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 instructor 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 instructors 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."

Tennis Instructor position

HoelmerTennis and Life Camps employs 30-35 tennis instructors over the summer. The position works full time from June 6 through August 10, with a week vacation from July 3-July 10. 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 + 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.

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.

Application deadline is December 10, 2016. We will continue to accept applications after this date and will review them if staffing needs change. Please submit applications via the link below.

TLC Instructor Application

Pro Shop Manager/Office Manager positions

tlc2Tennis and Life Camps employs one Pro Shop Manager and one Office Manager over the summer. The position works full time from June 6 through August 10, with a week vacation from July 3-July 10. At least one year of college is required. Previous retail experience is preferred. Pro shop manager will need to run and close out a cash register, stock and manage inventory, and be knowledgeable on tennis clothing, rackets, strings, and accessories. Office Manager will need to meticulously set up camp, run reports, manage Excel spreadsheets, and direct check-in/check-out.

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 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 12:30 p.m. on Monday.The first-year staff starting salary is $3000 + room and board. On campus apartment housing and meals in the Gustavus Dining Service are provided. No health or retirement benefits are included.

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

Application deadline is December 10, 2016. We will continue to accept applications after this date and will review them if staffing needs change. Please submit applications via the link below.

TLC Pro Shop Application

Photographer/Social Media Manager position

tlcarianaTennis and Life Camps employs 1-2 Photographers/Social Media Managers over the summer. The position works full time from June 6 through August 10, with a week vacation from July 3-July 10. At least one year of college is required. Previous retail experience is preferred. This position distributes Tennis and Life Camps' media in a variety of ways. He/she 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. TLC uses HootSuite to manage social media platforms.

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 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 12:30 p.m. on Monday.The first-year staff starting salary is $3000 + room and board. On campus apartment housing and meals in the Gustavus Dining Service are provided. No health or retirement benefits are included.

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

Application deadline is December 10, 2016. We will continue to accept applications after this date and will review them if staffing needs change. Please submit applications via the link below.

PHOTOGRAPHER/SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER APPLICATION