Youth Development Teacher/Day Camp Supervisor

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Pay rate $20 per hour. See above for details on schedule.




26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills
United States


Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness preserve is seeking an energetic, responsible team player for the position of­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Youth Development Teacher. Hidden Villa is a non-profit, public benefit corporation with a 60-year history, focusing on environmental education. We use our organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco.

Our mission is to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land and legacy.


General Responsibilities  

During the school year, the Youth Development (YD) Teacher/Day Camp Supervisor position is responsible for daily teaching and safety of Youth Development programs to middle school and high school age youth. During the summer, this position is responsible for the day to day operation of the Day Camp program. This positon is an hourly position and will require occasional weekend and evening work.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

               School Year

  1. Teaching middle school and high school age youth YD program curriculum which includes topics on Cesar Chavez, Sustainable Agricultural, Team Building & Ropes Course and Wilderness appreciation.
  2. Collaborate with YD Manager and Intern for program prep and to continually refine programs
  3. Support volunteers in program prep and mastery of curriculum
  4. Assist with organization, planning and logistics pre and post program


  1. Supervise day camp program and seasonal staff ensuring execution of a high quality program that uses Hidden Villa’s resources.
  2. Coordinate with Camp Director to prepare for and implement summer staff training.
  3. Develop summer camp curriculum that is exciting and addressed HVSC curriculum pillars.
  4. Provide excellent customer service to clients


  1. Know and support leadership in emergency procedures
  2. Manage program and teaching supplies
  3. Personal development of teaching and management skills and background knowledge of subject areas
  4. Project work and other duties as assigned

Preferred Skills:

1.      Ability to exercise judgment in a position of responsibility and to work without direct supervision

2.      2 years teaching experience with teens in experiential educational field, summer camp experience

3.      Ability to be flexible and assume responsibility for group instruction with minimal preparation

4.      Valid California driver’s license, free of any major infractions

5.      Must be able to lift 50 pounds and comfortable entering pens with farm animals

6.      Spanish speaking not required but strongly preferred 

7.      Ropes Course or Belay Experience

8.      CPR & First aid certified or willing to obtain

9.      Good communication and interpersonal skills with youth and adults

10.   Excellent organizational skills

11.   Ability to conduct self in a professional manner consistent with Hidden Villa values

12.   Strong risk management skills

Terms of Employment:

From September to mid-May, this is a part time non-exempt position working an average of 32 hours/week. Mid-May through August this is a full time non-exempt position. Pay rate $20 per hour.  After initial training period, normal working hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Work days will vary depending on scheduled programs. Typical work days are Monday through Friday with the occasional evening and weekend program.  

Hidden Villa provides a benefit package that includes: Vacation and sick leave, medical, dental, acupuncture/chiropractic, retirement and life insurance benefits.

Documentation establishing your right to work in the United States is required along with submission of fingerprints and the subsequent successful background check and response. Hidden Villa is a non-smoking environment. Hidden Villa is a Dog Friendly environment. Hidden Villa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail your resume with cover letter to: Application review will begin on August 3, 2018

Hidden Villa is committed to diversity in our workplace and our programs. 

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected category. 


Hidden Villa provides a benefit package that includes: Vacation and sick leave, medical, dental, acupuncture/chiropractic, retirement and life insurance benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume.