News relating to Camp Mather throughout the year.
UPDATE: Hiring Closed
Camp Mather General Store is operated by the Friends of Camp Mather, a 501 C 3 non-profit. Its mission is to support the programs and the environment of Camp Mather.
Camp Mather is owned and operated by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. The Camp and Store are located at the intersection of Hetch Hetchy and Evergreen Roads near Yosemite National Park.
Compensation: $14 ($15 starting July 1) and includes room, board, communal bath house, sick pay after 90 days, store discount, and use of camp’s facilities.
Duties: Customer service; cashiering, money handling, record keeping; merchandise handling and inventorying; making soda fountain products, bagging ice; cleaning including janitorial; store opening/closing, and other duties as assigned by the store manager while maintaining a safe work environment.
Work Status: At-Will, seasonal, non-exempt full time (30-40 hours a week).
Work Season: Mid May through Mid-September. HS/College student’s academic schedules may be accommodated. Please do not plan vacations during the season.
Minimum Requirements: This job is an entry level job. Age 18, must be able to handle money, give correct change, and possess simple math skills. Must be able to arrive on time, follow the store policies as well as the camp policies.
Must be adept at team work, communication, follow-through, multi-tasking, learning new procedures, customer service, and attention to detail. Store clerks must be friendly, kind, helpful, mature and honest.
This job requires store clerks to stand, lift and carry products up to 25 pounds, communicate clearly, work indoors and outdoors, walk up stairs, use a cash register and handle money, read/listen and follow instructions, and deliver good customer service to young children as well as adults.
Required Certification: CA Food Handlers Card, must have prior to arrival at the job site.
Preferred experience: Cashier, customer service, retail, soda fountain or related work. Volunteer and life experience are valued.
Preferred Certification: Red Cross First Aid/CPR training
Important Notes: Staff must provide own transportation to get to and from the camp. NO pets, over-night visitors, weapons, illegal drugs, skateboards, or fireworks. Housing and meals are for staff only. All policies of the Camp and Store must be followed.
APPLY NOW: Applications will be accepted until March 15 close of business.
You may be invited to an initial phone interview. Follow-up interviews may be conducted. Please check your email account once a week after you apply for updates on your status.
DUE DATE: March 15, 2018
Email your cover letter, resume and completed Application Form as three attachments (do not embed the information in your email) to:
Claudia Reinhart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Form is a PDF. You may print the form out, complete by hand and attach a scan of the form to your email. Alternately, you may use the form fields included in the form to complete the form in your computer's PDF viewer software and then save as a PDF that can be attached to an email. (Downloading the form to your computer before opening it in your PDF viewer may be more successful than attempting to complete the form while it's displayed in your web browser.)
The Friends of Camp Mather is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Please direct questions to Claudia Reinhart at email@example.com
Curiosity Stream's Deep Look Series on PBS has a great video showing how these rice-sized little critters are taking advantage of drought conditions to overwhelm the Ponderosa pines in California. — guaranteed to not be 'boring!'
Hike, Bike and Explore your butts off at Camp Mather — just keep in mind a few additional cautions this year due to the beetle problem and the wet winter.
Beetle Bugged Trees
You've likely heard already that many trees around Camp suffered from beetles and had to be removed. SF Rec & Park did careful inspections and removal of trees around Camp to ensure safety.
That said, when you hike outside Camp, be aware of the remaining brown trees, an indication the tree may be compromised and unsafe.
Drought-busting rains and snowfall have brought full rivers and streams. Great for hikers, but be aware of the current moving faster than in past years, and that streams you crossed in the morning may to too high to cross on your return in the afternoon. With the heat of the afternoon, comes increased snow melt, and in some locations, higher water levels.
Want more details? Checkout this article from KQED News, Sierra Snowmelt is Raging
No get out there and have fun in and around Camp!