Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Earth Island and our projects thrive thanks to the energy of committed individuals.

Program Advisor

Earth Island Institute’s Project Support Program provides fiscal sponsorship, resources, training, technical assistance, and peer relationships to more than 75 environmental projects. Our goals are to strengthen the capacity of each project to effectively address environmental issues, create synergy between activists working on similar topics, and allow project directors to focus their energy on their campaigns and programs.

This position is part of the Earth Island team serving as liaison, administrative coordinator, and coach to Earth Island Institute sponsored projects under the supervision of the Director of Operations.

To read the position description and apply, follow this link.

Break Free From Plastic: US Comms Officer

This role provides US focused communications campaigns - with a focus on membership engagement and facilitating the comms expertise within movement membership. May also provide specialised support in terms of corporate campaigning communications.

To read the position description and apply, please follow this link.

Program Associate with BAWT

The Program Associate will work closely with another Program Associate to support gear library operations, and lending outdoor equipment to educators. This position will also specialize in course logistics, supporting BAWT’s outdoor leadership training courses through backend logistical support as well as co-facilitation of orientations and trainings.

We are looking for someone who is organized, can multi-task and balance a variety of projects, is passionate about serving educators, and enjoys working on a small but mighty team. Lived experience in historically marginalized communities and outdoor spaces is highly valued.

This is a full-time, hourly position, with benefits. Compensation is $20-22 / hour, based out of Oakland.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to jobs@bawt.org. The application deadline is March 2nd, however, the application will remain open until we find the right person to join our team!

See more detail about the job here.

JMT Field Manager

JMT Wilderness Conservancy is looking for a part-time seasonal JMT Field Manager to oversee and supervise, on a part time basis, our seasonal interns enrolled in the JMT Internship Program. This position will support the Conservancy’s wilderness restoration program which has launched in partnership with the Inyo National Forest and will be working in the 2020 season at Thousand Island Lake. The field manager will supervise the internship’s monitoring and reporting of seasonal progress in the field.

The JMT Wilderness Conservancy is dedicated to the environmental restoration and conservation of the John Muir Trail (est. 1915) for people to enjoy in the centuries to come. Our mission is to conserve the natural environment of the JMT corridor, including its main access trails and resupply sites, over 390 miles of trails and surrounding wilderness areas. We work with and support the National Park Service (NPS) and United States Forest Service (USFS) in restoring and managing the wilderness, watershed, habitat, alpine wetlands, and botanical and biological species along the full length of the JMT corridor in the high Sierra Nevada of California. This wilderness corridor extends from the floor of Yosemite National Park to Horseshoe Meadows south of Mt. Whitney. We bring together the various stakeholders and resource managers along the JMT in an effort to strategically fund and implement on-the-ground projects to restore the sensitive wilderness around the historic trail and support strategies to adapt the region to a changing climate.

Position: JMT Field Manager
Commitment: Part time, seasonal employee, maximum of 22 days a year from mid-July to end of September, spending 8-9 consecutive weekends in the backcountry; Mammoth Lakes resident preferred.
Compensation: $7,500 for the 22-day season; No benefits; compensation is based on an 8-hour work day for a 24-hour day in the field; compensation is a seasonal maximum—when the number of workdays is less, compensation will be lowered proportionately.
Reporting: Direct report to the JMT Wilderness Conservancy President; works closely with the JMT WC Manager of Donor Relations & Marketing

For more information and to apply, please click here!

Environmental Educator/ Camp Leader Position

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR / CAMP LEADER

Summer Camp 2020

  • Position Title: Environmental Educator / Camp Leader
  • Dates of Position: June 11 – August 7, 2020 (Monday-Friday plus two training days, no camp July 2 & 3)
  • Position Hours: Approximately 40 hours per week between 8:30 am and 4 pm or 9 am and 5:30 pm as scheduled
  • Compensation: $18/hour

  • KIDS for the BAY Summer Camp

KIDS for the BAY is an environmental education organization now in our 28th year of operation. To learn more about our mission, our impact and our award-winning programs, please visit our website at www.kidsforthebay.org.

KIDS for the BAY (KftB) is now celebrating our 20 Year Anniversary of Summer Camp, delivering a fun-filled summer of hands-on science and nature exploration in the unique environment of the San Francisco Bay Area. Camp includes science investigations, nature games, art activities, hiking, kayaking, swimming and many more adventures. Campers learn to care for the natural environment and become environmental stewards. Team building activities help to develop a fun loving, connected and caring Summer Camp community of friends, scientists and environmentalists.

For more information and to apply, click here!

Environmental Educator/Camp Assistant Leader

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR / CAMP ASSISTANT LEADER

Summer Camp 2020

Position Title: Environmental Educator / Camp Assistant Leader
Dates of Position: June 11 – August 7, 2020 (Monday-Friday plus two training days, no camp July 2 & 3)
Position Hours: Approximately 40 hours per week between 8:30 am and 4 pm or 9 am and 5:30 pm as scheduled
Compensation: $15/hour

KIDS for the BAY Summer Camp

KIDS for the BAY is an environmental education organization now in our 28th year of operation. To learn more about our mission, our impact and our award-winning programs, please visit our website at www.kidsforthebay.org.

KIDS for the BAY (KftB) is now celebrating our 20 Year Anniversary of Summer Camp, delivering a fun-filled summer of hands-on science and nature exploration in the unique environment of the San Francisco Bay Area. Camp includes science investigations, nature games, art activities, hiking, kayaking, swimming and many more adventures. Campers learn to care for the natural environment and become environmental stewards. Team building activities help to develop a fun loving, connected and caring Summer Camp community of friends, scientists and environmentalists.

For more information and to apply, please click here!

Earth Island Journal Seeks Graphic Designer — Independent Contractor

Earth Island Journal (www.earthislandjournal.org), an award-winning quarterly environmental magazine, is looking for a graphic designer who will work with the editor to design our 56-page publication four times a year.

Contractor will provide the following services:

  • Create attractive layouts for in-depth feature stories
  • Use prepared templates to lay out recurring departments and sections
  • Collaborate on photography and custom illustration selections, including reaching out to photo agencies and photographers for permissions
  • Prepare all files for printer
  • Troubleshoot any last minute design problems

Contractor should have:

  • Solid experience with InDesign, Photoshop, and the entire Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with Apple computers and applications
  • A detail-oriented approach
  • Ability to work fast and think creatively while under deadline
  • Experience with print magazine layout and design preferred

Please note: This is a contract position. The graphic designer usually works about 40 to 50 hours over a two-week period on each edition, four times a year. Fee: $3,000 to $3,500 per issue. To apply please send resume, brief cover letter and portfolio to editor@earthisland.org by February 28.

Bookkeeper, Sacred Land

The Sacred Land Film Project of Earth Island, a non-profit documentary film company, is seeking a Bookkeeper, requiring 6-8 hours of work over 2 days per week.

Read the position description here.

Environmental Educator

​KIDS for the BAY is looking for an Environmental Educator!

The ideal candidate is passionate about teaching children and supporting their
teachers and families. S/he cares deeply about education, hands-on science
learning and promoting positive solutions to environmental problems. This
person has a lot of energy and enthusiasm, is highly organized, has excellent
writing skills and can multi-task on a daily basis to meet the needs of working
in a high-impact, grassroots nonprofit organization providing quality,
community-based programs. This position is a wonderful opportunity for a person
committed to a career in the field of environmental education.

KIDS for the BAY (KftB) is an environmental education organization with 27 years of
impact. We deliver engaging, hands-on programs to our partner elementary
schools throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Our programs connect
school students with nature on Field Trips to creek, bay and ocean habitats and
engage students in science learning that supports Next Generation Science
Standards in the classroom and in the outdoors. We are committed to diversity,
equity and inclusion and to empowering students to become active
environmentalists in their school communities. We provide professional
development in environmental science education for our partner teachers. We
also run an exciting Summer Camp for children ages 5 – 13 to explore in nature,
learn hands-on science and become inspired environmentalists. For more
information about our mission, impact and programs, please visit our website at
www.kidsforthebay.org.

Click here to learn more and apply

Social Media and Marketing Volunteer

1000 Fountains is dedicated to improving public health, and combating climate change and environmental pollution through rapid and comprehensive installation of free public water fountains. It is our goal to install 1000 drinking fountains in San Francisco in the next decade as an alternative to single-use plastic bottles. We see a future where everyone in an urban area can walk out their door and never worry about accessing safe, free, great-tasting water, anywhere, anytime. Also, by building and maintaining a vast network of drinking fountains across cities, we can make single-use plastic water bottles a thing of the past.

Currently the project is in a start-up phase and is seeking a few motivated volunteers to help with social media and outreach to aligned groups in order to increase awareness of the campaign, invite the public to support the project, and pave the way for the next phase of our growth - installation of the fountains throughout the city. We are looking for volunteers who are genuinely excited by the mission of the project and can take on tasks with creative initiative and ownership. These volunteer positions average 5-8 hours a week and will work in collaboration with the Director and consultants as needed.

Please See here for more details and to apply.

RECOVERY DRIVER - FOOD SHIFT

Food Shift is looking for a food recovery driver to join our small but mighty team! At Food Shift, we aim to reduce waste, feed people, and create jobs. The Food Recovery Driver will use the Food Shift van to help transport recovered food from San Francisco to The Food Shift Kitchen in Alameda. This role is crucial to our operations and capacity to reduce wasted food, feed communities, and create jobs in our kitchen. The driver will also deliver and set up catering services for clients as needed. If this sounds like the position for you, we encourage you to apply. You can find application details here.

SPRING-SUMMER INTERN — EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL

Earth Island Journal, an award-winning quarterly environmental magazine, is looking for a Spring-Summer intern who will work with us on our print publication as well as the Journal’s web component. This is an unpaid position that offers the opportunity to build knowledge and reporting/writing experience for those interested in the environment and the future of our planet. (We do provide a monthly transportation stipend of $60, and sometimes interns may be able to receive college credit for their work.)

Ideal candidate will provide the following services:

  • Write online articles on current environmental and sustainable development issues
  • Fact-check reports from contributors
  • Help editors with research (mostly web-based)
  • Help promote the Journal at events

Qualifications: Ideal candidate would be

  • Comfortable with writing and interviewing, and detail oriented
  • Have a strong interest in environmental and sustainable development issues.
  • Familiar with Word, Excel, email, and Web programs.
  • Able to work fast and think creatively while under deadline

Hours:

Interns should commit 8-15 hours a week. Some of the work can be done remotely. The internship will last 3-4 months or longer.

How to apply

To apply please send resume, brief cover letter, and writing samples to: jobs@earthisland.org by April 5, 2019.

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND FUNDRAISING ASSISTANT, GESG

Are you passionate about conservation? Is your dream to work for a dynamic NGO whose mission is to conserve the Mexico’s natural-wealth by generating sustainable development opportunities and replicating their actions in other states of the country? Now is your chance. Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda is looking for a Public Relations and Fundraising Assistant. You would work closely with the General Director and Public Relations and Fundraising Coordinator, assisting with organization of workshops and other events. Furthermore, you would be responsible for translating grant proposals, reports, promotional material and other documents from English to Spanish and vice versa. You would also work closely with Graphic Designer and Communications Officer, contributing to the development of web and social media content. You would have an opportunity to visit some of the ecotourism projects across the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve – a 383,567-hectare ecological wonder. Full schedule work week. Requires excellent written and spoken communication skills in Spanish and English, disposition to work under pressure and the flexibility to work with multidisciplinary staff and local partners, and the skills to meet deadlines. This is an excellent opportunity to learn to promote a wide variety of conservation projects, all the while living in the most eco-diverse protected area in Mexico.

INTERNSHIPS WITH ALL ONE OCEAN

All One Ocean’s mission is to educate people about the destructive impacts of our trash by providing a simple way for beachgoers, any time they visit the beach, to help clean up our Ocean, beautify beaches and prevent needless death and suffering to marine life. For information about the internships, follow this link.