IGNITE CAMP Summer staff

Purpose of Positions: Serve as both an adult responsible for campers and as part of Ignite Theatre Company Bonfire Summer Camp support staff for camp administration. Help with the implementation of program activities and work to achieve camp learning objectives.

Collective Goals for Camp

  • To have fun and develop imagination and creativity

  • Give children an understanding of musical theatre

  • Help children learn the process of play with theatre concepts

  • Maintain health and safety standards

  • Run a well-organized camp program

Exhibit Characteristics of: creativity, responsibility, patience, dependability, and maturity; be a self-starter and a team player with a positive attitude


  • Assume responsibility for safety of campers (be familiar with risk management plans) and report all injury incidences to camp director

  • Follow camp objectives, rules, policies, and guidelines

  • Assist with all camp activities

  • Serve as a positive role model for campers

  • Be punctual and organized

  • Participate enthusiastically

  • Follow directions

  • Show a genuine interest in campers

Qualifications and Requirements

Must be a college student with related experience in the education or theatre field.

Must complete application requirements.

Email Libby Pedersen at LibbyJPedersen@gmail.com with resume, completed application, and cover letter.

If hired, attend the training session prior to camp. Training session will be held date TBD. This training session is mandatory. CPR/first aid training is preferred, but not required.


Musical Theatre Mini Camp Counselor 

Two positions available 

Jr. Camp Counselor (Must be a member of Ignite Elite Performance Team)

One paid Camp Counselo r 


  • Daily June 4th-8th 8am-1:00pm

  • Ability to work with very young performers  

  • Background in teaching/performing

  • Dance/vocal training

  • Audition experience (as a director or performer)

  • Ability to remain calm and patient


  • Duties

  • Help choose material for campers to perform

  • Aid in running final performance

  • Run the daily camp including warm ups, music and dance, cool down

  • Run physical activities

  • Create a method to demonstrate growth during camp

  • Support free and structured writing assignments


Ignite Young Playwright  Workshop Counselor 

Ignite is seeking an enthusiastic individual with a playwriting background to assist our staff member with this week long camp focusing on writing, editing, and staging original works with young people age 12-19. 


  • BA (or in school for BA) in Theatre/Playwriting/Theatre Education

  • Two years experience in writing plays, musicals, short stories, screenwriting, etc.  

  • Demonstrated ability to critique young writers in a supportive and collaborative manner


  • Create curriculum for campers

  • Help campers maintain a journal during the camp process

  • Help cast and develop students’ writing into cohesive, staged readings for final performance


Bonfire Summer Camp Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. 

Assistant Director/Camp Counselor 

(Theatre background/dance background required)

Daily 8am-4pm. 
Applicants must be 17+, have reliable daily transportation and pass background/drug test. 

Duties and Qualifications Specific to Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.


  • High school diploma

  • BA (or working toward) in Theater/Education/Dance, etc.

  • Performance/backstage experience

  • Experience working with youth ages 4-14

  • Dance/vocal training

  • Audition experience (as a director or performer)

  • Ability to remain calm and patient


  • Help create and oversee the production design of Alice in Wonderland Jr.

  • Set up/tear down space

  • Run daily physical/vocal warmup

  • Run daily, active theater-based game

  • Attend daily rehearsals, tech week, and performances

  • Serve as backstage staff during the run of the production


Those interested in submitting an application for any of these positions should email LibbyJPedersen@gmail.com

Please include a current resume and what position for which you. are applying