Director of Summer Programs

Levine Music - Washington, District of Columbia

Job Category: Administration (other)

Job Type: Paid

Job Term: Full Time

Compensation: $65000

About Our Organization

Levine Music is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Levine’s core values - excellence and opportunity - infuse everything we do. Our distinguished faculty offer a broad and well-rounded curriculum that provides a strong musical foundation for students of different ages, abilities, and interests. We strive to make Levine's education available to everyone. Hundreds of students receive substantial scholarship assistance; many hundreds more receive free instruction through fully-funded in-school programs.

Job Summary

Job Summary: The Director of Summer Programs is a senior position responsible for the development and oversight of Levine’s summer offerings which provide musical and interdisciplinary experiences to students aged 3½ through adults at 5 campuses serving the Washington metropolitan region.  The Director of Summer Programs works directly in the management of Camp Levine, one of the largest and most successful interdisciplinary day camps in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Director works closely with department chairs, faculty and camp staff, as well as marketing and other support services, in managing these programs.


Duties and Responsibilities:

      Program Development

  • Development and ongoing review of Levine’s strategic approach to summer programs including its overall concept, design and structure, curricula, and framework for evaluation
  • Development and implementation of comprehensive student recruitment and retention plan
  • Coordinate with Levine faculty department chairs regarding studio recruitment and cross-promotion
  • The development of new programs and specialty camps (sites, partnerships, growth, etc.) and curriculum development 
  • Support Levine’s commitment to accessibility by modifying activities for campers with special needs
  • Integrate Camp Levine planning and programming with summer efforts
  • Work closely with the Marketing Department on a marketing plan for summer programs including Camp Levine
  • Coordination of teaching materials including a selection of books, music, instruments and supplies

        Supervision of Camp Levine faculty and staff

  • Supervision and evaluation of all Camp Levine faculty, staff, volunteers, and interns
  • Management of administrative duties of Camp Levine faculty and staff
  • Creation of faculty teaching assignments and schedules
  • Provision of professional mentorship to Camp Levine faculty and staff as necessary
  • Interviewing/hiring administrative camp faculty and staff positions

       Parent Education and Public Relations

  • Represent Camp Levine and all summer programs to all parents, students and the community at large
  • Develop and implement a parent education plan for the department
  • Oversee communications with families, including the parent newsletter
  • Develop activities and materials to aid parents in continuing their children’s music studies outside the classroom and exposure to Levine’s additional programs
  • Oversee maintenance of the pages on Levine’s website and social media relating to summer programs.
  • Develop a monthly communication strategy to stay in touch with families to keep them engaged and encourage promotions to new families.      

        General Departmental Duties

  • Development and management of the departmental budget
  • Serve on Levine’s Faculty Council
  • Serve on committees, task forces, and attend administrative meetings as required
  • Prepare and submit information for Levine catalogs and publications as required

Job Qualifications & Requirements


  • Passion for serving students and families with quality out-of-school time programs
  • Experience with the delivery of music or interdisciplinary arts education programs
  • Experience working in a supervisory or managerial role in an educational, summer camp, or after-school setting
  • Ability to manage budgets and monitor expenses
  • In-depth knowledge of activity-related safety regulations, as well as health and sanitation requirements
  • Knowledge of child development and/or music education standards
  • Experience hiring, training, and oversight of employees, as well as ensuring the students' wellbeing.
  • Ability to work collegially but independently and think strategically
  • Excellent communication, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills
  • Relevant education and/or experiences in the arts, non-profits, and educational settings preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Windows-based computer systems

How to Apply

             Applicants for this position should submit a summary describing your experience, why you are applying

             for this position, and how your background, skills, and expertise qualify you for this position. Also, include

             a chronological list or resume of previous positions and education.

             Please submit application materials to:

             A. Maria Williams

             Director of Human Resources

             Levine Music

             2801 Upton Street, NW

             Washington, DC 20008


             (202) 686-8000 x1008

             (888)-240-7039 (secure fax)



             Levine Music is an Equal Opportunity Employer

             Levine Music’s employment policy is committed to anti-discrimination of employees or applicants based on sex,

             gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental

             disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law concerning any employment