Boston Roundtable counselors are not your average camp counselors because these are not your average camps! Our counselors are hardworking, versatile staff members who fill many roles throughout the camp's duration including teacher, supervisor, and mentor figure. Their global-minded perspectives make them great host figures for our students, and facilitates strong cultural exchange. They bring great qualifications to the table and also take opportunities to gain valuable experience while acting as a counselor.
Does that sound like you? Scroll through this page to learn more about program dates, specific counselor qualifications, and how to apply!
2019-2020 Program Overview:
The Boston Roundtable 2019-2020 travel program will visit all four corners of the USA and is expected to serve over 300 students.
Winter (Upcoming): NASA Space Camp (Dates TBD, late January-early February 2020) Traveling Stops: San Francisco, Orlando Band Festival Camp (Dates TBD, late January-early February 2020) Traveling Stops: Seattle, Boston, New York
2019-2020 Counselor Profile:
Native-like English fluency
Previous knowledge of Chinese culture
Previous experience acting in either a teacher or camp counselor role, preferably with children ages 8-18.
Beginner-to-intermediate level Chinese language skills
Ivy League or comparable top-ranking college students and recent graduates
TEFOL or TESL Certification/Previous experience teaching ESL
Together with a Chinese group leader, co-supervise and teach a small group of 15-17 students. You will be responsible for their physical safety and personal growth.
Lead the students in various activities, including both classroom-based and mobile learning, as well as taking students on narrated tours of renowned locations and universities.
Be a part of our program design and organization team and assist in other tasks that may arise over the course of the program (as assigned by the program director).
Depending on program size, counselors may be required to attend a three-day training hosted by Boston Roundtable. Housing and meals will be provided for the duration of the training. For smaller camps, trainings will be done in one-hour Skype sessions and day-of meetings,
We will go over the pedagogical and organizational skills necessary to be a counselor.
You will be given the teaching materials for each major stop of your program in advance, and will be quizzed on your comprehension of the material.
Perks of working at Boston Roundtable this season:
Base salary of $1,600 per session, with three opportunities for performance-based bonuses (not exceeding a total salary of $2,000) upon:
Satisfactory evaluation of pre-training material preparation
Successful completion of the program
Completion of all postmortem documents after the camp
Meals and lodging provided at and in-between traveling destinations, including Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, New Haven, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Miami, and more.
Great opportunities to hone leadership skills and gain experience in hands-on teaching, event organizing, and public speaking.
Being a mentor to Chinese youths and inspire the changes you want to see on the international stage. Deepening U.S.-China relations is up to you!
Counselors who perform to satisfaction this summer will also be invited to join Boston Roundtable in future installments of the camps, as well as the expansion of new programs!
Meet Last Year's Counselors!
How To Apply:
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applicants interested in applying for our Summer 2019 camps may fill out our form by clicking the "Apply to Be a Counselor" button below. by 5:00 pm April 30th, 2019. If you have further questions regarding the details of this job, feel free to contact us.
Additional Materials: In addition to filling out the form, please provide your resume at the end of the form.