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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.

We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Additionally, 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: May 10, 2019

The Housekeeping Assistant attends to all areas of cleanliness, clean up, sanitation and housekeeping while sustaining the highest levels of hospitality and customer service. This position also communicates with the Housekeeping Lead who, in turn, collaborates and coordinates closely with grounds and facility maintenance to ensure furniture, fixtures and equipment are working and in good repair. The candidate will conduct themselves as an ambassador of the organization. The qualified candidate shall have competence in all areas of housekeeping services. To apply, please complete the online job application by using the link below. Or, you may drop off a resume at Grizzly Creek Ranch, 5900 Grizzly Road, Portola, CA 96122.

Facilities Technician


Posted: April 17, 2019

We are hiring for a full-time, year-round Facilities Technician for our Grizzly Creek Ranch location. Some areas of responsibility include: maintaining facilities to remain in compliance with the health and safety codes; assist in inspections of grounds and facilities for cleanliness, health and safety concerns, conditions requiring repair and environmental concerns; assist in maintaining pool in operable conditions; minor plumbing and tile repairs; assist in all periodic maintenance and cleaning of camp vehicles; monitor propane usage by checking storage tanks regularly; help monitor and maintain sewage and water collection, storage and distribution system in clean and functional condition; and see that campfire areas are in clean, fire safe and functional condition at all times. See complete job description for all responsibilities and required qualifications.


We regularly hire for operations team member for Grizzly Creek Ranch. They are responsible for maintenance, housekeeping and food service at the Portola, Calif. camp. Each spring, we hire for our full season, March through November, and will offer additional positions during our summer season, June through July.

Positions include cooks, dishwashers/kitchen assistants, facilities and maintenance, and housekeeping. If you’re interested in learning more about any open positions, please contact our Human Resources Department at 775-355-1688 or jobs@sierranevadajourneys.org. You may also submit an online application by using the link below.

residential outdoor science instructors

Location: Grizzly Creek Ranch, Portola, Calif.

We are regularly hiring for Residential Outdoor Science Instructors (ROSI) and applications are accepted year-round. Our ROS roles are full-time, seasonal positions that run from late-February to mid-November. 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.


We regularly hire for a part-time educators for the Reno area and application are accepted year-round. 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 an individual who is able to thrive independently and work well on a team, and who is committed to supporting a nonprofit 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 a cover letter and three field-related references.


Seasonal, Full-Time Roles, Eight Weeks Over the Summer Season

Each year, we 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 early-June to late-July. Hiring starts in February and continues to early spring or once all counselors have been hired. If you have questions about this position, please feel free to email our Summer & Specialty Camp Manager at snjcamps@sierranevadajourneys.org.

What you can expect being a Summer Camp Counselors at Sierra Nevada Journeys.

Our 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. Must be 18+ years old to apply for this position.