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Established in 1924, The Rowe Center is a warm, friendly, and always exciting place to work. Our staff is small, and as a nonprofit, we ask a lot of our employees; however, The Rowe Center provides a rare opportunity to live your values in the workplace. A high priority is placed on community, acceptance, and work-life balance. Are you interested in joining our team? See our seasonal and year-round opportunities below. All applicants will be required to submit to a criminal background check and will be expected to adhere to strict COVID-19 safety protocol.

Year-Round Openings

Guest Services Team Member

Type: Year-Round, Part-Time (33hrs), In-Person

Rowe’s Guest Services Team Members serve as critical ambassadors for The Rowe Center. This position is frequently the first person guests interact with on the phone and online. A warm, friendly and welcoming demeanor is almost as important as technical skills. The Guest Services Team answers the phone, assists guests with the registration process, greets visitors and serves as the primary point of contact between guests and the rest of The Rowe Center staff.

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Facilities / Kitchen / Housekeeping Team

Type: Year-Round as needed

Rowe is always on the lookout for talented hardworking individuals interested in our Facilities, Kitchen or Housekeeping departments for our fall and winter program season.  Many positions have the option for year round or seasonal. Hard work, self-motivation, willingness to work with others, flexibility and helpfulness are key qualities for this position.

Summer Openings

Each summer Rowe hires a variety of positions. Some positions are camp-specific. Positions vary in duration from two weeks to four weeks while others are all summer long (May-October).

Summer Camp Jobs at The Rowe Center in Western Mass

At Rowe Camps, we aim to empower youth, build community, and have fun. Camp provides a safe environment where queer, creative, and activist campers come to learn how to live in an affirming community. Through intentional activities, campers learn the skills and mindsets to discover who they are and how to make meaningful contributions to their communities. 

Camp staff will be provided the training and resources needed to create a safe and meaningful experience for a diverse community of young campers. 

This includes:

      • Staff training around safety, first aid, childhood development, and conscious disciplining
      • Leadership training through the Counselor in Training (CIT) program
      • Inclusivity and diversity training
      • Pre-camp bonding time for building strong relationships
      • Competitive compensation plus bonuses for staffing multiple camps
      • Scheduled time off to recharge and relax

For CoDirectors, Rowe will provide:

      • Clear job descriptions that list responsibilities
      • Competitive hiring process involving other young leaders to identify individuals with the skills, experience, and disposition needed to accomplish the demands of the position
      • Updated Director’s Handbook with guides from previous CoDirectors, youth behavioral standards, and Massachusetts State certification regulations. These documents provide the internal and external guidelines and regulations and are the responsibility of the CoDirectors to uphold. 
      • Risk management training that provides tools for assessing legal, financial, and reputational risks for the organization and individuals. 
      • Access to budgets and enrollment information to better understand the financial health of the program.
      • Systems for tracking spending and budgets.
      • Systems for recording, tracking, and reviewing behavioral issues of campers and staff
      • Meetings with kitchen managers in the spring to decide on meals and schedules
      • Systems to request facilities materials
      • Monthly meetings to discuss camp planning

Camp Staff / Counselor

Type: Camp Specific / Stipend

Campers come to camp at the Rowe Center to connect, grow, and play. Camp provides a safe environment where queer, creative, and activist campers come to learn how to live in an affirming community. Through intentional activities, campers learn the skills and mindsets to discover who they are and how to make meaningful contributions to their communities. Camp staff will be provided the training and resources needed to create a safe and meaningful experience for a diverse community of young campers.

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Health Care Coordinator

Type: June – August

Rowe is seeking a patient and hard-working health care coordinator for our summer season. Open to healthcare professionals, emerging professionals, or those with first aid certification who are looking for a summer of growth and fun. Ideal candidate loves camp and has experience working with children ages 8- 19. Primary responsibilities include caring for sick or injured campers and staff, distributing daily medications, encouraging accident prevention, and maintaining health logs. Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification a plus. Families are welcome to apply.

 

Arts Coordinator

Type: June – August

Rowe is seeking a patient and hard-working camp art teacher for our summer season. Open to art educators, art therapists, and creative mentors who are looking for a summer of growth and fun working with young creatives. Ideal candidate loves camp and has experience working with LGBTQIA+ children ages 8 – 18. Primary responsibilities include designing and supervising the art spaces, leading a minimum of three artistic/creative workshop per week, encouraging young people to express themselves creatively and generating opportunities for creative support. The Art Teacher will need to be onsite for the summer, though, breaks and time off are available.

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Program Leadership Openings

If you are looking for an opportunity to deepen your connection to the Rowe Community then program leadership may be for you!

Youth Camp Co-Director

Type: Camp Specific / Stipend

Co-Directors will work in teams of three to lead youth camps for the summer 2023. Co-Directors are responsible for the camp program, camp staff, and the general welfare and happiness of the campers. They will work closely with the Director of Camps & Communities to coordinate with kitchen and facilities staff, camper families, and finance office to ensure smooth operations. Read Full Job Description

Benefits of Working at Rowe:

Established in 1924, The Rowe Center is a warm, friendly, and always exciting place to work. Our staff is small, and as a non-profit, we ask a lot of our employees; however, The Rowe Center provides a rare opportunity to live your values in the workplace. A high priority is placed on community, acceptance and work-life balance. Many employees take advantage of our generous subsidized housing benefits (food & utilities included) and not only work but also live on our tranquil 50-acre wooded campus nestled in the heart of the Berkshire mountains. Benefits for full-time staff also include medical and dental coverage, a retirement plan, and paid sick and vacation time.

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

EOE –The Rowe Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

A Note About Job Descriptions:

Qualifications may be met as a result of lived experience, volunteer work, professional experience, and/or formal or informal training. We are committed to developing a diverse and talented staff team. If you are excited about this role, but unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to inquire and/or apply.