Overview

Job Title
Naturalist – Outdoor School

Closing Date/Time
Applications accepted until filled.

Salary
$15.00 Hourly

Job Type
Seasonal

Location
Camp Ramah, 385 Fairview Road, Ojai, CA 93023

Division
Secondary Education – Middle School

RECRUITMENT DETAILS
SEASONAL POSITION ONLY. MUST BE AVAILABLE FROM February 1 to April 8, 2022.
4 days a week. Online applications accepted until positions are filled.
Under the direction of Outdoor School Program Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator, guide
students on interpretive nature hikes and conduct hands-on activities and lessons to teach 6th
grade students astronomy, botany, ecology, geology, hydrology, indigenous people traditions,
and zoology in a natural area that includes chaparral and riparian woodlands.

Program Description
The Conejo Valley Unified School District Outdoor School is a residential program for 6th grade
students. The program is held at Camp Ramah in Ojai, CA, a 400-acre camp located a few
minutes from downtown Ojai, California. The Outdoor School program runs from February 1 to
April 8, 2022 which includes a paid training and preparation week and the day after program
conclusion. Room and board are included for Outdoor School staff. Weekend housing is
available. Meals are available when camp is in operation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under general direction, conduct an activity oriented, interdisciplinary curriculum in science and environmental field study in an outdoor setting.
Assist with the supervision of high school student cabin counselors.
Maintain a supportive and collaborative work environment with fellow naturalists, head cabin
leaders, Camp Ramah support staff, and outdoor school coordinator.
Conduct daytime and nighttime discovery and interpretive hikes.
Assist with program preparation to include assisting with curriculum development materials and
coordination of activities.
Assist with the coordination of program activities.
Provide a positive role model for preservation of the natural environment.
Lead or assist with evening campfire activities including, but not limited to, age appropriate
sing-a-longs, storytelling and skit performances.
Monitor student maintenance of facilities.
Assist with the maintenance of program equipment and supplies.
Demonstrate flexibility, self-motivation, positive high-energy and commitment.
Required to be a Head Cabin Leader for a minimum of one (1) week during Outdoor School
program.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

Education and/or training in one or more of the following fields: environmental science, biology,
botany, astronomy, oceanography, hydrology, and/or outdoor recreation.
Proof of valid driver's license
Ability to obtain California Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.
TB clearance.
Current First Aid and C.P.R. certification.
Naturalists must be available for the entire Conejo Valley USD Outdoor School Program
duration, February 1 to April 8, 2022.

Required Skills:

Work Environment:
Employees in this environment will be required to work in an outdoor school setting consisting of
cabin dwellings, large activity rooms, and hilly terrain.

Preferred Skills:

Previous experience working with school aged children.
Wilderness First Responder Certification.
Bachelor's degree in environmental science, biology, botany, astronomy, hydrology, or outdoor
recreation.
Ability to play a musical instrument/ sing or extensive storytelling experience.

About Conejo Valley Unified School District

Conejo Valley Unified School District - Outdoor School Program: guide students on interpretive nature hikes and conduct hands-on activities and lessons to teach 6th grade students astronomy, botany, ecology, geology, hydrology, indigenous people traditions, and zoology in a natural area that includes chaparral and riparian woodlands.

Application Instructions

APPLY Please email resume and include all relevant education and/or experience. Contact: Tom Hoegeman, Coordinator, Outdoor Education Work: (805) 498-1573 x4248 Email: [email protected]