Employment Opportunities

Position Posted On:
Lutheran Music Program
122 W Franklin Ave, Suite 230
Minneapolis, MN  55404
Job Title:
Residence Counselor
Job Type:
Summer Employment
Hours Per Week:
Full Time
Position Start Date:
Pay Rate:
$1,000 one-time stipend
How To Apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, completed background check form, and three references that include name, position, address,
Contact Name:
Megan Hasche  
Job Description:
Counselors provide direct care for students enrolled in the Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival and oversee all aspects of Student Life. Counselors play a vital role in developing a positive, safe and enriching experience for every student. While deeply rewarding, the supervision of young people can be challenging: for example, counselors work with homesick or disruptive students, as needed. Counselors will be on the lookout for potentially harmful behaviors and situations, and provide clear and concise information regarding campus safety, etc. Students receive the majority of their information about activities, rules, conduct and social skills from their counselors. Counselors receive support and guidance for their responsibilities by sharing thoughts, ideas and challenges with each other, the Dean of Students, and the Director of Admissions. Counselors are assigned similar and equal job responsibilities. These assignments include, but are not limited to: • Supervision of a 10-15 member student group in the host college’s housing. • Chaperoning and managing on- and off-campus activities. • Equal sharing of mealtime supervision, including at least one lunch hour each week. • Equal sharing of “dorm duty” during the day and evenings ensuring the safety of students and oversight of lights out and rounds of the dormitory until everything is quiet. • Equal sharing of “on call” for emergency purposes during late watch. • Being completely familiar with and carrying out the rules, regulations, and policies of LSM and the host college’s housing regulations, as well as the information in the LSM counselor procedures and policies. • Attendance at all scheduled orientation sessions, staff meetings, recitals, worship, and student activities. • Meeting all deadlines for paperwork, assignments, or other information requested by the Dean of Students.
Job Qualifications:
• Counselors must be 21 years of age or have completed at least two years of college by summer 2013. • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the organization. • Familiarity with Lutheran churches: constituencies, worship life, church music. • Appreciation for classical music or personal participation in musical activities. • Strong interest in working with high school students. • Excellent time management skills. • Excellent inter-personal communication skills. • Proven ability to solve problems effectively and under time constraints. • Interest in developing personal leadership qualities. • Ability to lift and/or carry materials up to 30 pounds.