Bay Area Wilderness Training

1050 East 8th St.
 Oakland, CA 94606

Program Assistant: Gear Library and Logistics Assistant
Oakland and Milpitas Office

Organization Summary: Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) is a project of the Earth Island Institute and creates opportunities for urban youth to experience wilderness first hand. We believe that urban youth, once exposed to wilderness, have a broadened sense of themselves, each other, and the world around them. For more information about BAWT, visit:

BAWT is an equal opportunity employer and women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply. All applicants will be evaluated on the basis of his or her unique skills and attributes.

Position Summary: Program Assistant will report to BAWT's Program Director and will support ongoing operations of the Oakland and Milpitas outdoor equipment gear libraries. The highest level of independence is expected. Initiative and a proactive approach are a must. The top priority responsibilities associated with this position are as follows: gear inventory control and maintenance, trip report tracking, client support, client (youth worker & teacher) recruitment and relationship management, volunteer outreach and support, and efficient operations overall.

Weekly work schedule:


$13-$15 per hour. Compensation is commensurate with work experience, skills and educational background. This position is not eligible for health benefits. The position is eligible for pro-rated paid holiday and sick pay, office holidays (if they fall on scheduled work days), and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.


Professional development, free outdoor leadership training, wilderness medicine training, access to free outdoor equipment for personal use with friends and family, new and used gear, access to pro-deals with over 100 outdoor companies, work in a high energy fun environment


Desirable Qualities

Desirable Skills and Experience


Gear Library Management:
Administrative & Client Support& Outreach:
Workshop & Logistical Support:

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Attn: Program Director

In the subject of your email please write "Position A", "Position B", or "Either A or B". In your cover letter please specify in the first sentence if you are applying for Position A, Position B, or if you would be available for either position's work schedule. Please note that the only difference between the two positions is the work schedule.

If contacted for an interview be prepared to show proof of a valid California driver's license and clean driving record.