Vilda is a small, family-oriented organization made of up dedicated, competent and engaged instructors.  We see mentoring as a foundational aspect of healthy development for youth, and as such, value the relationships formed and nurtured in our programs deeply.  We're always excited to hear from passionate, nature-connected folk who feel aligned with our mission.  If you think you'd be a good match for our team, please feel free to contact us and send along a résumé whether or not we have an opening currently listed.  We also welcome interested folks to come join us for a day of programming to explore your interest in working with us.

Have an idea for a new program you'd like to offer at Vilda?  We want to hear from you!



Do you love working with children and spending time in nature? Are you passionate about connecting children with nature and about deepening your own connection to the natural world? We are a home-grown youth nature connection non-profit based in Fairfax. For more information on our camps, check out our program page.

We are looking for highly skilled instructors. We are currently hiring for our summer season which begins June 12 and runs through Aug 18. Our day camps are 9-3 (work day is 8:15-4pm) Monday- Friday, and we will be offering part to full time positions continuing into the fall for the right candidates.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A positive, flexible and heart based outlook on life
  • 5 or more years of experience working with children in educational fields, 2 or more of those in nature education
  • Competency in wilderness skills such as fire-by-friction and tracking.
  • Total comfort in jumping in and teaching a group of 10-15 kids outdoors
  • A strong interest and background in local plant and animal ID, tracking, wild edible plants, primitive skills and survival skills
  • Responsible, enjoy working with a small team
  • Current first aid and CPR (WFA or WFR preferred)

OPTIONAL BUT AWESOME:

  • Some training in the Jon Young 8 Shields lineage, Tom Brown kids programs or other similar program
  • Currently based in the North Bay with intentions to stay in the area
  • A clean exceptional driving record 

COMPENSATION:

$18-25/hour depending on experience

HOW TO APPLY:

Click HERE to fill out the online application.

If you are not familiar with our work already, please take a look at our website programs and team section so you get an idea of who we are before applying.


Do you love working with children and being in nature? Would you like to learn more about local plants and animals, tracking, foraging, and primitive skills? Vilda nature programs is hiring for assistant instructors. We are a home-grown nature connection non-profit based out of Fairfax, CA. For more information on our camps, check out our program page.

Current openings:

Summer Camp program assistants. Our day camps run 9-3pm Monday-Friday, so staff are onsite from 8:15-3:45 Monday- Friday. We have camps June 19 - Aug 19, and we may have part to full time work continuing into the fall for the right candidates. Please be available most of these summer weeks and for staff training May 27-28.

Current openings for Pups Assistants (Pups groups are ages 4-6):

Summer Camp program assistants. Our 4-6 year old summer day camps run 9-1pm (so the workday is from 8:15-3:30) Mon-Friday 6/26 - 8/4. Position could transition to 3-4 days/week for the right candidate in the Fall-Spring. Please be available most if not all of these weeks and for staff training May 27-28.

Basic qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with children or significant experience in naturalist knowledge and wilderness skills
  • A strong interest in working with children outdoors
  • A strong interest and commitment to expanding naturalist and wilderness skills
  • Responsible, timely and with good follow through
  • Enjoy working with a team of people

Optional but awesome:

  • Some training in the Jon Young 8 Shields lineage, Tom Brown kids programs or other similar
  • Currently based in the North Bay with intentions to stay in the area
  • Some life guard experience and kayaking skills 
  • Current first aid and CPR

Compensation:

Pay: $10-15/hour depending on experience. Benefits available for more full-time schedules.

HOW TO APPLY:

Click HERE to fill out the online application to the best of your ability. It's ok if you're unable to answer/fulfill some of the online application questions.


This is a part-time position with the responsibility of identifying and working to obtain potential foundation, government and private funding for Vilda. Develop and write grant proposals to grant-making organizations and communicate Vilda’s mission and philosophy to potential funders. The Development Associate/Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with granter contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.

This position requires someone who has excellent research, writing, and communication skills, is self-motivated, reliable and organized. 

Compensation

Payment by percentage of funding/grants received. Percentage to be negotiated upon hiring.

If interested please e-mail noelle@vildanature.org with you resume and cover letter. The e-mail should be titled "Development Associate / Grant Writer"


Do you have a strong interest in the work we do and want to learn more? Come volunteer with us as a program assistant. Send us an e-mail telling us a bit about yourself and availability.


Help us input data from written forms into our digital database. Hours are flexible.