Open Positions

Summer Teacher-in-Residence and Summer Ranch and Camp Support Internships

Interested in helping children connect with nature?

Apply yourself for 12 weeks of work that challenges you to grow as a person and as a professional educator.  You will gain valuable hands-on experience in agricultural and environmental education and learn how to live and work in a rural setting as a member of a community. 

From June-August, Slide Ranch hosts 10 weeks of day camp.  Summer camp participants learn to care for farm animals and gardens, explore miles of wildland trails, discover ocean tide pools, cook farm-to-table, and participate in arts & crafts projects. Teachers-in-Residence lead groups of students in the 5-day experiential education camp programs.  Our Teachers-in-Residence customize each program to meet the learning needs of campers 5 – 13 years of age, as well as working with junior camp counselors age 14+.  Over the course of the summer, Teachers-in-Residence may also work with adults or youth in the context of volunteer or community group visits.

New for 2018, Slide is additionally hiring a residential Summer Ranch and Camp Support Intern, who will support our mission by working alongside our Garden and Animal Care Managers to conduct the daily care for our plants and animals, as well as playing a key role in supporting our summer camp, and receiving rich training, but not leading weekly camp groups. This position also requires experience working with children, and includes direct care of campers in "after-care" settings.


Program Director

Slide Ranch seeks an energetic and talented Program Director who will lead our efforts to grow Slide’s near 50-year legacy of planting kids in nature to become a model environmental education center. This person will direct new and continuing programs including our school/community group visits, summer camp, teacher-in-residence program, and our family programs. We are looking for a seasoned and entrepreneurial team leader who can drive impact and innovate with a smart business mindset. This person will implement best practices into our curriculum, organizational development, service delivery, customer service and all facets of our work.


Director of Development

We are looking for a Director of Development to help us in planning and implementing a comprehensive development program that secures significant philanthropic resources from corporations, foundations and individuals to support Slide Ranch mission.

The goal is to drive sustainable financial growth through increasing donations and forging strong relationships with donors.


This is a seasonal/contract position. Must have hospitality experience as a waiter/waitress or hotel porter as well as excellent references. The job involves providing services such as tent set-up and take down, carrying luggage, food and beverage delivery, light meal preparation/assisting a chef, starting bonfires and washing and storing linens and other provisions. Our Glamping Butler, must be tidy in appearance and have an eye for detail and be able to set-up and style the glamping tent decor to perfection. They must be service-oriented and ready to cater to guests’ requests and to think quickly to solve problems. They must be personable and patient at all times and able to withstand cold, moist, cloudy weather at times. The job may require being on-call throughout the night and into the morning (lodging provided during the client’s stay). Loving the outdoors, coastal California and farm animals is an asset! Must be able to lift 90 lbs. Please email development@slideranch.org with resume and references. No phone calls please.

Glamping Butler