Our Summer Camp Instructors are hand-selected from leading colleges and universities across the country. They’re not only good cheerleaders, they’re great role models. At camp, NCA Instructors are alongside cheer teams every step of the way to provide individual and team growth opportunities. Our Staff inspire cheerleaders to “Go Be Great!”
At NCA Summer Camp, you’ll learn from some of the most talented cheerleaders in the nation.
NCA Staff is an exciting opportunity for cheerleaders to develop professionally in a field they love! Our instructors are some of the most talented and personable cheerleaders in the nation. The NCA Staff takes great pride in being part of an amazing family of instructors that spans the country and positively affects the lives of thousands of cheerleaders every year. The honor of being an NCA Staff Member is one that has the ability to open many future professional doors for you if you commit to the job and give 100% throughout your career.
As a member of NCA Staff, you will have the opportunity to wear many different “hats” both during and after camp. As the industry progresses and changes, so does your job. Each year that you are invited to return to NCA Staff will bring more responsibilities and opportunities that can be beneficial in your future as you attend college and interview for jobs. Below are some expectations, responsibilities, and benefits should you be chosen for this amazing opportunity.
If you’re looking for a job that’s fun, develops marketable skills, allows you to make friends nationwide and positively impact the lives of others.
As a NCA Staff Member, you will be a:
You will be notified by mail on or before March 1st of your employment status. Staff is hired in each region based on the number of returning veteran staff and the number of camps projected for the summer. If you are selected as a New NCA Instructor, you will be sent a comprehensive packet of information that will contain paperwork and detailed information on all areas of instructing summer camps for NCA.
All NCA instructors attend a mandatory Staff Training Meeting that will take place in the month of May. There are multiple Staff Meetings set up across the country and you will be asked to attend the meeting located in your region. This extensive meeting will cover all aspects of your job as an instructor (policies, procedures, teaching methods, safety, etc.) NCA will help to coordinate transportation to and from the Staff Meeting, and all expenses are taken care of for the meeting, however, salary is not paid during this training session.
Your availability during the summer will be the biggest factor in determining how many camps you will have on your initial schedule. We request that you be available for at least 5 full weeks during the summer (June through August.) The more flexible you are, the more camps you will receive throughout the summer. Camps that grow in enrollment and the addition of Home Camps will allow you to add camps continuously throughout the summer as your schedule permits.
NCA is able to offer significant discounts to our new staff for their uniforms. The average cost for a new instructor is about $85 and includes all attire that will be worn at camp, including shoes, as well as other needed materials.
The NCA pay scale is based on experience in performing and teaching and will be set once you are hired. Once at camp, all lodging and meals will be paid for by NCA. On top of your base pay you will receive nontaxed expense money per camp for travel and additional meals. If you are asked to travel a longer distance and you go beyond the fixed amount, you will be reimbursed through an expense report. If you are scheduled for a Day Camp or a Home Camp, you will be housed in a hotel and given more expense money since you will be on your own for more meals. You will be trained on all of these procedures at Staff Meeting.
You will be scheduled for camps within a 6 to 8 hour radius from your home address, and we will attempt to give you as much information as possible to set up travel with other instructors. Of course, we try to schedule you close to home, but that’s not always possible due to camp locations and enrollment. Travel is a required part of the NCA Instructor position, and you are ultimately responsible for getting yourself to and from camp.
Once at camp, all lodging and meals will be paid for by NCA. On top of your base pay you will receive nontaxed expense money per camp for travel and additional meals. If you are asked to travel a longer distance and you go beyond the fixed amount, you will be reimbursed through an expense report.
Yes, in many parts of the country we offer live tryouts. You can check our website for live tryout dates and locations, or you can contact an NCA Staffing Director in the NCA corporate office.
If you attend a live tryout, you’ll need to turn in your Agreement of Compliance form, photo, letters of recommendation, and application there. The AOC form is mandatory, but if you’re unable to submit any of the other items at the tryout, you may mail any missing items to the office separately. You do not need to submit a video of your skills to the office if you attend a live tryout. However, some applicants choose to send in videos in addition to their live tryout if they feel the tryout did not best represent what they’re capable of. It is acceptable to do both live and video tryouts.
A Staffing Director will contact you to let you know that we’ve received your application. However, if you haven’t heard from anyone, you can contact the NCA Staffing Director for your region or call the NCA office at 1-800-NCA-2WIN.
Applications that miss the deadline are taken on a case by case basis. In areas where more instructors are needed, it may be possible to apply late. Contact the NCA office and speak to the appropriate Staffing Director about your situation.
Although the summer has the heaviest volume of camps, NCA has much to offer throughout the entire year. Regional and National competitions are held all over the country, and staff members play a vital role in the success of these events. NCA also recommends staff members for judging and choreography throughout the year, which helps you to earn extra money for school.
Tryouts are listed in alphabetical order by state
March 16, 2019
Cheer City United
1515 South Bowman Road, Suite E
Little Rock, AR 72211
Tryout: 10:15 AM – 3:00 PM
For more information, contact:
Jervis Williams at email@example.com
March 10, 2019
Uknight Training Center
7307 Sandscove Court
Winter Park, FL 32792
Tryout: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
March 9, 2019
Carrollton Middle School
151 Tom Reeve Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117
March 17, 2019
Glendale High School
2727 South Ingram Mill Road
Springfield, MO 65804
Registration: 2:30 PM
Tryout: 3:00 PM
For more information, contact:
Michael “Obi” Obunuwa at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 2, 2019
Stroudsburg High School
100 W. Main Street
Registration: 9:30 AM
Tryout: 10:00 AM
For more information, contact:
Natalie Ayres at email@example.com
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Please note that you must turn 18 years of age by May in order to apply for Staff this summer. If you do not meet this requirement, please be sure to apply next year!
Video Tryout Tips:
NCA also offers Staff positions on our NCA Leadership Staff for applicants from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. All applicants will go through a personal interview. No video tryouts are allowed.
Download an Application for NCA Leadership Staff
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If you have questions regarding the tryout process or just want more info about joining staff, contact your Regional Staffing Director. There contact information is below.
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AL, AR, GA, FL, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN
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AZ, CO, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, OH, SD, UT, WI, WY
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