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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Academic Staff

Job Title Starting Date: Description
Environmental Science Teacher August 2, 2015

The Environmental Science teacher is responsible for the design and implementation of the Environmental Science curriculum. Although each teacher brings their own twist to the curriculum, the class is currently being taught through giving students the opportunity to analyze and examine agriculture, global environmental issues and ecosystems. Students investigate environmental topics by applying principles from ecology, biology, psychology, sociology, economics and history. The goal is for each student to realize a stronger understanding of the non-human world and how we as a species affect it. Please thoroughly explore our website before applying.

Internships

Job Title Starting Date: Description
Community Internship August 2, 2015

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 these magic-makers creating beautiful meals, planting seeds, harvesting roots, connecting with students, 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 2, 2015

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, Permacultre, 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!

Summer Camp

Job Title Starting Date: Description
Camp Woolman Assistant Director June 10, 2015

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. S/he 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 17, 2015

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 5-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.

Camp Woolman Operations Manager June 17, 2015

The Trip Manager is a vital member of the administrative team that serves both Woolman Camps. The Trip Manager is responsible for providing logistical and transportation support for weekly trips for the kids and teen programs, as well as working with the camp directors to assist with other camp leadership responsibilities. The ideal candidate should be able to be flexible with their daily routine and be willing to fill multiple responsibilities at camp. A person in this role should expect to drive 4-8 hours a day several times a week.

Camp Woolman Program Director June 17, 2015

The Program Director is a vital member of the leadership team that serves both Woolman Camps. The Program Director helps to plan, organize and lead activities, trips, workshops, and art projects, as well as working with the Camp Director to assist with other camp leadership responsibilities. The ideal candidate should be able to be flexible with their daily routine and be willing to fill multiple responsibilities at camp. A person in this role must feel comfortable reaching out to the local community and setting up special programs throughout the summer, as well as leading various workshops in their own specialty. Proficiency in office technology, comfort with scheduling and logistical puzzles and a keenly observant eye for detail and process development are musts. The Program Director also organizes programing for CITs and helps with campers registration.

Camp Woolman Counselor June 17, 2015

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 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 June 17, 2015

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. 

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