Become a part of Calypso’s team!

2024 Camp Counselor

Reviewed as received - we encourage you to apply early!

Dates: Training (required) on May 21-24. Then, camp sessions and other farm-based educational programs start June 10 and go through mid-August.
Hours: Camp Counselors will work up to 40 hours per week for at least 2 week-long camp sessions, with additional hours for planning and prep for those sessions. There may be a possibility to work more camp sessions as well as field trips and other farm-based educational programming, depending on scheduling.
Compensation: $15/hour

Your primary responsibility will be to be a camp counselor, an education focused position, 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.

You will receive training on working with youth, hands-on education, farming and boreal forest ecology, and more. Based on need and availability, there may also be the opportunity to work with Calypso's field trips and other farm-based education programs.

*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.

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.

Spring Field Crew

Dates: 3-4 weeks beginning in mid-May (exact start date TBD)
 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.


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.