Employment Opportunities

Field Naturalist

Lead and instruct small groups of TK-High Schools students during hands-on science and social science day long Field Trips at various sites within Orange County. This position is ideal for individuals interested in the environment or those looking for teaching experience.
  • Work outdoors while gaining valuable teaching experience!
  • Field Naturalist experience preferred but willing to train
  • Knowledge of science and/or social science a plus
  • Positions range from 2 to 5 days per week from September to June, beginning at $13.50 per hour
  • Daily hours range from 4 to 8 hours per day, depending on schedule work day usually begins at 8:00
  • Limited weekend and summer work may be available
We are currently recruiting for positions for the 2019-2020 school year.  Our school year begins in mid-September.  Starting dates are flexible.  All applications must be submitted through Edjoin.org, click here to apply.
For more information, email us at insidetheoutdoors@ocde.us.

Animal Care Assistant

Animal Care Assistants are needed to assist with cleaning cages, handling, and feeding a variety of animals, including:
  • Mammals (i.e., opossums, rabbits, rats, chinchillas)
  • Birds (i.e., hawk, doves, owl, etc.)
  • Reptiles (i.e., snakes, lizards, turtles)
  • Amphibians (i.e., frogs, salamanders, toads)
  • Insects and Spiders
  • Part-time positions available, 4 to 6 hours per day ($13.50 per hour). All of our animals are housed at a facility located on Santiago Canyon Road near Silverado Canyon.
  • Very flexible schedule (work hours are not set, they just need to be during daylight hours)
  • Perfect for students interested in veterinary medicine or animal husbandry
  • Must have experience with exotic and native animals

We are not currently recruiting for this position.


For more information, email us at insidetheoutdoors@ocde.us.