Are you passionate about fostering the next generation of musicians? Become a mentor at the upcoming Spring session of our Girls Rock! Camp!

Our mentors are integral to providing a safe and dynamic environment for our campers and encouraging them to express their creativity while learning not to apologise for who they are. Scroll on for role description details and application forms.

I want to apply to be a mentor! What kinds of things do I need to know?

Essentials
Each position has two essential requirements, plus other requirements and duties specific to the role. All staff and volunteer mentors must:

  • Have a current and valid ACT Working with Vulnerable People registration (or equivalent interstate registration) throughout the entirety of the program. This must be obtained by the applicant and provided prior to the beginning of the program.
  • Hold views and values that align with those of Girls Rock! Canberra, in particular:
    • committed to inclusion and diversity; and,
    • committed to providing a safe space for women, trans and gender-diverse people in which they can experiment with music and their identities free from judgement.

Exclusions
If you have been convicted of sexual harassment, sexual assault, physical harassment, assault, or any violent crime you will not be eligible to participate at Girls Rock! Canberra. Accusations of any serious crimes such as those mentioned above will be taken into account.

Confidentiality
Girls Rock! Canberra will treat all applications with confidentiality and hold applicants’ information in a private online drive.

Recruitment Process
After you submit your application, we will shortlist the applications and contact you for a phone interview (this is just a 15 minute call!). We will confirm your role via email in early August (date TBC).

Mentor Roles

To apply to be a mentor for our upcoming Girls Rock Camp Spring Session, please read the detailed information below and fill in an online application form. Applications for each position are separate but feel free to apply for more than one position!

Positions are open to women (trans and cis), and all trans and gender diverse people (regardless of identity).

Please note: Girls Rock! Canberra recognises that gender is a self-identification, and that there is a variety of language people may use to best express their experience of gender. Additionally, we do not offer mentorship positions to cisgender men – there are other ways you can get involved, including donating money, lending gear for the week, and helping promote the program through sharing on social media. Please and thank you!

All roles (excluding Kitchen Superstar) are paid an honorarium.

Band Coach

Band Coaches are assigned to one band for the duration of the week. Working with a Band Manager, you will attend each band practice and help the band members prepare for their live performance at the end of the week. As band coach, you can guide campers in all aspects of working in a band including setting up on stage, tuning, songwriting, stage presence, learning to play as a group and learning to listen to one another. 

Time expectations: Camp Orientation in the afternoon of Sunday 29th Sept; being at camp Monday 30 Sept – Thursday 3 Oct, 1pm – 5.30pm including attending daily debriefs from 5pm – 5.30pm; Friday 11am-5:30pm; and helping at the showcase on Saturday 5 Oct (times TBC but finished before 4pm).

APPLY HERE – Applications close midnight Monday 15 July 2019

Band Manager 

Band Managers provide support, advice and endless encouragement for their band throughout the week, while promoting healthy band dynamics. Working next to the Band Coach, you’ll accompany your band as they attend workshops, move through songwriting and rehearsals, , help them come up with a band name and logo, lead break time activities, and more. No musical experience is required but working with youth is a plus.

Time expectations: Camp Orientation in the afternoon of Sunday 29th Sept; being at camp Monday 30 Sept – Thursday 3 Oct, 1pm – 5.30pm including attending daily debriefs from 5pm – 5.30pm; Friday 11am-5:30pm; and helping at the showcase on Saturday 5 Oct (times TBC but finished before 4pm).

APPLY HERE – Applications close midnight Monday 15 July 2019

Instrument Instructor

As an Instrument Instructor, you will have basic to advanced knowledge in the instrument you are teaching (guitar, bass, drums, vocals or electronic), and you are flexible and able to cater to different skill levels. Some participants have been taking lessons for years, while some may have never picked up their chosen instrument before this week! You will work with another Instrument Instructor, as well as the Program Coordinator, to produce a class plan for the week (we can help you with this!). This does not need to be overly formal – you’re just teaching enough for each participant to be able to write a song by the end of the week.

Time expectations: Camp Orientation in the afternoon of Sunday 29th Sept; being at camp Monday 30 Sept – Thursday 3 Oct, 9:30am – noon including daily debriefs from 9:30-9:45am; Friday 11am-5pm (optional if you’re not the Showcase Instrument Tech), and helping at the showcase on Saturday 5 Oct (times TBC but finished before 4pm).

Please note: We will need to at least one designated Showcase Instrument Tech per instrument to assist with tech rehearsal and stage managing at the showcase. Are you available for this role?

APPLY HERE – Applications close midnight Monday 15 July 2019

Child Minding Team

Our Child Minding Team is an integral part of camp. This role involves spending time with the tiny humans who usually hang out with big humans at camp. This involves tending to physical and emotional needs (feeds, play, sleeping), keeping the children safe, providing fun and engaging stimulation (when necessary).

The role works well when combined with a mentor role. This availability and specifics of this role is dependent on requests we get from our mentors for childcare.

APPLY HERE – Applications close midnight Monday 15 July 2019

Youth Welfare Officer

Girls Rock! Camp can be a transformative time for campers and mentors alike, and we have identified the need for a Youth Welfare Officer to bolster the ongoing safety of campers and mentors throughout the week. In this role, you would be a contact person for campers and mentors to support and encourage the ongoing safety of our camp. You will be helping to mediate conflicts, creating a kind atmosphere, and working one on one with campers when required.

As this role will be split between two people, please let us know your availability (mornings Monday – Friday 9am-1pm, afternoons Monday – Friday 1pm-5pm, or preferences for individual days).

Applications via e-mail – please read the position description closely.

To apply, please send an email to girlsrockcanberra@gmail.com, with a cover letter addressing desired and necessary criteria (a few sentences for each) and a brief CV. Applications close midnight Monday 15 July 2019

Kitchen Superstar (Volunteer role only)

Working with our Kitchen Manager, it is the role of a Kitchen Superstar to coordinate the serving of food for mentors (lunch and snacks) and campers (snacks). This role will be on a roster basis.

Shifts are as follows:
Morning tea: 9.30am – 11.30am
Lunch: 11.30am – 1.30pm
Afternoon tea: 2pm-4pm

APPLY HERE – Applications close midnight Monday 15 July 2019

If you have any questions about the roles or applying, please get in touch! Email us at girlsrockcanberra@gmail.com