Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with us! Working with Camp Fire can be a truly rewarding experience whether you've been with us for years or it's your first summer. 

We invite you to be a part of the magic of Camp Fire!

Seasonal Positions

Summer Day Camp Staff- Various Locations (Ames, Des Moines, Boone)

Summer Day Camp staff positions are open in Ames and Des Moines for Summer 2015! 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 (Boone, Iowa)

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- WOHELO After School Care- Des Moines, Iowa – 

$7.25 – $8.00/hour (not to exceed 36 hours per week) Position starts January 2015

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 16 years or older to apply.



Camping Professional Positions

Camp Fire He​art of Iowa

Full and Part-Time Positions

Assistant Director, Camp Hantesa – Boone, Iowa

$19,000 - 21,000 depending on qualifications.- Immediate Start Date

Camp Hantesa is a year around day and resident camp along with a conference center. The Assistant Director will oversee the camp program in addition to assisting the director with marketing, conference hosting, maintaining the budget, hiring seasonal staff, and maintaining the property. The salary range is $19,000-$21,000 dependent on previous experience. A benefits package that includes employee sponsored Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance, 401K with employer match, housing and utilities is provided in addition to the salary. For further questions or to submit a resume please contact Michael Johnson,michael@campfireiowa.org.