Great people, great jobs. Blue Lake seeks candidates for employment who are dependable, flexible, reliable, and professional. Specific start and end dates vary by position, with the majority of positions running from early June through late August. While a few positions are part-time, most positions provide excellent hours. Camp runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the summer, so most positions include occasional evening or weekend commitments.
Hourly rates vary by position and start at $15+ for first year employees. Referral and End-Season bonuses are also awarded to those who qualify. Employees are provided with one free uniform shirt at the start of the season, and additional uniform shirts available at a discount. Blue Lake does not provide housing for Local Support Staff positions. Employees are expected to live locally and must provide their own reliable transportation to and from work. Applicants for all positions except food service must be 18 years old by June 1, 2022. Food Service applicants must be at least 16.
Cooks, Dishwashers, and Servers work in a professionally operated air-conditioned, large-volume food service facility. Applicants must be energetic and willing to work as part of a team. Previous food service a plus, but not necessary.
Housekeeping Staff work on small teams to maintain cleanliness of facilities throughout camp, including cleaning and disinfecting restrooms, shower facilities, and cabins, washing windows, dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and laundering. Previous cleaning experience preferred but not necessary. Must have valid driver’s license.
Production Staff work as a team to clean and maintain complex instructional sites and performance venues throughout camp. This includes cleaning, moving equipment, helping with technical needs, set-up and tear-down, and assisting patrons. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Site Custodians help to maintain outdoor instructional sites, sidewalks, and other areas by taking care of basic cleanliness (sweeping, dusting, refuse removal, etc). Additional tasks may be assigned. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Store Clerks at The Happy Camper handle sales in the snack bar or souvenir store, help clean and maintain equipment, facility, and grounds, as well as stock items and deliver orders. Previous retail experience preferred but not required. Smiles are definitely required.
Office Assistants help to greet and direct guests, operate a multi-line switchboard, sort mail, and complete clerical tasks using copy and folding machines. Applicants must have excellent communication and organizational skills, be willing to work evenings and weekends, and have an understanding of purpose, goals, and objectives of our organization. Previous experience with multi-line switchboard and in an office setting preferred.
Maintenance workers perform routine preventative maintenance of buildings, mechanical equipment, and utility systems, as well as major and minor repair of all buildings and equipment. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Groundskeepers maintain camp property by helping to prepare camp facilities for opening, daily refuse pickup, grounds work (leaf & brush removal), moving equipment, as well as repairing, cleaning, and maintaining sites and facilities as directed. Must have valid driver’s license.
Landscaping assistants help with spring clean-up, basic yard work, plantings, and maintenance of planted areas throughout the campus. Hours are part-time and flexible. Previous experience preferred.
Audio Technicians work with Blue Lake Public Radio personnel to produce quality recordings of Blue Lake arts festival events and student performances. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends. Prior experience in recording and audio required.
Music Librarians prepare music folders and teaching materials for campers, faculty, and staff throughout the summer, as well as manage loaner instruments for those who may need repairs. Experience in music required, and clerical or library experience preferred.