Merrowvista Jobs

Merrowvista Jobs

Merrowvista is now hiring for summer and fall 2023.

Looking for full-time opportunities? Click here for our current full-time openings

The Merrowvista  community is a vibrant gathering of people from all backgrounds who support youth in discovering and developing their own best self.  Applications for the 2023 spring, summer, and fall seasons are now live!

Summer 2023 positions at Merrowvista generally take place from June 15 to August 11. Apply and interview to learn more about the specific date requirements of each position. Learn more about our Summer 2023 program offerings for participants. 

While some positions require you to live onsite (Village Leaders, for example), all roles below have the option to do so. Housing and meals are provided.

The Health and Safety of our AYF community is our top priority. Staff are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, however the AYF continues to strongly encourage and recommend that staff pursue COVID-19 vaccination as recommended by the CDC.

The AYF reserves the right to change to its COVID-19 vaccination requirements as the pandemic evolves or with changes to school and camp licensing requirements regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

The American Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran’s status.

Community and School Programs Facilitator Internship

Help support hundreds of school and community group based youth through the fall in experiential and outdoor education residential trips. The training program is all-inclusive, so previous facilitation experience is not required. Beneficial experience can include ropes courses, environmental education, summer camps, outdoor programs, and/or wilderness medicine certification.

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Program Area Specialists

Program Area Specialists are seasonal youth development professionals who support the camp program by leading swim lessons, teaching arts and crafts, instructing climbing and more.

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Village Leader

Village Leaders (summer camp counselors) are seasonal youth development professionals who co-lead a cabin group of 10 to 12 campers and are active leaders in daily activities. Cabin Leaders work directly with youth and help them discover their best selves.

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Four Trails Leader

Four Trails Leaders (summer camp counselors) are seasonal youth development professionals who co-lead a cabin group of 10 to 12 campers during backpacking and/or canoeing trips off-site and on Merrowvista property. Trips may be 2 to 17 days in length.

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Seasonal coordinators prepare and implement summer programming, including in-camp programming for Pioneers and Seekers, the Four Trails program, and waterfront activities. They also supervise teams of village leaders and program specialists.

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Rhyolites (Leaders in Training)

Rhyolites work as leaders in training, learning a variety of camp roles. They work in trios or pairs with cabin leaders to lead a group of 10 to 12 campers. They also support the in-camp community through specialized work with the activities team and/or waterfront teams. In addition, Rhyolites receive additional training and evaluation beyond staff training, participating in regular group and one-on-one meetings for professional development.

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Care Team

The Care Team collaborates to proactively support emotional and mental well-being for the camp community. This team also includes the Community Life Coordinator/ Mulcahy Fellow, who supports campers who hold historically marginalized identities (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, etc.).

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Health Team

The Health Team is responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of each camper. The primary functions of the Health Team include providing first aid care, overseeing the administration of medications to campers, coordinating visits to a physician when needed, monitoring health and cleanliness standards, and keeping camper medical records organized.

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Photography Specialist

Photography Specialists document the daily activities at camp with an eye to the AYF’s year-round marketing and communication needs.

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Communications and Office Specialist

Communications and Office Specialists write daily blog posts, create frequent social media posts, assist with camper family email communications, and write longer articles for the AYF monthly email newsletter. They also assist with daily incoming and outgoing mail and packages, organize and distribute camper family emails, and answer phones.

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Food Program Assistant

Food Program Assistants help with food preparation, service, kitchen clean-up and dish washing to ensure healthy, safe meals for the staff and campers.

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Facilities Assistant

Facilities Assistants help in the maintenance and upkeep of the Merrowvista facilities and grounds during the summer season as part of the Facilities Team.

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Scout Leader

The Scout Leaders develop and implement a discovery day program for children of camp staff (generally pre-camp, potentially ages 1 to 7), some evening duties may also be required as the needs of the program dictate.

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