Summer School Counsellors

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Canada's National Ballet School
  • Child & Youth Worker
  • Childcare
  • Counselor: Youth
  • Social Work
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Entry LevelN/A2019-03-072019-03-31

Ready to make your mark in the Arts?

Established in 1959, Canada’s National Ballet School is one of the world’s foremost training institutions for aspiring young dancers and teachers. Attracting students from across the country and around the world, NBS is the only ballet academy in North America to provide elite dance training, academic instruction and residential care on the same campus. The School’s progressive curriculum, with its emphasis on the physical and emotional well-being of the student, has put NBS at the forefront of dance training internationally.

Making dance relevant to all persons through its philosophy of ‘sharing dance’ sees NBS engaging a diverse mix of participants, from school children to people living with Parkinson’s Disease, in both on and off-site classes.

Canada’s National Ballet School is currently inviting applications for:


(Contract: July 1, 2019 – July 27, 2019)

Residence Counsellors will work directly with youth aged 9 – 16 years, who are attending Canada’s National Ballet School’s Summer School Program. Counsellors will supervise and care for students during Summer School (July 2019). Compensation starts at $15.00 per hour + 4% vacation pay.

Counsellors are required for the following shifts/positions:

  1. Residence Counsellor: FT scheduled rotating shifts (2 days on, 2 days off), Mon – Fri 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  2. Day Residence Counsellor: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  3. Evening Residence Counsellor: Monday – Friday 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  4. Weekend Day Residence Counsellor: Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  5. Weekend Residence Counsellor: Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Sunday 5:00 p.m.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting students with daily routines;
  • Interacting with students from various cultures and ethnic backgrounds while dealing with wide range of issues such as homesickness, stress, nutrition, etc.;
  • Preparing, organizing, and facilitating activities for students;
  • Helping the students to organize their schedules;
  • Chaperoning the students – escorting to class, to meals, activities and events;
  • Working as a team with other Summer School Counsellors and full-time staff.


  • Minimum 1 year post-secondary education in Child and Youth Work, Social Work, Child Studies, or a related field or equivalent experience in a related field;
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and team environment;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Being creative is an asset.

Successful candidates must supply Canada’s National Ballet School with a Police Reference Check in accordance with the School’s Child Abuse/Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy; this will be coordinated through the Human Resources Department of NBS.

Qualified applicants should send their resumes and the preferred shift/position(s) in your cover letter by March 31, 2019*.

* Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Canada’s National Ballet School is located at 400 Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G6.

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NBS is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the AODA. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process, applicants are asked to make their needs/requirements known.                                                                       

NBS thanks all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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