Employment at Woolman

Working at Woolman is a major lifestyle choice. To commit to community living, to have one's life and work intertwined, to live in a rural setting, and to take a modest salary, all require a high-level of dedication. Above all other qualifications, we are looking for people who will thrive here.

All currently open jobs and internships are listed below. If you are interested in interning at Woolman, you can find out more about internships.


Jobs Available

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Administrative Staff

Job Title Starting Date: Description
Admissions and Outreach Director February 15, 2016

This position coordinates student recruitment for the Woolman Semester School. The heart of this position is to communicate the story of this learning experience to prospective students, parents, teachers, alumni and other educators. The work itself is very dynamic and can, at times, feel part marketing, part social work, part therapist, and part community organizing. A major highlight of this work is walking between the two worlds of a progressive educational community and the larger progressive education movement in the US and beyond.

Apprenticeships

Job Title Starting Date: Description
Farm to Table Apprentice March 15, 2016

This position involves working in a dynamic garden and orchard in an alternative school environment. You will learn how to manage an education farm and small-scale vegetable production. This is a great job for people exploring the field of garden and nutrition education, while also being able to work with a group of people dedicated to alternative education and social justice.

Internships

Job Title Starting Date: Description
Community Internship August 1, 2016

The Community Intern Program is a 10 to 12 month experience of living, working, growing, and learning as part of the Woolman educational community.  Interns work in the garden, kitchen, as teaching assistants in the classroom, and as mentors for the students. As such, interns form an essential thread that helps weave together the fabric of life here. On any given day, you will find this team of creative individuals preparing beautiful community-scale meals, planting seeds, harvesting roots, connecting with students, meeting with teachers, hugging, laughing, crying, supporting - doing the invaluable work of the heart, an organ that doesn't just pump blood through the body but synergizes all of its cells, organs, and systems. Indeed, the interns here combine physically and intellectually hard work with deep heart-work, in a way that allows unique and emergent life to flow through the veins of this community.  

In exchange for the invaluable time and energy of the interns, the program offers room and board and formalized learning opportunities through garden class, holistic cooking & nutrition class, intern seminar, and non-violent communication.

Farm to Table Internship August 1, 2016

Our Farm to Table Internship is a 10-12 month program that offers a unique chance to explore the richness and fulfillment of working in garden education and food advocacy.  This program offers a blend of activities and learning styles for anyone interested in celebrating, growing, preparing and enjoying nutrient dense food within our educational community.  Program activities include everything from studying the soil food web, nutrient cycling, vermaculture, crop planning, seed saving, Permaculture, beekeeping, fruit tree pruning and herbalism to nutrition, cooking, fermentation, body systems, food scarcity, food justice, food culture and more!  Participants will work in the garden, the kitchen and in class to deepen their understanding and experience of the natural systems that we depend on, current food systems and enjoyable alternatives.   It is such a gift to use the beauty of the garden and the deliciousness of food as a lens to foster passion, awareness and gratitude in the lives of our students and visiting school groups — come try it out for yourself!

Site Staff

Job Title Starting Date: Description
Weekend Cook January 30, 2016

This part-time position would involve cooking dinner and helping on dishes on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the school year. There are 15 weekends in our Fall and Spring semesters.

Summer Camp

Job Title Starting Date: Description
Camp Woolman Counselor

Being a counselor at Woolman's Summer Camp or Teen Leadership Camp means living, working, growing, and learning as part of the Woolman community. Counselors are fully integrated into the life, work, and play of the Woolman campers, and your job is to enrich their experience through deep connection and joyful adventure. Counselors live with five campers in a same-gender cabin situated in a mixed-gender village. They facilitate learning and growth of children into a greater awareness of themselves and others, lead games and songs, manage behavior, teach activities, adorn yourself in costumes and personify characters of your own creation, and participate in the glorious daily life of a Quaker community.  Being a counselor at camp is fun, challenging and rewarding work. 

Teen Leadership Camp Counselor

Being a counselor at Woolman's Summer Camp means living, working, growing, and learning as part of the Woolman community. Counselors are fully integrated into the life, work, and play of the Woolman campers, and your job is to enrich their experience through deep connection and joyful adventure. Counselors live with campers in a lodge situated on campus. They facilitate learning and growth of children into a greater awareness of themselves and others, lead games and songs, manage behavior, teach activities, adorn yourself in costumes and personify characters of your own creation, and participate in the glorious daily life of a Quaker community.  Being a counselor at camp is fun, challenging and rewarding work. 

Camp Woolman Kitchen Support Staff

Help create delicious wholesome food for campers and counselors! This position involves cooking with fresh ingredients in a high energy environment! Campers and counselors help with dishes, and every week, for a week, a couple parents of campers help in the kitchen, as part of a work-trade. You spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but also get to plug into whatever camp activities you are passionate about. There is a break in the middle of each week, when trips are out, but weekends are pretty busy! Room and Board provided.

Camp Administrator April 15, 2016

This person is the public face of Camp Woolman, communicating with parents, while at the same time having input into how our programs are structure. This position works closely with the Camp Director and starts two months before camp starts. It overlaps with the Woolman Semester School, and several visiting groups at Sierra Friends Center, but will primarily be focused on preparing for Camp Woolman. These first two months the work load is light, with a flexible start date and possibities for working remotely for some of April and May. As the year progresses into summer, this position will become busier. 

Camp Woolman Assistant Director June 6, 2016

The Assistant Director is an integral member of the Woolman team who both serves the existing system and works innovatively to grow and develop it. The Assistant Director oversees facilities, equipment, the risk management department,  and the kitchen as core domains. They also directly supports and evaluates staff in various matters to which knowledge, expertise and leadership can be adapted. In village life, the AD is also a guiding and supportive force to campers, responsive to any matters that require attention. Along with the Director and the Program Director, the AD is part of the leadership team of camp in all its facets, and emobdies the spirit, nature and heart of camp practice in every day speech and life. The ideal candidate is flexible, diverse in expertise, strong in communication skills and a leader in innovation, growth and progress. 

Camp Woolman Teen Leadership Camp Coordinator June 8, 2016

Woolman Teen Leadership Camp is an exciting program for teens 15-16 years old. We are seeking to hire a coordinator to lead the full 6-week program. The Coordinator will plan, organize, and lead activities, trips, workshops, and projects, will train and support the counselors, and will work with, and be supported by, the Sierra Friends Camp Director.

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