Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute
Counselor Job Descriptions
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All counselors have two jobs, with two sets of responsibilities, at the Oklahoma
Summer Arts Institute. First and foremost, counselors are responsible for the
safety and well-being of students with whom you will live. It will be your responsibility
to check in your students at all required events and at nightly housing meetings.
As a counselor, you are expected to be positive, set a professional example,
and be involved with your students. In addition, all counselors have “day-jobs”,
which are outlined below. At the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute students come
to learn about the arts. The Institute’s great gift, its most important
lesson, is the personal growth and development of each young artist. The OSAI
faculty, staff, and counselors play a valuable role by facilitating individuality
and personal commitment to the arts.
- Class Liaisons
Liaisons are needed in the areas of acting, ballet,
modern dance, drawing/painting, photography, choral music, orchestra, creative
writing, and film/video. Liaisons are responsible for the physical, social and
personal well-being, comfort and safety of the students in the class. Responsibilities
include, but are not limited to, attending daily staff meetings, maintaining
a clean studio space, assigning cleaning schedules, checking in students for
daily classes, ballroom dance classes, and evening electives. Liaisons must meet
the needs of their faculty member by remaining in the classroom for the entirety
of the class, completing site needs and technical request forms, assisting faculty
with preparations of ONSTAGE Weekend, etc.
- Front of House Manager/Programs Manager
The Front of House Manger/Programs Manager is responsible
for creating and dispensing all performance programs. He/She will work very closely
with faculty to develop their performance agenda. In addition, the Front of House
Manager coordinates volunteer usher groups and students acting as greeters and
cleanup assistants and must be detail oriented, possess good people skills and
must be able to work under deadlines.
- PR Assistant
The PR Assistant reports to the PR Director and
assists in coordinating the completion of faculty/staff bios, photos and media
lists. He/She assists in preparation of major press releases, creates a poetry
anthology, performs clerical tasks, and assists with visiting press and special
guests as directed.
- Site/Stage Crew
Members of the site/stage crew report to the Technical
Director and are responsible for the setup of the Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference
Center. They are responsible for all assignments given by the Technical Director,
and assist with class setup and stage management for performances/events, including
lighting and sound assistance. Crew members are responsible for all OSAI equipment.
Be aware that this job is physically demanding and very labor intensive.
- OAI Store Manager
The OAI Store Manager is responsible for OSAI store
inventory, keeping financial records and deposits, maintaining orders for CD
and videotaped performances, and maintaining store hours. The Store Manager must
be able to work in cooperation with the store assistant.
- OAI Store Assistant/ Ballroom Dance Liaison
In addition to the responsibilities of the ballroom
dance liaison, this position will also be working at the Twin Peaks Performance
Hall Store after evening performances. The store assistant must be able to
work in cooperation with the store manager.
- Special Events Assistant/Office Assistant
The Office Assistant/Special Events Assistant
maintains a professional and pleasant attitude with all administrative assignments
while working in the Oklahoma Arts Institute on-site office. In addition, he/she
will be responsible for assisting in all special activities, such as Visitor’s
Day, book signings, and ONSTAGE Weekend. The Office Assistant/Special Events
Assistant also promotes any student performances/events through out the two
- Town Runner/Pool Chaperone
The Town Runner/Pool Chaperone is responsible
for driving to local communities to complete the daily assigned errands and
purchase supplies as needed. In addition, he/she is responsible for the safety
and well-being of all persons in the swimming pool and adjoining courtyard
area during posted hours of operation.
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The Oklahoma Arts Institute
105 North Hudson, Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: (405) 319-9019
Fax: (405) 319-9099
E-mail: [email protected]
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