Become a part of Calypso’s team!

2024 Camp Counselor

Open to Ages: 16+
Dates: Required training on May 21-24. Then, camp sessions and other educational programs begin June 10 and go through mid-August.
Hours: Up to 40 hours per week for each camp session worked, with additional hours for planning and prep for those sessions.
Compensation: $15/hour

Do you have an interest in being outdoors and working with kids? Looking for a flexible summer job? Like what Calypso does and want to get more involved? Apply now to be a Camp Counselor at Calypso's youth summer camps!

This is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills, learn techniques for working with kids, and learn all about (and practice!) principles of hands-on, place-based education.

*Applicants of Color and persons who identify as Black or Indigenous are encouraged to apply! Fairbanks locals are also encouraged to apply! Preference will be given to local-hires from the Fairbanks area.


Positions filled for 2024

Summer Office Assistant

Part-time, seasonal

Hours: 10-15 hours/week
Position Length: now through the end of September
Work Days: 3 days per week: Mon/Wed/Fri preferred but flexible!
Compensation: $20/hour and vegetables from the farm (veggies available mid June through September)

Calypso’s office is a busy and dynamic environment throughout the spring and summer season! In addition to a working farm, we have many educational programs for all ages happening, often simultaneously. We are looking for a friendly, organized and flexible individual to assist with general office duties and a variety of communication and evaluation related tasks across Calypso’s many education programs.


Position filled for 2024

Spring Field Crew

Dates: 3-4 weeks beginning in early-mid May
 Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm
Compensation: $225 per week stipend (prorated if working less than 15 hours/week)

Open to ages 15 and up!

Join our spring field crew! Field crew members will work alongside the farmers at Calypso to prepare beds, plant and maintain the fields. This work is physically demanding at times and requires focused attention. Must have reliable transportation to the farm each day.


Applications closed for 2024

Community Roots Garden Leader


Open to Ages: 16-24*
Dates: May 20-August 8, 2024
Work Days: Monday - Thursday, 9am - 1pm
Compensation: $15/hour and a weekly veggie share

All applicants must be current Fairbanks residents.

Apply now to be a Community Roots Garden Leader and learn how to grow food for your community, gain work experience for your resume, develop strong community connections, and earn a living while you learn valuable skills. No experience is necessary - all you need is an interest in growing food and working with the community!

Garden Leaders will engage in hands-on garden training while growing food in the Hunter School Garden to distribute to the community throughout the summer as they learn about food justice, food security, and organic farming practices.

Click below for full details on the position, including position duties, qualifications and application instructions.

*Preference will be given to applicants who live in the South Fairbanks neighborhood or have previously attended Hunter Elementary School. 

**Preference will be given to those ages 16-24, however, we will consider applications from people outside of that age range.


Applications closed for 2024

2024 Community Roots Program Manager

Preference will be given to Fairbanks residents!

Dates: late March - August, 2024
average of 5 hours/week remote planning in late March to early May. 30-40 hours/week on-site mid May-August.
$20-$25 per hour, depending on experience + weekly share of fresh vegetables from the garden (June - August).

The Community Roots Program Manager is responsible for leading, mentoring and supervising youth and young adults (ages 16-24) Garden Leaders in the Hunter Elementary School Garden. You and the team of Garden Leaders will work together to prepare the soil, plant, manage and harvest the garden, and sell vegetables at the Southside Community Farmers Market.

With support from Calypso staff and volunteers, the Community Roots Program Manager will foster a positive working team and coordinate educational garden visits with community members. The Community Roots Program Manager will cultivate an environment that empowers young people to make a difference in their neighborhood community!


Position filled for 2024.