Association for Environmental & Outdoor education

Coastal Camp Mentor Teacher

  • 13 Jan 2021 1:50 PM
    Message # 9857518


    Coastal Camp at NatureBridge is a summer, day camp designed to combine marine and coastal ecology themes with hands-on educational activities and games, providing exciting opportunities for discovery in the great outdoors. As an integral member of the Camp Administrative Team, the Camp Mentor Teacher supervises educators, oversees curriculum and assists with program operations and staff logistics for Coastal Camp. The role is a full-time, seasonal position beginning May  3, 2021. This position is expected to run 15 or 16 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 20, 2021.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities 

    • Supervise 10-12 education staff 

    • Co-lead staff training

    • Inventory, order and maintain camp and educator supplies

    • Organize and update curriculum and camp materials

    • Respond on radio for staff and camper concerns

    • Plan staff events and appreciations 

    • Support campers and staff experiencing difficulties

    Experience, Competencies and Education 


    • Bachelor’s degree and two years related experience in summer camp or experiential education; or equivalent combination of education and experience

    • Experience or training in equity and inclusion work

    • Time management and organizational skills

    • Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification or willingness to obtain certification before beginning employment 

    • Valid driver's license


    • Experience training and supervising staff

    • Experience developing environmental science curriculum

    • Experience working with currently and historically marginalized groups 

    • Involvement in community service projects and volunteer projects

    • Proficiency with Google Suite

    • Experience with creating social media content

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job operates both in a professional office environment and in an outdoor setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 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

    This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.


    • $16.25 per hour

    • Housing in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    Application Process 

    NatureBridge is an equal opportunity employer. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority. Apply through Formstack here or our website No calls, faxes, or printed materials, please. No agencies, please. Applications are due no later than February 3.

    About NatureBridge

    Founded in 1971, NatureBridge provides environmental science programs for students in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks. Our mission is to connect young people to the science and wonder of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of the planet. As the largest residential education partner of the National Park Service, NatureBridge serves more than 30,000 students and their teachers each year and offers programs in four national parks: Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park and Prince William Forest Park. In order to further our mission, NatureBridge is committed to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion and to promoting equal opportunity for students and staff in the field of environmental education. For more information,


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