe and involvement in GRC camps, programs and events.

This objective has the full support of our GRC ATL Board of Directors.

The position will be a short-term employment contract for the period of April 1, 2019 through July 31, 2019. The Volunteer Coordinator will begin in a part-time capacity on an as-need basis and will progress to full-time capacity as of June 3, 2019.  During Girls Rock Camp 2019 (June 16-22), the Volunteer Coordinator must be available and present on site for all hours of operations (approximately 7:30am – 6:00pm). The Volunteer Coordinator will return to part-time status on an as-need basis for wrap up and post-mortem following camps.

Volunteer Coordinator responsibilities include:

  • Oversee GRC-ATL Volunteer Program including recruitment, selection, orientation, and supervision of:

    • instrument instructors

    • band coaches

    • counselors

    • administrative staff

    • support staff

    • production crew

  • Work with Camp Director on volunteer training and orientation program.

  • Manage operations logistics for camp week, including load-in/load-out, daily schedules, workshops, and breaks.

  • Oversee production requirements for guest artist performances at camp.

  • Maintain email and personal communication with volunteers before and during camp.

  • Oversee maintenance and ensure proper working condition of all GRC-ATL musical instruments and equipment.

  • Oversee backstage and production operations for GRC venue showcase on Saturday, June 22.

Shared General Duties (with Camp Director)

  • Manage all day-to-day camp communications and email

  • Provide managerial support to volunteers, as needed

  • Update social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

  • Create promotional material for camp (T-shirts, lanyards, etc.)

  • More duties, as needed, to implement camp

Required Qualifications:

  • Commitment to furthering our mission of empowering cis & trans girls/women, non-binary & gender non-conforming humans, and trans boys/men

  • Commitment to social justice and anti-oppression principles

  • Experience working with diverse groups of youth and their families (2+ years preferred)

  • High level of self-motivation, creativity, and openness to learning

  • Experience developing and/or delivering youth programming

  • Experience playing one or more of the instruments offered at our programs (bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, vocals) OR experience working directly in production or with audio equipment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task and meet competing and strict timelines

  • Proficiency with email, Google Docs and Excel spreadsheets

  • Ability to lift and carry musical equipment, work in loud environments, and work at a computer for long periods of time

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with GRCATL or another Girls Rock Camp

  • Background in youth development

  • Experience training and/or supporting volunteers

  • Experience in public speaking

  • Experience in working in non-hierarchical environments, with the ability to work accountability both independently and as part of a team

  • Commitment to open and direct communication

  • Demonstrated commitment to self-care and personal sustainability

Strong interest in youth self-efficacy and empowerment, gender justice, music education, and cooperative learning is very highly encouraged. Due to working closely with minors, federal and state of Georgia background clearances are required for this position.

To apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, flat-rate contract expectations, and three references to camp@girlsrockcampatl.org by March 31, 2019.  In-person interviews in Atlanta will be held shortly thereafter.