Summer Staff Positions

We’re hiring 2018 Summer Staff right now! Scroll through and click on the different staff categories to see the positions available.

Summer Staff Positions

The staff at Eden Village West comprise a family with one goal: to create the best summer experience for our campers. This requires a tremendous amount of energy, hard work, patience, and flexibility. The days are long and demanding.

The benefits are enormous. Do you want to make memories and friends that last a lifetime? Are you ready to eat organic, farm-fresh food all summer long? Do you love helping campers thrive and grow? Be part of our enthusiastic and caring staff family. The rewards from camp don’t end once summer is over. They continue throughout your life as you become part of a network that supports and nourishes you for many years to come.

Staff applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, however most staff positions are filled by mid-January. We encourage you to apply now if you’re interested in working at camp. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Eden Village West provides equal opportunities without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

2018 Staff Positions

Bunk Staff

Bunk Counselor

Be at the very heart of camp. Counselors care for, supervise, and live with a group of campers and are their primary caretakers. Counselors are responsible for shaping the culture of their bunk, being in tune with each camper’s individual experience, and maintaining safety at all times. Excellent communication skills and childcare experience required.

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Program Specialists

Farm Village Specialist

Love educating? Love farming? This position is for you! Work with the Farm Manager to implement all educational farm programming and maintain the farm. Previous educational experience required, prior farm experience preferred.

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Culinary Arts Specialist

Take the campers of Eden Village West on culinary adventures that utilize farm fresh food! This position will be responsible for developing our culinary curriculum, teaching safe and effective cooking techniques, and managing other staff to implement programming. Requires coordination with the farm and kitchen teams.

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Forest Village Head

Design and lead programs for campers to learn wilderness skills including fire-by-friction and fire tending, whittling, archery, shelter building, wild edibles, cordage, awareness games, and more. Supervise and work with a teammate to implement Forest Village activities. First aid certification required.

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Homestead Village Specialist

Are you a skilled educator with significant experience in woodworking and/or ceramics? We want you to design and lead age appropriate activities in woodshop and pottery studio!

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Herbalism Specialist

Design and lead educational programs for campers to identify herbs, make tinctures, teas, salves, soaps, lotions, and syrups with herbal medicinal properties. Requires coordination with the farm team.

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Aquatics Director

Oversee the river and pool program; supervise lifeguards. Current waterfront lifeguard, First Aid, CPR and AED certifications required; current WSI preferred.

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Lifeguard

Work with the Aquatics Director and other lifeguards to ensure our campers safely enjoy the beauty and magnificence of the Russian River, as well as our camp pool! Requires current certifications and single-minded focus on safety while working.

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Wellness Staff

Registered Nurse

Serve as the primary health supervisor at camp while coordinating with the Medical Director and Nurse Assistant to maintain the health of our campers and staff. Our ideal nurse will be excited by the fact that there’s a medicinal herb garden just outside the health center. Our goal is to find nurses who can stay the whole summer, but we are interested in shorter-term nurses as well.

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Nurse Assistant

Support our nurse team, camp wellness, and help put smiles on camper’s faces all summer long. A great opportunity for someone studying nursing or interested in health care.

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Medical Director

We are looking for a doctor to serve as our Medical Director who can be available for consultations and weekly visits to camp.

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Kitchen Staff

Kitchen Assistant Chef

Absolute passion for cooking and detail oriented. You will work in a team to prepare and organize three organic and locally grown meals, made from scratch, each day. This is hard work, and in many ways, the most important work at camp.

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Mashgiach

Supervise Kashrut throughout camp, in accordance with our Kosher certifier (Chai Kosher). Must be Shomer Shabbat. Requires prior experience.

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Prep Cook

An incredible experience for people who are food professionals, interested in local food. You’ll work hard to fill the bellies of our campers with fresh (really fresh), organic food and learn how each part of a kitchen makes it run effectively.

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Dishwasher

Be part of our dynamic kitchen team and keep our kitchen clean and organized. You are an instrumental part of the camp community!

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Baker

Eden Village West bakes all our own bread. Make fresh bread daily and challah for shabbat. Bring your creativity to the kitchen! There is room to experiment with different varieties of bread, vegan, and gluten free baking.

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Leadership & Administrative Staff

Photographer/Videographer

Document the magic of camp and maintain camp’s online media presence during the summer.

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Office Manager

Be the face of camp! Answer phones & emails, correspond with parents, manage summer camp administration. Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills required.

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Camper Care Specialist

Work closely with our counselors to support the needs of all campers. Perfect for someone with a big heart who is able to communicate well with parents and staff, and work one-on-one with campers. Requires stellar listening and communication skills. Social work experience preferred.

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Program Director

Supervises and supports our program specialists in delivering an amazing program infused with earth-based Jewish inspiration. Participates in pre-season programmatic visioning and curriculum development.

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Tribe Leader

Supervises and supports our bunk counselors to provide an incredibly caring and positive experience for our campers.

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Be A Mentor

The staff at Eden Village are musicians, farmers, artists, ecologists, activists, educators and lovers of life who have demonstrated strong skills in working with children through prior experience. We want YOU to join our team!