Naturalist - Outdoor School
Company: Conejo Valley Unified School District
Posted on: September 23, 2022
Naturalist - Outdoor School
Applications accepted until filled.
Camp Ramah, 385 Fairview Road, Ojai, CA 93023
Secondary Education - Middle School
SEASONAL POSITION ONLY. MUST BE AVAILABLE FROM January 16 to May 5,
4 and 5 days a week. Applications accepted until positions are
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.
The Conejo Valley Unified School District Outdoor School is a
residential program for 6th and 8th 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 January 25 to May 5, 2023 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.
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
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
Provide a positive role model for preservation of the natural
Lead or assist with evening campfire activities including, but not
limited to, age appropriate sing-a-longs, storytelling and skit
Monitor student maintenance of facilities.
Assist with the maintenance of program equipment and supplies.
Demonstrate flexibility, self-motivation, positive high-energy and
Required to be a Head Cabin Leader for a minimum of one (1) week
during Outdoor School program.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS:
LICENSES, CERTIFICATION & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
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
Current First Aid and C.P.R. certification.
Naturalists must be available for the entire Conejo Valley USD
Outdoor School Program duration, January 16 to May 5, 2023.
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
Employees in this environment will be required to work in an
outdoor school setting consisting of cabin dwellings, large
activity rooms, and hilly terrain.
Please include all relevant education and/or experience within the
Tom Hoegeman, Coordinator, Outdoor Education
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