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 Lead

Type: Year-Round or May – October

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.

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. Pay rate is $250 per week, with paid training. If you think you have what it takes, then apply now!

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 are key qualities for this position.

Kitchen Lead

Type: May – October or 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!

There are no program leadership openings at this time.

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