Working at Unirondack
A Summer on Staff
So, you’re interested in working at Unirondack? Well, it is impossible to effectively communicate the experience of working a summer at Unirondack in only one paragraph. It is, of course, so very contingent on the individual perspective one lends to the job. Nevertheless, there are some things you should know about working at Unirondack. First, Unirondack staff must be willing to do whatever needs to be done for the greater good. Second, that greater good is always whatever is in the best interest of the campers. Of course, we don’t always succeed in this goal. However, we make mistakes, learn, grow, and improve with each passing day. It’s worth noting that working at Unirondack means being an employee first, and a community member second. We work day in and day out for the benefit of campers and to build the community that best serves their needs. That often means putting our own needs to the side.
Unirondack staff must be willing to work with and accept all things that make our youth who they are. Respecting the inherent worth and dignity of every person is, of course, the first principle of Unitarian Universalism. It is also one of the most important prerequisites of a successful Unirondack employee.
If you are selfless in your interests, humble in your achievements, and are willing to laugh (at yourself) until it hurts, please apply! We especially encourage people of color, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary folks to apply. A diverse staff is necessary for meeting the diverse needs of our campers.