Work at TLC

Tennis & Life Camps



tlcstaffSummer employment at TLC is a dream job! You can pass on to others the joys of tennis and an enhanced approach to life that is impacting many people. Working in a high-energy environment where everyone is emphasizing the positive, smiling, and saying thank you is transformational. Former coach Betsy Mork wrote “What you are doing is truly changing the world, one camper and staff person at a time. It has affected me deeply, and helped me to choose my profession…teaching.”

Former coaches Carrie and Michelle Wiersma, now speech pathologists, claimed that working at TLC taught them who they wanted to be. “This job is not just about learning how to run a great lesson on court, but learning what kind of person you are and what kind of person you want to become. Every summer we found out more about ourselves.”

The TLC full-time staff works hard during the off-season to help their summer staff members acquire internships and explore job opportunities in their respective fields. Former Instructor Cody Anderson, a Gustavus alum, wrote "The connections I have made through TLC have been indescribable and the opportunities that it has provided me have been endless."

Educational Coach Position

MasonTennis & Life Camps employs 30-35 educational coaches over the summer. The position works full time from approximately June 4 through August 8, with a week vacation from July 1 to July 7. At least one year of college is required. A 4.5 playing ability and high school varsity experience are required. Varsity college playing experience and previous tennis teaching experience are recommended. Exposure to tennis educational materials and previous coaching are valuable. Previous counseling, leadership, music, and public speaking experience strengthen the resume.

A love for TLC and its mission are expected. A positive, helpful manner with coworkers and TLC campers is required. Attention to detail, honesty, commitment to serving others, punctuality, and an outgoing, friendly personality are very important.

The job averages 54 hours per week of tennis teaching and non-tennis teaching responsibilities. Time off each week is from 2:15 p.m. on Sunday to 2:00 p.m. on Monday. The first-year staff starting salary is $3000 + dorm counseling stipend + room and board. On campus apartment housing and meals in the Gustavus Dining Service are provided. An intensive pre camp training program and continuing professional development seminars are offered. No health or retirement benefits are included. The TLC Staff uses an endowment fund for activities, meals, and entertainment outside of working hours.

Other responsibilities besides teaching tennis include eating meals with campers, participating in variety shows, skits, and dances with junior campers, writing camper evaluations, greeting campers and their parents, and attending staff meetings.

Fringe benefits include tennis instruction during off hours, ball machine access, deeply discounted tennis equipment, indoor court time, and use of other campus facilities.

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2019 on a rolling basis. Please submit applications via the link below.

TLC Educational coach Application

Office Assistant Position

tlc2Tennis & Life Camps employs one Office Assistant over the summer. The position works full time from approximately June 4 through August 8, with a week vacation from July 1 to July 7. At least one year of college is required. Previous retail experience is preferred. Office Assistant will need to meticulously set up camp, run reports, manage Excel spreadsheets, and direct check-in/check-out. Additonally, they will need to run and close out a cash register, stock and manage inventory, and be knowledgeable on tennis clothing, rackets, strings, and accessories..

Other duties include assisting the Director of Operations, managing the dormitory game room, monitoring the camp front door, serving food, assisting campers, setting up for dormitory lounge programs, and dorm counseling.

A love for TLC and its mission are expected. A positive, helpful manner with coworkers and TLC campers is required. Attention to detail, honesty, commitment to serving others, punctuality, and an outgoing, friendly personality are very important.

The job averages 40 hours per week of non-tennis teaching responsibilities. Time off each week is from 2:15 p.m. on Sunday to 12:30 p.m. on Monday. The first-year staff starting wage is $9.75/hr + dorm counseling stipend + room and board. On campus apartment housing and meals in the Gustavus Dining Service are provided. No health or retirement benefits are included. The TLC Staff uses an endowment fund for activities, meals, and entertainment outside of working hours.

Fringe benefits include tennis instruction during off hours, ball machine access, indoor court time, and use of other campus facilities.

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2019 on a rolling basis. Please submit applications via the link below.

TLC office assistant Application

Photographer and Digital Media Coordinator

tlcarianaTennis & Life Camps employs 1-2 Photographers/Digital Media Coordinators over the summer. The position works full time from June 4 through August 8, with a week vacation from July 1 to July 7. At least one year of college is required. Previous retail experience is preferred. This position distributes Tennis & Life Camps' media in a variety of ways. They will take still and action shots of every camper, identify campers and distribute photos appropriately. This position will also will be in charge of splicing instructional analysis videos and uploading to YouTube. Must be proficient in Excel.

From a social media perspective, this position will monitor and manage all forms of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

Other duties include assisting the Director of Operations, serving food, assisting campers, setting up for dormitory lounge programs, and dorm counseling.

A love for TLC and its mission are expected. A positive, helpful manner with coworkers and TLC campers is required. Attention to detail, honesty, commitment to serving others, punctuality, and an outgoing, friendly personality are very important.

The job averages 40 hours per week of non-tennis teaching responsibilities. Time off each week is from 2:15 p.m. on Sunday to 12:30 p.m. on Monday.The first-year staff starting wage is $9.75/hr + dorm counseling stipend + room and board. On campus apartment housing and meals in the Gustavus Dining Service are provided. No health or retirement benefits are included. The TLC Staff uses an endowment fund for activities, meals, and entertainment outside of working hours.

Fringe benefits include tennis instruction during off hours, ball machine access, indoor court time, and use of other campus facilities.

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2019 on a rolling basis. Please submit applications via the link below.

tlc PHOTOGRAPHER/digital media coordinator APPLICATION