Outdoor Education Employment

The Science & Outdoor Education School at Pathfinder Ranch is a residential outdoor education program that provides safe, fun, and challenging learning experiences for 5th and 6th graders from across Southern California. Since the 1970’s, Pathfinder Ranch has become a premier outdoor school in Southern California. We are committed to providing naturalists with a meaningful, challenging, fulfilling, and fun working environment.

How to Apply

  • Review the detailed job descriptions for each available position by clicking the appropriate links below.
  • Complete our online application and upload a copy of your resume plus cover letter during the application process. 
  • Ask during the interview for more information about pay and benefits. 
  • You may also contact the Outdoor Education Director at 951-659-2455 ext. 12 or through email at oedirector@pathfinderranch.com with questions.


Program Naturalist:
Under the supervision of the Outdoor Education Director and Health Service Coordinator (HSC), the Program Naturalist (PN) provides program instruction, program and facility-related services, and medical care for clients. The HSC helps mentor and train PNs, along with monitoring their adherence to medical policies and procedures.

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Teaching Naturalist:
Under the supervision of the Outdoor Education Director and the Outdoor Education Coordinator, the Teaching Naturalist uses established curriculum and the California State Content Standards for instructing a variety of academic subjects and recreation activities.

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