Retreat Facilitator - Musician

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Department: Programs

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level


At Youth Frontiers, we partner with schools to build positive communities where students can thrive socially, emotionally and academically. We are a nonprofit, non-partisan organization and have been making a difference for 30 years.

Our team has been handpicked to create the best possible experience for students, educators and schools. They are passionate, creative, fun people who believe that every student matters and can make their school environment and the world a better place.

Youth Frontiers is a 2015 Minnesota winner of the Psychologically Health Workplace Award from the American Psychological Association.


We are seeking talented, solo musical performers to fill positions as Retreat Facilitator Musicians who will help to lead interactive four to six hour-long programs for 100+ students, grades fourth-12th. If you enjoy public performance, working in teams and inspiring kids to make their communities better, Youth Frontiers may be the place for you. Our current musical staff members also play their own music on local and national levels. 


This is a full-time, 10-month position and is eligible for full benefits.


  • You remember what it was like to be a kid. You can speak kid.
  • You are a talented, solo musical performer with performance experience. You sing and play keyboard and/or guitar, or you are Hip Hop musician.  You can write and perform songs that will connect with and engage 150 high school students!
  • You are passionate about working with youth and posses a strong desire to make a difference in young peoples’ lives.
  • You bring excitement and energy to large-group settings, and you don’t mind looking a little silly to help create a welcoming environment for others.
  • You have the ability to connect with people one-on-one and in a large group, whether they are adults or youth.
  • You are curious and fearless, committed to personal growth and development.
  • You have the experience and skills that allow you to communicate and function on a high level with diverse audiences.
  • You have the flexibility to travel overnight, 40-60 days over the course of the school year.
  • Although you may not be able to leap tall buildings (probably), you can lift and maneuver 50 lbs.


  • Have a couple of years of previous youth work experience.
  • Be completely fine with the occasional random, midday, dance party.


  • You will execute many aspects of Youth Frontiers' programs by being an active part of a program team.
  • You will perform solo music that contributes to the messages and themes of the program.
  • You will transport equipment to and from retreat sites.
  • You will help cultivate relationships with program participants including school staff and volunteers.
  • You will attend regular staff meetings and various work-related functions, including ongoing training, special events and projects throughout the year.
  • You will perform other job-related duties as apparent or assigned.


When applying, you must include a link to your website (or a YouTube video) that showcases your music.

Initial information is provided year-round. See our website at for more information.

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