Get outside. And get paid.


Essig Museum of Entomology (UCBerkeley) – InsectDNAproject (2 part time positions)

Moving South Berkeley Forward –  Gardening Assistant


American Climate Corps – many opportunities in California


Acta non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project – Farm Admin Coordinator


Planting Justice Mother Farm – Farm Team Steward


Alameda Point Collaborative Farm2Market – Program Coordinator


Ecology Center – Education and Engagement Program Coordinator

Save the Bay – Policy Manager and Habitat Restoration Operations Specialist


Community Kitchens – Kitchen Prep Cook (food for marginalized communities)

— 5/31/24 —

Bishop O’Dowd – General Sustainability and Living Labs Programs Coordinator (0 (2)

Opportunities from NHS Program Advisory Board partners

How do you get a foot in the door? What entry-level jobs are available from our Advisory Board partners? Download this detailed document for how to get started: Entry Level Jobs Advisory Board 2020


Organic Farming Research FoundationConservation Scientist


Fertile Groundworks –FertileGroundworks


ARCAS Wildlife Biology Program – ARCAS Wildlife Biology Program


Waste Management – Recycling Education Representative


Mandela Grocery Co-Op Partners – Food Hub Operations Associate and Wholesale Sales Coordinator


Sienna Ranch – Summer Camp Nature Program Instructor


Acta non Verba – Many summer camp jobs including educators

Urban Tilth – Rudy Lozito Fellow and Watersheds Community Engagement Manager

Greenbelt Alliance – South Bay Resilience Manager, North Bay Resilience Manager, People and Culture Manager, Fundraising and Events Summer Fellowship, Resilience Fellow: Housing and Extreme Heat

Olofson Environmental – Seasonal Biologist 2024 and Seasonal Biological Field Technician 2024


Student Conservation Association – Many opportunities including Western Trail Leaders, Bat Monitors, and Urban Forestry Crew.


Berkeley Food Institute – Many positions in Urban Ag/Food Systems

Alemany Grows – Urban Agroecology Apprenticeship 


Moving South Berkeley Forward (Berkeley Community Garden Collective) – Urban Farm Project Berkeley


Grassroots Ecology – Naturalist Internship

Youth Conservation Corps at John Muir National Historic Site – Interpretation Member, and Crew Leader


City of Albany – Habitat Restoration Interns


TomKatRanch Educational Foundation –  Summer Internship

Alameda County DSAL – Dig Deep Farms Farmacist 


Hidden Villa Farm – Many opportunities for summer jobs

Climate Corps Education Outside – Garden Educator 

City of Albany – Habitat Restoration Intern Job Bulletin


Ecology Center – Community Engagement Program Director

Alameda Young Naturalist Club –  Outdoor Education Instructor

City of Berkeley – Green Building Program Manager


San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory – 2024 Waterbird Intern Job Description


Healthy Hearts Institute and Farm – Farm Manager Healthy Hearts Institute


Urban Tilth –Veggie RX Project Manager


FEMA – Student Trainee


Northeastern University – Assistant Farm Manager

HOK – Sustainable Design Manager

ARUP – Graduate Sustainability Consultant


Mandela Partners – Fund Development Director


Friends of Sausal Creek – Stewardship and Education Intern


Midpeninsula Open Space District – Wildlife Biology and Conservation Interns


Midpeninsula Open Space District – Public Affairs Intern


Putah Creek Council – OneCreek Restoration Technician

California Native Grasslands Association – Grassland Research Awards


Parks California – Bilingual Community Engagement Associate Program Manager

Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance – Executive Director

US Conservation Corps – Conservationist Specialist


Presidio Trust – Biological Science Technician, Park Maintenance Worker I, Ecological Horticulture Supervisor

Save Mount Diablo – Education and Outreach Coordinator

Epic – Horticulture Technician

Republic Services – Sustainability Advisor 

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission – Biological Resources Student Internship


City of Oakland – Tree Supervisor 1 (closes 12/20/23)


California Academy of Sciences – Summer Systematics Intern, EntomologyInternship, Application here

San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department – Open Space Planning and Management Intern


Contra Costa Resource Conservation District – LivestockPondSamplingIntern


Homestead Design Collective – Job Description_ Lead Edible Maintenance Gardener and Job Description_ Edible Maintenance Gardener


Alameda Point Collaborative – Farm2Market Job Training Coordinator

Acta Non Verba – Farm Manager and Educator, Youth Program Assistant

Urban Adamah – Office and Operations Associate, Camp and Educational Programs Manager 


West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project – Climate Education Teaching Associate


Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria – Farm-Coordinator-09.29.23


State Water Resources Control Board – Scientific Aide


Conservation Corps North Bay – Career Pathways Manager

Acta Non Verba – [ANV Job Description] Farm Manager and Educator (Upd. 9.14.23) and [ANV Job Description] Farm & Operations Assistant (Upd. 10.6.23) 


John Muir Land Trust – Manager of Stewardship and Public Engagement


Climate Action Now! –CAN! Urban Forestry Associate Job Description


Sogorea Te’ Land Trust – Land Manager and Land Team Member

Agroecology Commons – Cooperative Incubator Farm Lead


Farmscape – Farm Apprentice 

UCANR – CalFresh Community Education Supervisor and Project Manager, Food Business Center

Dig Deep Farms – Urban Farmer and Food Systems/Commercial Kitchen Manager


Acta Non Verba – Youth Program Assistant (Teen Programs)

Urban Tilth Farm – CSA Procurement Specialist


CCRCD – Agriculture Conservation Coordinator and Lead Ecosteward Conservation Technician


Urban Adamah – several positions including All-Year Educator

Agroecology Commons – Farm Manager


Dig Deep Farms – Regenerative Farming Internship (Contact Porsche Combash) and  Urban Farmer

— 8/16/23 —

Contra Costa Resource Conservation District – Lead Ecostewards Conservation Technician, Americorps Member focusing on Outreach and Education, and Watershed Conservation Coordinator

UCANR – Forest Stewardship Workshop (not a job, but a place to make connections!)

— 8/15/23 —

Deep Medicine Circle –Education Programs Manager/ Farm Field Manager

Stepping Out, Stepping In –2023 Fall Paid Intern Naturalist

— 8/7/23 —

The Watershed Nursery – Assistant Retail Manager

— 8/2/23 —

Student Conservation Association (SCA) – Team Leader Fall Solano Community Crew, and Resilient and Equitable Urban Stream Corridors Community Outreach Coordinator. You can contact Kate Casale directly if you prefer:

— 7/27/23 —

Americorp/Our City ForestClimate Action Leader, Urban Forestry

Fresh ApproachCommunity Garden Specialist

Bay Area Ridge TrailTrail planner or manager

Cal CareersWildfire Planner and various openings for Interpreters

Contra Costa Resource Conservation DistrictWatershed Conservation Coordinator and                         EcoStewards Conservation Technician

— 5/17/23 —

Americorp Climate Action Leaders. Check out this flyer

Alameda County Resource Conservation District – Restoration Intern with Living Arroyos Internship Program. Stream management focus. Flyer for more details

United States Department of Agriculture

Regional Coordinator for Regional Business Food Centers; Flyer for more information.

Tribal Coordinator for Regional Business Food Centers; Flyer for more information

— 5/9/23 —

San Francisco Public Utilities CommissionIntegrated Pest Management Specialist in the Natural Resources & Lands Management Division Application Deadline 6/2/23

Alameda County

Public works agency – Tree climber/trimmer Application Deadline 5/12/23 5:00pm

Department of Environmental Health – Senior Registered Environmental Health Specialist Application Deadline 5/30/23 5:00pm

Agriculture/Weights and Measures Department – Agricultural and Standards Aide

Zone 7 Water Agency – Water Conservation Coordinator Application Deadline 6/5/23 5:00p.

Household Hazardous Waste Division – Environmental Health Technician – this position is not yet posted so please contact: Bruce Fritz; Alameda County Department of Environmental Health, HHW Division Office: 510-670-6460; email: for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste Division – Hazardous Materials Specialist Application Deadline 5/30/23 5:00pm

— 5/1/23 —

Bishop O’Dowd High SchoolEcological Gardener at a local high school with special emphasis on caring for their “Living Lab”, a four-acre outdoor classroom. !!!Application deadline May 15th!!!

— 4/26/2023 —

National Park Service – Park Guide !!!!!!!!!Application Deadline 4/28/23!!!!!!!!

Point Blue Conservation Science

Antarctica Program Research Assistant – 6-month position based in Petaluma, CA and Antarctica Application deadline 5/8/23

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District More about Midpen

Ranger – Multiple positions available; Application Deadline 5/17/23

Interpretive Specialist – Hybrid work schedule; Application Deadline 5/8/23

Planning Intern – Application Deadline 5/8/23

Informal Garden Helper – This is a unique opportunity to help a local community member maintain a recently installed garden. The schedule is flexible and pay can be negotiated. Please reach out to Greg Vose at for contact information.

— 4/20/2023 —

The California Alliance of Farmers’ MarketsLocal Food Promotion & Marketing Intern; The California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets is looking for interns that are interested in learning about local food systems and direct-to-consumer marketing and are available for three months this summer. Interns will receive training on farmers market operations, will learn what makes the farmers’ market industry unique for direct marketing, and will gain new marketing experience and skills. Additionally, interns will gain experience in creating a marketing strategy for their host site farmers market.

— 4/17/2023 —

Association of Environmental Professionals SF Bay Area Chapter Scholarship – Full-time undergraduate and graduate students can win awards up to $1000! – Applications close 5/28

LSAField Archaeologist

City of Oakland Public Works DepartmentGardener II

Contra Costa County Resource Conservation District

Lead EcoStewards Conservation Technician

EcoStewards Conservation Technician

East Bay Municipal Utility District – Part-time Or full-time student Intern; Application closes 5/5/23

— 4/12/2023 —

East Bay Municipal Utility District

Ranger/Naturalist II – Application closes 4/21/23

Fisheries and wildlife technician – Application closes 4/21/23

— 4/7/2023 —

East Bay Regional Park DistrictWildlife Geodatabase and Database Management Internship. Application closes 4/19/23

Olofson Environmental, Inc.Seasonal Salt Marsh Restoration Field Biologists

Fund for the Public InterestPolitical Advocacy for Environmental Causes. Many positions are available. Fill out the interest form for details on positions.

LSA Associates – Multiple positions:

Environmental Planner

Senior Water Quality Specialist

Senior Air Quality Specialist

Cultural Resources Analyst

City of Albany – Habitat Restoration Intern; part time 10-15hrs /wk.

Hidden Villa Summer Camp 2023 Season – Multiple positions:

Unit Leader


Residential Counselor

California Conservation CorpsConservationist; Flyer has details about the position as well as the exam required to apply for the position

East Bay Municipal Utility DistrictMultiple job postings in linked flyer

— 3/24/2023 —

City of AlbanyHabitat Restoration Intern in California State Coastal Conservancy’s Wildfire Resilience Program; Flyer here

— 3/23/2023 —

The Watershed ProjectProject Coordinator for SPAWNERS (San Pablo Watershed Neighbors Education and Restoration Society); Part-time working in the San Pablo Creek Watershed

— 3/21/2023 —

California State ParksPark Aide in Contra Costa County.

— 3/20/2023 —

Trout Unlimited Conservation Hydrology Intern for summer season

Student Conservation AssociationProgram Assistant, Climate Resiliency Corps

— 3/17/2023 —

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCAWildlife Rehabilitation Internship (volunteer opportunity)



Urban Agroecology Related Jobs

Conservation, Resource Management, and Natural History Related Jobs

External Job Boards

  • Together Bay Area : Focuses on jobs working outdoors with the environment or farms
  • Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education : Focuses on teaching jobs in California where instructors take primarily k-5 students into nature to learn about the environment
  • Ecolog listserv : Email listserv hosted by the Ecological Society of America (ESA). Opportunities posted are generally academic in nature, but lots of other opportunities as well. You’ll need to create an account to receive their emails. *Tip* Adjust your account preferences so that you receive a daily digest so your inbox doesn’t get overwhelmed.
  • Society for Conservation Biology : International non-profit with great jobs board focused on conservation topics. Members may get access to the jobs list a few days prior to the general listing.
  • Farmingwork Jobs Board : Jobs board with listings for agricultural positions around the United States.


Urban Agroecology Job Databases