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Naturalist-- Pacific Environmental Education Center

  • January 14, 2022 9:23 AM
    Message # 12262328

    Naturalist Job Announcement:

    Pacific Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is looking for an energetic person to be a naturalist at a well established residential outdoor education center located on the Pacific Coast in Mendocino County.  Duties will include leading students in multi-day lessons on science and environmental education in the tide pools, sand dunes, and redwood forest of Northern California. Pay is commensurate with experience.  

    Please send resume and cover letter to:   

    We will start scheduling interviews at the end of January 2022 for our Spring Season!


    • Lead groups of students in multi-day, hands-on, experiential and interactive environmental education and scientific explorations.

    • Model responsible environmental literacy and environmental conservation.

    • Manage students to successfully achieve the goals of the program and effectively adjust activities and programming according to the age, background and needs of the participants.

    • Foster a safe and inclusive learning environment by delivering culturally responsive content, presenting multiple and balanced perspectives, and by connecting subject matter to the lives and community of participants.

    • Maintain student safety and comfort throughout long days on varied terrain, and adhere to risk management and COVID-19 Protocols.

    • Participate in and lead evening programs (i.e night hikes, stargazing, campfire) after

    field days, multiple evenings per session.

    • Other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree in science or a field related to environmental education and/or equivalent professional and life experiences

    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

    • Ability to work flexible and long hours

    • CPR & First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain before start date

    • Current COVID-19 vaccine

    Tentative Timeline:

    • Start March 8th week: Paid Staff Training

    • 8-12 weeks of 4-5 day School Programming thru May 2022

    • Likely potential for rehire Fall Season (September-November 2022)


    • $110 to $150 daily, dependent on education and experience as outlined by PEEC

    • Housing is provided on site for duration of the program

    • Meals provided during school programming


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