Birch Creek Employment Opportunities

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Birch Creek offers an inspiring and fun work environment for those looking for a position in a music arts organization. Students and world-class teaching/performing faculty from around the country converge on the Birch Creek campus each summer to learn about and live the lifestyle of a professional musician. Shoulder season programming includes a wind ensemble and chamber music retreats for adults, in addition to fall and winter concerts. Employees enjoy free concerts, competitive wage, paid time off, retirement, flexibility, remote capabilities, great enrichment rewards and a fun work environment.

Available Positions

FACILITIES MANAGER
Description: The Facilities Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day facilities management of campus operations relating to the upkeep, maintenance, financial management and supervisory oversight of the Birch Creek facilities and grounds. The Facilities Manager hires and oversees maintenance personnel, interfaces with outside service providers/vendors and works closely with contractors on infrastructure and maintenance projects.

Qualifications: Supervisory experience of maintenance staff, interfacing with contractors, vendors and volunteers; experience procuring bids for projects and overseeing and monitoring building/property maintenance while operating within a fixed budget. Budget development and monitoring experience required. This is a part-time position reporting to the executive director.

Compensation: $20-$24/hour based on experience. IRA 3% match. Paid time off.

LEAD MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Description: The Lead Maintenance Technician provides for a physically safe living and working environment for employees, faculty, students and patrons. The Lead Maintenance Technician is also responsible for the daily upkeep, repairs, and maintenance of campus buildings, as well as fixtures, machinery and mechanical equipment located in campus buildings, common areas and campus grounds. 

Qualifications: General carpentry, basic electrical and plumbing skills, knowledge of HVAC systems and the ability to service and perform regular preventive maintenance on campus equipment and machinery. Proven problem solving ability, positive attitude and good communication skills required. Must maintain a professional courteous manner with all employees, guests and contractors. Must be in good physical condition, have good physical strength and manual dexterity. Job requires lifting, pushing, or pulling 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly. Must be able to climb ladders and access crawl spaces. Valid driver’s license required. This is a full-time position reporting to the facilities manager.

Compensation: $18-$22/hour depending on skills, experience and knowledge. IRA 3% match. Paid time off. Health insurance reimbursement. AFLAC insurances.

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Available Positions ~ Summer Season

COUNSELORS (6 Positions)
Responsibilities: Monitor students, develop and coordinate student recreational activities, share campus maintenance and housekeeping duties with other counselors, assist with student registration and orientation, assist with concert preparations and logistics, assist in office, library, and with campus errands. 

Qualifications: Music Majors, preferably in Education with experience working with junior high and high school students preferred. Dependable, energetic, hard-working, self-motivated, well-organized, good at communications and teamwork. Valid driver’s license required for two years.  Must have a valid CPR/First Aid Certificate; lifeguard certificate a perk!

SALARY $400/week plus room and board. Full-time. Weekends required.
START DATE: June 12      END DATE: August 19

PRODUCTION MANAGER: SOUND RECORDING AND LIVE STREAMING
Responsibilities: Coordinate, oversee and install sound set-up, sound enhancement, recording and live streaming for all campus and outreach concerts.  Oversee and work together with lighting technician/house manager. Work for all on campus and off campus outreach concerts and sound checks.  Assist with stage and sound set-up and other concert preparations.  Maintain equipment in campus Library/Listening Lab and Keyboard Lab.  

Qualifications: Experience and training, setting up and operating a mixer, recording equipment and live streaming.  Experience in music performance and house management helpful.  Dependable, self-motivated, energetic, outgoing, excels at working with people, positive attitude. Sound engineering or technical theater major preferred.  Valid driver’s license for two years. Must have access to a personal vehicle.

SALARY $500/week plus room and board. Full-time. Weekends required.
START DATE: June 12      END DATE: August 19

HOUSE MANAGER AND LIGHTING TECHNICIAN
Responsibilities: Manage concert hall, run light board and perform lighting designs and checks for 30+ concerts. Maintain concert hall, Green Room and practice rooms. Assist with stage set-up and other rehearsal and concert preparations.  Oversee volunteer ushers and will call volunteers at each concert.

Qualifications: Experience with a theater light board and volunteers preferred, as well as professional house management experience.

SALARY $400/week plus room and board. Full-time. Weekends required.
START DATE: June 12      END DATE: August 19

BOX OFFICE INTERN
Responsibilities: Operate box office for all campus concerts, manage ticket sales, perform ticket/cash reconciliation and record-keeping and assist with concert preparations. Oversee and train volunteers on box office procedures. Assist with other office support functions as needed.  

Qualifications: Arts administration or performing arts student with business or public relations background. Excellent math, communication & people skills, highly organized, dependable, self-motivated. Able to work in a fast-paced work environment. Valid driver’s license for two years required. Customer Service, data management and previous box office training a plus.

SALARY $400/week plus room and board. Full-time. Weekends required.
START DATE: June 5      END DATE: August 19  

PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN
Responsibilities: Assist marketing director with marketing and promotion of concerts, concert insert layout, writing media releases, disseminating season materials, social media, advertising and photography & video in rehearsals and concerts.

Qualifications: Arts administration with marketing/public relations, or graphic communications background.  

Must have computer design, layout skills and some photography skills. Adept in MS Office software. Excellent communication and people skills, organized, dependable, self-motivated. Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle required.  

SALARY: $400/week plus room and board. Full-time. Nights and weekends required.
START DATE: June 5      END DATE: August 19 

KITCHEN ASSISTANT (3 positions)
Responsibilities: Assist with preparation, serving and clean-up of meals served from the licensed Birch Creek kitchen. Work with culinary chef and supervisor/cook to provide healthy and appetizing meals for the academy students, faculty and staff.                                                                                                                     

Qualifications: Some experience in food service operations, deli- or restaurant with general cleaning duties helpful. WE WILL TRAIN. This is a 40 hour per week position, with some split shifts and overtime possible. 

SALARY: $480/week plus room and board. Full-time. Weekends required.
START DATE: June 12      END DATE: August 24 

For more information about these positions or about the Birch Creek Music Performance Center academy, please email Mona Christensen. Online applications will be accepted after December 1 at BirchCreek.org/Jobs.  Review of applications and interviews will begin in early February, with hiring completed by 3/1/2023 or until filled. Start and end dates may be subject to change.

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