Balkanalia depends on many hands to pull off a smooth and fun experience for all. If you’re willing and able to pitch in, we are looking for the following helpers, in exchange for half-priced tuition:
This team assembles the dance floor on Friday before camp starts and takes it apart on Monday morning. (The floor components live in a storage container at Camp Angelos.) Crew members are the first to arrive at camp and need to disassemble the floor before we need to leave camp at 11 AM on Monday. Strong knees and backs are a prerequisite, as well as some carpentry experience.
Campers like to eat! And someone has to clean up after them! The intrepid dish crew keeps the kitchen clean and running by, well, doing the dishes. The industrial-strength dish sanitizer is there to help, and everyone loves using the sprayer. Dish crew members work three hours a day, divided over the three meal times, and one evening party shift. Best part: You get to cut to the front of the food line. And shifts are timed that you’ll miss minimal class time.
The Kafana Crew works in the Kafana (surprise!), making Italian sodas and other refreshments during evening parties (no alcohol will be served), and also making smoothies on the back deck during happy hour. Crew members must arrive early at camp to set up the Kafana in the dance hall (usually after the dance floor is assembled), and need to break it down again on Monday morning before 11 AM.
The Bathroom Crew has the most flexible job at Balkanalia: Work on your own time and by yourself! For this crew we need two men and two women, to make sure bathrooms all over camp (yes, even the one by the river) are clean and well-stocked. Bathroom crew members must be able to stay until the end of camp to clean the bathrooms after campers have left. (Don’t worry, we give everyone strict deadlines to finish up in there on Monday.)
Registration & Check-In (NEW)
As people arrive to camp on Friday and for the evening parties (advance ticket purchase required for those!), we need a couple people to check them in, check their vaccine cards, and give them wristbands. Must arrive by 3 PM on Friday, and be available throughout the evening party. (A great job for non-dancers!)
Crucial task! Make sure coffee is available from early morning and through the afternoon. Coffee crew members divide the day up into 3- or 4-hour shifts, and during their allotted time are responsible for making coffee, as well as alerting someone on the board when supplies are running low. Early birds encouraged to apply!
Before camp, figure out the puzzle of who gets to stay in which cabin. Especially tricky this year, as we’ll try to reduce cabin capacity to keep it extra safe for everyone. You’ll start working on this a week before camp, and need to be available at check-in to let people know where they’ll be staying.
How to get a job?
Email Dina (dinatrageser at gmail) and let her know what you’re interested in. You must get confirmation from her BEFORE you register and pay. She’ll update this page regularly with number of open positions, but check with her in case a team has already filled up.