Summer Camp Counselor

DEPARTMENT: Learning & Community Engagement (L.A.C.E.)

POSITION: Summer Camp Counselor

REPORTS TO: Camp Rep Director/Learning Programs Manager

JOB TYPE: Seasonal/Summer

START DATE: July 1st- August 2nd, 2024

COMPENSATION: Pay begins at $15.00/hour


The Rep is the St. Louis region’s most honored live professional theatre company. Founded in 1966, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is a fully professional theatrical operation belonging to the League of Resident Theatres, The League of St. Louis Theatres and is a constituent member of Theatre Communications Group, Inc., the national service organization for the not-for-profit professional theatre.


MISSION: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis creates bridges between people in the St. Louis region and beyond through expertly crafted theatrical experiences that are joyful, unique, inspiring and thought- provoking.

VISION: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will be a welcoming home where a full spectrum of artists and audiences courageously engage with one another and expand their appreciation and understanding of the world.

Values: Collective Excellence, Equity and Anti-Racism, Resource Stewardship for Sustainability and Growth, Life-long Learning

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The Repertory Theater of St. Louis is in search of seasonal employees to work as counselors for summer camp. A Rep Summer Camp Counselor is a college-aged student with an interest in theater, performing arts, multimedia, education, or some other related field. The counselors will help teachers and staff manage camp throughout the day and will be working hands-on with campers.


  • Lead group activities and monitor campers

  • Ensure campers are participating in classes and the tech process safely and respectfully.

  • Respond to incidents, such as behavioral problems or accidents.

  • Log events and maintain records relating to camp daily activities.

  • Discuss camper participation and concerns with parents and other camp staff members.

  • Participate in training and camp staff meetings.

  • Support the administrative team by setting up classrooms, posting signage, managing drop off/pick up.

  • Administering first aid, when necessary.

  • Serve as stage management/crew members during the final showcase performances.

  • Some counselors may be assigned one-on-one camper monitoring duties, should any of our campers have a need for more direct attention. 


  • Training and orientation dates will be July 1-2, 2024.

  • Camp Sessions are July 8-July 19 and July 22-August 2, 2024.

  • Camp Hours are 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Staff hours are approximately 8:30am - 4:30pm, with a 30-minute break for lunch.

  • The final day of each camp session is an extended performance day. Staff hours are approximately 8:30am - 6:00pm, with a 30-minute break for lunch.


  • Cultural competency and awareness of popular youth culture.
  • Understanding of best practices for working with students with emotional, cognitive, and physical disabilities.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Fun, positive, and proactive personality.
  • Leadership skills and strong communication skills.
  • Prior First Aid Certification is not required, but a plus.
  • Hired Applicants agree to submit to a required background check before the start of camp. 


As a condition of employment, The Rep will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including one booster.


Please email a resume and cover letter to with Camp Counselor Application as the subject.