Marsh-In Summer Day Camp Associate 2020

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

Are you a recent college graduate looking for a summer opportunity in Education, Environmental Science, and Community Outreach? We are hiring for our annual Summer Camp Associate position to plan and coordinate the 2020 Marsh-In Summer Camp Program at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Please see below for more details and how to apply. Application deadline is March 31st!

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 2020 Marsh-In Summer Camp Program. The Associate will be working under the Watershed Watchers Program Coordinator, while also being advised by other EEC Staff members.

Marsh-In Summer Camp is a free camp for students entering grades 1-6. Each day of camp has a theme: Bird Day, Fish Day, Mammal Day, and Nocturnal Night. There is one overnight for older campers entering grades 4-6 where we sleep outside! Habitat Heroes is a training week for students entering grades 7-12. Habitat Heroes assist with camp by leading camper groups and various activities throughout the day. Marsh-In Summer Camp participants are chosen via a lottery, and we accept approximately 65 students.

Associate will also have other opportunities to assist and lead Environmental Education programs, such as library, after school, restoration, and weekend programs. There might also be opportunities to assist Refuge Biologists with threatened and endangered species surveys.


Planning and organizing the Marsh-In Summer Camp Program held at the EEC during the weeks of July 20th (Habitat Heroes) and August 3rd (Camp). 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 such as library and after school programs: 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.

Time Commitment

Position will begin on May 12th, working 5 days per week Tuesday – Saturday, totaling approximately 34-36 hours per week. During the two weeks of camp, position will work Monday-Friday for 40 hours per week. Position will end August 22nd and will not exceed 512 hours.


Salary - $15.25 per hour.

You will be working as a part-time 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 Tuesday, March 31. You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been received. Interviews will be held on April 9th and 10th.

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.