Employment Opportunities

Program Director

Girls Rock! Rochester is hiring a Program Director to oversee Girls Rock! Rochester’s programming, including researching and creating new programming opportunities, activities, and curriculum. The Program Director will organize workshops, oversee and collaborate with instructors, band coaches, and other volunteers, and provide a liaison for camp volunteers during, before, and after camp season. Outside of the camp season, the Program Director will be responsible for overseeing year-round programming including GR!R’s Rock Roulette for adults, drop-in style workshops, after-school programs, Amplified Teen Voices, and more. The Program Director will report to the GR!R Board of Directors and will collaborate with the Executive Director and Gear Director for training and support. The position is part-time (averaging 20 hours a week) throughout the year, with additional hours as needed during the camp season. Some weeks may be closer to 10 hours worked, some 20 hours, and during camp weeks may be over 40 hours. The weekly work schedule is very flexible. We are aiming to have our new Program Director begin on September 1, 2021, but can be flexible with this if needed.

The job description is as follows:


Camp Preparation (January – May)

  • Updates all camp acceptance process documents and applications
  • Manages camp acceptance process, including tracking application status, updating and organizing camper data, updating instrument availability
  • Maintains regular communication with parents/guardians regarding acceptance status
  • Prepares materials and documents needed for camp, collaborating with the Executive Director and Director of Gear to ensure that all items are accounted for.

During Camp (June – August)

  • Enhances GR!R curriculum, especially for advanced students
  • Organizes workshops and assists with recruiting volunteers for workshops
  • Collaborates with instructors and band coaches to provide support and assistance as needed
  • Visits classrooms to assist with teaching, band practice, and classroom management
  • Collaborates with Volunteers and Gear Coordinators to address gear needs

After Camp (September – December)

  • Researches and plans for additional programming, including adult programming, after-school, year-round programming, and year-round workshop opportunities
  • Recruits volunteers and former campers to assist with programming enhancements
  • Leads and coordinates youth initiatives including the Amplified Teen Voices Program
  • Collaborates with Director of Gear for gear needs related to programming
  • Assists with grant writing to support all programming


  • Flexible evening and weekend for meetings, tabling, special events, preparation, and staffing
  • During the week before camp sessions and during camp weeks, must be available full-time to work on workshops, camp-week curriculum, and camper acceptance/assignments. Is able to be at camp a minimum of eight hours each day.
  • Before and after prep and camp weeks: Is able to work 10-20 hours per week.


Your qualifications and experience should include:

  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization 
  • Teaching experience with program and curriculum development
  • Music background in composition, performance, and/or education
  • Knowledge of music equipment (primarily drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, and PAs)
  • Strong leadership and facilitation skills
  • Ability to communicate and work in diverse environments 
  • Good people skills!
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and capable of meeting deadlines while juggling multiple projects
  • Excited by collaboration, but also confident working independently
  • Excellent project management skills, helping to both create and maintain projects, assign tasks when needed, update progress, and keep team members on track
  • Experience supervising/managing/evaluating others and their workloads
  • Grant writing experience is a plus, but at the least, comfort and ease with narrative writing 
  • Budgeting experience is a plus


  •  Some light to heavy lifting of musical equipment (up to 50lbs)


Strong interest in youth self-empowerment, social justice, music education and cooperative learning is very encouraged. Due to working closely with minors, Federal and NY state criminal background clearances, as well as NY child abuse clearances, are required for this position.

To apply:

Please send a resume, a cover letter and three references to info@girlsrockrochester.org by August 13, 2021. We also welcome cover letters in video form, if that’s more your style!

Girls Rock! Rochester, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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