Employment

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center is a nonprofit arts organization with a year-round staff of full and part-time employees, and summer arts program staff. Appel Farm offers employment in the form of year-round Arts Administration internships where candidates can experience the many facets of a non-profit, including arts education (on-site classes and off-site outreach programming), summer arts camp administration, marketing, and development.

NEW Day Camp Program (August 5 - 23)

Appel Farm Arts Camp Summer Camp Positions

We welcome applicants for the 2024 camp season. Most contracts begin early/mid-June and run through the first week of August.

Applicants are required to make an account in CampBrain before starting an application.

These are roles we hire for every year. Please go to application to see roles which are currently available for this season.

Seasonal Assistant Camp Director

This position is required to live on site during their contract.

Work closely with the Camp Director and the year-round Assistant Camp Director to oversee daily camp operations, ensure the safety and well-being of campers, and help facilitate a positive and inclusive camp atmosphere.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in a related field, 2+ summers of camp leadership experience, 3+ years youth care experience, 21+ years old. Strong leadership, excellent communication and organization skills, evidence of passion for working with youth.

Curriculum Coordinator

This position will have on site housing available (optional).

Oversee the development and implementation of curriculum across all camp program departments including visual arts, performing arts, and media arts.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in a related field, 2+ years curriculum development, 3+ years teaching experience, 21+ years old. Strong leadership, excellent communication and organization skills, evidence of passion for working with youth.

Camp Operations Coordinator

Preference will be given to those who are able to live on site for their contract.

Oversee the day-to-day management and organization of camp facilities and logistics. Your responsibilities will include supervising staff, overseeing camp facilities, managing equipment and supplies, coordinating transportation, and providing support to camp staff and leadership. This will include pre-camp transportation coordination for campers and staff.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors or equivalent work experience in a related field, ability to demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills, expert understanding of Google Suite applications (esp. Sheets and Docs), excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to adapt in a dynamic environment. 21+ years old with 5 years of driving experience and a clean driving record. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, stamina to engage in physical activities and outdoor tasks in a variety of weather, ability to move around site and facilities.

Bunk Head (North, Hill, Coop, South)

These positions are required to live on site for their contracts.

Leadership role. Create and maintain a safe, inclusive, and fun bunk community for each age group. Bunk Heads train and supervise a group of bunk counselors living and working in their areas, as well as manage the overall bunk experience for campers. Preferred Qualifications include: 21+ years old, 3+ years working with youth in a counseling-adjacent capacity, 1-2 years supervisory experience. Evidence of an anti-bias approach to youth care in previous work. Previous camp or Residence Life experience a plus.

Lead Counselor (North, Coop, Hill, South)

This position is required to live on site for their contract.

Live In-Bunk as a third adult. Provide support to Bunk Head and In-Bunk Counselors in the daily operation of the Bunk area.

Preferred Qualifications include: 2+ years experience working with youth in a counseling-adjacent capacity, experience with conflict mediation. Evidence of an anti bias approach to youth care in previous work. Previous camp or Residence Life experience a plus.

Head of Activities

This position will have on site housing available (optional).

Leadership role. Responsible for planning and leading a variety of pre-scheduled Evening Activities, Workshops, and Special Events. Creativity, craftiness, and comfort encouraging excitement and engaging large groups of campers and staff in a variety of activities. Preferred Qualifications include: 1-2+ years experience planning events or activities, previous camp experience or experience in Residence Life, and an enthusiasm for FUN!

Activities Staff

This position will have on site housing available (optional).

Responsible for planning and leading a variety of pre-scheduled Evening Activities, Workshops, and Special Events. Creativity and craftiness necessary! Preferred Qualifications include: Experience planning events or activities, previous camp or Residence Life experience and an enthusiasm for FUN!

Purchaser & Transportation Coordinator

This position will have on site housing available (optional).

Responsible for the purchasing of materials for daily camp operations based on purchase order requests. Preferred Qualifications: 21+ years old with valid US driver’s license, a clean driving record and 5+ years of licensed driving, excellent communication and organization skills, able to work independently.

Office Assistant

This position will have on site housing available (optional).

Admin/Operations assistants may include tasks assigned in the office (filing, paperwork, mail distribution, supply organizing/restocking, etc) or on the grounds (light maintenance or housekeeping, laundry, errand running, setup/cleanup of events or activities, etc).

Little Appels Counselor

This position will have on site housing available (optional).

Caring for the children of staff who are not old enough to be campers (ages 0-7 years). Plan and implement engaging, developmentally-appropriate activities
Provide age- and skill-level appropriate care (diaper changes, hygiene, naps, assisting with meals). Preferred Qualifications include: 3+ years of experience with ages 0-7 years old, experience with early childhood education, and comfort working with children of mixed ages.

Photo Documentarian

This position will have on site housing available (optional).

Visit classes and events throughout the day to take photos of campers engaged in activities. Upload photos at the end of each day to a gallery that camp families can view. Use your own DSLR & shooting equipment or camp provided. Preferred Qualifications: 2+ years event photography experience, strong interpersonal and independent work skills.

Video Documentarian

This position will have on site housing available (optional).

Set up and manage livestreams and recordings of camper performances, shows, and galleries. Edit and store recordings for families and camp archives. Use your own camera & shooting equipment or camp provided. Preferred Qualifications: 2+ years documentary video experience, strong independent work skills.

Department Heads
(Theatre Performance, Technical Theatre, Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Photography, Media Arts, Creative Writing, Environmental Arts, Sports & Swim)

Preference will be given to those who are able to live on site for their contract.

Leadership role. Department Heads will create and maintain a safe, inclusive, and fun classroom environment for your subject area including planning curriculum, scheduling, and training department staff. Preferred Qualifications: 3+ years of teaching ages 8–16, a degree or equivalent work experience in your particular subject area, and previous supervisory experience. Evidence of anti bias approach to youth care in previous work.

Lead Instructor/Teaching Artists
(Theatre Performance, Technical Theatre, Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Photography, Media Arts, Creative Writing, Environmental Arts, Sports & Swim)

This position will have on site housing available (optional).

Out of Bunk. Provide support to Department Heads and Arts Instructors in the daily operation of the classroom including support of instructors, counselors, and campers. Preferred Qualifications: 21+, 2+ years experience teaching ages 8-16. Evidence of an anti bias approach to youth care in previous work.

Lifeguard

This position will have on site housing available (optional).

Ensure safety of campers in the pool area. Required for all Sports & Swim staff. Applicants for other positions may add Lifeguard to their duties for an additional stipend. Must be Red Cross Lifeguard Certified prior to arrival, have internationally recognized certificate, or be willing to complete a training course prior to camper arrival (paid for and organized by camp).

Bunk Counselor/Teaching Assistant

This position is required to live on site during their contract.

Partnered with another Bunk Counselor, live with and care for a group of 8-12 campers. While campers are in classes, Bunk Counselors will be assigned to be Teaching Assistants to provide support in classes or to Administrative or Operations duties for 2 of the 4 periods. Preferred Qualifications: Pursuit of a degree or career path focused on youth/child care, counseling, psychology, mental health, conflict resolution, or teaching.

Bunk Counselor/Administrative Support

This position is required to live on site during their contract.

Partnered with another Bunk Counselor, live with and care for a group of 8-12 campers. While campers are in classes, Bunk Counselors will be assigned to be Teaching Assistants to provide support in classes or to Administrative or Operations duties for 2 of the 4 periods. Preferred Qualifications: Pursuit of a degree or career path focused on youth/child care, counseling, psychology, mental health, conflict resolution, or teaching.

Health & Wellness Coordinator

This position will have on site housing available (optional).

Provide supervision, training, consistency and ongoing support for seasonal Health & Wellness staff team, including RNs, LPNs, FNPs, EMTs, physicians, mental health counselors. Work closely with Camp Directors and Executive Director to maintain records, communicate with families and caregivers, and best practices in youth health care. Live on or off-site, work schedule determined by staff training dates and changeover of healthcare staff.

Preferred Qualifications: Health care provider degree or license, 2+ years supervisory or staff management experience, 21+ years old, 5+ years of fully licensed driving with a clean record. Previous experience working with youth.

Camper Wellness Specialist: ages 0-10 or 10-17

This position will have on site housing available (optional).

Offer emotional support, counseling, and guidance to campers experiencing emotional challenges, homesickness, or other stressors; assist in the development and implementation of behavioral management plans; respond to and manage camper crises to ensure the safety and well-being of campers. Manages tele-health appointments and scheduling. Provide individual support or specialized training to camp staff. Preferred Qualifications: Mental health, psychology, behavior, or counseling degree or license, 21+ years old, 5+ years of fully licensed driving with a clean record. Previous experience working with youth.

Licensed Healthcare

This position is required to live on site during their contract.

New Jersey or Compact RN, LPN, FNP, EMT, physician, athletic trainer or other health care provider license required. Provide basic on-site healthcare to 200+ youth campers and adult staff. Manage and dispense daily medications, provide basic first aid and treatment for common injuries & illnesses, maintain camper and staff medical records and treatment logs, triage major injuries for transport to local hospitals or medical centers. Regularly scheduled On-Call Overnights required. Live-On required, contracts generally two weeks in length.

Preferred Qualifications: Health care provider degree or license, 21+ years old, 5+ years of fully licensed driving with a clean record. Previous experience working with youth.

Dietary & Allergy Specialist

This position will have on site housing available (optional).

Working with the Camp Director to plan appropriate meal substitutions for special diet needs. Collaborate with Lead Chefs and Kitchen Assistants to prepare and serve special dietary and allergy-restricted meals.

Key Responsibilities:
Developing equitable substitutions and alternative meals when/where necessary
Train and educated Kitchen staff on best practices regarding food handling, preparation, allergies, and ingredients
Setup and maintain allergen-free preparation space and utensils

Preferred Qualifications: Culinary degree or equivalent work experience. 2+ years experience in a summer camp, commercial, catering, or high-volume kitchen. Demonstrable knowledge of sanitary food preparation and food storage regulations, or current ServSafe. 1+ years specializing in allergens and/or special dietary needs. Previous experience working with youth.

AmeriCorps Positions

Teaching Artist Opportunities

Full-time Positions

There are currently no full-time positions available.

Part-time Positions

Internships

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center values community, personal growth, safety, fun, and diversity. As a part of this, our organization seeks to engage the next generation in the important work of the non-profit arts world by offering a year-round Nonprofit Arts Administration Internship program.

There are currently no internships available.

Vendor Opportunities

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center is an equal opportunity employer and hires without discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, atypical cellular blood trait, liability for service in the armed forces in the United States, or mental or physical disability subject only to conditions and limitations applicable alike to all persons.