Employment Opportunities at WildCare

Summer Wildlife Camp Teacher’s Aide
Position Summary

WildCare offers Summer Wildlife Camp sessions from June 15 through August 14, 2020. Sessions run for one week with a different theme each week geared towards various age groups. Wildlife Camps serve 3.5 through 12 year olds with 14 to 16 campers per session. The Summer Camp Teacher’s Aide will work five days per week (Mon. through Fri.) and reports to the Summer Nature Camp Teacher and Education Director.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:
1. Assist Camp Teacher with conducting Wildlife Camp classes
2. Assist Camp Teacher in supervising individual campers, small groups, or the whole class as needed
3. Prepare and organize materials as needed for projects in classes
4. Assist with the supervision of volunteer teen camp assistants
5. Assist in keeping camp materials and camp room in good order
6. Assist with the set up and cleanup of the camp room before and after camp each day
7. Will act as a back-up leader to support the Camp Teacher as needed
8. Other duties may be assigned

Teacher’s Aide is required to attend four-hour training on Sunday, June 7, 2020 from 1:00-5:00 pm.

Qualifications
To be considered for an interview, applicants must meet all qualifications listed below. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, enjoys working with children and being outside and who also has some knowledge of or interest in California natural history and wildlife. Candidate must have reliable transportation to travel to WildCare as well as off-site hike locations in Marin.

Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma required
Some college work preferred
Must enjoy working with children and teaching
Previous experience working with children
Ability to perform work without direct supervision
Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 25 lbs on occasion
Must feel comfortable standing for extended periods of time
Must be able to hike up to 3 miles

Compensation
This is an hourly, non-exempt, seasonal position without benefits. A typical work day is 8:30 am – 3:30 pm with an average of 35 hours per week. Dates of employment are June 15 – August 14, 2020.
Pay rate is $13/hr. with $2/hr. bonus at the end of the summer for each hour worked when commitment is completed.
WildCare leads the way in showing people how to live well with wildlife through a complete cycle of respectful, practical and humane programs in wildlife rehabilitation and nature education. For over 30 years, WildCare’s Terwilliger Nature Education programs have nurtured the understanding of California’s unique ecosystems and wildlife. Each year 30 staff members and more than 500 volunteers care for approximately 4000 animals and educate 40,000 school children in the San Francisco Bay Area. www.discoverwildcare.org

Application Process
Submit cover letter and resume by mail or email. No phone calls please.
Deadline for applications: April 3, 2020.
Please note that a background check is required prior to employment.

Attn: Eileen Jones
WildCare
76 Albert Park Lane
San Rafael, CA 94901
eileenjones@discoverwildcare.org