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Summer Staff

Summer Camp Employment runs from roughly mid-June to mid-August each year.

2020 Summer Staff Dates:

TBD- June 14 or 16: Lifeguard Training
TBD- June 18 or 20:
 All-Staff Training
June 28: Camp Begins
August 8: Camp Ends
August 10: Staff Departs

Cabin Counselors

Counselors love working with children and inspiring them to lead active, fulfilling lives.  Counselors are the main point person for their cabin of 6-10 campers, and also lead activities for campers of all ages during the day.

Read more about the position here.

To apply, please fill out our online application here.

Department Heads

In addition to counselor jobs we also sometimes hire: one head arts and crafts teacher, one performance teacher, and one wood shop teacher. These positions require applicants to have strong leadership, teaching, and organizational abilities.

Wilderness Trips

We hire staff for our Wilderness trips programs.

Please contact us at office@glenbrook.org for more information.

Kitchen Staff

Our biodynamic farm is the life line of the camp and the kitchen is its heart. In the summer months we never stop beating – making 3 meals and two snacks a day from scratch. We are a small but motivated team churning out homemade granola, scratch bread, breaking down our chickens raised on our pastures and churning out pizza after pizza from our cob oven.

We are innovators and artists. We accept and we are grateful for what we can do in this moment, but we know that we can always improve.
We are on time, playful, and hardworking, so that at the end of the day we will be totally free for a swim in the lake, a scamper in the woods, or a game of hardcore meadow soccer. Not sure what meadow soccer is? Oh, it’s a multi-age free for all like you’ve never seen before. No cleats required.

Please contact our Culinary Director, Robyn Morin at robyn@glenbrook.org for more information.

Counselor-In-Training (CIT) and Farmer-In-Training (FIT)

Glen Brook’s Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program is an intensive leadership-training program for students who have completed 10th or 11th grade and are 16 or 17 years old.

Read more and apply here.

Please note: Applications for the summer CIT program are due by January 1st

 

Winter Staff

Winter Camp Employment runs for 7 days in February, on the week of President’s Day.

Winter Camp Counselor

Winter camp employs numerous counselors and some kitchen support staff. Counselors must have a passion for the outdoors and enjoy introducing campers to activities such as sledding, Nordic skiing, ice-skating, and snowshoeing, and snow fort building. Indoor activities like arts and crafts, cooking, and board games round out the day.

All counselor positions are residential, one-week positions that coincide with school vacations in mid-February. Positions require applicants to be 18 years old or older.

Winter Camp CIT Program

CITs help counselors care for campers, do many daily camp chores in the kitchen, dining room, grounds, barns, etc., and help organize some of the special activities. The CIT director supervises CIT’s. The primary goals of the program are to help participants recognize themselves as leaders, teachers, and positive role models, and to understand what goes into making camp an unforgettable experience for the young people in our care.

CITs must enjoy working with children, embrace and work with the fun and challenges of intense community living, be willing to take initiative and work hard, be willing to give up many personal freedoms and comforts, display outstanding character, and be enthusiastic, creative, self-directed leaders.

Please contact us at office@glenbrook.org for more information.

6 to 9-Month Positions

Spring through fall positions

Land Steward/Outdoor Educator

The Land Steward/Outdoor Educator position runs from spring through the end of fall.

Read more and apply here.

Gap Program Fall 2020 (ALL POSITIONS ARE FILLED)

Program Instructor

Gap Program Instructor

Gap at Glen Brook is a place-based semester program designed to help students unleash their authentic identity, craft interdependent capacities, and develop their wholeness to face the complex challenges of our time.  The program is divided into three 2-week long “Phases” and four week-long “Intensives.” Phases are times when the group is living on the Glen Brook campus, fully immersed in community activities while crafting skills for a hand-made life—farming, cooking, stewardship projects, and more.  Intensives are periods when the cohort is all together and out on the land, living and learning outdoors while backpacking, canoeing, or camping. We combine wilderness hard-skills with intentional practices of self-knowing well-suited to wild places.

Camp Glen Brook

In operation for the past 70 years, Camp Glen Brook’s 240-acre farm campus is home to a full calendar of summer programming, educational field trips, and the gap program.  The gap program is interconnected with most of what happens at Glen Brook throughout the fall. Most of our staff members live on-site throughout the year, making our beautiful hilltop farm a warm and lively community as well.

General Responsibility

Gap at Glen Brook’s Program Instructor works closely with the Gap Director to deliver a full semester of various programming to gap year students.  Within the choreography of the 11-week semester program, the Program Instructor brings their own authenticity and skill-set to the work of supervising and facilitating this dynamic gap program.

Specific Responsibilities

Student Welfare

  • Serve as a “Residential Advisor,” living in the Gap House (in separate quarters with a private bathroom) and spending occasional “off-hours” time with the students
  • In consultation with the Gap Director, assist in facilitating social events (formal and informal) as well as dinners and evenings with the cohort.
  • Serve as the first line of communication from gap cohort in the house, fielding questions as diverse as “What is the water-to-rice ratio again?” to “Can we chat about today’s Wander?”
  • Maintain a high level of safety awareness, risk assessment, and group dynamics.
  • Ensure students understand and abide by rules and guidelines.
  • Respond promptly to medical or mental health concerns.
  • Assist gap students in cultivating wholesome meals and a wholesome meal culture (family dining, home-made and home-grown, etc.)

Student Learning and Role Modeling

  • Teach, guide, and inspire through formal and informal individual mentorship, and group reflection.
    • Plan and lead workshops on various topics such as woodworking, canoeing, outdoor skills, Wild Craft skills and more.
    • Purposefully engage with students, and demonstrate high standards of personal example to help create a community of intentional life-learners
    • Lead wilderness trips and mentor participants in planning and packing for hiking, canoeing and orienteering trips.

Marketing and Development

  • Document the experience with quality photographs
  • Support students in writing weekly blog posts
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in the program

 

Necessary Experience

  • Commitment to whole-person education and to our core values: Personal Responsibility, Service and Stewardship.
  • Enthusiasm for the benefits and complications of community living.
  • Experience leading groups on multi-day excursions in outdoor environments.
  • Experience in conflict resolution, group facilitation, and/or teaching.
  • Strong ability to connect well with people, and to develop meaningful mentor relationships with emerging adults.
  • Physically and emotionally fit, with a high standard of self-care practices in line with the job requirements.

Requisite skills:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Outdoor/backcountry medical experience—at least WFA; WFR preferable.
  • Clear driving record.
  • Lifeguard certification.

Preferred skills:

  • Confidence with cooking.
  • Photography.
  • Basic digital fluency (because we have to live in the world…)

 

Dates and Compensation

  • Employment Dates: Mon, August 24th to Tues, December 1st (Thanksgiving off)
    • Program Dates: Sat, September 7th  to Sun, November 24th
  • Total time: 14 weeks
  • Rate of pay: $535/wk plus room & board (the food is delicious); Total Pay: $7,500
    • Note: Additional employment at Glen Brook could include spring and summer work on our farm and/or summer camp; please ask for details.

 

Additional Responsibilities

All Glen Brook employees commit to getting our work done as a whole, whatever the work may be.  This means that, occasionally, we work outside our specific department and assist on other projects—for example, every Friday all staff and gappers participate in an “Everybody Works” work period.  In this vein, some days or weeks may be longer than others. Please bring up any concerns with the Gap Director.

To Apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Shai Rosenfeld, shai@glenbrook.org, 603-876-3342

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