Love sharing music? Love working with kids? 
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Please note: We offer a sliding scale stipend for our teaching artists upon request, but encourage those who are able to volunteer to do so. Also, if you sign up as a Lead Instructor, you will be responsible for to submitting a lesson plan by June 15, 2017. 

Instrument Instructor

Lead Instructor • Assistant Instructor • Volunteer
M-F, 9:00-11:00am

NYC Rock Camp rockers are ages 10-17, and possess a range of skill levels. Some have never touched a musical instrument in their lives, while others are already experts. Classes range from 6-15 students. You may do some collaborative large-group teaching with your co-instuctors, and bigger classes will have an opportunity to split up based on skill level to work in smaller groups. You will meet or email with your fellow instrument instructors at least once before orientation to create a curriculum and get to know each other.
See the "Instruments and Workshops" page for a brief description of each instrument class. 

Required for Lead/Asst: Musical Experience, Teaching Experience

Workshop Instructor

Lead Instructor • Assistant Instructor • Volunteer
M-F, 1:00-2:30pm

Each of our workshops values developing life skills and self-esteem, as well as encouraging creativity, self-expression, and awareness. This is a great position for multi-talented instrument instructors who would like to stay at camp through the afternoon. Workshops are generally larger than instrument classes, with 10-18 students, and are therefore staffed with a Lead Instructor, an Assistant Instructor, and at least two other volunteers. See the "Instruments and Workshops" page for a brief description of each class.

Required for Lead/Asst: Teaching Experience


M-F, 2:30-5:00pm

Band Coaches are assigned in teams of two or three to a camper band, with whom they work closely throughout the week. Coaches help their band set up the practice space, guide them through the songwriting process, and facilitate collaboration. Most volunteers have found it to be the most rewarding experience of camp!

Band practice is structured into half "plugged-in" practice, when campers can turn up the volume in a practice space, and half "acoustic" practice, where campers focus on songwriting structure, lyrics, band name, performance strategies, et. Band Coaches travel with the campers to both sections of practice. 

Required Skills: While musical experience is not necessary to band coach, it is certainly useful! Every band needs at least one coach who is familiar with practice gear, and at least one coach who is familiar with the basics of drums, guitar, and piano. But the most important qualities of a band coach are enthusiasm and energy, as well as experience with young people, collaboration, and problem-solving. 

Gear Assistant,  Sound Engineer

Gear Assistant: M-F 9am-5pm
Sound Engineer: M-F 11:30am-1:00pm

NYC Rock Camp borrows all its gear from the community, so the Gear Master works closely with the Director to coordinate distribution and daily inventorying of all equipment on-site. The Gear Master runs load-in on the Friday before camp, and load-out on Monday morning the week after camp. During the day at camp, the Gear Master is responsible for making sure each class has the necessary equipment, and would ideally run sound for the bands who perform each afternoon.


Load-in (Friday July 14th) • Load-out (Monday July 24th)

NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Roadies assist the Gear Master in setting up the classrooms on the Friday before camp, and/or breaking them down on Monday after camp. Knowledge of equipment (how to set up a PA, put together a drum kit, etc) and/or the capacity for heavy lifting are helpful, but not necessary! 

General Counselor

NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Help with camper sign-in and sign-out, keep our Sweet Hang (break room) clean, distribute camp materials, supervise lunch, relieve teachers who need a break, and generally help where needed. 

Social Media MANAGER

NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NEEDED. This position is responsible for updating the various social media during the day at camp. 


Take beautiful photos all day at camp, including the camper band photos, which are printed in the program for the Camper Showcase! 


M-F, 9am-5pm
The videographer will film throughout the days at camp, and edit together a highlights reel to be screened at the Camper Showcase on Sunday. Ideally they could also help film the Showcase itself, on Sunday afternoon July 23rd at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn. 

Ready to apply? 
Fill out the form below and we'll contact you with more information.

Full Name *
Full Name
Address *
Birthdate *
Reference's Name *
Reference's Name
WCS teachers, please list Principal Williams as your reference.
Reference's Phone Number
Reference's Phone Number
Please list the instrument(s), level(s), and/or workshops you would be comfortable teaching. Are you willing to band coach? Do you have experience with gear, live sound, photography, videography, or any other relevant skills?
Please list if you can work full- or part-time for the week of Monday-Friday, July 17-21. Can you work AM or PM slots?
We will offer several training dates on weekdays and weekends.
Are you available to help with load-in or load-out? *
*We can offer a maximum stipend of $400 for full-time staff, and $150 for part-time staff. Williamsburg Charter School teachers, please indicate n/a.
Do you have any relevant licenses or certifications? *
Use this format: State, City, County, from Year to Year
Note: We Make Noise does not discriminate against anyone with a record in the criminal justice system, unless previous offenses were violent and/or involved minors.
Thanks so much for applying to teach or work Rock Camp! *