Employment

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Opportunities at The Mountaineers

Tacoma Summer camp counselor

Counselors play the most important role in supplying a positive, valuable, safe experience for Mountaineer summer campers. They are directly responsible for the daily supervision of a group of 8-10 campers ranging in age from 6-13, and teach varying outdoor curriculum, including climbing, first aid, navigation, and safe methods of recreating outdoors. An ideal counselor creates an enthusiastic and welcoming environment for their group of campers and has seemingly limitless amounts of energy. Tacoma summer camp consists of two weeks of day camp, and two weeks of overnight camp near Mt. Rainier.

Application deadline: March 15

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Summer camp program coordinator

The Summer Camp Program Coordinator is the inspirational staff leader, organizational guru, and jack of all trades to all things camp. They have the primary responsibility for the safe and effective execution of educational and recreational programming for summer camp. This includes being a leader to all camp staff and volunteers, enthusiastically facilitating large group programs, taking the initiative to go above and beyond, and assisting the Camp Director in numerous aspects of camp. 

Application Deadline: March 22

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summer camp climbing coordinator

Spend your summer instructing rock climbing at Mountaineers summer camp! The Climbing Coordinator is a seasoned environmental educator and natural leader responsible for everything climbing related during camp – training the staff and volunteers proper setting and belaying, setting the wall each day, safely instructing groups of campers, and running field trips and climbing specific weeks of camp – as well as be a member of the camp leadership team.

Application Deadline: March 22

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summer camp team leader

Team Leaders play the most important role in supplying a positive, valuable, safe experience for Mountaineer summer campers. They are directly responsible for the daily supervision of a group of 8-12 campers ranging in age from 6-14. They design and teach varying outdoor curriculum, including first aid, navigation, and kayaking. Team Leaders create an enthusiastic and welcoming environment for their group of campers and have seemingly limitless amounts of energy.

Application Deadline: March 22

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volunteer Counselor in training 

Counselors in Training (CITs) are important members of the Mountaineers summer camp team. They help counselors by belaying during climbing instruction, assisting with behavior management, playing lots of games, and being positive role models for campers. The Counselor in Training program is designed for teens ages 14+ who are interested in learning about working with children in a recreational camp setting and thinking of employment opportunities in the future. CITs will gain a sense of leadership, learn outdoor skills, and have fun!

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about The Mountaineers

The Mountaineers was formed in 1906 to explore the wild areas and peaks in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. With 13,000 members and branches from Olympia to Bellingham, The Mountaineers enjoys an outstanding reputation in its field and in the community. Our dedicated staff, members, and volunteers are deeply committed to successfully accomplishing our mission. Each year 1,600 volunteers deliver outdoor skill courses to 2,500 students and lead  2,000+ recreational trips and courses. In addition, we advocate for access and protection of recreational lands. Last year we helped protect 30,000 acres of public land in Washington State. The organization has also published 500 outdoor recreation and conservation advocacy books. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people by helping them explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the wild lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The Mountaineers program centers have staff of 40 employees and an annual operating budget of seven million dollars, including Mountaineers Books. Please visit the other pages on our website for in-depth information about our organization, activities, programs, and mission.

Mountaineers Books is the nation's leading independent publisher of outdoor recreation, sustainable lifestyle, and conservation books with more than 700 titles in print. The publishing division of The Mountaineers, Mountaineers Books has a professional publishing staff of 22 employees and is located in a combined office/warehouse on Harbor Island, near downtown Seattle, Washington.

Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to The Mountaineers focus on advancing equity. Our core values are Adventure, Advocacy, Community, Education, and Volunteerism, and we believe a diverse and inclusive environment inspires unity, respect, and passion for our work and one another. We’re interested in hearing from people who can work with colleagues of varied experience and background. The Mountaineers is an equal-opportunity employer, and candidates from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: The above information for all open positions above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the particular classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the particular job.