Miniwanca Jobs

Media Specialist

Media Specialists spend their time seeking to capture the magic of the Miniwanca experience through photography and videography.

Our days as a media specialist are simpler. We challenge often but have more fun. The outdoors is our home. We work together to create a community where individuals are respected, and where our values guide our actions. We gain confidence, share, and have fun.

Set on 360 wooded acres and a mile of private Lake Michigan shoreline, Miniwanca is a breathtaking and inspiring setting for growth. Towering sand dunes and pines line our beach. A second, inland lake provides the perfect setting for swimming, sailing, and canoeing.

At Miniwanca, Media Specialists will capture the beauty of Miniwanca and the magic of a summer spent here. They will focus on telling the story of camp by capturing colorful, vibrant moments that will speak to Miniwanca’s meaning long after the summer has finished.

Interested applicants can check out our full job description linked here and scroll down for FAQs.

What should I know before applying?

Media Specialists...

  • Are excited to capture the beauty and fun of camp.

  • Love working with kids and being outside.

  • See themselves as positive role models for the youth of Miniwanca.

  • Have experience with DSLR cameras and other photography equipment.

  • Have one day off for every six days worked.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What do the living arrangements look like?

    Media Specialists will live in our open air cabins with other specialists. Our cabins have open windows with no screens on them and have flaps that roll down to cover the windows in inclement weather. We suggest staff bring mosquito netting to cover their twin size bed.

    I have never been to camp before. Is that okay?

    It is not uncommon for staff to be experiencing camp and Miniwanca for the very first time. Staff should be open to new experiences and ways of operating when they come to Miniwanca, especially if this is their first time at Miniwanca or at a summer camp in general.

    What does a typical day as a media specialist look like?

    Media Specialists will closely follow the days’ activities, seeking to capture the story of each day. They will be present from our optional morning Polar Bear plunge all the way to our Evening Reflection at the end of the day. They will aim to take a picture of each camper each day, and will try to picture as many interest groups as possible each day. Media Specialists will sort and edit their photos to upload on a secure online site for parents to look through daily.

    What if I have dietary needs?

    Miniwanca is able to work with a variety of dietary needs and allergies. At each meal, Miniwanca will provide a dairy free, gluten free, and vegetarian option. Miniwanca is peanut and tree nut aware and will not serve anything with those products in it. Some snacks and desserts may be created in a facility that uses peanuts or tree nuts, and safe alternatives will be offered when those are the general option.

    I don’t have a car. How do I get to camp?

    Miniwanca will pick up staff members on specific days from local airports and bus stations. If you do not have a car and are interested in using public transportation to get to camp please talk to your supervisor about what options are available to you.

    What is the time commitment for this position?

    Media Specialists must commit 8 weeks of their summer to Miniwanca. This includes a 2 week training period as well as 6 weeks of camp.

    Are food and housing provided?

    Yes, food and housing is provided for the entirety of your contract with Miniwanca.

    What a summer at Miniwanca looks like: