Join the Friends of the Petaluma River team! We are a dynamic and committed group working to celebrate and conserve the Petauma River & Watershed. We are currently looking for new friends for the following position/s:
Job Description: We are looking for lead and junior counselors to help get kids outside this summer at the Green Heron Nature Camp. The ideal candidate is fun-loving, has lots of energy and has experience working with youth. Counselors will provide campers with a safe, positive, fun atmosphere, encouraging them as they become confident and comfortable in nature. Counselors implement the weekly day camp curriculum in a 100% outdoor environment. Camp activities include: nature games, crafting, hiking, exploring, learning outdoor skills, canoeing, etc. There will be up to 10 kids and 3-4 counselors each week.
Responsibilities: • Lead Green Heron Nature Camp youth in organized activities • Positively engage with Green Heron Nature Camp youth • Help prepare weekly and daily curriculum and adjust appropriately as day proceeds • Assist in healthy communication skills both at the staff level, and with youth • Assist with all sanitation protocols to maintain a safe environment at camp
Qualifications: • Love of youth & nature • Experience working with youth ages 6-12 • Good at leading games & assisting youth in nature-based crafts • Working knowledge of local flora/fauna is a plus but not required • Assist with balance of staying on schedule versus flexibility to respond to moments of wonder, skilled at assessing time & priority allocations of the day • Ability to use creative teaching techniques and group management skills • Positive attitude and work ethic, teamwork skills, oral communication skills
Dates: June 15th – August 7th Time: Camp hours: 3-4 days/week, 8:30am-1pm; Job hours: 7:30-2:00/3:00pm Location: Petaluma River Watershed, Steamer Landing Park
Application Procedures Email resume, cover letter & 3 references to [email protected]
Petaluma Watershed Intern
Friends of the Petaluma River is a nonprofit organization that works to improve access, education and conservation efforts in the Petaluma Watershed. We are seeking an intern to lead planning and outreach for our community river cleanups and/or help coordinate conservation programming at our David Yearsley River Heritage Center. We are seeking an intern who can work well as part of a team but also be self-motivated. Internship duties may include native plant surveying, tending of native habitat and resources, River Heritage Center maintenance, community outreach, data entry, communications, writing, marketing, acting as a liaison with community organizations and local educators and general event planning.
Internships are for a minimum of three months and will involve 5-10 hours of work per week. A $500.00 – $1000.00 stipend is available upon completion.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]