Overview

WALKER CREEK RANCH
MARIN COUNTY OUTDOOR SCHOOL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
A program of the Marin County Office of Education

1700 Marshall-Petaluma Road Petaluma, CA 94952 • (415) 491-6602 • Fax: (415) 663-8854• www.walkercreekranch.org

After a two-year program hiatus resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Walker Creek Ranch outdoor school is reopening! We are incredibly excited to rebuild a team focused on creating a safe place for students to connect with themselves, their communities, and nature.

ABOUT US

The Marin County Office of Education Walker Creek Ranch is located on an amazing 1,700-acre property in rural Marin County California. Our 50+ year old program prides itself on providing equitable, inclusive, and high-quality residential environmental education programs and conference services to area schools and communities.

SPRING 2023 NATURALIST POSITIONS

Overview: Seasonal Naturalist position from January 3rd, 2023 through June 1st, 2023.

Responsibilities: Create a safe, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for students to have a positive outdoor experience. Teach hands-on environmental science curriculum aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and lead social-emotional learning and environmental awareness activities in a variety of outdoor settings.

Compensation: $21.91 per hour (naturalists typically work 32 hours per week with additional opportunities for conference shifts on weekends). Seasonal lodging available. Apply as soon as possible, positions are open until filled.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Support Staff, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications: Experience working with children in environmental education or outdoor recreation. Enthusiasm and passion for working with youth outdoors.

Required Skills:

Ability to hike 5 -10 miles with a 30 lb. pack gain of 1,000 ft. elevation. Ability to peacefully work and live within a diverse community. Willingness to lead trail groups ranging from 15-20 campers. Ability to lead night hikes. Willingness to lead campfire activities with a team of other naturalists.

Preferred Skills:

While a degree in a relevant field is desirable it is not required for seasonal employment. CPR/First-Aid training can be taught on site if a Red Cross certification is not already held by the applicant.
Other preferences: You,
- spend time in nature
- enjoy plant/animal identification
- have a general understanding of ecological processes
- have a love of science and nature
- are familiar with diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts

About Walker Creek Ranch

The Marin County Office of Education Walker Creek Ranch is located on an amazing 1,700-acre property in rural Marin County California. Our 50+ year old program prides itself on providing equitable, inclusive, and high-quality residential environmental education programs and conference services to area schools and communities.

Application Instructions

To apply: Please send a letter of interest, resume and three references to Ranch Manager Patrick McLaughlin at [email protected]