EverWild is actively hiring.

To apply, please email all documents in the application packet to Amanda Caloia at amanda@everwildla.com for consideration.

Completed packet includes:

Open Positions:

  • Mentor at EverWild’s Specialty Program & Nature Immersion Program

  • Mentor at the Urban Farm in Malibu

Work Week (May include the following days and times in addition to paid mentor prep hours):

  • Mondays 9:30am-2:45pm

  • Tuesdays 9:45am-3:15pm

  • Wednesdays 9:45am-3pm

  • Thursdays 9:45am-3:45pm


All programs are entirely outdoors and explore various nature destinations in the local mountains, canyons, and beaches in Topanga Canyon, and Pacific Palisades areas. Our Monday program is located at an urban farm in Malibu.

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, eco-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

  • Observant

  • 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.

Pay for all mentor positions is $15/hr

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.