Southern California Mountains Foundation Job Opportunities
Big Bear, Calif., April 21, 2017 – The Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) is seeking 9 highly motivated and energetic people to assist with interpretive and education programs at the Big Bear Discovery Center and throughout the San Bernardino National Forest. These jobs are being offered through SCMF’s Urban Conservation Corps (UCC) which offers young men and women (18-25 year olds) the chance to serve in the local mountains and work in environmental conservation settings that increase their job readiness. Current employment opportunities include an Environmental Education and Program Coordinator, a Forest Resource Monitor, a Customer Service Representative, a Children’s Forest Site Leader, Discovery Center Custodian, and multiple Corpsmembers to lead nature walks and eco-tours. We also are recruiting individuals’ ages 18-25 years old to join our Americorps program, based out of San Bernardino, to perform forest restoration work.
The Southern California Mountains Foundation (1) supports youth development through conservation initiatives integrating environmental education, training and hands-on service projects; (2) protects our natural resources through adult and family-led programming; and (3) provides interpretive services that focus on outdoor recreation, responsible use, and stewardship of our natural environment.
Over the past 30 years, the use of national forests has increased while funding has dramatically declined. The Mountains Foundation works to bridge that gap and add value to our local mountains through the visitor experience. It takes the efforts of our staff and more than 700 trained volunteers to support that work.
Opened in 1998, the Big Bear Discovery Center is the largest visitor center in the Big Bear Valley with more than 190,000 yearly visitors that enjoy exhibits, weekly programs, eco-tours, and special events like outdoor concerts, theater productions, and nighttime interpretive programs in the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater. Our goal is to ensure visits here are enjoyable and heightens awareness to help visitors become more knowledgeable and responsible caretakers of the San Bernardino National Forest.
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