Thursday, July 5, 2018
Naturalists at Large is a leading outdoor and environmental education group in California. Since 1985, we have provided outdoor education programs for tens of thousands of students from over two hundred schools. We have introduced students to environments as diverse as the pygmy forest of Sonoma, the Giant Forest of Sequoia, the spring wildflowers of the Sonoran Desert, and giant kelp forests of Santa Catalina Island’s waters.
We pride ourselves on our ability to facilitate outdoor programs that are exciting and fun, while giving students an understanding of the beauty and diversity of our planet. We are committed to teaching people of all ages the skills to be at ease in the outdoors, and to come to a better understanding of the Western ecosystems: mountains, deserts, and seashores.
Education of the natural world and learning how to become a responsible steward of the environment is every bit as important as traditional academics. Through thought provoking subject matter and activities, as well as Leave no Trace ethics and proper camping habits, we hope to inspire not only a love of the natural world, but a sense of responsibility to sustain wilderness for generations to come.
Naturalists at Large provides Outdoor Education experiences for public and private schools throughout the school year.
We use over 35 sites throughout California:
Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Salt Point, Point Reyes, Pinnacles, Colorado River, Catalina Island, Coastal Redwoods, Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains, San Bernardino Mountains, Big Basin, and Mono Lake to name a few.
Responsible for the management of supplies and equipment for all field programs. This includes evaluating the equipment, supply and needs of the field programs and determining the distribution of inventory. Responsible for the flow of gear, cleanliness and maintenance of the warehouse. Some weekly housekeeping duties/upkeep of office space also required.
Prior experience with outdoor equipment preferred (tents, coolers, outdoor cooking set-ups, kits for implementing outdoor education curriculum, sewing and gear repair experience).
Legally entitled to drive in California
Computer competence (experience with MS Word and Excel, or comparable programs).
Job Tasks to include:
• Maintain warehouse area in a clean and organized manner.
• Maintain program equipment and supplies:
o Evaluates the equipment requirements of all scheduled programs and determines availability of gear.
o Works with supervisor to purchase needed equipment.
o Maintains and monitors a system of equipment check out and return.
o Manages gear flow for all programs.
o Examines returned equipment and repairs, restocks, or replaces as needed in a timely fashion.
o Works in cooperation with field staff members in addressing equipment issues and needs.
o Ensures cleanliness and quality of all supplies and equipment.
o Maintains an orderly and organized warehouse space.
o Updates list of suppliers and contact info for these vendors
o Communicates needs to supervisor.
o Other job duties as directed by management
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to verbally communicate with co-workers on team
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Ability to stand and walk throughout a warehouse for the duration of the work day
• Some outdoor and offsite duties required
• Ability to work as a team
• Strong organizational skills
• Good problem solver
This position is full time with approximately 32 hr/week.
Hours from 9:00-4:30 Monday-Friday with meal and rest periods as required by applicable law
Annual office shut-downs include 1 week in July, 1 week in November and 2 weeks in December