Summer Camp Counselors

Part time


Department Education
Supervisor: Summer Program Manager
Compensation: Paid internship, $200 per week
Deadline: April 30, 2020

Paramount Education is seeking intern camp counselors for our 2020 Paramount Summer Camps. Paramount Education offers camps for students 1st grade through 10th grade focusing on creative drama, musical theatre, playwriting, acting, and design. We are looking to fill the following positions:


Intern Counselors

Counselors will provide teaching and classroom management assistance to our professional teaching artists. This position will report directly to the Summer Program Manager. The ideal candidates will have a vested interest in the performing arts and enjoy working with youth in 1st through 10th grade. Candidates who are rising college freshman and older will be given priority. At minimum candidates must be rising seniors in high school or 17 years old by June 1, 2020. We are looking to staff all camp sessions.


  • There are 8, two-week sessions during summer 2020. Sessions run June 1-12, June 8-19, June 15-26, June 29- July 10, July 6- 17, July 13-24, July 20-31 and July 2-August 7.
  • Camps are full day, 9am to 4pm.
  • Locations vary across Austin


  • Should be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Should be able to climb stairs.
  • Should have reliable transportation to and from camp locations.
  • Must be available to work at least one complete, two-week camp session for consideration.
  • Must be at least 17 years old by June 1, 2020


Please submit your resume and letter of interest no later than April 3, 2020, to Katy Matz, Summer Program Manager, Education at KMatz@austintheatre.org with the subject line, “Summer Camp Counselor: [your name].” Incomplete submissions and submissions without the correct subject line may not be considered. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis so long as positions are available. No phone calls, please.


The Paramount Theatre is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Organizational Background

Built in 1915, the Paramount Theatre has served Austin for more than a century now. It stands next door to the State Theatre, constructed in 1935. Together, as the Austin Theatre Alliance, these spaces are acoustically more intimate, visually more appealing, and historically more significant than just about any other theatre in the region. Both are contributing structures to the Congress Avenue National Historic District, and the Paramount Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Theatres continue to serve as anchors in the downtown area for performing arts events, film screenings, and our education and outreach programs. Artists like Harry Houdini, Katherine Hepburn, and Helen Hays graced the Paramount stage in its early days. The venues continue to remain relevant to the community with a contemporary line-up of stars such as Lyle Lovett, Sheryl Crow, and Dr. Maya Angelou. Each year, more than 200,000 people pass through our doors to take in first-rate performing arts events and films.

Our Mission: Inspired by the power of the arts to change lives, the Austin Theatre Alliance strives to engage all Central Texans through extraordinary live performances and films, to ignite the intellect and imagination of our youths, and to ensure the preservation of the historic Paramount & Stateside Theatres; the crown jewels of downtown Austin.

To this end, the Austin Theatre Alliance has maintained its longstanding commitment to provide access to the arts for all Central Texans. Through our Education and Outreach programming, formally organized in 2008, we impact more than 18,000 children annually, seventy-five percent of the students are from the low-income, Title I schools most in need of our support. Our programs give students the thrill of attending a live performance at our historic venues, engage them in their classrooms, and provide an important resource for teachers wishing to incorporate creative learning techniques into their pedagogy. In a time of steep budget cuts, there is no more cost-effective way for students to reap the benefits of a comprehensive, integrated arts education than through the collaboration between schools and our education and outreach programs.