Marsh-In Summer Day Camp Associate 2021

Now Hiring! Summer Camp 2021 Associate needed to assist the Marsh-In Summer Camp Program!

Interested in pursuing a career in environmental education, interpretation, or visitor services? Join our team for the annual Marsh-In Summer Camp program for Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge! The Summer Camp Associate is responsible for developing and coordinating the camp program, which is expected to be online again for 2021 with possible on-Refuge opportunities.

Please see below for more details and how to apply. Application deadline is Wednesday, April 7, 2021!

General Description

Associate position needed to assist San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society at the Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center (EEC). This position will be from May – August, and responsible for the planning and organizing of the 2021 Marsh-In Summer Camp Program. The Associate will be working under the Watershed Watchers Program Coordinator, while also being advised by other education staff members.

Marsh-In Summer Camp is a free camp for students entering grades 1-6 with activities focused on local wildlife species and habitats at the Refuge. In 2020, camp was offered in an online format for the first time. It was a huge success and this year plans are being made for another online camp with opportunities for on-Refuge activities. Summer camp wouldn’t be possible without our team of young volunteers. Habitat Heroes assist with camp by leading camper groups in activities and discussions. Marsh-In Summer Camp participants are chosen via a lottery, and we accept approximately 50-65 students depending on the format.

Associate will also have other opportunities to assist and lead Environmental Education programs, such as public and community group programs.


Planning and organizing the Marsh-In Summer Camp Program. This will include:

  • Develop and plan schedules, spreadsheets and informational letters: 40%
  • Communicate with parents and guardians of campers, staff, and volunteers: 20%
  • Organize camp materials for activities and training resources: 15%
  • Develop new camp activities: 10%
  • Train Habitat Heroes and staff on roles during camp week: 10%
  • Other Environmental Education opportunities: 5%


  • Valid driver’s license
  • Bachelor’s degree or current college student in education, environmental science, biology, park management, or related field
  • Experience in leading and/or developing educational programs and/or summer camp programs
  • Basic computer experience including Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
  • Multi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Time Commitment

Position will begin in mid-May working 5 days per week Monday – Friday,, totaling approximately 35 hours per week. Position will be about 12 weeks, ending in mid to late August and will not exceed 500 hours. This position will likely be working online, with some opportunities to go on-Refuge.


Salary - $15.45 per hour.

You will be working as a temporary employee for San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society, the nonprofit Friends Group to the Refuge Complex. Benefits are not included. Timesheets are due every two weeks, by the 15th and end of the month. The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society will provide uniform shirts.


On-site housing may be available, for applicants living over 40 miles from our site. Please indicate in application if you are interested in this.

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume including references in a single PDF to Hope Presley at by end of day Wednesday, April 7, 2021. You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been received, and potentially a request for interview by April 8. Interviews will be held via Zoom the following week, April 12-16.

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. People of color, women/woman identifying individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.