Working With Project Ember

Join a summer camp where we see each camper as a whole person who we want to get to know. Work for a place that supports kids’ vulnerability and creativity, empowers them with trust (and power tools), and celebrates sincerity. Create and collaborate on projects that will challenge and inspire both you and the kids you’ll work with.

Project Ember is a reflection of the people who lead it. Kids don't go to camp in the morning and build with some abstraction named "Project Ember," they build with the unique individuals of our staff. And we know that a stoked and well-supported staff means stoked and well-supported kid. We work hard to create a place where staff (called collaborators) feel empowered, engaged, and heard by prioritizing reflection and feedback. In fact, Project Ember is a place where a good idea from a single staff member will transform our whole summer. We know because it’s happened every year.

With 10-12 staff at day camp and 8-10 staff at overnight camp our teams are small, nimble, creative, supportive, and fun. Each camp session’s projects are co-created and co-selected by staff. We believe our people are the best and deserve to be treated well, which is why our pay is in the top 10% in the country for both day camp and overnight camp.

If you love to get dirty, make stuff, have an impact, and laugh a bunch along the way, you should come work with us this summer. Women, people of color, and people of all gender identities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Work Directly With Kids

Support The Camp Behind The Scenes

We are currently developing two support positions. One is an administrative position that would help us get our processes in order, stay better connected to parents, streamline registration issues, and support our site managers with day to day essentials. The other is a media and story telling position that would help us better tell out story by keeping parents up to date with wonderful photos, blog posts, instagram stories and more.

If you’re the kind of go-getter that wants to help us develop these positions, please reach out to with your ideas and experience.


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