Employment

 

Join us and our mission!

 

Our staff love what they do and are passionate about connecting people with Mount St. Helens. We are a small and growing organization, seasonal opportunities can turn into long term positions and long term positions are evolving rapidly. We have offices in Vancouver and Chelatchie Prairie (Amboy) and work throughout the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Our work is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Our staff, volunteers and interns get to spend their time on one of the most amazing places on earth. We value creativity, open communication and flexibility. When paid positions become available, they are posted below. To volunteer for the Mount St. Helens Institute, visit our Volunteer page.
 

Current Openings

  • Term: April 17-October 31

    Science Educators support our hands-on science education programs including day and overnight programs for youth ages 6-18. Under the direction of the Mount St. Helens Institute’s Science Education Director and with the support of the Science Education Coordinator, the Science Educators will work with the entire education team to develop activities, lead hikes, implement learning activities both indoors and outdoors, host groups, and maintain our vibrant and growing education programs. Education programs include summer camps, school field trips, youth group trips, classroom programs, and outreach events. Most education programs occur at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center but some programs will occur at other sites around the volcano. This exciting position has the opportunity to support and develop an amazing educational resource at Mount St. Helens.

    Term of employment has some flexibility. This is a full-time temporary position that requires weekend and overnight work. Two positions are available.

  • Term: May 29, 2017 to early-September (dates flexible)

    Do you love volcanoes? Do you want to improve your public speaking and communication skills? Are you hoping to go into the field of education? Have you ever dreamed of being a park ranger? The Mount St. Helens Institute (MSHI) and US Forest Service (USFS) are seeking ONE motivated Education and Interpretation Intern who will work approximately 50% of the season with the Mount St. Helens Institute’s Volcano Outdoor School and Volcano Camp youth science programs and 50% of the time with USFS at the busy Johnston Ridge Observatory visitor center conducting Junior Ranger programs for youth K-8. Intern will work approximately 40 hours/week. Intern will be provided with practical job training in informal science education and interpretation. Intern will be expected to work on weekends.

    Mount St. Helens Institute and USFS staff will work with Intern to meet his or her educational and professional goals and craft a valuable individual learning experience.

  • Term: May 29, 2017 to early-September (dates flexible)

    Do you love volcanoes? Do you want to improve your public speaking and communication skills? Are you hoping to go into the field of education? Have you ever dreamed of being a park ranger? The Mount St. Helens Institute (MSHI) and US Forest Service (USFS) are seeking ONE motivated Interpretation Intern that will work with the US Forest Service at the busy Johnston Ridge Observatory visitor center providing interpretive talks, visitor information and Junior Ranger programs. Intern will work approximately 40 hours/week. Intern will be provided with practical job training in informal science education and interpretation. Intern will be expected to work on weekends. It is the responsibility of the Intern to complete paperwork with his or her university necessary to receive credit for the experience; Mount St. Helens Institute and USFS staff will work with Intern to meet his or her educational and professional goals and craft a valuable individual learning experience.

  • The Mount St. Helens Institute (MSHI) is looking for 1 person to support our summer education programs and rentals by providing food preparation, building cleaning, and overnight rental host duties. Shifts will vary in number per week. Schedule will be set at least 2 weeks in advance, with optional shifts being available on shorter notice. The ideal candidate will show up on time as scheduled, work hard, and have a positive attitude.


In accordance to Federal law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this Institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, creed, age, disability, HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis C, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, sexual orientation or gender identity, veteran or military status.