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Summer Staff Positions

We’re hiring 2020 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 a shared 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. 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.

2020 Staff Positions

Bunk Staff

Bunk Counselor

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. Counselors are also assigned a program area to support throughout the summer.

Positions Available: 20
Entry-Level Salary: $1900
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Tribe Leader

Tribe Leaders supervise and support counselors and bunk life at camp. This includes planning evening programs, providing camper care support, working with counselors to grow their skills throughout the summer, and supporting camp in many other ways. This position works with both counselors and camp leadership to run camp and ensure an excellent staff and camper experience for everyone!

Positions Available: 3
Entry-Level Salary: $2100
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Program Staff

Aquatics Director

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

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3000
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Culinary Arts Director

Take Eden campers on a magical culinary adventure this summer! The Culinary Arts Director will be responsible for developing and managing all parts of the culinary arts program area. This includes curriculum development, supply ordering, staff supervision, program implementation and more. Culinary Arts is a camp favorite at Eden Village West!

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2400
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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 assisting the Culinary Arts Director in developing culinary curriculum, teaching safe and effective cooking techniques, and managing other staff to implement programming.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2200
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Farm Manager

Manage the Eden Village West Farm and be the link between the farm and the kitchen! Ensure farm-fresh food makes its way into the mouths and bellies of our camp community. This position is dynamic and works with both the farm team planting and harvesting and the kitchen team delivering produce and composting. Prior experience farming required.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2400
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Farm Program Director

Love educating? Love farms? This position is for you!
Design and lead awesome programs on the farm at camp.
Campers + soil + farm animals and organic veggies = magic.
Previous program facilitation experience required, prior farm experience preferred.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2400
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Forest Director

Design and lead programs for campers to connect with the natural world and learn wilderness skills including things like fire-by-friction and fire tending, whittling, bow-making, shelter building, wild edibles, cordage, awareness games, and more.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2400
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Herbalism Director

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.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2400
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Overnight Coordinator

Plan and coordinate all aspects of bunk overnights at camp. This position will also support counselors to facilitate bunk programming during overnights, and coordinate with the kitchen and nursing staff to make sure all overnight logistics run smoothly.

Postions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2400
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Ritual Coordinator

The Ritual Coordinator will coordinate Modeh Ani (morning prayer options), Shabbat ritual (Shabbat Parade, Kabbalat Shabbat, Oneg, Torah Service, Havdalah), and post-meal blessings at camp. This role requires coordinating with many other staff to put together a rich and diverse Jewish ritual experience for all!

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2400
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Songleader

Bring the joy of song and Jewish tradition to life at camp this summer! The Songleader will lead songs and music at various times throughout the camp day, lead music electives with campers, and contribute to camp Shabbat programming.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2400
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Woodworking Director

Guide campers as they create art, tools, instruments, and more in the camp wood shop. Must have experience with woodworking, both hand and power tools, and have experience working with kids.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2400
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Wellness Staff

Registered Nurse (Full Summer & Part-Time)

Oversee 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. We are looking for a nurse to work the whole summer, as well as nurses to work in two-week intervals.

Positions Available: 1
Salary: $1000 per week

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Health Center Assistant

Are you interested in pursing a career in health care? Do you have experience working with children? Work in the Eden Village West Health Center. Assist our nurse in providing medical care for the camp community and help run the health center. This is an incredibly important and beloved camp job!

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2400
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Kitchen Staff

Assistant Head Chef

An ideal candidate has absolute passion for cooking, is detail oriented, and can manage multiple projects in a kitchen. Supervise a kitchen team to prepare and organize three organic and locally grown meals, made from scratch, each day. Requires 2+ years of experience in a kitchen.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3500
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Dining Hall Assistant

Works with the Dining Hall Manager to ensure that all dining hall systems and meals run smoothly. They also decorate the Dining Hall for Shabbat!

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2500
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Dining Hall Manager

Be the public face of the kitchen! The Dining Hall Manager sets up dining hall systems and works with and supervises the Dining Hall Assistant to ensure that all meals run smoothly. They also decorate the Dining Hall for Shabbat!

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3000
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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!

Positions Available: 4
Entry-Level Salary: $1900
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Head 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.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3000
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Mashgiach

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

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3000
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Pastry Chef

Work with the Head Baker to produce desserts, pastries, snack and more for the entire camp! Yum!

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2500
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Prep Cook

An incredible experience for people who have experience in a kitchen and are looking to improve their farm-to-table food preparation skills.

Positions Available: 4
Entry-Level Salary: $2500
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Leadership & Administrative Staff

Camper Care Director

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. Training in child development, MSW, MFT, or MA preferred. Perfect for a graduate student looking for supervised summer hours.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3500
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CIT Director

Plan, coordinate, and implement all aspects of the CIT Program at Eden Village West. Mentor, challenge, and grow a group of teenagers as they prepare to step into more leadership. This position begins pre-camp on May 15th.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3000
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Counselor Director

Supervise and support bunk life at Eden Village West. The Counselor Director will supervise Tribe Leaders and work with them to support all the counselors. This position will also work closely with the Camper Care Director and the central leadership team to support many aspects of camp.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3500
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Media Specialist

Document the magic of camp with photography and video. The Media Specialist is responsible for producing weekly camp videos, supervising the counselor photographer, and ensuring that edited photographs are shared with camp families at regular intervals. This position truly gets to see and experience all of camp!

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $2400
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Office and Communications Manager

The Office and Communications Manager works closely with the Assistant Director and Operations Manager to run camp behind the scenes. This position corresponds with parents, manages billing, forms, registration, social media, external camp communications, and more! Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills required.

Positions Available: 1
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Entry-Level Salary: $3000

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Operations Manager

The Operations Manager works closely with the Assistant Director and Office Manager to run camp behind the scenes. This position corresponds with parents, and manages camper travel, housekeeping staff, the camp canteen, and purchasing. Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills required.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3000
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Program Director

This central role manages programming at camp. This includes supervising, supporting, and evaluating program staff, creating the time-off schedule for counselors and program staff, facilitating regular program team meetings, purchasing and organizing program supplies, and more. This is an exciting and dynamic role for someone who loves camp!

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3500
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Assistant Program Director

This position works closely with the Program Director to coordinate camp programming. This includes managing camper program sign-ups, coordinating all camp programming, supervising, supporting, and evaluating Program Heads, serving as the lead staff for intersession, managing evening staff events, and ordering program supplies pre-camp and managing supply procurement as needed during the summer.

Positions Available: 1
Entry-Level Salary: $3000
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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!