WHY KidSpirit?

KidSpirit is proud to provide student staff with opportunities for experiential learning and development in life skills like communication, leadership, teamwork, problem solving, time management, and mentoring. Being on the staff of our program means having a blast interacting with youth, and it entails building and being a part of a fun and supportive community.


WHAT positions does KidSpirit hire for?


  • Youth class instructors (year round): teach gymnastics, archery, sewing, cooking and preschool.


  • Special events staff (year round): have fun with youth during ACES days (single day camps when K-12 schools are out), birthday parties and other special events.


  • Camp counselors (summer): lead a group of youth through a day of summer camp, guiding them to classes and assisting with classroom management during Instructor-led activities.


  • Office staff (year round): assist with scheduling software, answering parent questions, and checking youth in and out from classes.


  • Education Program Assistant (summer): A leadership position for experienced teachers/instructors/camp counselors to mentor our student staff.


  • Internships: lots of opportunities to work for Kidspirit in different capacities and earn internship hours!


  • AmeriCorps Vista Grant Opportunities: serve full time for one year in a volunteer capacity with a housing allowance.


Click here to read more detailed information about the positions we hire for.

HOW to Apply for KidSpirit?

There are two applications that you will need to complete to apply for a position with KidSpirit.

1. OSU Job Site Application - This application should only take about five minutes to complete. You will need to apply for all departments that you are interested in working in. For example, if you are applying for a gymnastics instructor position and an office staff position you will need to apply to KidSpirit Gymnastics and KidSpirit Admin.

2. KidSpirit Ideal Logic Application - This is our main application and is where you will sign up for an interview time and may take up to an hour and a half to complete. We will also ask for two letters of reference within the application along with your availability for the current term.


Do you have intern or practicum hours that you need to fill for a class? We have many opportunities available! At KidSpirit you will be able to participate in a dynamic and exciting work environment. Click here to submit an application! 

There are two primary steps to participate in a KidSpirit Internship:

1. Contact your advisor to apply and register for the internship class that is associated with your program.

2. Once you have registered with your advisor, Click here to submit your application! 

Hiring Requirements

Before applying, we want to make sure working at KidSpirit will be a good fit for you and KidSpirit! Please consider our requirements below before applying. 

  • Oregon State University requires KidSpirit staff to be current students. To clarify, you do NOT have to be a student at OSU specifically, just enrolled in high school, university, community college, etc. Are you going to be a student during the terms you are interested in working? 
  • Certifications: All KidSpirit staff must be certified in First Aid & CPR, Introduction to Childcare Health & Safety (ICCHS), and Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect (RRCAN) before their first day of on the job. ​​​​​​Information will be shared in the orientation during the interview process. 


Pay Scale

Rate ($)
14.50 0-3 months
14.50-14.60 3 months - 1 year
14.60-14.70 1-2 years*
14.70-14.80 2-3 years*
  *Experience or special level of responsibility/certification

If you have questions, please contact KidSpirit at 541-737-5437, or shoot us an email at [email protected]