Work for Camp Fire

There are three ways to apply:
- Click here to print a pdf application.
- Click here to download an application in Word.
- Contact Kim Huseman at 257-8803 or khuseman@campfireak.org to have an application sent to you.

School-year Program Positions

Site Director
Program Staff
Child Development Leader

 

Summer Program Positions (Camp K, Rural Program & Camp Si-La-Meo)

Camp K on Kenai Lake:

Camp Nurse: (1 position): This position directs care of all camp participants and staff; manage camp health plan; review health histories; dispense medications; coordinate with camp staff, parents, and local physicians to manage camper care; respond to first aid needs at camp; and maintain the health facility and equipment in excellent condition. Acting as part of the camp leadership team, the Camp Nurse will provide a high-quality camp experience and excellent customer service to program participants, parents and visitors. Salary Range: $6,000-$6,300 plus room and board for the season. Requirements: Minimum age 21; RN, or higher for the State of Alaska (application by endorsement from other states is available); current CPR/AED for the professional rescuer. Requires applicants who have demonstrated skills and interest in working with children.
Kitchen Manager/Camp Cook: (1 position): This position is responsible for daily management of the camp kitchen; supervision of kitchen assistants; and outstanding customer service to campers, staff, user groups, and visitors. Duties include menu planning; food and supply ordering; kitchen inventory; kitchen health and sanitation; and preparing and cooking nutritious and appealing foods. Acting as part of the camp leadership team, the Kitchen Manager will provide a high-quality camp experience and excellent customer service to program participants, parents and visitors. Salary Range: $4,400-$4,600 plus room and board for the season. Requirements: Minimum age of 21; Must have current CFPM (Certified Food Protection Manager) certification and documentation of training/experience in food service management; current Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED (Child and Adult) required (Wilderness First Aid certification will be offered at a cost to employee during orientation).

Kitchen Assistant: (2 positions): This position works under the guidance of the Kitchen Manager to run an effective food service environment that prides itself on safety, cleanliness, and outstanding customer service. Duties include dish washing; cleaning and sanitization of kitchen and food service areas; food preparation; and lifting and stocking food service supplies and inventory. Salary Range: $2,400-$2,500 plus room and board for the season.  Requirements: Minimum age 18. Must have current Alaska Food Worker Card (can be obtained online); current Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED (Child and Adult) required (Wilderness First Aid certification will be offered at a cost to employee during orientation).

Assistant Director: (1 position): This position reports to and assists Camp Director in the planning, facilitation, and supervision of camp program.  Also plays a key role in planning and presenting staff orientation, large group events, and special programs. Acting as part of the camp leadership team, the Assistant Director will provide a high-quality camp experience and outstanding customer service to program participants, parents and visitors, with outstanding customer service. Salary Range: $3,800-$4,000 plus room and board for the season.  Requirements: Minimum age of 25. Applicant who has demonstrated skills in camp organization and/or supervision and eligibility to drive agency vehicles. Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED (Child and Adult) required (Wilderness First Aid certification will be offered at a cost to employee during orientation).

Waterfront Leader: (1 position): In addition to Counselor duties, the Waterfront Leader is responsible for supervising, lifeguarding, and instructing all lakeside activities; instructing canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and water survival activities on Kenai Lake and supervising camp lifeguards. Duties include coordinating with camp staff in developing program; maintaining program supplies and inventory; assisting with camp supervision and monitoring of campers and cabins; and planning and presenting applicable staff orientation topics. This individual will act as part of the camp leadership team to provide a high-quality camp experience to program participants, parents and visitors, with outstanding customer service. Salary Range: $2,900-$3,000 plus room and board for the season. Requirements: Minimum age 21, This position requires current Lifeguarding, Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer certifications (Wilderness First Aid certification will be offered at a cost to employee during orientation); minimum 6 weeks previous supervisory/management experience in a cold water/ lakefront area (or completed additional supervisory/management training from an approved nationally recognized provider), Water Safety Instructor and/or Small Craft certification preferred; eligibility to drive agency vehicles.

Outdoor Program Leader: (1 position): Duties include developing and teaching nature, outdoor education, target sports and outdoor living skills activities; coordinating camper trips; providing leadership and camper supervision during trips; assisting with the facilitation of all-camp programs; and planning and presenting applicable staff orientation topics. Additionally this position is responsible for leading two multi-day teen treks in Alaska’s backcountry. Acting as part of the camp leadership team, the Outdoor Program Leader will provide a high-quality camp experience and excellent customer service to program participants, parents and visitors. Range: $3,500-$3,700 plus room and board for the season Requirements: Minimum age of 21, eligibility to drive agency vehicles, current CPR/AED and Wilderness First Responder, experience in trip leading and backcountry travel, and experience working with youth and in planning and instructing nature and outdoor living skills activities.

Counselor: (10 positions): This position is responsible supervising, interacting, and living with the campers in cabin groups; helping campers with daily living tasks, decision-making, peaceful conflict resolution, and community living; as well as coordinating with Leaders to facilitate camp activities such as arts and crafts, archery, riflery, waterfront activities, hiking, cooperative games, outdoor living skills, and nature activities. Salary Range: $2,400-$2,500 plus room and board for the season. Requirements: Minimum age 18; current Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED (Child and Adult) required (Wilderness First Aid certification will be offered at a cost to employee during orientation).; previous experience working in a day/resident camp or other youth development program; ability to plan and facilitate activities; ability to be trained in specialized program areas and pass necessary skill assessments; and willingness to facilitate target sports, waterfront activities, outdoor living and nature skills, and creative arts.

Out of Camp Trips Leader: 1 position): In addition to Counselor duties, the Out of Camp Trips Leader is responsible for operating camp vehicles to provide transportation to and from off-site activities, and to make off-site trips for supply purchasing and in-town errands. Duties also include the maintenance and record keeping of camp vehicles, and the instruction and monitoring of proper vehicle safety. Duties include coordinating with camp staff in developing program, maintaining program supplies and inventory, assisting with the supervision and monitoring of campers and cabins, as well as planning and presentation of applicable staff orientation topics. This individual will act as part of the camp leadership team to provide a high-quality camp experience to program participants, parents and visitors, with outstanding customer service. Salary Range: $2,900-$3,000 plus room and board for the season Requirements: Minimum age 21, eligibility to drive agency vehicles with demonstrated expertise to drive a 15-passenger van or similar with trailer in tow. Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED (Child and Adult) required (Wilderness First Aid certification will be offered at a cost to employee during orientation).

Waterfront Leader: (1 position): In addition to Counselor duties, the Waterfront Leader is responsible for supervising, lifeguarding, and instructing all lakeside activities; instructing canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and water survival activities on Kenai Lake and supervising camp lifeguards. Duties include coordinating with camp staff in developing program; maintaining program supplies and inventory; assisting with camp supervision and monitoring of campers and cabins; and planning and presenting applicable staff orientation topics. This individual will act as part of the camp leadership team to provide a high-quality camp experience to program participants, parents and visitors, with outstanding customer service. Salary Range: $2,900-$3,000 plus room and board for the season. Requirements: Minimum age 21, This position requires current Lifeguarding, Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer certifications (Wilderness First Aid certification will be offered at a cost to employee during orientation); minimum 6 weeks previous supervisory/management experience in a cold water/ lakefront area (or completed additional supervisory/management training from an approved nationally recognized provider), Water Safety Instructor and/or Small Craft certification preferred; eligibility to drive agency vehicles.

Target Sports Specialist: (1 position): In addition to Counselor duties, the Target Sports Specialist is responsible for planning and instructing target sports activities for campers. Duties include coordinating with camp staff in developing program, maintaining program supplies and inventory, assisting with the supervision and monitoring of campers and cabins, as well as planning and presentation of applicable staff orientation topics.  Salary Range: $2,600-$2,700 plus room and board for the season.  Requirements: Minimum age of 18; current Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED (Child and Adult) required (Wilderness First Aid certification will be offered at a cost to employee during orientation).; current NAA and Civilian Marksmanship certification (or the ability to become certified) or a comparable certification from a nationally recognized certifying body, previous experience in instructing target sports; previous experience working in a day/resident camp or other youth development program; ability to plan and facilitate activities; ability to be trained in specialized program areas and pass necessary skill assessments.

Lifeguard: (1 Position): In addition to Counselor duties, the lifeguard will work with the Waterfront Leader to provide instruction in boating (canoe and kayak), swimming, and water survival activities on Kenai Lake. Duties include lifeguarding, maintaining program supplies and inventory, assisting with the supervision and monitoring of campers and cabins. Salary Range: $2,400-$2,500 plus room and board for the season. Requirements: Minimum age of 18; current lifeguard wilderness first aid and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer (Wilderness First Aid certification will be offered at a cost to employee during orientation); previous experience working in a day/resident camp or other youth development program; ability to plan and facilitate activities; ability to be trained in specialized program areas and pass necessary skill assessments.

 

Rural Program:

Rural Specialist: (1 position): This position reports to and assists Rural Coordinator in the planning, facilitation, and supervision of the rural program.  This position also plays a key role in planning and presenting staff orientation, transporting staff, handling food/supply logistics, and supporting rural staff while in communities.  As part of the rural leadership team, this position will have on-call duties, support staff and community relationships, and may be required to fly to rural communities and support program on short notice.  Salary: 4/hours per week at $15.41 per hour (March 30-May 21) and seasonal salary of $5,600 (May 22-July 31). Requirements: Minimum age 21. This position requires an applicant who has demonstrated skills in program organization and/or supervision, eligibility to drive agency vehicles, and ability to travel and work in rural Alaska on short notice. Current lifeguard, first aid and CPR/AED certification required (offered by Camp Fire Alaska at a cost to employee; May 26-June 2). BA in education, outdoor recreation, anthropology/sociology or other related field and experience working with Alaska Native communities preferred.

Senior Program Staff: (25 positions): This position will create and implement youth and community based programs, form community relationships, facilitate activities, and use advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills when needed. Additional duties include completing weekly check-ins with supervisors, required paperwork, and all other logistics involved in implementing program, while working productively as a member of a team. Salary Range: $2,800-$3,200 plus room and board for the season. Requirements: Minimum age 21. Current lifeguard, first aid, and CPR/AED certification required (offered by Camp Fire Alaska at a cost to employee; May 26-June 2). Experience working with youth for two or more years a must.  BA in education, outdoor recreation, anthropology/sociology or other related field and cultural exchange experience preferred.

Senior Program Staff & House Manager: (2 positions): In addition to Senior Program staff responsibilities, this position also plays a key role in supporting staff orientation, transporting staff, handling food/supply logistics, and acts as the House Manager during staff orientation and season closeout.  Salary: $4,500 plus room and board for the season. Requirements: Minimum age 21. Current lifeguard, first aid, and CPR/AED certification required (offered by Camp Fire Alaska at a cost to employee May 26-June 2). Experience working with children for two or more years a must.  BA in education, outdoor recreation, anthropology/sociology or other related field and cultural exchange experience preferred.


Camp Si-La-Meo


Assistant Unit Leader: (2 positions): This position will plan and coordinate designated activities, coach assigned programs, counselors, and specialists, and provide guidance to campers. The Assistant Unit Leader will provide excellent customer service during sign-in and will coordinate pre-care, or during sign-out and will coordinate after-care. Assistant Unit Leaders will work closely with a Unit Leader (Regional Supervisor) to provide mentoring and guidance to staff and campers. Salary: $15.18-$17.07 per hour. Schedule: 7:00AM-3:00PM or 10:00AM-6:00PM. Requirements: Minimum age of 21, two years of experience working with youth-related programs, eligibility to drive agency vehicles.

Aquatics Specialist: 1 position): This position will provide instruction and supervision to campers during swimming and boating lessons and activities. Specialists will monitor campers’ skill levels and implement methods of progression and rewarding achievements. This position manages supplies and equipment, and provides guidance to all staff during aquatics activities. Aquatics specialist will provide supervision to campers during pre-care program and in locker rooms, and to 2 Lifeguards during aquatics activities. Salary Range: $12.78-$16.25 per hour. Schedule: 8:00AM-4:00PM. Requirements: Minimum age of 18, current lifeguard certification required, current WSI certification preferred, previous experience in swim instruction, boating instruction, and lesson planning.

Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor: (2 positions): This position will provide instruction and supervision to campers during swimming activities. This position will work with the Aquatics Specialist to monitor campers’ skill levels and implement methods of progression and rewarding achievements. This position is responsible for lifeguarding or facilitating aquatics activities, in locker room and pool area set up and clean up, and pre-care guidance of youth. Salary Range: $12.78-$13.87 per hour. Schedule: 7:30AM-12:00PM on M/W/F and 7:30AM-3:30PM Tu/Th. Requirements: Minimum age of 18, current lifeguard certification required, current WSI certification required, previous experience in swim instruction and lesson planning.

Boating Specialist: (1 position): This position will provide instruction and supervision to campers during boating (canoeing and kayaking) lessons and activities. Specialist will monitor campers’ skill levels and implement methods of progression and rewarding achievements. This position manages supplies and equipment, and provides guidance to all staff during boating activities. Boating Specialist will provide supervision to campers during pre-care and after-care program, and work closely with Aquatics Specialist in delivering boating programming. Salary Range: $12.78-$16.25 per hour. Schedule: 8:30AM-4:30PM. Requirements: Minimum age of 18, current lifeguard certification required, current Small Crafts Safety Instructor preferred, previous experience in boating instruction and lesson planning.

Creative Arts Specialist: (1 position): This position will plan and coordinate creative arts activities for all campers including arts and crafts, drama, singing, music, acting, etc. This position is responsible for inspecting all creative arts equipment, maintaining a weekly inspection log, and guiding staff and youth during creative arts activities. Specialist will supervise campers during pre-care program. Salary Range: $12.00-$16.25 per hour. Schedule: 7:30AM-3:30PM. Requirements: Minimum age of 18, previous experience working in a day/resident camp or other youth development program, previous experience facilitating creative arts programming for youth.

Counselor: (24 positions): This position will deliver developmentally appropriate activities to youth ages 5, 6-7, 8-9, or 10-13. Counselors are responsible for the minute-to-minute supervision of campers and are assigned a group of 6-10 campers depending on age group. Counselors will plan group activities, and assist campers in community building, peaceful conflict resolution skills, and decision making. Counselors will participate in daily swim lessons, boating, rock wall climbing, creative arts, hiking, nature and outdoor living activities, and off-site trips as assigned. Salary: $12.00 per hour or $12.78 per hour with lifeguard certification. Schedule: 8 hours/day, either 8:00AM-4:00PM or 9:00AM-5:00PM. Requirements: Minimum age of 18, previous experience working in a day/resident camp or other youth development program, ability to plan and facilitate activities, ability to be belay trained, ability to participate in swimming and boating activities.

Field Trip & Special Guests Specialist: (1 position): This position will plan and coordinate designated activities, including off-site trips, special guests, family programs, and all-camp activities. Specialist will monitor the use and maintenance of camp vehicles. Field Trip/Special Guests Specialist will supervise campers during after-care program. Salary Range: $12.00-$16.25 per hour. Schedule: 9:30AM-5:30PM. Requirements: Minimum age of 21, eligibility to drive agency vehicles, previous experience working in a day/resident camp or other youth development program, previous experience driving 15-passenger van.

Floater: (3 positions): This position will support the Program Manager, Unit Leaders, and Assistant Unit Leaders, in running daily activities and providing minute-to-minute supervision and instruction to a group of campers. The position will be given varying duties to fill-in for other camp staff or provide additional support in order to deliver high quality programs. Floaters will participate in daily camp activities; supervise campers in their participation; and plan activities or special events as assigned. Under the guidance of the Leadership Team, Floaters may also be assigned to assist in camp administrative needs, including shopping and paperwork. Floaters will supervise campers during pre- and after-care camp programs, as assigned. Salary: $12.00-$13.87 per hour. Schedule: 7:30AM-3:30PM, 8:30AM-4:30PM, or 9:30AM-5:30PM. Requirements: Minimum age of 18, previous experience working in a day/resident camp or other youth development program, ability to plan and facilitate activities, ability to be belay trained, ability to participate in swimming and boating activities, ability to be versatile and flexible in assignments.

Nature & Outdoor Living Skills Specialist: (1 position): This position will be responsible for developing and teaching nature, outdoor education, geocaching, and outdoor living skills activities for campers. Specialist will monitor campers’ skill levels and implement methods of progression and rewarding achievements. This position manages supplies and equipment, and works with staff to develop camp programs. Nature and OLS Specialist will supervise campers during after-care program. Salary Range: $12.00-$16.25 per hour. Schedule: 9:30AM-5:30PM. Requirements: Minimum age of 18, previous experience working in a day/resident camp, experience planning and leading outdoor activities, knowledge of Leave No Trace principles, knowledge of geocaching.

Rock Climbing & Thrive Specialist: (1 position): This position will be responsible for providing instruction and supervision to campers during rock climbing activities. Specialist will monitor campers’ skill levels and implement methods of progression and rewarding achievements. This position is responsible for inspecting all equipment (ropes, harnesses, belay devices, carabiners, helmets, and shoes), maintaining a daily inspection log, and evaluating/observing staff climbing skills and records. Specialist will lead youth age 9-13 in Thrive-centric activities focused on growth mindset, goal management, reflection, and sparks. Rock Climbing and Thrive Specialist will supervise campers during after-care program. Salary Range: $12.00-$16.25 per hour. Schedule: 9:30AM-5:30PM. Requirements: Minimum age of 18, previous experience with recreational wall climbing techniques and teaching youth, knowledge of Thrive program.

Target Sports Specialist: (1 position): This position will provide instruction and supervision to campers during archery and riflery activities. Specialist will monitor campers’ skill levels and implement methods of progression and rewarding achievements. This position manages supplies and equipment, and provides guidance to all staff during target sports activities. Target Sports Specialist will provide supervision to campers during after-care program. Salary Range: $12.00-$16.25 per hour. Schedule: 9:30AM-5:30PM. Requirements: Minimum age of 18, current NAA and Civilian Marksmanship certification (or the ability to become certified) or a comparable certification from a nationally recognized certifying body, previous experience in instructing archery and riflery.

Sports & Recreation Specialist:(1 position): This position will plan and coordinate field games, sports activities, and teambuilding games. Specialist will monitor the use and maintenance of camp sports and recreation equipment and complete weekly inspection logs. Specialist will supervise campers during pre-care and after-care program. Salary Range: $12.00-$16.25 per hour. Schedule: 8:00AM-4:00PM. Requirements: Minimum age of 18, previous experience working in a day/resident camp or other youth development program, previous experience as youth sports coach or activity facilitator.

There are three ways to apply:
- Click here to print a pdf application.
- Click here to download an application in Word.
- Contact Kim Huseman at 257-8803 or khuseman@campfireak.org to have an application sent to you.

Please submit your completed application to:
By email: khuseman@campfireak.org

by mail or in person:
161 Klevin St.,
Suite 100,
Anchorage AK
99508

Please call Kim Huseman at 907-257-8803 with any questions.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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Applications are accepted for posted vacancies and to fill on-going program staff needs.  Completed application packets will be maintain on file for 90 days from the date of submission. Should your skills and abilities meet program needs, you will be contacted to schedule a phone interview with the  Recruitment and Retention Manager.

 

 

 

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