College degree in the field of science, education, outdoor recreation, or related field. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is acceptable. Previous experience working with children is preferred. Work with music or performance is beneficial. Valid driver’s license, clear fingerprints and background check, and negative TB test. First Aid Certification and CPR/AED Certification are required. WFA/WFR Certification beneficial, but not required. Ability to hike up to five miles per day in all weather conditions and lift between 10-50 pounds. Ability and willingness to live responsibly in shared housing in a remote setting.
Commitment: August 7, 2023 - June 7, 2024
Compensation: $2,580/month stipend
Application: To apply click here.
Questions? Contact Brandy Lively at [email protected] or (209) 532-3691.
While working as a Naturalist Resident you will live in on-site housing that was built in 2013. You will be provided with your own private bedroom and shared bathroom. The house has a common living room, kitchen with modern amenities, and a washer and dryer. This living arrangement provides you with the convenience of living on-site and the fun experience of sharing a house with fellow Naturalist Residents.
The house is fully furnished with all the basics you
will need. Each bedroom comes equipped with a twin bed, lamp, desk, closet, and
dresser. The kitchen has basic kitchenware and a dishwasher. The living room has a couch, coffee table,
and a TV/DVD player.
On-site Wilderness First Aid, CPR, & AED training, no charge to staff
Pro-deals with select outfitters
Financial assistance for one outdoor education related conference
One paid day to visit and observe another environmental education program in the region
OFF THE CLOCK
Our campus may be remote, but that does not mean there is a lack of things to do. The local area offers a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and more! The nearby towns of Sonora, Twain Harte, and Columbia offer coffee shops, restaurants, museums, farmers markets, movie theater, and shopping. Past Naturalist Residents have brought a variety of recreational items such as instruments, soccer balls, craft supplies, movies, board games, books, and more to use during their free time. You can use most of our school’s facilities when not in use by our guests, such as the gym, weight room, mountain bikes, and basketball courts.
Driving Times to
We are about...
30 minutes from the town of Sonora and 20 minutes from Twain Harte or Columbia. There are many places to eat, hike, climb, shop, and explore in and around these town.
1 hour from Murphys, Angels Camp, and Pinecrest Lake/Dodge Ridge ski resort. A little over an hour from Calaveras Big Trees Stat Park and Emigrant Wilderness Area.
2 hours from Sacramento, Bear Valley ski resort, and Yosemite National Park.
3 hours from South Lake Tahoe, Fresno, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
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