• Teacher Naturalist

    Job Locations US-CA-Tiburon
    Seasonal, Full-Time
    Job Category
  • Overview

    Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


    Position Summary

    Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon, CA, is looking for energetic individuals with a passion for teaching young children about the wonders of nature and environmental science. Assistant Teacher Naturalists will gain experience teaching nature and science education in a camp setting.


    Summer Audubon Adventures consists of one week of staff training and ten week-long sessions for children ages 4-9. Within the ten camp weeks are three weeks of Expedition Camp for grades 4-6 and two weeks of On the Fly camp for grades 4-6. Staff also mentor teens in our Youth Naturalist program.


    The Teacher Naturalist position may include on-site housing provided by Audubon.

    Housing may be provided on the center grounds at 376 Greenwood Beach Road, Tiburon, CA 94920. Tiburon is located in Marin County, home of Muir Woods and Marin Headlands.  San Francisco is 16 miles away and easily accessible by ferry. Available space includes an apartment for one person in the historic 1876 “Lyford House” with a kitchen and restroom, and an upstairs room with double beds for up to two people sharing space in the “Main Building” with shared kitchen and restroom. No minors are allowed. Utilities are paid by Audubon.


    Time commitment is 10 weeks (June 11 – August 17). 

    Essential Functions

    • Teacher Naturalists in preparing and implementing camp curriculum
    • Prepare materials for camp and clean up materials after use
    • Walk the trail each morning to check trail maintenance for campers
    • Supervise Audubon Youth Leaders
    • Learn to lead camp activities in a safe and engaging manner
    • Welcome campers each morning and helping them feel safe and comfortable
    • Take out the trash and recycling from classrooms each week
    • Participate in sanctuary management including trail work and beach cleanup, as appropriate
    • Stock kitchen and bathroom supplies as used during camp
    • Additional functions as directed by supervisor

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Ability to create a safe, warm and welcoming atmosphere to awaken children's curiosity for and enjoyment of nature.
    • Ability to interact well with children, teens and adults, especially parents.
    • Experience working with children.
    • Must be reliable, self-motivated, creative and team player.
    • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
    • Interest in local natural history and the outdoor environment.
    • Committed to the entire summer.
    • Willing to work outdoors for extended periods of time, in varying terrain and weather conditions with or without accommodation.
    • Current First Aid/CPR certification required.
    • Commerical Driver's Licence (CDL) preferred.




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