Golden Gate

Coastal Camp Educator

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Coastal Camp Educators lead groups of day campers in grades K-9 in hiking and exploring the Marin Headlands, a beautiful coastal park that’s part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Each week staff work with one group to implement lessons, games, stories and other activities centered around that week’s theme. Staff may work with another staff member in the same group, in separate, tandem groups or independently as necessary. The majority of campers are in the 1st-2nd age group or 3rd-4th age group. The role is a full-time, seasonal position beginning June 2, 2021. This position is expected to run 10 or 11 weeks, but the ability to offer programs depends on state and county Covid-19 restrictions, so we are unable to guarantee a minimum number of work weeks. The end date will be no later than August 20, 2021.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Follow all Risk Management policies to mitigate camper and staff injury and illness
  • Lead campers through one week or multi-week outdoor experiences
  • Maintain camper safety and comfort over uneven terrain in all kinds of weather
  • Facilitate meaningful and fun outdoor experiences to help campers form a personal relationship with the natural world
  • Differentiate activities and programming of weekly, themed sessions according to the age, background and needs of the campers
  • Proactively engage campers in games and activities during early care and/or aftercare
  • Serve in the on-call role and support staff role as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience, Competencies & Education


  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience including teaching in formal or non-formal education settings 
  • Available for flexible eight-hour shifts Monday-Friday during camp weeks
  • Ability to implement and model excellent risk management practices and maintain a physically, socially and emotionally safe environment for our participants
  • Capable of working as part of a collaborative team
  • Willingness to be coached and openness to feedback
  • Possess current Wilderness First Aid certification and CPR (Adult, Child and Infant) or willing to acquire before staff training


  • Previous experience with NatureBridge and/or Coastal Camp
  • Experience in field research or leadership and community service work
  • Experience or training in equity and inclusion work
  • Wilderness First Responder Certification

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly stand; walk up to 7 miles on uneven terrain. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


  • $14 per hour
  • Includes housing within Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Application Process

NatureBridge is an equal opportunity employer. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority. Apply through Formstack or our website No calls, faxes or printed materials, please. No agencies, please. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.

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