Internships and seasonal positions:
- 2019-20 visitor services assistant interns
- 2019 junior camp assistants (unpaid) – position open until filled
- 2019-20 Hunt Program technicians – three positions open
Two visitor services assistant interns are stationed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge and are considered CWA paid interns and USFWS volunteers. VSAs do a variety of duties: work in the Visitor Center store and exhibits, lead the refuge auto tour, lead classroom and outdoor education programs, assist with the Junior Duck Stamp Program and Art Contest, interact with the general public, teachers and students, maintain trail signage and refuge equipment, and take on other visitor services department supportive tasks as assigned. This is a Seasonal, full-time position from September/October of one year to mid-April of the following year. To learn more and how to apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a number of openings for Camp Sprig junior counselors during the summer of 2019. The selected candidates will receive extensive hands-on work experience to complement classroom education and prepare for future employment in youth education, recreation and/or event planning. Junior counselors will learn about waterfowl and waterfowl hunting as well as wetlands, wildlife and conservation. The goal is to help youths and adults develop outdoor recreational skills and a conservation mindset while attending single and multiple day camps throughout California.
Objective: To hold CWA youth camps and programs at Grizzly Ranch in Suisun City (near Fairfield) teaching camp attendees (youth and adult) about waterfowl, wetlands, wildlife, shooting, hunting and conservation. The junior counselors will work closely with CWA’s camp program coordinators to promote and host any of the six camps that will be hosted in June and July.
Duties: Program coordination: Work alongside CWA staff to implement camp curriculum. Assist campers in a variety of activities throughout the week like duck banding, shooting skills development, hunter education and fun summer camp activities.
Qualifications: Applicants MUST BE at least 15-18 years old and have basic wildlife/conservation biology knowledge. Public speaking skills a must, and experience working with youths ages 8-15 years of age preferred. General knowledge of North American waterfowl, waterfowl hunting, wetland habitats and shooting is a plus, but not required. Pursuit of a teaching credential in any discipline, recreation programs or related field is preferred. The junior counselors must be energetic, organized, reliable and self-motivated.
Work site, term and compensation: Work site will be Grizzly Ranch in Suisun Marsh; the junior counselors must be able to get travel to camp site and stay overnight for the 5-day camps. Position will be on a camp by camp basis with camps hosted during June and July. This is an unpaid position.
Primary duties: To assist the Hunt Program Coordinators with managing, promoting and expanding California Waterfowl’s Hunt Programs, including general, youth, family, women’s and veteran hunt programs. Technicians will need to be reliable, responsible and able to work in ever-changing conditions. Duties include assisting with brushing blinds, preparing decoys, cleaning and maintaining hunting properties and coordinating waterfowl hunts and events throughout the 2019-20 waterfowl season. Technicians may also assist with post season cleanup of all properties. Applicants must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
This is an entry level, temporary position. The term of employment will be approximately August 2019-January 2020 (actual dates to be determined).