EverWild is actively hiring.
To apply, please email all documents in the application packet to Amanda Caloia at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Completed packet includes:
Single-page cover letter
Lead Mentor at EverWild’s Nature Immersion Program
Assistant Mentor at EverWild’s Nature Immersion Program
Work Week (May include the following days and times in addition to paid mentor prep hours):
.5hr paid mentor meeting each week
1hr paid prep (lead mentor only)
All programs are entirely outdoors and explore various nature destinations in the local mountains, canyons, and beaches in Topanga Canyon, and Pacific Palisades areas.
Ideal candidates will have:
Training, certifications, and experience in early childhood development and education
Experience with outdoor/nature based mentoring
Knowledge of local flora and fauna
Familiarity and/or experience with place-based education, ecological literacy, project-based learning, and child-led learning
Experience with traditional/ancient skills.
Experience working with a nonprofit
Qualifications- Candidates must have most of the following attributes:
Experience working with children ages 4-12 years of age
Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
Comfortable sitting on the ground, swimming in the ocean, and getting dirty.
Comfortable handling insects and other small creatures.
Interested in further growth in naturalist studies and mentoring
A nurturing, loving, creative and positive attitude
Dedicated to developmentally appropriate practice and aware of developmental needs of young children
A strong team member
Physically fit, able to crouch, dig, climb, hike, and carry up to 40lbs
Have reliable transportation (public transit is not near all of our locations)
A working cell phone
Ability to pass criminal records check
CPR and Pediatric First Aid Certified
We value mentors who enjoy being positive role models for children, who lead by example with the Earth in mind, and who have a strong desire to engage children with their environment through a hands-on approach. EverWild is a nonprofit operating at a grassroots level.
Creative, forward thinking, and motivated individuals will find opportunities to grow and expand their role as they contribute to fulfill our mission and grow our organization.
When and where paid:
The pay period is two weeks in length every 1st and 15th. Pay is issued by check or electronic funds transfer.
Mentorship at EverWild includes:
Each mentor receives an Annual Professional Development Advancement Fund. (Amount is TBD based on hire date & Employment contract)
All considered applicants will be invited to an interview.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.