Open Positions


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.


2018 Teacher-in-Residence

Each year, Slide Ranch selects emerging environmental educators to participate in the Slide Ranch Teacher-in-Residence program, a residential teaching internship. Slide Ranch’s Teacher-in-Residence program fosters and inspires environmental educators, preparing them for meaningful careers in the fields of education, sustainable agriculture, and environmental stewardship. The annual internship begins with a three-week orientation and training beginning in late January. The summer internship begins with a two-week orientation beginning in late May. TIRs spend the remainder of their residency experiencing hands-on learning through teaching, organic gardening, animal care, land stewardship, and sustainable living, supported by ongoing professional development and mentoring. Interested in helping children connect with nature and growing your skills as an educator? Learn more and apply today. Applications for the 2018 annual internship are being accepted now, and interviews will begin in September 2017.


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