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Southern California Mountains Foundation


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

Paid Summer Internships 

The Southern California Mountains Foundation is hiring four seasonal summer internships.  These are training positions that give young individuals the opportunity to engage directly with forest visitors, provide interpretive education programs and lead groups.  Specifically these positions are responsible for providing summer interpretive programs and visitor information services at the Big Bear Discovery Center and National Children’s Forest located in Running Springs, CA. Interns are  responsible for leading nature walks, canoe/kayak tours, hosting recycling education events, Off Highway Vehicle education, campfire programs 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.  Click here for more information on how to apply. 

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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.


Discovery Center Recycling and Facility Custodian

The Southern California Mountains Foundation is hiring a Discovery Center Recycling and Facility Custodian through our UCC workforce development program. This position is responsible for overseeing the recycling program at the Discovery Center. The position is responsible for the planning and implementation of a recycling program and providing education to the public that consists of beverage bottles, used rubber tires, e-waste and information about proper disposal of used motor oil. Position is responsible for outreach and education events to increase tonnage of recyclable materials collected. The position will be responsible for developing and maintaining collection routes throughout the Big Bear Valley and all special events at the Discovery Center, including Music in the Mountains. In addition to recycling, this position is responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of the Discovery Center facility, grounds and program set-up.

Click here for more information on how to apply.