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Summer Job Descriptions

Staff Applications for 2019 will be available on November 28, 2018. Please click here for the application.

You can also read on below to learn about the Tawonga summer staff experience and the diverse range of positions available. Please contact Aaron Mandel at [email protected] or 415.543.2267 x102 with any questions.


Being on Staff

The Camp Tawonga Staff is a family of over 160 dedicated staff, working together to create a vibrant Jewish community where children have a safe, meaningful summer in the beautiful Sierra Mountains. The campers’ experience is the focus of all staff, whether counselor or prep cook, lifeguard or backpacking leader, office staff or driver. The work is demanding, with long hours, high intensity, and little privacy. The rewards are great — the delight of helping children grow, the beauty of the mountains and river, and the joy of working as part of a team of enthusiastic and caring staff. This outstanding team includes people with both Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds, all of whom enjoy the Jewish customs and culture which come alive at Camp Tawonga.

Please look over the job descriptions (using the menu to the left) and apply for the position(s) that best suits you. All staff contracts are for the ENTIRE SUMMER season (June 9 – August 14, 2019), and applicants must be prepared to commit themselves for the full 10 weeks; all employees must be at least 18 years old as of June 16, 2019 with a High School diploma. Additional education or age requirements apply to specific positions. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Camp Tawonga provides equal opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

All positions working directly with children require First Aid and CPR certification.

To be considered in our first round of hiring decisions, you must submit your online application, references, and have an interview by January 18, 2019. After that, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for any remaining open positions.

Working Directly with Kids >

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CounselorSCIT Program StaffProgram Assistant
Drama SpecialistSongleader
Jewish Program Assistant
Waterfront Staff
Wilderness Leader
Challenge Course Facilitator
Arts and Crafts Staff
Teen Leadership Institute (TLI) StaffGarden CoordinatorGarden Specialist

Operations/Health Center

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Assistant Kitchen ManagerBakery AssistantLead Cook
Alternative Foods Cook
Pantry AssistantHead Baker
Pantry CookPrep CookBlogger/Photographer
Maintenance CrewHead of MaintenanceDriver
Camp TherapistRegistered NurseHead of Transportation
Camp Office StaffMedical AssistantSan Francisco Office Staff
Lead Office Staff

Supervisor Positions >

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Camp TherapistRegistered NurseHead of Transportation
Head of MaintenanceHead BakerLead Cook
Pantry CookAlternative Foods CookAssistant Kitchen Manager
Challenge Course ManagerAssistant Head of Wilderness
Head of Arts and Crafts
Head of Water Front
Jewish Program Director
Program Director
SCIT Supervisor
Summer Assistant Director
Unit Head
Assistant Unit Head
Head SongleaderTeen Leadership Institute Supervisor