Employment

We are currently seeking individuals to fill summer positions including Summer Camp Communications Coordinator, Summer Camp Garden Kitchen Leader, and multiple Summer Camp Educational Leader positions.

Apply to these positions at https://events.anr.msu.edu/TollgateSummerCampJobs2018/

About the Jobs

MSU Tollgate Farm camps encourage discovery, learning, and outdoor play for kids ages 6-11. Our camps are incredibly active and take place outside—even when it is raining, hot, or chilly. Summer Camp Educational Leaders are responsible for planning educational activities using prepared curricula, leading day camp sessions, and performing other tasks that support the safety and success of our camp.

We are seeking staff with a background in one or more of the following activities: education, animal science, agriculture, fisheries, wildlife, gardening, cooking fresh food, science and nature knowledge, hiking and outdoor skills, cooperative games, and music. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Working at camp is demanding of one’s time, energy, and emotions. It requires a great deal of self-motivation, patience, and creativity. It will also push you to grow by leaps and bounds as an educator, non-profit staff member, and a person. You will be part of an amazing team. You will positively impact the lives of the youth that we serve, and you will spend your summer teaching, playing, and learning in the great outdoors. Check out the fun we have had at past camps on our blog: experiencetollgate.com.


Camp dates: June 25 - August 24 
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Training provided between June 12 - 23.
Camp wrap-up date: August 24


Michigan State University (MSU) Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses. For more than 100 years, MSU Extension has helped grow Michigan’s economy by equipping Michigan residents with the information that they need to do their jobs better, raise healthy and safe families, build their communities and empower our children to dream of a successful future.

Tollgate Education Center and Farm promotes food system awareness through exploring the sustainable, nutritional, and cultural aspects of agriculture.


MSU is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. Issued in furtherance of MSU Extension work, acts of Ma 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Jeffrey W. Dwyer, Director, MSU Extension, East Lansing, MI 48824. 

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