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Summer Camp – Counselor

Website Phoenix Youth Theatre

Phoenix Youth Theatre is a proud 501(c)(3) – EIN 86-3978427 – charitable nonprofit offering musical theatre productions, acting classes, dance classes, singing lessons, top-class shows, and performance showcases for children of all ages, in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona, and online all over the world.

A special note to aspiring young candidates and their parents:

At Phoenix Youth Theatre, we’re dedicated to creating an environment of excellence, creativity, and joy. This opportunity is for those passionate about the performing arts and eager to contribute to our community.

Love, Lead, and Inspire: politely, applicants should approach this role with the intention of dedicating themselves to hard work, fueled by a genuine passion for the performing arts and a desire to help children grow rather than as a means to simply pass the time during the summer.

Candidates will be required to attend one or several rehearsals in March 2024 to assess their suitability. We seek individuals who are ready to embrace this journey with an open heart and a commitment to excellence.

If the prospect of not being selected after the assessment process is disheartening, this may not be the right fit. We aim to foster a supportive and positive environment for all our young performers and staff. Please note that this role requires a specific skill set, but other roles throughout the season require different skills.


About You:

You’re a spirited individual with a passion for the performing arts and a heart for working with children. You’re a fast learner and a critical thinker, and you always look for ways to be helpful. Your positivity is infectious, and your optimistic outlook lights up the room.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a superhero for our young campers, providing supervision and support at all times.
  • Assist our lead instructors with the grace of a seasoned understudy, stepping into the spotlight when needed.
  • When comfortable, lead recreational and educational activities with the flair of a Broadway star—whether it’s acting, singing, dancing, or crafting.
  • Ensure the safety and correct use of equipment, maintaining our theater as a pristine stage for creativity.
  • Guide our students through games and explorations, fostering an environment of growth and discovery.
  • Be a mediator and mentor, resolving conflicts and addressing behavioral issues with wisdom and kindness.
  • Uphold our high standards of safety and cleanliness, ensuring every corner of our theater is ready for the next act.
  • Provide first aid and care with the precision of a stage manager, ensuring the well-being of our cast members.


  • Experience working with children, ideally in a camp counselor role or similar setting.
  • A background in musical theatre, ready to share your love for the arts with our young performers.
  • Patience, reliability, and the ability to build rapport with children, creating a nurturing and supportive environment.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, able to coordinate activities and engage with parents and staff.
  • An energetic and positive personality with the physical ability to participate in all camp activities.
  • First aid and CPR certification is a plus, ensuring the safety and well-being of our young stars.


Why Join PYT?

  • Be part of a growing organization with innovation at its core, offering opportunities for progression and personal growth.
  • Work in an environment that values integrity, diligence, immersive creativity, mutual respect, and uncompromising excellence.
  • Contribute to a kind and flourishing community, making a lasting impact on the lives of our students and the broader community.

If you’re ready to inspire and be inspired, to create unforgettable experiences for our young performers, and to be part of a team that values excellence and joy, we want to hear from you!

Let’s make this summer unforgettable at Phoenix Youth Theatre!

Location: Phoenix Youth Theatre
Employment Type: Contractor/Project-based
Hours: Monday to Friday – 20 hours per week
Weeks: May 27th – June 28th (Participation in all weeks is not mandatory)
Compensation: Highly competitive rate

Phoenix Youth Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, or genetic information, or any other protected status. We are committed to a merit-based selection process, ensuring that all candidates are evaluated based on their skills, qualifications, and passion for the performing arts.