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Coastal Camp Educator - NatureBridge

  • January 12, 2022 9:32 AM
    Message # 12257734


    Coastal Camp Staff lead groups of day campers in grades K-12 in hiking and exploring the Marin Headlands, a beautiful coastal park that’s part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Each week staff work with one group to implement lessons, games, stories and other activities centered around that week’s theme. Staff may work in the lead role–planning the week’s lessons, activities and routes or in the support role–managing student behavior and assisting with the implementation of activities. The majority of campers are in the 1st-2nd age group or 3rd-4th age group. The role is a full-time, seasonal position beginning June 6, 2022. This position is expected to run 10 weeks, but the ability to offer programs depends on state and county Covid-19 restrictions, so we are unable to guarantee a minimum number of work weeks. The end date will be no later than August 19, 2022.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Follow all Risk Management policies to mitigate camper and staff injury and illness
    • Lead campers through one week or multi-week outdoor experiences
    • Maintain camper safety and comfort over uneven terrain in all kinds of weather
    • Facilitate meaningful and fun outdoor experiences to help campers form a personal relationship with the natural world
    • Differentiate activities and programming of weekly, themed sessions according to the age, background and needs of the campers
    • Work collaboratively with another staff member to lead a group of campers and engage in reciprocal feedback
    • Proactively engage campers in games and activities during early care and/or after care


    • $15 per hour
    • Includes housing within Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    Experience, Competencies and Education 

    • Relevant Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience including teaching in formal or non-formal education settings 
    • Available for flexible eight-hour shifts Monday-Friday during camp weeks
    • Ability to implement and model excellent risk management practices and maintain a physically, socially and emotionally safe environment for our participants
    • Capable of working as part of a collaborative team
    • Willingness to be coached and openness to feedback
    • Possess current Wilderness First Aid certification and CPR (Adult, Child and Infant) or willing to acquire before staff training

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly stand; walk up to 7 miles on uneven terrain. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

    How to Apply:

    Please submit your resume and three references to our Online Career Portal. In lieu of a cover letter, please respond to the short-answer questions on the online application.


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