Steve & Kate’s exists because we believe that kids can only reach their potential if we get out of their way. We think that schedules, curricula, and standardized tests get in the way of children’s natural creativity, so we trust kids with the freedom to make their own choices, learn from their mistakes, and come up with ideas that we never could have imagined.

The same thing goes for how we hire people. We think that job titles and job descriptions are narrow and pointless; all they do is try to tell you that there’s only one way to do your job. Instead, we just hire amazing people and trust them with the freedom to tackle challenges however they see fit, and they come up with ideas we never could have imagined.


Year-round jobs

It takes all kinds to accomplish our lofty visions – from design thinkers to start-up gurus, from marketing masters to recruitment specialists, from customer service experts to web developers and everything in between. As we continue to expand, we’re always on the lookout for talented folks who believe in our vision and have the skills to help implement it.

Join our engineering team – We’re looking for a full-time Senior Full Stack Engineer to join our small but mighty engineering team, based in San Francisco. You’ll be building operational and educational software for our camp experience and beyond.

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Join our director team – Seeking adventurers who think they have what it takes to bring Steve & Kate’s to a new locale or grow our presence in an existing one. We’re looking for people persons who can manage, organize, grow, and run a successful location.

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Don’t see anything that seems like a perfect fit? – We still want to hear from you – tell us how you’d like to contribute to our company and team. Email us.


Your summer of creativity

The world is craving creativity – Just ask the CEOs and world leaders who have said that creativity is the number one trait they’re looking for in new hires. All of the best jobs in the modern economy are going to people who have a proven track record of creative problem-solving.

Earn priceless creative experience – When you work as a summer staff member at Steve & Kate’s, you get an immersive, fun, goal-based summer of creativity and play that will do more for your career than all of the bad coffee and photocopies in the universe, combined.


Sound like fun?

If you want to spend your summer thinking on your feet and having the time of your life, get in touch with us. Either reach out personally to your local Self-Director who you can find on the Director’s location page or submit an application.

Housing – If accommodation is an issue for you, we’ve put together our own hosting program to match staff with camp families who have extra space, and we’ve also created other resources and suggestions to help applicants find their own housing options – to learn more about staff hosting and other house hunting strategies, visit our staff housing page.

Summer Leadership – If you think you have what it takes – the unique blend of management experience, customer service aptitude, logistics know-how, and a belief in our philosophy and approach – to join us to lead and create a self-directed summer learning experience for our campers, click below to learn more.

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If you want to know what the next step is, call or email the Director of your fave location. You can find the Director’s contact details on their location’s page. See all locations here.



We think events are great ways to meet & get to know our community. Plus, they’re a ton of fun. If you have a love of events, strong customer service skills, a desire to create playful environments, and a belief in our philosophy and approach, get in touch with us to talk about event staff opportunities.

Where & When – Currently, we’re looking for part-time event staff in the San Francisco Bay Area. We don’t do online applications, but you can email [email protected] with your interests & availability, and we’ll get back to you.