Jobs

Our mission is to connect children with the natural world by providing an extraordinarily fun and inspiring nature-immersion camping.

Join our team of passionate and qualified outdoor leaders!

Who We Hire
Thank you for your interest in El Ranchito! Working at camp requires some experience working with children outdoors, eagerness to be a great role model, flexibility working outdoors whatever the weather, and excellent maturity in a group setting. Each role has specific qualifications, please see the job descriptions below. 

Life at Camp
El Ranchito is a residential nature camp in primitive tents. All employees live among the trees and under the starry sky in a tent camp setting without air conditioning and regular use of electronics. The desire to participant in a shared community is a must! Residency includes all meals, board and activities during staff training and the camp session. Staff have designated off and refresh time.

Life at Virtual Camp
We are following recommendations and information from the Centers for Disease Control, American Camp Association, the Texas Department of State Health Services, as well as our medical director Dr. Brian Temple and camp nurse Becca Harkleroad, RN to be able to make a final decision about whether camp will be in-person or virtual by April 1st. We WILL have El Ranchito Summer Camp in 2021 and we hope you will be able to join us!
We have prepared two job descriptions: one for each scenario. The first one will be in effect for in-person camp and the second one for virtual camp.
The mission of El Ranchito Virtual Camp is to create meaningful connections with the El Ranchito community and the natural world while distancing using virtual tools and independent activities

Application Process
Read the job descriptions listed and use the link below to apply online. Each applicant must also submit a resume and photo by email to: employment@elranchito.org. All applicants will need a background check, interview and three professional references. 

Thank you for your interest in El Ranchito! 

We are hiring for 2021 camp season!

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN BY MARCH 15, 2021

Registration Staff:

Family Liaison

Conservation Corps Staff: 

Crew Leader

Crew Leader (Literacy First)

Project Coordinator

Program Assistant

Nature Discovery Camp Staff:

Nature Discovery Camp (NDC) Director

NDC Assistant Director

Camp Counselor

Camp Counselor (Literacy First)

Program Assistant

Junior Counselor

Counselor in Training


Apply online! 

For New Applicants, use the New Staff Application. Please be prepared with contact information for three references before you begin – there’s no “save and return” option. Please email your resume and recent photo to: employment@elranchito.org

For applicants who have worked at El Ranchito within the past three years, you can use the Returning Staff Application. Please be prepared with contact information for one reference before you begin – there’s no “save and return” option. Please email your resume and recent photo to: employment@elranchito.org

For more information, contact El Ranchito Director Justine Salsbury at 512-593-2614 or justine@elranchito.org