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  Summer Nature Camp Teacher
  Summer Nature Camp Teacher's Aide
  WildCare Solutions Specialist -- Humane Wildlife Management
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SUMMER NATURE CAMP TEACHER

WildCare offers Summer Nature Camp sessions from June 15th through August 14th.  Sessions run for one week with a different theme each week geared towards various age groups. Terwilliger Nature Camp serves 3.5 through 12 year olds.

Camp Teachers will work five days per week (Monday through Friday) and will have a total of two non-consecutive weeks off during the Summer Nature Camp season.  Dates of camp are June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29-July 2, July 13-17, July 27-31, Aug. 3-7, and Aug. 10-14.

The Summer Nature Camp Teacher reports to the Education Program Manager. 

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

spacer2.gif Responsible for preparing and leading daily camp activities for 7 week-long summer camp sessions. Camp themes, rough outlines and descriptions of activities are available for the Camp Teacher to use and modify.
  Supervise and manage paid Camp Teacher’s Aide, and Volunteer Teen Camp Assistants.
  Keep camp materials and camp room in good order, supervising clean up and ensuring stock
  Work within the assigned budget for each camp session
  Other duties may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for an interview, applicants must meet all qualifications listed below. The ideal candidate would be someone who is enthusiastic, enjoys working with children, has previous experience delivering classroom and outdoor programming for children, and has good knowledge of California natural history. Preference will be given to those applicants who have had completed college course work in Biological Studies, Environmental Studies, Liberal Studies/Teacher Education or similar work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

•    Must enjoy working with children and teaching
•    Previous teaching experience (preferably Pre-K through grade 5)
•    Knowledge of California natural history
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Ability to perform work without direct supervision.
•    Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft office software.
•    Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 25lbs on occasion.
•    Must feel comfortable standing for extended periods of time.
•    Must be able to hike up to 3 miles

APPLICATION PROCESS

Submit cover letter and resume by mail, fax or email.  Open till filled.  Applicants encouraged to apply by May 1, 2015. Please, note that a background check is required prior to employment.

No phone calls please
Eileen Jones, Education Program Manager
WildCare
76 Albert Park Lane, San Rafael CA 94901
eileenjones@wildcarebayarea.org
(415)456-0594 FAX

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SUMMER NATURE CAMP TEACHER'S AIDE

POSITION SUMMARY

WildCare offers Summer Nature Camp sessions from June 8 through August 14. Sessions run for one week with a different theme each week geared towards various age groupings. Terwilliger Nature Camps serve 3.5 through 12 year olds with 14-16 campers per session.

The Summer Camp Teacher's Aide will work five days per week (Mon. through Fri.) and reports to the Summer Nature Camp Teacher and Education Program Manager.

 Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

1. Assist Camp Teacher with conducting Nature Camp classes
2. Assist Camp Teacher in supervising individual campers, small groups, or the whole class as needed
3. Prepare and organize materials as needed for projects in classes
4. Assist with the supervision of volunteer teen camp assistants
5. Assist in keeping camp materials and camp room in good order
6. Assist with the set up and clean up of the museum before and after camp sessions at the end of the day
7. Will act as a back-up leader to support the Camp Teacher as needed.
8. Other duties may be assigned

Teacher’s Aide is required to attend four-hour training on Sunday, May 31 from 1:00-5:00 pm.

QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for an interview, applicants must meet all qualifications listed below. The ideal candidate would be someone who is enthusiastic, enjoys working with children and being outside and who also has some knowledge of or interest in California natural history.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma required
Some college work preferred
Must enjoy working with children and teaching
Previous experience working with children
Ability to perform work without direct supervision
Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 25 lbs on occasion
Must feel comfortable standing for extended periods of time
Must be able to hike up to 3 miles

APPLICATION PROCESS

Submit cover letter and resume by fax, mail or email. Open until filled. Applicants encouraged to apply by May 1, 2015.
No phone calls please. Please note that a background check is required prior to employment.

Attn: Eileen Jones
WildCare
76 Albert Park Lane
San Rafael, CA 94901
eileenjones@wildcarebayarea.org
(415)456-0594 FAX
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 WildCare Solutions Specialist -- Humane Wildlife Management

Handyman / Construction Skills for Humane Non-Lethal Wildlife Control San Rafael

POSITION SUMMARY

WildCare Solutions is based in Marin County, with wildlife exclusion experts serving the North Bay, West Marin and parts of the East and South Bay. We are currently looking for independent contractors to work in all of our service areas, primarily Marin County.

The job of a Wildlife Solutions Specialist (Specialist) is a highly specialized role, one that is focused on problem solving for our customers and ensures that all animals are treated humanely and with respect.

We will provide on the job training for the right person. You must already have basic handyman/construction skills, a humane ethic, and a natural love and appreciation for wildlife. The skill set required for this position is multi-faceted. The individual will be required to learn about animal behavior and seasonal tendencies. In addition, the Specialist will need to become comfortable handling a variety of wildlife situations including but not limited to raccoons, skunks, opossums, bats, pigeons, foxes, squirrels, coyotes and owls. During the months that dependent young wildlife are likely to be present, the Specialist will work closely with each customer to educate them on seasonal behavior and receive commitment from the customer to not evict the dependent young.

Once wildlife has been humanely excluded from a residence or commercial establishment the goal is to solve the problem for the long-term by sealing up the entry points permanently. Construction background and handyman skills are required to succeed in this position to do an excellent job with any exclusion-related repairs the home might require. It is necessary that the Specialist knows how to use power tools, is comfortable climbing onto rooftops and has no hesitations going into crawl spaces and into attics. Part of the job also requires feces clean up and dead animal retrieval, often in difficult to reach spaces.
The job is varied and Specialists understand that each customer situation is unique. They are comfortable having conversations with customers who may be anxious about the situation and effectively educating them about conflicts with wildlife. Educating our customers and sometimes the general public is a key element to this job. Each customer interaction and call is an opportunity to educate the community about how to live well with wildlife.

WildCare Solutions has an excellent reputation in the community and our customers rely on us for humane non-lethal solutions to conflicts with wildlife who have made their dens within structures. Wildlife Solutions Specialists perform inspections of the exterior of homes, and as needed: the crawl space, roof and attic, and other structures, to identify damage caused by wildlife and potential points of entry into the structure. We then humanely and non-lethally evict any wild animal that has taken up residence in or under a house, and monitor the activity level. Upon confirmation that the animal(s) have vacated, repair any damage and secure the entry holes so no other animals can take over the vacancy. We do not trap and we do not kill animals, that’s one important distinction that sets us apart from other nuisance wildlife management companies.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position is preferably for someone based in the North Bay. We are looking for people with basic handyman/construction skills. You need to have your own power tools, cell phone, truck and regular access to an email account. A wildlife removal specialist respects, appreciates and understands the behavior of local wildlife. You don't have to know it all, we will train the right person, but you must be interested and able to learn and retain. Experience working with wildlife and knowledge of animal behavior is a plus.

REQUIREMENTS

• Able to work with and manage a flexible schedule
• Basic handyman/construction skills such as using power tools, installing hardware cloth, replacing screen vents, trenching, caulking, cement work, etc.
• Excellent communication skills
• Must be reliable and show up at jobs on time
• Keep track of inventory and order supplies (hardware cloth, caulking etc.) when necessary
• Own your own power tools and truck or van
• Must own a smart phone and be able to use a square reader for invoicing in the field• Valid CA drivers license and insurance
• Background check
• Experience dealing with emotional and/or challenging customers; a wild animal in your house can be a distressing experience
• Comfortable climbing up ladders, under structures, onto rooftops, in tight spaces, knowledge and adherence to safety procedures
• Physically fit and able to lift 40 lbs.
• Comfortable asking for help when unsure of how to proceed
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Rabies pre-exposure vaccination required after successful completion of probationary and training period. Incremental reimbursement provided depending on duration of employment. )
• Have a natural love, appreciation and respect for animals
• Help train new independent contractors in humane wildlife exclusion techniques, as needed
• Enjoy working outdoors, with people and animals (hands-on contacts with adult wildlife is extremely rare)
• Must be organized and able to manage complicated scheduling with well-timed follow ups, ability to manage and prepare invoicing and receipts according to procedure and in a timely manner
• Based on findings during the inspection, must be able to provide accurate written estimates to customers on what the job will cost to repair any damage and seal points of entry after the animals have vacated

This contractor position is best considered a supplemental source of income, if you work hard, the money can be good but it is not equivalent to a full-time job; Spring and Summer are very busy, while Winter can be very slow.

Veterans encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit cover letter and resume by mail or email.
Position is open until filled.
No phone calls please.

Email to:
info@wildcarebayarea.org

Mail to:

WildCare Solutions
76 Albert Park Lane
San Rafael CA 94901

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