Environmental Educator / Camp Assistant Leader Position


Summer Camp 2018

Position Title: Environmental Educator / Camp Assistant Leader
Dates of Position: June 13 – 29, and July 9 – August 10, 2018 (Monday-Friday plus three training days)
Position Hours: Approximately 40 hours per week between 8:30 am and 4 pm or 9 am and 5:30 pm as scheduled
Compensation: $14/hour

KIDS for the BAY Summer Camp

KIDS for the BAY is an environmental education organization now celebrating our 25 Year Anniversary! To learn more about our mission, our impact and our award-winning programs, please visit our website at www.kidsforthebay.org.

KIDS for the BAY (KftB) is in our eighteenth year of delivering a fun-filled summer of hands-on science and nature exploration in the unique environment of the San Francisco Bay Area. Camp includes science investigations, nature games, art activities, hiking, kayaking, swimming and many more adventures. Campers learn to care for the natural environment and become environmental stewards. Team building activities help to develop a fun loving, connected and caring Summer Camp community of friends, scientists and environmentalists.

Camp sessions are one week long (Monday-Friday) between the hours of 8:30 am and 4 pm and take place at various natural habitats around the Berkeley area, including Lake Anza, Jewel Lake, Strawberry Creek, and Berkeley Marina. All sessions of camp include special field trips to ocean beaches, islands in the bay, the Exploratorium, the Oakland Zoo, the Aquarium of the Bay and many more exciting destinations.

Camp sessions are for campers ages 5-7 and 8-10. Campers ages 11 – 14 are Leaders in Training. Each week of camp is led and managed by Environmental Educators including Camp Leaders, Camp Assistant Leaders, and Camp Interns. Our camper-to-staff ratio is low, ensuring an enriching, safe, and positive camp experience. KftB also runs an after-care camp Nature Club from 4-5:30pm.


  • Assist in leading hands-on nature, art, science, adventure, community-building and play activities
  • Supervise campers during snack, lunch, and free play times
  • Maintain a safe, respectful, positive camp environment and attend to campers’ individual needs
  • Maintain positive, upbeat, and professional communication at all times.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Applicant must be 18 years of age by the first day of camp, June 18, 2018
  • Previous camp or other teaching experience
  • Ability to walk and hike along trails while carrying light equipment and to play active games with campers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to follow directions and work with a team of camp staff
  • Confidence and ability to take initiative and take the lead when required.

Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Knowledge of local creek, bay, and marine habitats and ecology
  • Valid CPR/First Aid certification
  • Other relevant talents (e.g. storytelling, music, arts and crafts) to contribute to the camp.

Position Terms

The Camp Assistant Leader (CAL) will be a temporary employee of Earth Island Institute (KftB’s fiscal sponsor), with employment beginning on June 13 and ending on August 10, 2018. The CAL will be paid $14/hour and will submit time sheets to receive paychecks semi-monthly. The position does not include any health benefits or paid vacation time, but does include worker’s compensation and unemployment benefits.

Application Procedures

Apply early; interviews will be held as applications are received.

Your application package must include the following:

  • a cover letter and your resume, and
  • at least two references with current contact information (email and phone number).

To apply, email your application to: jobs@kidsforthebay.org

A background check by a Live Scan service provider will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.

KIDS for the BAY/Earth Island Institute values diversity and is an equal opportunities employer.