Work at McDowell

We're glad you're interested in working at Wonderful Wonderful Camp McDowell! Click the buttons below to see available jobs for Summer Camp, the Environmental Center, or the Farm School. Any other job openings will be listed on this page.

Please note: Before any final hiring decisions are made, background checks are required. Also, an online children's safeguarding course is required of anyone working with children.

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MEC Environmental Education Instructor

Currently hiring for Fall 2023: August 24-Dec 15! Come help us share our 1,140 acres of forests, streams, waterfalls, and canyons in northwest Alabama with groups of students from all over the Southeast.

Teach engaging, hands-on classes in the great outdoors, i.e., aquatic ecology, forest ecology, map & compass skills, earth science, Indigenous history, canoeing, team building, and high ropes. Adapt the established lesson plans to match your teaching style and strengths. Assist with program and curriculum development. Lead evening programs such as campfire, night hikes, astronomy, and live animal programs.

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Meredith Donaldson, MEC Director, at

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Conference Center Intern (Seasonal)

Come gain experience in group organization and hospitality management in God’s Backyard! The Conference and Retreat Center staff play a critical role in the Camp McDowell guest experience. As a representative of McDowell to all Conference and Retreat Center (CRC) groups, you must possess strong verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills. You are expected to be available for guests throughout their stay as well as prepared to solve problems both proactively and reactively, with a joyful spirit. Email your resume to

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Kitchen Assistant - Year Round Position

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Herman Fellowship

Application will open January 1, 2023

This four-week fellowship is an opportunity for learning and living experiences of Christian community in an Episcopal summer camp context.

Fellows serve as lead cabin counselors during Special Session, a weeklong summer camp for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities staffed by teenage and young adult staff members, and as cabin counselors at Bethany’s Kids, an inclusion summer camp for children of all abilities from 4th-8th grade.

  • Location: Camp McDowell, Nauvoo, Alabama
  • Application Deadline: Fellows will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a deadline of March 15 for priority consideration.
  • Stipend: $1200 + lodging and meals. Travel costs to get to Alabama covered for out-of-state fellows.

Camp McDowell does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.