Camp Fire Heart of Iowa

Career Opportunities

As a Camp Fire employee, we are given a  gift to change the lives of the youth who come to our programs. Whether you're interested in a full time career, seasonal employment, or part time positions, we'd love to add more members to our team. 

Full and Part Time Positions

Seasonal Positions

Summer Day Camp Staff 

Summer Day Camp staff positions are open in Ames and Des Moines. Qualified staff members are energized every day to work with campers and share a passion for learning through experience. These positions do require staff to be outdoors throughout the day and to actively engage with all youth throughout the entire programming period. We are looking for Site Directors, Literacy Coordinators, and Camp Counselors. If you enjoy working with youth and being active outdoors, apply today using the application button provided below! Be sure to check out each of the position descriptions too! 

Camp Hantesa Resident Camp Staff 

Overnight Camp Staff positions at Camp Hantesa are available! Camp Hantesa is located in Boone, Iowa and there are various positions available including Camp Counselor, Barn Staff, Day Camp Coordinator, Resident Camp Coordinator, Aquatics Director, Barn Director, Cook Staff, and more. Hantesa Camp Staff do stay onsite throughout the week and are allowed to leave camp on Saturdays with a return on Sunday. Counselors get to enjoy the best parts of summer camp with their campers. Sleep in a cabin or under the stars, shoot bows and arrows, go swimming, and finish off your week with a giant council fire.  If you enjoy working with youth and being active outdoors, apply today using the application button provided below!

Child Care Associate- Part Time-Prairie City Before and After School Care- Prairie City, Iowa –

$7.25 – $8.00/hour (not to exceed 36 hours per week)

The Child Care Associate position is a direct care staff member whose primary responsibility is supervision and interaction with students. This staff will work as a team to encourage educational growth among our students though structured time and free play activities. Multiple Positions Available. Must be 18 Years or older to apply.


Pre-School Site Director- Full-Time Seasonal - Prairie City Before and After School Care/ Pre-School- Prairie City, Iowa - $9.50- 10.50/hour (not to exceed 40 hours per week) The Pre-School Site Director position is a direct care position responsible for the supervision of students and employees. This person will plan and implement lesson plans to encourage educational growth through structured time and free play among pre-school aged students. Must be 21 years or older to apply and meet DHS qualifications for Child Care Center Directors.