Established in 1924, The Rowe Center is a warm, friendly, and always exciting place to work. Our staff is small, and as a nonprofit, we ask a lot of our employees; however, The Rowe Center provides a rare opportunity to live your values in the workplace. A high priority is placed on community, acceptance, and work-life balance. Are you interested in joining our team? See our seasonal and year-round opportunities below. All applicants will be required to submit to a criminal background check and will be expected to adhere to strict COVID-19 safety protocol.

Year-Round Openings

Kitchen Manager

Type: Year-Round, Full-Time
Full Job Description

Rowe life revolves around the meal table. Rowe is known for delicious, healthful and high quality meals as well as its gracious and effortless accommodations of special dietary needs. The kitchen manager is responsible for maintaining and expanding on this important legacy. The kitchen manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of food service at The Rowe Center. Responsibilities include menu development, food preparation, training and overseeing kitchen staff and volunteers, ordering and maintaining inventory and keeping the kitchen clean and compliant with regulations as well as maintaining the overall quality of our food.

Summer Openings

Each summer Rowe hires a variety of positions. Some positions are camp-specific. Positions vary in duration from two weeks to four weeks while others are all summer long (May-October).

Camp Staff / Counselor

Type: Camp Specific / Stipend

Rowe is nothing without its amazing, talented and dedicated camp staff. Are you passionate about engaging and inspiring young people? Our counselors are more than just caretakers; they are guides and trusted mentors. Our counselors are responsible for not only ensuring that campers are safe but that they feel welcomed, empowered and accepted for exactly who they are. Our counselors create dynamic and engaging environments for young people ages 8 to 19. If you think you have what it takes, then apply now!

Health Care Coordinator

Type: June – August

Rowe is seeking a patient and hard-working health care coordinator for our summer season. Open to healthcare professionals, emerging professionals, or those with first aid certification who are looking for a summer of growth and fun. Ideal candidate loves camp and has experience working with children ages 8- 19. Primary responsibilities include caring for sick or injured campers and staff, distributing daily medications, encouraging accident prevention, and maintaining health logs. Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification a plus. Families are welcome to apply.


Facilities Team

Type: May – October (possible year round)

Work with Rowe’s facilities team to keep physical aspects of the camp functioning (everything from changing light bulbs to construction projects and fixing cars). Hard work, self-motivation, willingness to work with others, flexibility and helpfulness.

Kitchen Lead

Type: May – October (possible year round)

This is a hands-on cooking and leadership position for individuals with previous kitchen experience. Kitchen leads direct kitchen team members in preparing meals for 75-100 campers each day (typically 2 meals per day / 5 days per week). Experience working in a commercial kitchen and supervising and leading teams is critical. Experience with special diets such as vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free is a plus. Must have or be able to obtain ServSafe manager certification.

Kitchen Team

Type: May – October

This entry-level position is perfect for those with limited food service experience. Team members assist in preparing meals for 75-100 campers each day (typically 2 meals per day / 5 days per week), cleaning and maintaining the kitchen, and processing food deliveries. This position requires teamwork and the ability to think on your feet and follow directions. Physical stamina, positive attitude and the ability to work under pressure are also critical to success. Must have or be able to obtain ServSafe food handler certification.

Program Leadership Openings

If you are looking for an opportunity to deepen your connection to the Rowe Community then program leadership may be for you!

Senior High Camp Co-Director

Type: Camp Specific / Stipend

Senior High is all about walking the line between youth and adulthood, self-direction and community responsibility. Co-directors are responsible for hiring staff members, managing staff and camper needs, ordering supplies, leading activities, and guiding the SHC community to meet the needs of the campers. An ideal candidate is someone who loves working with young people ages 16-19, has experience with collaborative decision making, and is interested in helping SHC grow in a camper-led direction. Co-directors will work closely with the other co-director and Rowe staff while on campus during the summer, and are expected to be available for additional planning meetings during the off-season, as well as a winter reunion weekend in January or February. Applicants must be at least 24 years of age.

Skill Set Co-Director

Type: Camp Specific / Stipend

Skill Set is an experiment in co-creating a space for young adults (between the ages of ~20 and ~30) to explore questions about themselves and their world, learn new skills and ideas, and build a community focused on creativity and resilience. Skill Set consists of a variety of collaborative workshops led by peer facilitators and generated directly from participant interest. Skill Set takes place twice a year, with a shorter retreat in the winter (≈3 days) and a longer retreat in the summer (≈5 days).

The two Skill Set co-directors lead the retreats and help support the facilitators in the creation and implementation of their workshops. Co-director duties include interviewing and hiring facilitators, managing retreat logistics in coordination with the Rowe Center, and marketing the retreats to potential participants. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the potential of young adults to change the world, with ideas for how to continue to grow and improve the Skill Set program.

Benefits of Working at Rowe:

Established in 1924, The Rowe Center is a warm, friendly, and always exciting place to work. Our staff is small, and as a non-profit, we ask a lot of our employees; however, The Rowe Center provides a rare opportunity to live your values in the workplace. A high priority is placed on community, acceptance and work-life balance. Many employees take advantage of our generous subsidized housing benefits (food & utilities included) and not only work but also live on our tranquil 50-acre wooded campus nestled in the heart of the Berkshire mountains. Benefits for full-time staff also include medical and dental coverage, a retirement plan, and paid sick and vacation time.
Intangible benefits include living in the beautiful hardwood forests of western Massachusetts and interacting with an community of forward-thinking, ethical, and progressive people who are seeking to collectively do good work in the world.

EOE –The Rowe Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer