TitleAcademic & College Counselor
LocationAcademic/College Counseling
Department Name1420-Academic/College Counseling

Interlochen Arts Academy seeks an Academic and College Counselor. This person will advise and assist students and families on issues related to curriculum, standardized testing and the college application process. Counselors also provide academic support to ensure students are utilizing available resources.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Oversight and assistance with the college application process 
  • Monitoring each student’s academic/artistic progress
  • Educating and communicating with students, parents, faculty, staff, and educators on the college admissions process.
  • Meeting with students to map out a plan for academic course selection and registration, summer plans and college admissions 
  • Working with students in a group environment 
  • Writing letters of recommendation and advocate on behalf of students 
  • Assisting with course scheduling
Education and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, though a Master’s in Counseling, Psychology, or another related field is preferred
  • Experience in academic/college counseling at the high school level or college admissions  is strongly preferred
  • Technological proficiency (MS Office, Google Drive, Docs, and Spreadsheets)

The Academy enrolls over 500 students, of which approximately 20% are international, and nearly 25% are ethnic minorities.

Interlochen is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities and other individuals from underrepresented groups. 

Additional Information:
A competitive salary and benefit package is being offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Lunch is provided when Dining Services is open.

Application Process:
Required documents for application are: cover letter/letter of interest, resume and a current listing of three references.  Please upload your documents in a pdf format during the submission of the application process by selecting "Apply and continue to upload documents" button.  Include your cover letter in the same document as your resume.

Review of materials will commence immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Materials submitted will be held in strictest confidence, and references will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant.

The next step of the application process will ask you a series of questions, some are required by the EEOC concerning Protected Veteran Status and Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability. For more information please view the following hyperlinks. 
EEOC Voluntary Self-Identification of Protected Veteran Status
Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

More information about Interlochen Center for the Arts:

Interlochen Center for the Arts description
Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org.

Interlochen Center for the Arts MISSION…
To engage and inspire people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts.

Interlochen Arts Academy MISSION…

Interlochen Arts Academy provides artistically gifted high school students pre-professional arts instruction, college-preparatory education and life skills development.

To ignite lifelong passion for the arts 

Nurturing, Inspiring,Transforming, Enlightening and Enduring

Interlochen Center for the Arts includes:
Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities.

Interlochen Arts Camp
Young artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve.

Interlochen College of Creative Arts
Adult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines.

Interlochen Public Radio
Classical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; 94.7 FM, Traverse City and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/Charlevoix
News Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/Ludington
Streaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists.

Interlochen Presents
Interlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters

Self Identification TextOur company is an equal opportunity employer that supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, veteran status, disability or other protected category. To allow our business to evaluate their diversity recruiting efforts, and as a government contractor with regulatory reporting obligations, we collect information about race/ethnicity and gender during our application process. Your cooperation is appreciated in providing the information below, which will be used by our business for statistical reporting and any required government reporting (Responding to this request is voluntary and this information will not be used in assessing your qualifications for any position).