Summer 2022 applications now open ››
We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so apply today.
Returning Staff? We can’t wait to welcome you back! Email Stoney ASAP if you’re thinking about returning.
Our unique summer program offers opportunities for intellectual and personal growth far beyond any ordinary job.
Seeds of Peace develops courageous leaders who work in solidarity across lines of difference to create more just and inclusive societies.
We host a summer program at our Camp in Otisfield, Maine, as part of our youth leadership programming; by joining our 2022 Camp staff, you are joining a global community of changemakers and educators.
This summer, Seeds of Peace will host youth from different racial, religious, gender, economic, and political identities from across the state of Maine during the first session and from across the United States (second session; working with partners in Syracuse, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Birmingham in Alabama, and other locations).
As a member of Camp staff, you will work as an educator, mentor and role model to supervise and engage with young people as they embark on an enriching dialogue and leadership development program.
Staff are role models in solidarity across lines of difference, and come together to support our youth as they continue to grow into leaders dedicated to justice and equity. Through our four pillars, we seek to create a better world, together:
- Community-building (through shared activities such as swimming, creative arts, sports, and evening activities)
- Action-taking (through our Camp Community Action program)
- Dialogue (through facilitated courageous conversations with youth of different backgrounds and views)
- Leadership development (through frequent opportunity for camper-led programming and reflection at Camp)
Due to ongoing visa complications associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, staff applications are only open to applicants living in the United States (with valid work visas), with preference for staff living in the same communities at our 2022 campers: New England, New York City, California, the Pacific Northwest, and Alabama. All staff must be at least 20 years old.
Our staff must not only be eager and ready to carry out their roles supporting youth at all hours, but also kind, caring, creative, and flexible people. Our Camp program will serve youth of different racial, religious, economic, and political backgrounds from urban and rural areas in the United States. We are committed to creating an inclusive Camp community in which youth see themselves represented in staff with similarly diverse backgrounds so that together, we can live out our mission.
We believe that our camp environment is strengthened by the diversity of staff and of campers, and we welcome you to read the details below and apply to join us!
We realize that members of historically marginalized communities may not have had the exact experiences listed in the job posting. We encourage you to apply even if you are not sure if your qualifications are the right fit, and share your story with us.
If you are dedicated to supporting youth in building relationships across lines of difference and in creating an environment where youth are fully seen, heard, and equipped to make change—please review the job descriptions below and apply.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we will reach out via email to schedule an interview with you if we are excited about the possibility of you joining us this summer.
We plan to have most of all our staff positions filled by February 2022. We can work with your university to provide academic credit, or to set up an internship or practicum opportunity, and will do our best to connect you with potential external funding opportunities in addition to the compensation listed with each position. Working with youth and other like-minded educators who are passionate about social justice can certainly help prepare you for other life and career experiences, and can help you build connections that can last a lifetime.
All room and board expenses are covered by Seeds of Peace. Meals throughout the summer will be provided. Transportation to Camp is arranged or reimbursed by Seeds of Peace.
If financial concerns are a barrier to your ability to apply to this role, please let us know.
Seeds of Peace is monitoring the pandemic and incorporating COVID-19 precautions such as the possibilities of mandatory testing, masking, etc. into our Camp planning.
Tentative Camp 2022 Dates
June 19 – June 25: Staff Training
June 26-July 9: Session 1 – Campers from across the state of Maine
July 9-July 15: Session Break (Eid) and Staff Re-Training. During this time, we anticipate that Staff will be able to spend time away from Camp for 2-3 days to rest and recharge. Staff who would like to remain onsite at Camp may do so (and adhere to all Camp policies). All staff will return for training on July 13.
July 17-August 3: Session 2 – Campers from across the United States
August 3-5: Camp Closing
COVID-19 and Camp
Camper and staff health is of our highest concern. We will share and update COVID-19 protocols according to the American Camping Association and Maine Department of Health and Human Services guidelines and based on our 2021 experience, where we did not have any COVID cases! All staff and campers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 protocols may include testing, masking, and distancing. We received public health guidance from Dr. Laura Blaisdell
Counselors (including bunk counselors, lifeguards & activity leads)
Counselors typically live in the bunks with the campers, instruct activities, and supervise the daily operations of Camp. We look for staff aged 20+ who are flexible and compassionate, and ready to share their skills and passions with the campers. Being a counselor at Seeds of Peace requires a love for working with young people, a deep commitment to adolescent development, the ability to work as a team player, and the desire to foster a supportive and empowering environment.
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Facilitators at Seeds of Peace are responsible for the Camp’s Dialogue Program. Their job is to facilitate daily small-group dialogue sessions, participate in regular meetings to plan and debrief these sessions, and monitor the progress of their dialogue groups. The ideal candidate is dynamic and thoughtful, and has experience engaging in and leading conversations around identity and social conflict with youth.
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Seeds of Peace Camp is seeking an on-site Nurse Practitioner, RN, PA or equivalent to become part of our team! We are looking for someone to provide high quality camper and staff care as part of the Health Center team this summer. This position will be working with a team of nurses, with telemedicine support from a local pediatrics office and intermittent rotating volunteer physicians. The Health Center supports our entire Camp community, including campers and staff members from different racial, economic, religious, and cultural backgrounds.
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Sous chefs, cooks, front-of-house staff, and a support team to help with all food and dining hall preparations and service. We look for staff, regardless of the specific position, who are hard-working, positive, dedicated to their job, and ready to give their all to create a delicious, healthy, and efficient operation that adheres to all health & safety guidelines. Relevant experience and skill are dependent on each position. All staff in 2021 are expected to remain onsite for the duration of the summer and adhere to COVID-19 protocols; housing is provided.
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Questions about staff roles at the Seeds of Peace Camp should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to build a diverse community of peacemakers, Seeds of Peace is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
“Camp has exposed me to a side of life that is magical. It is where people can actually come together and stand side by side as humans.” — Noor, Pakistani Seed