Job: Summer Camp Counselors (Concordia Language Villages)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017

Concordia Language Villages’ summer Russian immersion program for kids ages 6-18 is now hiring camp counselors for July-August 2017. They are actively recruiting for a diverse pool, so please spread the word!

Interested candidates can use this link to explore Concordia Language Villages in general, the Russian Village (Лесное озеро) in particular, and the various staff positions available:

Most of the available positions are appropriate for those with abundant energy but little or no teaching experience, as they provide intensive teacher training, a very thorough curriculum, and in-service support. They are particularly in need of male counselors and lifeguards (or those willing to take our lifeguarding course and become certified as lifeguards).

Most successful US-based applicants will be in third year Russian or beyond. In general, their US-based staff members are usually either heritage speakers or L2 learners who have already spent a year in a Russian-speaking country, as this position requires a strong command of informal spoken Russian. Staff members are expected to be able to use Russian to communicate both in staff meetings and with campers in all daily life situations. This is a summer camp experience, so prospective staff should enjoy rustic living, physical exertion, and sharing responsibility for maintaining communal spaces.

They also hire staff from abroad, as they have a J1 camp counselor visa, and international staff are NOT required to speak English – just to be fantastic camp counselors. They are very interested in recruiting diverse staff from around the Russian-speaking world.

If anyone has questions, please contact: .