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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.

Now hiring for residential outdoor science instructors for 2019 season

Seasonal, full-time positions: February, 21 to Mid-November, 2019

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.

Have questions about being a ROSI? Call or email Ben at ben@sierranevadajourneys.org, 530-832-1085.

Now Hiring Summer Camp Counselors for 2019 Season

We’re hiring for more than 20 Summer Counselor positions to run our summer camp programming at Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola, Calif. The summer season runs from June 3 to July 26, 2019.

Summer Camp Counselors are our campers’ favorite part of summer. We provide a home away from home where you are free to stretch your comfort zone, grow in ways you never knew possible and discover the joy of summer camp. Our Counselors have the unique opportunity to learn and lead cabin group through a variety of fun-filled activities such as archery, swimming, kayaking, campfires, games, meal-time songs, and skits. Whether spending the night in your cabin or under the stars, Counselors foster community with their cabin group by offering support and intentional daily reflection. Every week is different at camp and our counselors provide creativity, pizzazz, and laughter to our camp community. Counselors have the opportunity to grow in group management, age-appropriate programming, and safety and supervision.


We regularly are hire for part-time educators for the Reno area. Please feel free to submit your resume any any time during the year. Typically, there’s openings prior to the start of each semester — September to November and January to June.

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.


Posted: January, 2019

The kitchen supervisor supports the mission of Sierra Nevada Journeys by attending to our kitchen with integrity and attention to detail. The ideal candidate has culinary and managerial skills, and plays a critical role in maintaining and enhancing our customers’ satisfaction and campus experience. Food and food service for our guests is an important factor in maintaining and strengthening our reputation. Also, compliance with the laws, regulations and standards of organized camps is of the utmost importance.

The kitchen supervisor is directly responsible of the food quality produced and has a high degree of responsibility for the activities of the kitchen staff. The kitchen supervisor directs the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of soups, fish, meats, vegetables, salads, desserts, etc.

Tasks and responsibilities include: cooking, plating dishes, inventory of supplies, helping keep records of staff, ordering of food or supplies, and coordinating with the vendors. Therefore, the position requires both culinary and managerial skills.

Now hiring for the 2019 season.

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 November, and will offer additional positions during our summer season, June through July.

We are hiring for positions in our kitchen including cooks, dishwashers/kitchen assistants, facilities and maintenance, and housekeeping. Please submit an online application by using the link below.


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.