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Southern California Mountains Foundation


We are currently hiring for the following positions. Click the job title for more information.

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AmeriCorps Member

AmeriCorps members will serve for 6 months on a service crew that will help maintain and restore land in the San Bernardino National Forest. By joining the Southern California Mountains Foundation Urban Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Program, you will learn to be a leader, and gain real job skills while helping to help protect your natural resources. After successful completion of the program members will earn an education award. Click here for more information on how to apply.


The Corpsmember will be responsible for providing interpretive programs and visitor information services at the Big Bear Discovery Center and Children’s Forest. Position is also responsible to lead nature walks, canoe/kayak tours, recycling events, Off Highway Vehicle education and other interpretive programs for the public.  Position will work directly with staff, adult and youth volunteers to engage in trail maintenance, ecological restoration and interpretive programs in the San Bernardino National Forest. 4 positions available

Customer Service Representative 

The Discovery Center Customer Service Representative is a corpsmember position. The Customer Service Representative will be responsible for working with visitors in the Adventure Outpost at the Big Bear Discovery Center, to conduct sales, answer phone inquiries, and dispense information.  This position also includes computer data and entries along with working in other areas of the Discovery Center to assist with set-up, programs, and maintenance.

Recycling Coordinator and Facility Custodian

The Discovery Center Recycling Coordinator and Facility Custodian is a corpsmember position. The recycling coordinator will be responsible for overseeing and developing the recycling program at the Discovery Center. The position is responsible for the planning and implementation of a recycling program that consists of beverage bottles, used rubber tires, e-waste and used motor oil.  Position is responsible for outreach and education events and partnership development to increase tonnage of recyclable materials collected. The position will be responsible for maintaining collection routes throughout the Big Bear Valley and during Discovery Center concert programs. The recycling coordinator will also be responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of the Discovery Center facility and surrounding buildings.