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Naturalist- Web of Life Field School

  • November 30, 2021 12:57 PM
    Message # 12156764

    Job Title: Naturalist

    Location: Livermore, CA and Santa Cruz, CA

    Start Date: January 18, 2022

    WOLF School is hiring full time and part time Naturalists for our programs at :

    ·      WOLF School at Monte Toyon/Aptos

    ·      WOLF Camp Arroyo in Livermore

    ·      WOLF Camp SEA Lab in Aptos/Monterey

    ·      Field Trips Off-site

    ·      In-Class Programs

    ·      Traveling Programs at Other Camps


    Our staff is made up of enthusiastic lifelong learners who bring a love of the outdoors and a commitment to outdoor education to WOLF School’s students and teachers.

    We spend over two weeks each year in specialized staff trainings including safety seminars, group-building, leadership, and content area knowledge for our science, history, and team building programs in order to best prepare and support our staff in their valuable roles as educators. Our staff act as positive role models for their students and create a safe and supportive community for the students at the WOLF School. If this environment and the traits below sound like you, we encourage you to apply to join our team!


    ·      Are you a person who loves the outdoors and loves to inspire that passion in others?

    ·      Are you a quick learner with a background and skills for teaching children?

    ·      Do you love to perform, have fun, sing even if you are not the best, and teach in front of a group?

    ·      Are you interested in teaching K-12th grade students about science, natural history, group building, and the environment?

    ·      Are you excited to travel throughout California, learning about this beautiful state’s natural history while you work?

    ·      Does the thought of working with a passionate team of outdoor educators get you excited?!


    Plan and teach curriculum based on WOLF School’s seven concepts, California State Content Standards and Frameworks, and Next Generation Science Standards for K-12th grade residential outdoor science school groups of 15–18 students for 2–5 day programs. Teaching takes place on interpretive hikes, at meals, campfires, and educational activities at any of WOLF School’s six California campuses.


    Must be able to plan and implement experiential, hands-on outdoor science school curriculum. Requires travel, reliable vehicle, teamwork, BA/BS degree or equivalent experience, and interest in environmental education and teaching children. First aid, CPR, and ability to pass TB test and background check required. Flexibility, maturity, teamwork required. Experience working with school-aged children in community, residential, and/or educational programs desired. Knowledge of education, science, natural history, group building, musical, Spanish-speaking, and leadership skills desired.

    PAY | HOURS 

    ·      $175-$185/day for 4 day programs paid hourly at $18/hour.

    ·      Naturalists work overtime (more than 8 hours/day) most days. 1,2,3 and 5 day programs will be paid similarly, hourly at $18/hour.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, creed, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, disability, and marital status. 


    Email cover letter and resume to and fill out our online application

    To learn more about WOLF School, visit our website

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 


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