Admissions Counselor

  • Interlochen, MI
  • Full-time

Company 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

Interlochen Center for the Art’s 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.



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  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.

Job Description

Interlochen Center for the Arts seeks an articulate and motivated admissions professional. This position requires the knowledge and desire to combine independent school admissions work and specialized program enrollment demands with being an arts advocate at one of the nation’s premier artistic centers.  The Office of Admission and Financial Aid enrolls more than 3,000 qualified elementary and secondary students from 50 states and more than 50 countries each year across numerous artistic disciplines and sessions in two signature programs: Interlochen Arts Academy, a 500 student boarding high school for the arts, and Interlochen Arts Camp, an intensive summer program in the arts for 2500 students.


Reporting to the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Admission Counselor has the following primary job responsibilities:


STUDENT RECRUITMENT: Implement an enrollment strategy for one or more arts areas for Interlochen Center for the Arts. Benchmark the success of these efforts and maintain an aggressive timeline for strategic initiatives.


ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT: Manage the enrollment process for candidates at Interlochen Arts Academy and all summer programs from inquiry through matriculation including, but not limited to, parent and student-candidate interviews/auditions and evaluations, assembly of candidates’ electronic and paper applications, and communication with diverse constituencies.


CULTIVATION: Develop a network of constituents within an assigned arts area.  Cultivation requires travel, the implementation of e-recruitment techniques, and close work with all constituents to strengthen vital relationships (faculty/administration, current parents, friends, feeder programs, and feeder schools).


REPORTING: Provide timely statistical reports relating to prospective candidates,  applications, planned events, and network resources.



A qualified candidate will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • A background and/or experience in instrumental music is an advantage. 
  • The candidate must be able to function ably in a fast-paced environment that promotes teamwork as well as independence and have a service-oriented approach as well as an awareness of the needs and concerns of a selective independent institution. 
  • The successful candidate will be a strategically minded, a consummate professional with strong communication, organizational, interpersonal and computer skills, as well as the ability to travel with ease.
  • Have an understanding and appreciation for the arts in general and music specifically, independent school education, a boarding school community enrollment management or marketing experience is helpful. 


Additional Information


A competitive salary and benefits package is being offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process:

Required documents for application are: cover letter/letter of interest, resume and a current listing of three references.  These documents should be uploaded into your application, under the additional documents section.  You can complete the online application by clicking the "I'm interested" green button.

If you are unable to upload the additional documents at time of application you can email them to, subject title: "Admissions Counsleor" Materials will only be accepted electronically. 


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.