The following staff positions are essential to the success of Camp and an amazing way to join our Tawonga staff community. Please pay close attention to the dates for each position, while most summer staff dates are June 4 – August 12, 2023 (which includes staff training June 4 – June 11), various roles require additional pre-camp training (full contract dates are listed below for each position).
Assistant Kitchen Manager
(1-2 positions: $7250, more DOE. Dates for this position are May 23 – August 12. Have professional cooking experience and enjoy working closely with others. Experience in the Tawonga kitchen a plus.
(3 positions: $6550, more DOE. Dates for this position are May 23 – August 12.) Cook breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snack (up to 500 servings each), and supervise prep-cooks in preparation and cleanup. Each cook leads AM, PM or snack shift daily and contributes to Kitchen Supervision Team. Must have professional cooking experience and enjoy working very closely with others.
Alternative Foods Cook
(3 positions: $5800, more DOE. Dates for this position are May 23 – August 12.) Responsible for preparing all vegetarian, vegan, and other restricted dietary alternatives for each meal (50-150 servings). Cook all-camp meals at least once a week. Contribute to Kitchen Supervision Team. Pack all food for meals eaten outside of the dining hall and maintain pack-out inventory. Must be extremely well organized and have excellent communication skills. Knowledge of backpacking and BBQ food helpful. Must have 1-year experience in the Tawonga kitchen or equivalent.
(1 position: $5800, more DOE. Dates for this position are May 23 – August 12.) Supervise the baking and pantry department. Responsible for daily desserts and baked goods (everything from sandwich bread and challah to pizza dough, baguettes, and more). Responsible for inventory of baking ingredients. Supervise and work directly with bakery and pantry assistants to accomplish daily tasks, including camper and kitchen laundry. Contribute to the Kitchen Supervision Team. Must have professional baking experience and enjoy working very closely with others.
(1 position: $5800 more DOE. Dates for this position are May 23 – August 12.) The Pantry Cook is responsible for all aspects of the pantry, reach-in, walk-in units, freezer and pot storage or middle room, including keeping these areas clean and organized at all times. Responsible for inventorying all kitchen items 1-2 times/week. Oversees that deliveries are put away upon delivery and that stock is rotated. Supervises prep cooks. Must be organized, positive and detailed. Works with the baker to make desserts for lunch and dinner.
(1 position: $3550. Dates for this position are June 4 – August 12.) Work directly with the Pantry Cook to make all desserts for camp. Support Assistant Kitchen Manager in putting away orders and maintaining the general cleanliness and upkeep of the main kitchen areas (including all food storage). Responsible for completing camper and kitchen laundry in a timely, organized, and efficient manner.
(1 position: $3550. Dates for this position are June 4 – August 12.) Work directly with the Head Baker in producing all baked goods for camp. Assist in general cleanliness and upkeep of bakery department of the kitchen. Work independently on Head Baker’s day off.
(20 positions: entry level salary $3400. Dates for this position are June 4 – August 12.) Responsible for meal prep, fast-paced food service, and kitchen cleanup. Must have experience with and like working around food. Work either morning shift, evening shift, late night shift as pantry assistant, alternative foods assistant, or laundry shift. Must work closely with others in an intense environment.
Head of Maintenance
(3 positions: $4385. Dates for this position are May 25 – August 12. ) Responsibilities include supervising the maintenance crew and assisting the Caretaker as needed with grounds-keeping, janitorial, and housekeeping needs. Lead shifts, and teach and role model safety, professionalism, and strong work ethic while doing physical work. Assist with camp-wide recycling efforts. Option available to continue through the end of August, September and October on hourly wage helping with Family Camps and offseason projects.
(9 positions: entry level salary $3400. Dates for this position are June 4 – August 12.) Responsible for all grounds-keeping, janitorial, and housekeeping needs. Work 70% outdoors, 30% indoors. Physical work, fun crew! Must be able to work in hot climate, outside for up to 8 hours per day, lifting up to 40 pounds.
Head of Transportation
(1 position $4385, more DOE. Dates for this position are May 25 – August 12.) Manage a small team of drivers and all scheduling and logistics of the transportation department. Must have demonstrated skill and strength in logistical challenges and be detail-oriented. Ensure safety, conduct regular vehicle maintenance, and report any vehicle damages. Must be at least 21 years old and have an excellent driving record.
(5 positions: entry level salary $3600. Dates for this position are June 3 – August 12.) Drive 8-passenger vans and SUVs, often towing a trailer, on mountain roads and highways, maintaining safety as highest priority. Run camp errands including shopping. Transport campers, staff and/or luggage to and from Bay Area at the beginning and end of each session. Must be 21 years old with valid driver license and have an excellent driving record.
(1 position: salary $3600, more DOE. Dates for this position are June 4 – August 12.). Ensure the safety and security of campers and staff through proper mitigation and assessment of security threats. While we do not expect any threats to security, this position helps to promote an overall culture of safety. Do daily eight hour shifts on a rotating schedule that may be as early as 8am and as late as midnight. Be responsive on radio calls. Watch our main gate from our security kiosk. Do rounds of our property on foot three times a day. Notify a director of any suspicious activity. De-escalate any security threat to the best of your ability, if needed. Must be 21 years old. Must be able to walk the perimeter of the property through uneven, rocky terrain.
Head of Office
(1 position, $4385. Dates for this position are May 25 – August 12.) Take the lead and help run the Camp Office. Train, coordinate and support the Office Staff by leading daily meetings and delegating effectively. Answer phones and gate radio calls, fill and distribute canteen orders, sort mail, assist Director team with special projects, take photos for camp blog, as well as other various administrative duties. Maintain cleanliness and positive vibe of the office and staff kitchen. Provide excellent customer service. Must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and enjoy being part of the hub of camp.
Camp Office Staff
(2 positions: entry level salary $3600. Dates for this position are June 4 – August 12.) Answer phones and gate radio calls, fill and distribute canteen orders, sort mail, assist Director team with special projects, take photos for camp blog, as well as other various administrative duties. Maintain cleanliness and positive vibe of the office and staff kitchen. Provide excellent customer service. Must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and enjoy being part of the hub of camp.
Blogger & Photographer
(1 positions: entry level salary $3600 more DOE. Dates for this position are June 4 – August 12.) This position is a great hybrid of the summer camp experience and professional skill-building. Document Camp life daily through photography and blog writing. Take photos of campers doing activities, write about the day with an emphasis on educating readers about Tawonga values and traditions, and post online. Support drafting posts for Tawonga’s social media as well. Excellent writer, detail-oriented and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Digital photography and photo editing experience required. Additional office support as needed. Must love working with kids and living in a camp environment.
Finance, Office & HR Specialist
(1 positions: salary $3600 – $4385. Dates for this position are May 22 – August 19.) The Finance, Office & HR Specialist is a newly created position that contributes to the mission of Camp Tawonga through a variety of key functions related to new hire onboarding, providing administrative and financial support to our Finance Department, and acting as the HR & Finance presence whilst at Camp Tawonga property in the summer season. This role is responsible for collecting all required new hire documentation for the summer program team and ensuring late arrivals have completed required training whilst working at camp during the summer. This position works closely and collaboratively with members of the Program Department in ensuring compliance w/state and federal guidelines as they relate to new hire onboarding. This position will work directly with Tawonga’s finance department over the summer in processing credit card transactions and providing administrative support to the summer office as needed. This position reports directly to the Staff Accountant and is indirectly supervised by the Staffing Coordinator.
San Francisco Office Assistant
(1 position: starting at $21/hr. mid April – end October) This position is based in SAN FRANCISCO – not at Camp – and performs office and administrative duties to support camp from down the mountain. Looking for someone from mid-April through October for 24-30 hours per week, but the contract can be flexible. It will be a combination of remote and in-person work, but you would need to be based in the SF Bay Area. To apply, please email Ben Simrin at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and cover letter.
Health and Wellbeing
(1 position: $12,000, (More Depending on Experience). Dates for this position are May 25 – August 12.) Act as lead healthcare professional at camp, providing patient care to staff and campers. Run the Health Center: supervise camper visits, call parents, keep records, contact local EMS, serve as first responder in an incident and work with volunteer MDs. Pediatric, ER, and/or camp experience helpful. Supervise up to 4 assistants and nurse. WFR recommended.
(1 position: $6500. Dates for this position are May 25 – August 12.) Act as healthcare professional at camp, providing patient care to staff and campers. Support the Health Center: supervise camper visits, call parents, keep records, supervise medication distribution, contact local EMS, serve as first responder in an incident and work with volunteer MDs. Pediatric, ER, and/or camp experience helpful. WFR recommended.
(5 positions: $3600, more DOE. 21+ years old. Dates for this position are June 3 – August 12.) Assist RN in running the Health Center and providing T.L.C. to campers and staff. Must be WFR, EMT, CNA, or senior in an RN program. Possible certification reimbursement available.
(2-3 positions: $500/week for interns, $620/week for licensed therapists, more DOE. Dates for this position are May 25 – August 12.) Must have an MA in Counseling or Social Work and half of supervised hours. Consult with Directors, Supervisors, and counselors regarding challenging camper situations. See individual campers for assessment and short-term individual support. Assist staff with situations that affect work performance or morale. Call parents as needed. Possibility to earn supervised hours.
Wilderness & Adventure
Farm and Garden Supervisor
(1 position: $4850. Dates for this position are May 25 – August 12 (summer season) and April 1 – October 20 (paid a TBD weekly rate for dates beyond summer season ) Manage Tawonga’s flourishing garden and farm, partnering with kitchen and wilderness leadership and staff to provide campers with deep connection to Tawonga’s garden and farm programming. We grow vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, flowers and tend to chickens, rabbits and goats. Live at camp for six months, from garden prep to shutdown, with up to three weeks in the San Francisco Tawonga office before and after. Supervise Farm and Garden Coordinator, support teva (nature) staff, work collaboratively with Buildings and Grounds team.
(1 position: $3600. Dates for this position are June 3 – August 12.. Potential to begin in May.) and prep garden for campers to plant, water, weed, harvest and contribute to garden infrastructure and expansion. Care for camp animals such as chickens and goats. Lead fun garden-based activities for campers teaching about ecology, food justice and Jewish connections to nature. This position requires ability to work independently and perform physical labor in addition to creative programming skills. Must have gardening/farming experience. Environmental education training or experience preferred.