A global destination for artists and arts enthusiasts, Interlochen Center for the Arts nurtures creativity through five dynamic platforms: Interlochen Arts Camp, the renowned summer arts program; Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premier fine arts boarding high school; Interlochen Presents, a producer of more than 600 annual performances by internationally celebrated guest artists, Interlochen students, and faculty; Interlochen Public Radio, two listener-supported, 24-hour public radio stations (classical music and news); and Interlochen College of Creative Arts, a convener for lifelong learning in the arts.
Job Summary: The Instructor of Residence Life is a live-in teaching position that is responsible for building community and caring for students in a designated area of the Residence Halls. Instructors of Residence Life are members of the faculty and are responsible for developing educational programming, instructing students on life skills, advising and mediating student concerns, enforcing policy, creating safe communities, advising student groups, and developing other special projects.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Instructs students in the areas of living skills, social-emotional learning, and behavioral growth.
Provides care and a variety of direct support services to students in a residential setting and assists with the oversight of the residential education program.
Responsible for the implementation of educational and social learning that develop social and emotional skills, student leadership, intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, and are developmentally appropriate.
Builds and provides freedoms and structures that contribute to the overall learning and development of the student as appropriate for the variety of age levels we serve.
Facilitates the development of communities that are welcoming and accepting of people of all races and ethnicities, abilities, ages, genders, national origins, religions, and sexual orientations.
Supports leadership development for students in a variety of areas including academics, student groups, student representative board, programming and international student liaisons, and health and wellness.
Builds relationships with a variety of campus partners in an effort to strengthen student supports tailored to their students’ needs.
Responsible for detailed administrative and record-keeping tasks related to the care of students.
Provides detailed narratives to the student and family through the grade reporting process relating to personal growth and skill development.
Assesses and mediates student conflict and has the skills to sufficiently listen to and summarize individual and group concerns.
Interprets and enforces policies and procedures that relate to student conduct concerns.
As an active, live-in member of a diverse campus community, actively engages students in programming and conversations about diversity and social justice and confronts situations of bias that result from lack of understanding.
Bachelor’s degree required
Experience mentoring/guiding young people preferred
Experience with the Google Suite preferred
Ability to set clear expectations and boundaries and hold students accountable
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through
Ability to work as a team member and lead by example
Ability to respond to crisis situations in a calm manner
Due to the nature of the work, and the combined work/living arrangement, candidates must possess both physical and emotional stamina
Ability to follow and execute specific verbal and written instructions
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to promote and maintain positive interaction with all internal and external stakeholders
Ability to demonstrate respect for cultural, ethnic, spiritual and linguistic diversity and values including differences in personal goals, lifestyle choices and varying family backgrounds and histories
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 35lbs); to operate office equipment including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation, and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Regular, acceptable attendance for work (excluding excused absences and periods of leave) is an essential function of the job and must be maintained to be successful. Reasonable accommodations that do not cause undue hardship may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Employees who wish to request an accommodation or assistance are responsible for notifying the Organization of their request and engaging in interactive communication with ICA to determine available options
For a complete job description and to apply, go to www.interlochen.org/careers. Application Materials Required:
Safeguarding our students, guests, and employees is a valued mission within Interlochen Center for the Arts. As a condition of employment, Interlochen Center for the Arts requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. Prior to beginning employment, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and all new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to their start date.
Additional Salary Information: Position includes room and board along with a complete benefit package including health care, vision, dental, sick pay, life insurance, 403b contribution and more.
Internal Number: 85509-350998
About Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org. Interlochen Center for the Arts includes: Interlochen Arts AcademyInterlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities. Interlochen Arts CampYoung artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve. Interlochen College of Creative ...ArtsAdult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines. Interlochen Public RadioClassical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/CharlevoixNews Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/LudingtonStreaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists. Interlochen PresentsInterlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.