Lake Tahoe Ambassador

Lake Tahoe Ambassador

  • Internship
  • Part Time
  • Students
  • Temporary / Seasonal
  • Tahoe
  • $18/hr USD / Year
Sierra Nevada Alliance
3079 Harrison Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 542-4546
About Sierra Nevada Alliance

Do you want to:
● Work outside in beautiful locations?
● Help protect Lake Tahoe?
● Gain professional environmental career experience?
● Obtain college credit while getting paid an awesome wage?

If you answered yes then this is an opportunity for you!

Ambassadors will work interacting face-to-face with the public sharing information about Lake
Tahoe’s natural environment and ways to protect Tahoe. Ambassadors will be stationed at
popular locations (Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Tallac Historic Site, Emerald Bay, Explore Tahoe
at the Heavenly Village, East Shore Bike Path, Tahoe City Commons Beach and more) around
the Lake during the busiest days and hours of the day Thursday-Monday.

Ambassadors will:
● Motivate and inspire community members and visitors to recreate responsibly while
enjoying Lake Tahoe’s parks, trails, and beaches
● Share information about ways to recreate in Tahoe, favorite hikes and bike trails and
● Model good stewardship by picking up trash, calling maintenance when trash cans are
full, and handing out pet waste bags as needed
● Track observations and interactions with the public using a Citizen Science phone app
● Present natural history information
● Receive training and certifications in environmental science specific to our region and
college credit
● Participate in restoration, clean up, and beautification projects
High School and College students may be eligible for elective credit for work-based learning
experience. Senior citizen docent positions are also available and will provide mentorship with

Responsibilities and Activities:
● Attend all in-person training sessions to learn about the uniqueness of Tahoe’s
environment, the greatest threats to the environment, and the best ways to be a good
steward, and knowledge of local ordinances
● Participate in professional development and environmental webinars, and weekly
Alliance staff meetings
● Follow protocol methods and collect data on observations in the field
● Participate in community clean and restoration days
Required Qualifications
● A willingness to learn about Tahoe’s environment, sound stewardship practices and local
● Self-motivation and drive to approach visitors to engage them in conversation about how
to be good stewards
● Capable of communicating and interacting in a respectful and inclusive manner with
people of all ages and backgrounds
● Good time management and punctuality
● Capable of standing and walking outdoors in variable weather conditions for up to 8
hours at a time
● English and Spanish conversational skills desired, but English only speakers will be

Ambassador positions $18/hour, about 24 hours/week
Ambassador supervisors $20/hr, about 30 hours a week

To apply, complete the online job application. For questions, call (530) 542-4546.
Applications are due by May 15th.

Ambassadors will begin orientation and training in early June. The work schedule will not
conflict with students’ class schedules and after-school commitments. There will be some
obligations in June for team building and more training. Ambassadors will work about 4
days/week starting in June through Labor Day weekend.

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