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Join our team!

Working at Pathfinder Ranch can be a truly valuable and rewarding experience. You will have the opportunity to affect the lives of children by providing a safe environment for them to learn, grow and have fun. You will also become part of a family that believes if you choose a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life.

How to apply:

  • Review the detailed job descriptions for each available position by clicking the appropriate links below.
  • Complete either our online application or paper application.
    • If you are completing the online application and wish to submit a resume, please have your resume ready prior to starting the online application process.

Year Round Employment

Please check back later. If you are interested in a specific position but don’t see it listed can still apply on the online application by selecting other.

Available positions are typically posted here before they are posted anywhere else.

Examples of typical year round positions include: Food Service Coordinator, Facilities & Grounds Technician, Food Service Assistant, and Health Service Coordinator. 

Summer Camp Employment

Now accepting applications for the following positions:
Cabin Counselor

Under the supervision of the Summer Camp Manager and the Summer Camp Coordinator, the Cabin Counselor will serve as the primary caregiver for Campers. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and carrying out activities for each cabin group and guiding Campers in their personal growth and daily living skills.

Job Requirements

  • Sincere interest and ability to work with children in the outdoors
  • Exhibit the ability to work well within the Pathfinder Ranch organization and with other employees
  • Must be self-motivated and complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Previous experience working with children ages 7-17
  • Able to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing)
  • Must reside on camp property and be on call during program sessions
  • Hold and maintain the following certifications issued by a nationally recognized provider: Adult & Child CPR, First Aid, and AED. Preferred additional certification: Small Craft Safety Instructor; Lifeguard
  • Must be 17 years of age or older

*Please note that while we encourage those of 17 years of age to apply, we are not able provide on-site housing except for instances of scheduled overnight cabin supervision. This includes training.

When calling about your application, please ask for Chris at extension 17.

Full job description

Lodge Counselor

Under the supervision of the Summer Camp Manager and the Summer Camp Coordinator, the Lodge Counselor will serve as a caregiver for Campers and primary facilitator of camp activities. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and carrying out activities for each cabin group and guiding Campers and Cabin Counselors in their personal growth and daily living skills.

Job Requirements

  • Sincere interest and ability to work with children in the outdoors.
  • Exhibit the ability to work well within the Pathfinder Ranch organization and with other employees.
  • Must be self-motivated and complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Previous experience working with children ages 7-17
  • Able to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing).
  • Must reside on camp property and be on call during program sessions.
  • Hold and maintain the following certifications issued by a nationally recognized provider: Adult & Child CPR, First Aid, and AED. Preferred additional certification: Small Craft Safety Instructor; Lifeguard.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

When calling about your application, please ask for Chris at extension 17.

Full job description

Team Lead

Under the supervision of the Summer Camp Manager and the Summer Camp Coordinator, Team Lead(s) will assist in the overall administration of the Summer Camp Program including supervision of specialized program areas, Campers in Leadership Training (CILTs) and volunteer Junior Counselors.

Job Requirements

  • Sincere interest and ability to work with children in the outdoors.
  • Exhibit the ability to work well within the Pathfinder Ranch organization and with other employees
  • Must be self-motivated and complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Previous work experience within a residential camp, outdoor education program or similar setting
  • Must be proficient with computers and the use of Microsoft Office software
  • Able to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing)
  • Must reside on camp property and be on call during program sessions
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends, and evenings
  • Hold and maintain the following certifications issued by a nationally recognized provider: Adult & Child CPR, First Aid, and AED; Preferred additional certification: Small Craft Safety Instructor; Lifeguard.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

When calling about your application, please ask for Chris at extension 17.

Full job description

Program Assistant

Under the supervision of the Health Services Coordinator, the Program Assistant will facilitate adventure activities, assist with program projects, and provide for the health, wellbeing, and facility needs of user-groups.

Job Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must provide proof of legal ability to work in the U.S.
  • Must have experience in supervision and/or program development.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have at least 1 year of experience working with children.
  • Must be able to appropriately prioritize tasks and responsibilities.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must remain able and eligible to operate camp vehicles.
  • Must reside on campus.
  • Hold and maintain the following certifications issued by a nationally recognized provider: Lifeguard, C-PRO, Wilderness First Responder, or higher medical certification. Preferred additional certification: Small Craft Safety Instructor and Lifeguard.

When calling about your application, please ask for Chris at extension 17.

Full job description

 

Summer Camp Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Summer Camp Manager, the Summer Camp Coordinator(s) will assist in the overall administration of and oversee day to day operation of the summer camp program.

Job Requirements

  • Exhibit the ability to work well within the Pathfinder Ranch organization and with other employees
  • Must be self-motivated and complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Previous work experience within an organized camp, outdoor education program or similar setting
  • Must be proficient with computers and the use of Microsoft Office software
  • Able to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing)
  • Able to effectively supervise staff
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle
  • Must reside on camp property and be on call during program sessions
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends, and evenings
  • Hold and maintain current child and adult First Aid, CPR and AED certifications from a nationally recognized provider
  • 21 years of age or older

When calling about your application, please ask for Chris at extension 17.

Full job description