Education Volunteer: Swing/Summer Camp Counselor – Summer

Category: Volunteer Deadline: June 2, 2021 Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines Performing Arts has an exciting volunteer opportunity for current high school students interested in musical theater to assist with summer camps.

The Swing/Camp Counselor’s primary responsibilities include supporting summer camp faculty in the execution of musical theater-based performance camps for young artists in grades 3-8.

  • As a swing--prepare different parts in a musical and perform them should an actor miss a rehearsal or performance or if a group of young performers needs support. Learn from our professional instructors!
  • As a camp counselor--For musical theater camp, lead and guide younger musical theater students as they put on an entire musical in one week, plus assist with makeup, workshops, rehearsals, and final performance. At acting and improvisation camp, be role models as you guide, demonstrate, and support students throughout the week and during their showcase performance.

Musical Theater Camp runs for six week-long sessions at the Civic Center, downtown Des Moines. Daily hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Apply for one week, two weeks, or all six!  

Silver Cord hours are available.

COVID-19 considerations:  Guest and staff safety is our priority.  DMPA has standardized safety protocols in place and makes every effort to ensure our guests and staff remain healthy. Enhanced sanitization measures are in place as well as mask requirements and social distancing. Our facility lends itself well to hosting groups in large open spaces with high ceilings and high efficiency ventilation.


Applications will be accepted until June 2, 2021.  VOLUNTEER TODAY!











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