At Caldera, we believe in the power of creativity. Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year round art and environmental programs. Our Youth Program provides Oregon students with long-term mentoring, beginning in sixth grade and continuing into young adulthood. Our mentors and artists nurture individual creativity to ignite self-expression and transform the way young people engage in their lives, families, and communities. Each summer, we host three eight- to ten-day camp sessions, serving over 150 youth from Portland and Central Oregon at our Arts Center in Central Oregon near Sisters. 

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds. We are an organization that strives to respect the race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, size, ability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, religious background, marital status, military status, strengths, and differences of all people.

For questions reguarding applications and positions contact us at: Caldera@calderaarts.org 

If you have technical issues or questions, please contact the Submittable support team. Email: support@submittable.com, Phone: (855) 467-8264

Position: Camp Photographer & Media Coordinator

Supervisor: Camp Manager & Arts Curriculum Coordinator

Compensation:

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $100-130/day, depending on length of experience with Caldera
  • Room and all meals provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session).

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756)

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm July 12 for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates Half day compensation 

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                  Working with 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                  Working with 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                              Working with 7th-8th graders

Position Description: The Camp Photographer & Media Coordinator plans, captures, and organizes media from camp activities and projects. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Photograph/film for archival and external communications purposes
  • Take student and staff portraits and tipi group photos on the first day of each session; work with Logistics Coordinator to have photos printed and uploaded to database and identify students whose photos cannot be used externally
  • Work with Caldera staff to develop shot lists, capture and properly save photos of all aspects of camp life, including each art workshop, adventure activities, field trips, evening activities, meals, arrival and departure, final showcase etc. (excluding personal times like tipi time and connect class)
  • Capture and properly save photos of final artwork from each art workshop
  • Create and present final slideshow for each camp session, making sure each student is included
  • Set up and staff photo booth at dances and have photos printed
  • Work with Caldera office staff to share photos immediately to social media
  • Move images containing not released students to subfolders, throughout camp sessions and afterwards

Media & Program Support

  • Help set up tech (cameras, sound, mics, lighting) for talent shows, dances, student showcases, etc.
  • Work with artists to load content, and support A/V during shows as needed
  • Help in art workshops as needed
  • Lead free time activities as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session

Qualifications/Application Requirements:

  • Experience working with middle and high school youth and a background in photography, through education or profession, are required
  • At least one year of digital photography experience and knowledge of photo editing software 
  • Superb organizational and time management skills and ability to balance job duties with self-care
  • Ability to manage direction from and collaborate with multiple sources
  • Must be motivated self starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision 
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and excellent communication skills with diverse staff and youth
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Knowledge of sound and other a/v equipment strongly desired
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days. (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. On staff arrival days dinner will be provided and brunch is served on the last day of camp)
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 5% Sitting, 40% Standing, 40% Walking, 15% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Title:  Challenge Course Facilitator

Supervisor:  Camp Manager

Compensation:

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $110-130/day depending on experience with Caldera
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session).

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756)

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm July 12 for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates Half day compensation

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                  Working with 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                  Working with 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                              Working with 7th-8th graders

Position overview: The Challenge Course Facilitator plans and implements curriculum that utilizes all elements of Caldera’s challenge course. They incorporate program goals into course facilitation and encourage campers to set goals, take positive risks, and challenge personal boundaries while on the course. This position will also help campers build a sense of their own strengths within a group and increase participants’ sense of self-confidence and mutual support. Ideal candidates for this position will promote personal responsibility and stimulate conversation that makes the lessons learned on the Challenge Course relevant to campers’ home and camp lives. This position may also implement and arrange program components outside of challenge course settings, such as off-site field trips or overnight hikes.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Create and submit engaging lesson plans that utilize the Challenge Course’s eight low elements and three high elements
  • Ensure setup of challenge course is completed prior to each camp session and manage take-down at the end of camp
  • Facilitate trust/team building activities suited to the dynamics of each group and allow time for reflection and debriefing
  • Follow safety procedures as specified in the Camp Caldera Challenge Course Policies & Procedures Manual
  • Manage and monitor upkeep of the course, including a safety check of elements and surrounding environment prior to each use
  • Keep accurate records and log the use of equipment
  • Provide necessary maintenance of equipment and/or work with Camp Manager to submit work orders
  • Spray helmets for lice prior to each use
  • Alert staff to relevant camper issues at staff meetings
  • Co-facilitate additional components of daily program as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session

Qualifications:

  • Applicants for the position should complete a professional program (group facilitation techniques, belay, basic skills and leading-edge climbing) through a certifying agency that is insured to train facilitators, or equivalent.  (Please upload proof of certification)
  • Candidates must have a minimum of one year experience facilitating groups of middle and/or high school youth
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification (please upload copies of certification)
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and excellent communication with diverse staff and youth
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert)
  • Physical Demands: 5% Sitting, 30% Standing, 20% Walking, 45% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Title:  Environmental Education Assistant

Supervisor: Camp Manager 

Compensation:

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $75-95/day depending on experience with Caldera
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session).

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756)

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm July 12 for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates Half day compensation 

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                  Working with 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                  Working with 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                               Working with 7th-8th graders

Environmental Education at Caldera:

The goal of Caldera’s Environmental Education program is to inspire curiosity about nature and help students build lasting connections to the environment. We hope to increase student knowledge of the natural history of Caldera’s land in Central Oregon and to develop a sense of place through an emphasis on direct sensory exploration of the diverse habitats immediately surrounding camp. Campers may learn about trout habitats while wading barefoot in the creek, make observational sketches of forest regrowth with charcoal from wildfire-charred trees, and taste wild mint during a field lesson in ethnobotany. Many of them are experiencing just being kids in the outdoors for the first time in their lives. Beyond lessons taught in the context of class, Caldera uses common daily practices to model environmental responsibility. Campers weigh the amount of food that is thrown away at the end of each meal and graph the reduction of waste over the course of their stay at camp. Fruit and vegetable matter are separated for compost to nourish our vegetable garden. It is our hope that when complemented by discussion, hands-on activities like these help students draw connections between environmental lessons learned at camp and the far-reaching ecological impact of small choices they make everyday at home.

Position overview: 

The Environmental Education Assistant will work with the lead Environmental Educator to help implement environmental curriculum and incorporate program goals into daily sessions, inspire curiosity about nature, and build connections to the environment. This position will help facilitate discussions about environmental justice with a population that has historically been marginalized in the environmental movement.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist with daily set-up and cleanup of education stations
  • Co-lead daily environmental classes in the field
  • Meet regularly with lead Environmental Educator to refine and adjust program details based on daily outcomes
  • Potentially work with students to record scientific data on the health of Blue Lake (water clarity and temperature, micro and macro invertebrate identification, etc.)
  • Conduct daily composting/food waste procedures
  • Engage campers in age-appropriate, hands-on, active lessons
  • Interpret and share local natural history (high desert, fire and stream ecology, Cascades geology)
  • Alert staff to relevant camper issues at staff meetings
  • Co-facilitate additional components of daily program as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session

Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with at least one year of experience conducting experiential nature-based education
  • Experience working with middle and high school youth from underserved populations is strongly desired
  • Wilderness First Responder preferable, but not required
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and excellent communication skills with diverse staff and youth
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 5% Sitting, 45% Standing, 30% Walking, 20% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Title: Junior Advocate

Supervisor: Junior Advocate Supervisor

Compensation:

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $60-80 per day, depending on experience with Caldera
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session).

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756)

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm July 12 for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates Half day compensation 

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                 Working with 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                 Working with 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                              Working with 7th-8th graders

Position Overview: This position is intended to help train, mentor, and provide feedback for individuals with limited experience who are interested in becoming youth workers. Each Junior Advocate is responsible for a group of four to eight campers per camp session and works to build a fun and cohesive team with assigned campers as well as the greater camp community. The Junior Advocate may take over for Advocates on their time off or when they are unable to be with their group, as assigned by the Junior Advocate Supervisor.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Meet youth and families at the bus in Portland and Central Oregon
  • Actively participate in pre-camp training and meetings
  • With the guidance of senior staff, assist Caldera youth with conflict resolution and one-on-one goal setting while encouraging appropriate risk-taking
  • Support staff in guiding campers to participate successfully in all aspects of camp activities, which include but are not limited to: orientation, behavior policies, meals, free time, tipi time, shower scheduling, housekeeping duties, evening activities, community meetings, campfires, field trips, and final celebrations
  • Usher campers to and from activities in a punctual manner
  • Maintain camper confidentiality (except in the event of specific necessary disclosures)
  • Support health, safety, and emotional well being of campers
  • Report camper behavior and health issues to the proper supervisors
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times and perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session

Qualifications: This is an entry-level position.

  • Some experience working with youth is preferred
  • A strong desire to learn and help foster a positive community experience
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have had at least one year away from Caldera as a camper
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and experience working with diverse staff and youth preferred
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out  their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 25% Sitting, 40% Standing, 30% Walking, 5% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

 Position Title: Sous Chef

Supervisor: Head Chef

Compensation:

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $100-120/day depending on experience with Caldera
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days. (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session).

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756)

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 10* to prep for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates half day compensation 

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                  session for 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                  session for 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                              session for 7th-8th graders

Schedule Overview:

  • Kitchen Set-Up July 10 (arrive by 5pm)
  • Staff Training   July 12-15 - 4 days (provide meals for 40-60 adults and participate            in training)
  • Immersion 1  July 18-27 (approx. 60 youth, 50 adults)
  • Immersion 2  July 31-Aug 8 (approx. 60 youth, 50 adults)
  • Discovery  August 12-19 (approx. 60 youth, 50 adults)

Position Overview: At Caldera, the kitchen staff is a very important part of the Caldera Community and is welcome to participate in daily program activities when kitchen duties are complete. Head Chef, Sous Chef, and five Kitchen Assistants maintain Caldera’s kitchen. Kitchen staff prepare meals that are healthy, delicious, and appealing to both youth and adults. The Sous Chef supports the Head Chef in food preparation and training Kitchen Assistants as well as maintaining a friendly, sanitary kitchen and dining space. The Sous Chef oversees the kitchen when Head Chef is not present and assists in ensuring that Caldera meals meet Federal Summer Food Service Program meal requirements. This position provides support to the Head Chef on budget management (approximately $23,000) and staff oversight and scheduling for five Kitchen Assistants. This position begins before youth and staff arrive.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a clean, healthy work environment
  • Oversee meal preparation under guidance of Head Chef, providing abundant meals on a tight budget; follow serving guidelines while being sensitive to youth who may be familiar with the concept of scarcity and feelings of hunger
  • Help supervise and train supporting kitchen staff
  • Follow meal schedule determined by Head Chef and Camp Manager
  • Set up summer kitchen and break it down at the end of camp
  • Help with Federal Summer Food Program and meal counts
  • Support management and documentation of food budget
  • Share dishwashing and cleaning duties
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years experience working in a kitchen including food inventory, budgeting, and menu planning; supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Current Oregon Food Handler’s Permit required (must attach copy)
  • Prior experience in food service, nutrition, and/or youth programming is desirable
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and experience working with diverse staff and youth
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 5% Sitting, 65% Standing, 10% Walking, 20% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Title: Kitchen Assistant

Supervisor: Head Chef

Compensation:

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $70-90/day depending on experience with Caldera
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session).

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756)

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 9:00-10:00 am July 11 to prep for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

    *Indicates half day compensation

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                  Session for 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                  Session for 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                              Session for 7th-8th graders

Schedule Overview:

  • Kitchen Set-Up July 11 (arrive by 10am)
  • Staff Training   July 12-15 - 4 days (provide meals for 40-60 adults and participate            in training)
  • Immersion 1  July 18-27 (approx. 60 youth, 50 adults)
  • Immersion 2  July 31-Aug 8 (approx. 60 youth, 50 adults)
  • Discovery  August 12-19 (approx. 60 youth, 50 adults)

Position overview: At Caldera, the kitchen staff is a very important part of the Caldera Community and is welcome to participate in daily program activities when kitchen duties are complete. Head Chef, Sous Chef, and five Kitchen Assistants maintain Caldera’s kitchen. Kitchen staff prepare meals that are healthy, delicious, and appealing to both youth and adults. Kitchen Assistants are responsible for helping with meal preparation and kitchen maintenance, as well as maintaining a friendly, sanitary kitchen and dining space. This position begins before youth and staff arrive.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a clean, healthy work environment
  • Help with meal preparation, providing abundant meals on a tight budget
  • Follow serving guidelines while being sensitive to youth who may be familiar with the concept of scarcity and feelings of hunger.
  • Assist with set up and take down of kitchens
  • Follow meal schedule determined by Head Chef and Camp Manager
  • Share dishwashing and cleaning duties
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session

Qualifications: 

  • Current Oregon Food Handler’s Permit required (please attach)
  • Prior experience in food service, nutrition and/or youth programming is desirable
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 5% Sitting, 65% Standing, 10% Walking, 20% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Title: Head Chef

Supervisor: Camp Manager

Compensation:

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $130-150/day depending on experience with Caldera
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days. (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session).

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756)

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 10* to prep for Staff Training July 12-15

Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27

Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8

Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates half day compensation 

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                 Session for 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                 Session for 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                              Session for 7th-8th graders

Schedule Overview:

  • Kitchen Set-Up July 10 (arrive by 5pm)
  • Staff Training   July 12-15 - 4 days (provide meals for 40-60 adults and participate            in training)
  • Immersion 1  July 18-27 (approx. 60 youth, 50 adults)
  • Immersion 2  July 31-Aug 8 (approx. 60 youth, 50 adults)
  • Discovery  August 12-19 (approx. 60 youth, 50 adults)

Position Overview: At Caldera, the kitchen staff is a very important part of the Caldera Community and is welcome to participate in daily program activities when kitchen duties are complete. Head Chef, Sous Chef, and five Kitchen Assistants maintain Caldera’s kitchen. Kitchen staff prepare meals that are healthy, delicious, and appealing to both youth and adults. The Head Chef oversees six staff and is responsible for food preparation as well as maintaining a friendly, sanitary kitchen and dining space. This position manages the food budget (approximately $23,000), purchasing, meal planning, staff oversight and scheduling for the Sous Chef and five assistants, and on-the-job training for all kitchen staff. The Head Chef ensures that Caldera meals meet Federal Summer Food Service Program meal requirements. This position begins before youth and staff arrive.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Plan and document all camp meals and snacks in accordance with Federal Summer Food Program guidelines; submit meal plans prior to each camp session
  • Oversee meal preparation, providing abundant meals on a tight budget; follow serving guidelines while being sensitive to youth who may be familiar with the concept of scarcity and feelings of hunger
  • Plan and make food orders and oversee delivery
  • Maintain and organize camp food budget files
  • Supervise, train, and schedule supporting kitchen staff
  • Maintain a clean, healthy work environment
  • Work with Camp Manager on any key personnel or student issues
  • Help with Federal Summer Food Program and meal counts
  • Oversee kitchen set up and take down at the start and end of camp
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum two years experience managing a kitchen, including: staff, food inventory, budgets, and menus
  • This position arrives two days early and departs after final staff dinner and after the summer kitchen has been closed for the season
  • Current Oregon Food Handler’s Permit required (must attach copy)
  • Prior experience in food service, nutrition, and/or youth programming is desirable
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and experience working with diverse staff and youth
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 5% Sitting, 65% Standing, 10% Walking, 20% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Title: Lifeguard & Activity Coordinator

Supervisor: Camp Manager

Compensation:

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $95-115/day depending on experience with Caldera
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session).

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756)

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm July 12 for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates Half day compensation 

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                 Working with 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                Working with 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                            Working with 7th-8th graders

Position overview: The Lifeguard & Activity Coordinator oversees planning and delivery of free time, evening, and waterfront activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to campers’ age and abilities. The Lifeguard & Activity Coordinator will provide management to the physical operation of the waterfront’s facilities and equipment. All camp staff must be prepared to work night and weekend hours, as this is an on-call position in case of emergency.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate aquatic abilities of campers and staff
  • Plan and deliver creative swimming and watercraft program activities
  • Train staff in appropriate waterfront rules and responsibilities
  • Set up waterfront area prior to and during staff training
  • Teach and monitor proper use of equipment
  • Conduct initial and end-of-season inventory and store equipment for safety
  • Conduct a daily check of equipment for safety, cleanliness, and repair. Work with Camp Manager to submit necessary work orders
  • Survey waterfront area daily and keep the area free of hazards and debris
  • Collaborate with staff to coordinate and lead free time and evening activities
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session

Qualifications: 

  • Current Lifeguard and First Aid/CPR Certification required (attach copy)
  • At least 1 year of experience working with middle and high school youth
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and excellent communication with diverse staff and youth
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 5% Sitting, 30% Standing, 20% Walking, 45% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Title:  Health Director
Supervisor: Camp Manager
Compensation: $140-$160/day depending on credentials and experience with Caldera

  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session).

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm July 12 for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates Half day compensation 

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                 Working with 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                 Working with 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                              Working with 7th-8th graders

Position overview: The Health Director is responsible for providing medical and preventative care to all campers and staff during training and camp sessions.
 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Submit standing orders to local physician for approval and clarification
  • Evaluate and treat minor camper and staff injuries and illnesses
  • Keep a log of Health Center visits and detailed accident/incident reports
  • Give preventative advice to youth advocates and other camp staff
  • Identify health problems serious enough to require a physician's attention and initiate appropriate next steps
  • Maintain and manage distribution of First Aid supplies in the Health Center and all areas of camp
  • Safeguard campers’ prescription medications
  • Administer medications (along with additional adult at all times) at prescribed doses and hours
  • Complete necessary insurance forms
  • Provide training for staff in preventative health care both for themselves and campers, rules and guidelines for the health care program, and a youth worker’s approach to the treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • Provide a written list of campers with minor to major health issues (i.e. severe allergies, asthma, anxiety medications, etc.)
  • Review Health History Forms prior to camper arrival
  • Conduct camper and staff intakes
  • Provide a written list of camper/staff dietary restrictions to Camp Manager
  • Respond immediately to accidents or emergencies
  • Maintain regular clinic hours for campers’ treatment, and be on-call during all other hours
  • Prepare and maintain first-aid kits for daily outings
  • Monitor/evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions and suggest modifications that would create more healthful conditions at camp
  • Make nurse’s cabin available to campers who need an alternate sleeping arrangement due to illness, behavioral issues, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities: 

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session
  • Communication with parents/guardians of campers regarding medications, medical treatment or emergencies as needed

Example daily schedule:
7:30 a.m. – Medications  
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast  
9:00 a.m.–Noon –  Art/Adventure rotations for youth
Noon –  Medications
12:15 p.m. – Lunch
1:00–6:00 p.m. –  Free time and Art/Adventure rotations for youth
6:00 p.m. – Medications
6:15 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 p.m. – Evening activities and campfire
9:15 p.m. – Possible sick campers, late Meds, follow-up

Qualifications: 

  • Licensed and currently registered as a LPN, RN, EMT, or have reciprocity, to practice in the state of Oregon (please attach proof of registration)
  • A Nurse Graduate who passed the NCLX prior to the beginning of the June season will be qualified and considered for the position (please attach proof)
  • Ability to discreetly and effectively handle information of a confidential or sensitive nature
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and excellent communication skills with diverse staff and youth
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 25% Sitting, 50% Standing, 20% Walking, 5% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Title: Youth Advocate

Supervisor: Youth Advocate Supervisor

Compensation:

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $85-115/day depending on experience with Caldera
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session).

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756)

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm July 12 for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates Half day compensation 

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                  Working with 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                  Working with 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                              Working with 7th-8th graders

Position Overview: The Youth Advocate is an important and challenging job at Camp Caldera. Working with a group of six to eight campers each camp session, daily responsibilities include: building positive relationships, leading activities, playing hard, promoting self-discipline and self-awareness among campers, and safeguarding campers physically and emotionally. Advocates build a fun and cohesive team of campers that contribute to the greater camp community. Advocates act as mentors, advisers, guides, and allies to campers for the duration of the summer program.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Meet youth and families at bus pick-up locations, lead check-in process and manage supervision on the bus 
  • Actively participate in pre-camp training and meetings
  • Assist Caldera youth with conflict resolution and one-on-one goal setting while encouraging appropropriate risk-taking
  • Guide campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities, which includes but is not limited to: orientation, behavior policies, meals, classes, free time, tipi time, shower scheduling, housekeeping duties, evening activities, community meetings, campfires, field trips, and final celebrations
  • Usher campers to and from activities in a punctual manner and be responsible for their whereabouts at all times when on duty
  • Plan and implement tipi bonding activities
  • Maintain camper confidentiality (except in the event of specific necessary disclosures)
  • Oversee health, safety, and emotional well being of campers
  • Report camper behavior and health issues to the proper supervisors
  • Meet and communicate regularly with supervisor regarding concerns, updates, and challenges
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session
  • Youth Advocates should be prepared to work night and weekend hours supervising campers' tipi areas

Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience working with middle and high school youth
  • Strong communication skills and experience facilitating groups of youth
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and excellent communication with diverse staff and youth
  • Ability to discreetly and effectively handle information of a confidential or sensitive nature
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 5% Sitting, 45% Standing, 30% Walking, 25% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Title: Artist Assistant

Supervisors: Arts Curriculum Coordinator & Camp Manager

Compensation:

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $75-95/day depending on experience with Caldera
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session).

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756)

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm July 12 for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates Half day compensation 

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                  Working with 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                  Working with 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                              Working with 7th-8th graders

Position Overview: Artist Assistants work with Teaching Artists to provide a positive learning environment for campers. Assistants support artists with all aspects of arts learning activities to help ensure class and programmatic objectives are met. The ideal candidate for this position will be a detailed, relationship-oriented problem-solver who equally enjoys organizing systems and interpersonal communication with adults and young people.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Teaching Artists to ensure smooth delivery of arts instruction
  • Help prep and organize art materials, supplies, equipment, and classroom space
  • Assist with evaluating Caldera’s youth and programs  
  • Help organize and set up for final exhibition of student work
  • Help document, archive, and organize student work
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of arts studio
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session

Qualifications/Application Requirements:

  • At least 2 years experience working with youth from underserved communities, and a background in the arts, through education or profession
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and excellent communication skills with diverse staff and youth
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 5% Sitting, 45% Standing, 20% Walking, 30% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Title:  Connect Facilitator

Supervisor:  Camp Manager

Compensation:

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $95-115/day depending on experience with Caldera
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days. (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session).

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756)

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm July 12 for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates Half day compensation

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                  Working with 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                  Working with 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                              Working with 7th-8th graders

Position overview: The Connect Facilitator develops and implements curriculum in which campers can explore making deeper connections with their peers, learn life skills, and process their life and camp experience with others. Connect class offers an excellent opportunity for youth to engage in meaningful discussions about pertinent, youth-driven topics such as peer pressure, cliques, and conflict. It may also be a place to learn communication and relationship skills, in addition to a place where campers increase their self-awareness by sharing parts of their story, celebrating their strengths, and setting goals for their future. The Connect Facilitator incorporates program goals into course facilitation and encourages campers to set goals, take positive risks, and challenge personal boundaries while at Camp Caldera. Ideal candidates for this position will be dynamic facilitators who stimulate conversation that makes lessons learned in Connect class relevant to campers’ home and camp lives.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Create, submit, and receive feedback on lesson plans in advance of camp session dates
  • Facilitate trust/team building activities suited to the dynamics of each group
  • Plan and facilitate full-group Community Circle activities that are relevant to the needs of camp
  • Alert staff to relevant camper issues in daily meetings
  • Participate in all camp activities including camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, and time on/off schedule
  • Work closely with the Camp Manager and staff in advocating for youth

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of lesson planning and facilitation experience with middle and/or high school youth from underserved communities
  • Ability to manage group dynamics and capability to help groups move through potential issues that may arise
  • Ability to discreetly and effectively handle information of a confidential or sensitive nature
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and excellent communication with diverse staff and youth
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.


Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 45% Sitting, 30% Standing, 20% Walking, 5% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Title: Environmental Educator

Supervisor: Camp Manager

Compensation:

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $115-135/day depending on experience with Caldera
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days. (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session). 

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756)

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm July 12 for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates Half day compensation 

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                  Working with 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                  Working with 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                              Working with 7th-8th graders

Environmental Education at Caldera:

The goal of Caldera’s Environmental Education program is to inspire curiosity about nature and help students build lasting connections to the environment. We hope to increase student knowledge of the natural history of Caldera’s land in Central Oregon and to develop a sense of place through an emphasis on direct sensory exploration of the diverse habitats immediately surrounding camp. Campers may learn about trout habitats while wading barefoot in the creek, make observational sketches of forest regrowth with charcoal from wildfire-charred trees, and taste wild mint during a field lesson in ethnobotany. Many of them experience just being kids in the outdoors for the first time in their lives. Beyond lessons taught in the context of class, Caldera uses common daily practices to model environmental responsibility. Campers weigh the amount of food that is thrown away at the end of each meal and graph the reduction of waste over the course of their stay at camp. Fruit and vegetable matter are separated for compost to nourish our vegetable garden. It is our hope that when complemented by discussion, hands-on activities like these help students draw connections between environmental lessons learned at camp and the far-reaching ecological impact of small choices they make everyday at home.

Position overview: 

The Environmental Educator will create and implement environmental curriculum and incorporate program goals into daily sessions, inspire curiosity about nature, and build connections to the environment. This position will facilitate discussions about environmental justice with a population that has historically been marginalized in the environmental movement.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Submit detailed lesson plans and adjust based on feedback at least one month prior to staff training
  • Provide supply lists and other requests by designated deadlines
  • Collaborate with the Environmental Education Assistant and Advocates around student needs to ensure smooth delivery of instruction
  • Maintain clean, organized classroom and shared supply spaces
  • Set and respect appropriate boundaries inside and outside of the class and encourage appropriate risk-taking
  • Plan, set up, and take down exhibition of student work
  • Document, archive, and organize student work and ensure its transfer to Caldera office staff
  • Evaluate the camper’s growth and the effectiveness of programming through surveys provided by Caldera
  • Manage setup and breakdown of compost stations, studio space and other areas as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session

Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience teaching youth from underserved communities and a background in the environmental studies, through education or profession
  • Strong communication skills and experience facilitating groups of middle and high schoolers
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and excellent communication skills with diverse staff and youth
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Strong curriculum planning and facilitation skills
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 5% Sitting, 45% Standing, 30% Walking, 20% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Title: Teaching Artist

Supervisor: Arts Curriculum Coordinator & Camp Manager

Compensation:

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $115-$135/day depending on experience with Caldera
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days. (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. A light dinner will be provided on staff arrival days. Brunch is served on the last day of each session).

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756)

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm July 12 for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 1:00-2:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 4:00-5:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates Half day compensation 

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                  Working with 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                  Working with 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                              Working with 7th-8th graders

Position overview: Teaching Artists are responsible for designing and facilitating a rigorous arts curriculum for middle and/or high school campers. They provide a positive learning environment and deliver engaging arts lessons that reach a diverse population.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Submit and receive feedback on detailed lesson plans at least one month prior to staff training
  • Provide supply lists and other requests by designated deadlines
  • Collaborate with Artist Assistants and Advocates around student needs and to ensure smooth delivery of arts instruction
  • Maintain clean, organized classroom and shared supply spaces
  • Set and respect appropriate boundaries inside and outside of the class while encouraging positive risk-taking
  • Plan, set up and take down exhibition of student work
  • Document, archive, and organize student work and ensure its transfer to Caldera year-round staff
  • Evaluate the camper’s growth and the effectiveness of programming through surveys provided by Caldera
  • Manage setup and breakdown of arts studio
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote program understanding and involvement through Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement, and responsibility process
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times 
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries while acting as mentors, guides, and allies to campers
  • Oversee health and safety of charges in fire drills and emergency procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of living and common areas and help with clean-up at the end of each session

Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience teaching art to youth from underserved communities and a background in the arts, through education or profession
  • Familiarity with youth development principles and strong classroom management skills
  • Strong communication and experience facilitating groups of middle and high schoolers of varying skill levels
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and experience working with diverse staff and youth
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries in a proactive and positive manner
  • Strong curriculum planning and facilitation skills
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular and long hours. Additionally, you must have the ability to deal with limited cell service, internet connection and daily exposure to outdoor factors such as sun, heat, bugs, bats, snakes, etc.

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 5% Sitting, 45% Standing, 20% Walking, 30% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Title: Camp Caldera Logistics Assistant

Supervisor: Logistics Coordinator & Camp Manager

Compensation: 

  • Salary/Rate of Pay: $60/day
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days

Location: This is a seasonal position at our Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97756)

Must be available on the following dates and times to start each session:

  • Arrive between 11:00 am-12:00 pm July 12 for Staff Training July 12-15
  • Arrive between 12:00-1:00 pm July 17* for the Immersion 1 session July 18-27
  • Arrive between 3:00-4:00 pm July 30* for the Immersion 2 session July 31-Aug 8
  • Arrive between 3:00-4:00 pm Aug 11* for the Discovery session Aug 12-19

*Indicates Half day compensation 

Choose one or more sessions; placement is dependent on availability & scheduling

(must be available for all dates in session(s) chosen)

  • Immersion: July 18-27                                 Working with 11th-12th graders
  • Immersion 2: July 31 - August 8                 Working with 9th-10th graders
  • Discovery: August 12-19                             Working with 7th-8th graders

Position Overview: This position will assist the Camp Logistic Coordinator in all daily camp logistics and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones and direct calls and inquiries as appropriate
  • Assist with supplies for camp (equipment management and ordering)
  • Conduct data entry/collection of camper and staff paperwork
  • Assemble mailings to campers and staff
  • Assist in maintaining camp files and camper/staff paperwork
  • Assist with fine tuning and distribution of daily camp and class rotation schedules
  • Provide supply support for camper activities, as needed
  • Assist with conducting surveys and entry of Caldera’s student evaluation system
  • Support staff check-in and check-out at the start and end of each session; maintain lists of staff staying over between sessions
  • Manage lost and found items at camp
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities: 

  • Promote program understanding and involvement
  • Actively participate in all aspects of camp life including: camper orientation, community meetings, evening activities, campfire, free time, etc.
  • Model appropriate camper behavior at all times (cleanliness, punctuality, housekeeping duties, rules, and sportsmanship)
  • Observe and practice Caldera’s goals and agreements, participation agreement and responsibility process
  • Perform duties with consistency and integrity
  • Set and respect personal boundaries
  • Act as mentor, adviser, guide, and allie to campers

Qualifications:

  • Work effectively in a non profit environment, providing information and outstanding customer service to a wide range of people while maintaining a high-level of attention to detail
  • Knowledge of office equipment, practices, and procedures
  • Proficiency in the use of a computer and software including Word, Excel, Google Drive, and Google Calendars
  • Ability to discreetly and effectively handle information of a confidential or sensitive nature
  • Ability to take initiative, to work independently, and to collaborate with staff
  • Upbeat, inquisitive, creative, can-do attitude, and comfortable asking questions
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines, prioritize tasks, manage time, and thrive in a fast paced work environment.
  • Belief in equity, education, arts, and the environment
  • Excellent skills in performing support functions requiring independent judgment, decision-making, and problem resolution.
  • Must display the maturity and flexibility required to work in a casual, informal office setting
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression frameworks and experience working with diverse staff and youth
  • Communication skills and work experience with groups participating (various age and skill levels)

Living Conditions

  • Requires on-site living in shared staff quarters
  • Room and board provided during days with programming; room only during non-programming days. (Non-programing days are July 16th, July 28th-29th, And August 9th-10th. On staff arrival days dinner will be provided and brunch is served on the last day of camp)
  • A vegetarian option (that may include eggs and/or dairy) will be available for all meals. Other Dietary restrictions are considered when planning meals, however, employees with special dietary needs should plan to bring food to supplement or replace provided meals.  
  • Typical days are 10-12 hours in length, with sessions that make for up to 10 straight days of work without a full day off. 

Working Conditions 

  • Must be physically able to move around 116 acres of camp property with varied terrain
  • Must have visual, perceptual, and cognitive ability to recognize and respond quickly to health and safety concerns of students and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Employee must carry out their duties regardless of inclement weather, which can include heat, rain, smoky, cold, and windy conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (i.e. forest trail) to loud (i.e. concert) 
  • Physical Demands (which can include bending, stooping, hiking, climbing and stretching) are: 70% Sitting, 10% Standing, 10% Walking, 10% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 -80 lbs.

Equity Statement

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

This application is for returning camp staff (camp staff that were employed for the 2017 camp sessions)
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