Employment at Rowe

Rowe has many opportunities for employment from full-time positions to seasonal positions. If you are interested in working Rowe, please check out what is available.

New Employment Openings at Rowe!

Program Directors Search

We are looking for three part-time non-residential directors for three of our key programs. Directors are responsible for managing all aspects of their respective programs, including, where appropriate, admissions, hiring staff as needed, coordinating intensives and teleconferences, and working with participants; directors also will serve as one of their program’s core teachers.

Director, Rowe Certificate Training Program in Spiritual Guidance

We are seeking someone with experience as a Spiritual Director/Guide/Companion and as a teacher with training experience to direct our Certificate Program in Spiritual Guidance. Now in its third year, this non-sectarian program focuses on both theory and practice and is designed to prepare guides who embody wisdom and compassion, practice deep listening, are spiritually literate, and aware of the many ways in which the sacred manifests in their lives and in the lives of others. More information about the program can be found at www.rowecenter.org/spiritual-guidance

Director, Rowe Social Justice Training Program

This is a new program that we plan to launch in 2018 (see announcement on this page).  As this is the first year of the program, we are hiring a Director now to develop the curriculum, hire core and adjunct faculty, and oversee the launch of the program. Once the program begins, the Director will manage all aspects and also will be part of the teaching faculty.

Co-Directors (2 positions available) Skill Set: A Program for Young Adults 20-30

Launched four years ago, Skill Set is a peer-led program that was created to help young people to make the transition into adulthood by giving them a chance to ask themselves how they want to live and what kind of world they want to live in. The program offers a three-day January session that is focused on a single topic and how it relates to young people’s lives. (In past years, the topic has been “Work,” “Home,” and “Feminism for a New Generation.”) In June, the program offers a six-day summer camp-like experience devoted to reflection, dialogue, learning and teaching new skills, and play.

Written expressions of interest, with information about you and what inspires you to apply, may be sent to arthur@rowecenter.org

Camp Director, Young People’s Camp 

Rowe Young People’s Camp (YPC) is a summer camp that serves 8-13-year-olds. The 11-13-year old session (YPC 3) runs concurrently with two, one week sessions for 8-11-year-olds (YPC 1 and YPC 2).

We are hiring a YPC Director to oversee all three camps. The Director will work alongside the YPC Program Directors as a leadership team to operate a cohesive camp program. The role responsibilities include communicating with the Rowe Center and camp staff, supporting the Program Directors during the active sessions and supervising the multi-age camp programming. The required on campus time is a three-week session staring July 15th until July 28th, 2018. The position is a three-year contracted commitment which requires communication with the Rowe Center throughout the year. Applicants must be 25 years of age to apply. If interested, please email a letter of interest and resume to Cara Downey at cara@rowecenter.org

Full Time Opportunities

Year Round Facilities Assistant: Must be flexible, versatile and have basic home maintenance skills. Responsibilities include upkeep of our buildings, grounds work and other tasks as assigned. Contact paulette@rowecenter.org 

Summer and Seasonal Opportunities 

Summer Head Cook (2 positions available):
Hands-on cooking position. Supervise summer cooks, prepare two meals per day, five days a week. Good cooking skills, three years experience cooking for groups and ability to supervise and train others.

Summer Kitchen Housekeeper/Prep Cook (3 positions available): Entry level position for those without experience. Work as part of the kitchen team, keep kitchen clean,put away food deliveries, wash pots and pans, lead campers in doing dishes, assist with cooking preparation and other kitchen tasks. Requires teamwork, ability to learn quickly and follow direction, physical stamina and a positive attitude. 

Seasonal Cooks (3) —  August-October. Assist with preparing two meals/day for 75-120 people, keep kitchen clean, put food away deliveries, other kitchen tasks. Requires teamwork, ability and willingness to follow direction, physical stamina, positive attitude

Summer Relief Nurse (1 position available): Covers days off for camp nurse during the nine-week camp session. Responsible for all duties of nurse.  RN, MD, LPN, or CPR/responder certified acceptable. 

Summer Volunteers: We also can use extra hands throughout the summer.

Please call 413-339-4954 or email  Paulette Roccio at paulette@rowecenter.org

Benefits of Working at Rowe

Tangible benefits for full-time staff include: compensation plus meals, housing, and certain household expenses; medical and dental coverage; a retirement plan; paid sick and vacation time.

Intangible benefits include living in the beautiful hardwood forests of western Massachusetts, and interacting with an intentional community of forward-thinking, ethical, and progressive people who are seeking to collectively do good work in the world.

All staff must be able to work well autonomously as well as in a team effort, successfully relate to the Rowe community, and be comfortable with group process in our work towards becoming our better selves (thereby making our work of more benefit to our wider community).

If you believe you have the qualifications we are looking for and feel called to a life of service, please send a letter of introduction and resume to PO Box 273, Rowe, MA 01367 or email staff@rowecenter.org.  


EOE –The Rowe Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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