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I’ve never worked in a job where I felt so respected. I feel empowered and motivated to do my best every day, and am so proud to be a part of this team.
— Sarah Barnes, Program Director in Sacramento


If you do not see an available position below please email jobs@sierranevadajourneys.org and tell us why you think you would be a great fit at Sierra Nevada Journeys.

Sierra Nevada Journeys does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. We proactively seek a diverse workplace to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, and therefore members of ethnic minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.

We are proud to be a 2014-2017 finalist for Best Places to Work and a GuideStar Gold Rated nonprofit.


Posted Nov. 16, 2018

We are hiring for a full time Camp Executive Director for our Grizzly Creek Ranch campus located in Portola, California. We’re looking for an effective leader who is both strategic and detail-oriented, and can demonstrate success expanding mission-aligned program opportunities. Also, they will lead camp operations and education teams, manage the long-term capital plans for a large facility, and cultivate an incredible staff culture. Sierra Nevada Journeys has experienced rapid growth over its eleven-year history, and is moving into a new phase where we will purchase the Grizzly Creek Ranch and shift from tenants to owners of the property where we deliver high-quality outdoor science education, youth development, and summer camp programs.

 To apply, send cover letter and resume to jobs@sierranevadajourneys.org. Include “Camp ED” and “your last name” in the subject line.


Posted Oct. 17, 2018

Sierra Nevada Journeys is looking for a Summer & Specialty Camps Manager (SSCM) with experience delivering and organizing summer and specialty camp programming. The SSCM must be a highly organized professional who can effectively plan and coordinate incredible summer and specialty programs, manage Summer Counselors, and foster a culture of balanced educational and recreational activity in camp program delivery. 

 During the summer season, the Summer & Specialty Camps Manager will be responsible for the planning, preparation, and execution of Sierra Nevada Journeys’ summer camp programming, as well as the coordination of daily activities, and maintaining a supportive and collaborative work environment with Summer Counselors and other Sierra Nevada Journeys staff.

 During the spring/fall/winter seasons the SSCM will primarily focus on planning, organizing, improving, and staffing the summer camp, as well as camp-related specialty events.  Sierra Nevada Journeys is looking to grow the summer and specialty camp programs, therefore the SSCM will be utilizing the non-programming seasons to present at marketing opportunities, create parent networks, and attend community events to increase awareness of campus programs.

Now hiring for residential outdoor science instructors

Posted Oct. 1, 2018

Location: Grizzly Creek Ranch, Portola, Calif.

The primary responsibility of an instructor is delivering residential, one- to five- day outdoor science educational programs primarily serving 5th and 6th grades from regional elementary and middle schools. All of our lessons are hands-on science and collaborative problem solving-based with a focus on critical thinking, exploration, and environmental stewardship. Instructors are responsible for leading and educating a group of 12 – 15 students throughout their program, including facilitating large group activities, leading meals and working evening programs.  All lessons are written according to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and we train our staff using University of California at Berkeley’s BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing) teaching techniques and pedagogy.

During the summer season, Sierra Nevada Journeys delivers both residential summer camp programs and community group programs for kids with disabilities and leadership development. During our traditional, week-long summer camp, Instructors facilitate activities such as the challenge course, swimming, kayaking, off-site trips, and teen leadership programs. Instructors may find themselves in a summer camp leadership position such as Head Lifeguard, Camp Helper, Staff Mentor, or Challenge Course Aid, if they possess the skills and required certifications.

Challenge Course Manager

Posted Oct. 31, 2018

Sierra Nevada Journeys is looking for a Challenge Course Manager with experience setting high standards of safety and facilitation for a challenge course. Our challenge course includes 30 low elements, 12 high elements and sees more than 10,000 participants each year.

During fall and spring, the Challenge Course Manager oversees Instructors as they facilitate the challenge course for our residential outdoor-science education programs. These programs primarily serve fifth and sixth graders from regional elementary schools.

In the summer, the Challenge Course Manager oversees the delivery of the challenge course to support traditional summer camps, leadership and community groups, and also groups for people with disabilities. Also, the Challenge Course Manager works directly with the programs leadership and operations staff to ensure all program challenge course deliverables are met.

Part-Time Educator - Sacramento

Posted Oct. 23, 2018

Now hiring to start immediately in our Classrooms Unleashed Program.

Sierra Nevada Journeys seeking a dynamic education professional to help expand the program base in Sacramento, Calif. This position requires a motivated individual with an engaging personality and an insistence on excellence who is passionate about building scientific literacy and critical thinking skills through outdoor science education. We’re looking for an educator who is motivated and excited to work in classrooms that mirror the demographics in the Sacramento region. You will teach in a variety of settings (classroom, outdoors, family science nights), grade and analyze assessments and support the overall education operations of the Classrooms Unleashed program. The position requires people who are able to thrive independently and work well on a team, and are committed to supporting a non-profit on the cutting edge of the Informal education industry. Part-time Educators report directly to Sierra Nevada Journeys’ Sacramento Program Director.


Posted Oct. 19, 2018

Now hiring for part-time educator to start in January, 2019

We are hiring for part-time educators for the Reno area. Educators teach in a variety of settings (classroom, outdoors, family science nights), grade and analyze assessments and support the overall education operations of the Classrooms Unleashed program. The position requires individuals who are able to thrive independently and work well on a team, and who are committed to supporting a non-profit on the leading-edge of the Informal Education industry. Classrooms Unleashed programs consist of four lesson units based on topics including Watershed, Earth Science and Life Science, and culminate with an outdoor field study at a local natural area. Outdoor field studies include leading trail groups of 12-20 students through a variety of field-based science activities during half-day field trips to local natural areas. Part-time Educators report directly to Sierra Nevada Journeys’ Reno Program Manager.

To apply, complete the online job application and include your resume and cover letter.

Operations Team - Grizzly Creek Ranch

Grizzly Creek Ranch operations team is responsible for maintenance, housekeeping, and food service at the Portola, Calif. campus. Each spring we hire for our full season, March through October, and will offer additional positions during our summer season, June through July.

Summer Camp Counselors - Hired Each Spring

In February, Sierra Nevada Journeys opens more than 20 Counselor positions to run our summer camp programming at Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola, Calif. The summer season runs from June to August. If you're interested in keeping up-to-date on our job announcements, please sign up for our email updates.

Counselors are mainly responsible for two duties during summer camp at Sierra Nevada Journeys. First, counselors will be directly responsible for providing a safe, educational experience to all our resident campers. This includes during all activity times, while supervising cabin groups, and assisting in general camp preparation. Secondly, counselors will facilitate (or assist Instructors as they facilitate) traditional camp activities, such as archery, swimming, kayaking, campfires, large camp games, or skits. Counselors will be responsible for supervising campers during all cabin times (both day and night) and at meal times.