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

  • The Mount St. Helens Institute’s (MSHI) Development Director is a position that demands a diverse and dynamic skill set. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director will design and implement strategies that engage, cultivate, and grow the financial support of our individual, business and foundation donors. They will also leverage investments to advance our mission and build more powerful and diverse support for science, education and exploration at Mount St. Helens and beyond.

    The purpose of this position is to inspire, grow, and deepen our base of supporters. The right candidate will believe that investments in our mission will lead to positive social change; be able to inspire others to contribute the resources we need to successfully pursue our mission; possess skills and knowledge in managing fundraising programs; and be motivated by establishing and strengthening relationships. We are excited to welcome a new person to our team!

  • The Mount St. Helens Institute’s (MSHI) Outdoor Programs Coordinator is an adventurous position that provides behind-the-scenes and on-the-ground support to our outdoor recreation programs. The Outdoor Programs Coordinator will coordinate and market guided programs, communicate and consult with participants, coordinate climbing permit sales and inquiries, maintain supplies and equipment, and mentor seasonal assistant guides. In addition, the Outdoor Programs Coordinator will function as a Lead Guide to safely guide and educate participants on the natural history of Mount St. Helens. Work will be approximately 30% outdoors and 70% indoors, varying by time of year.

    The purpose of this position is to provide professional, safe and educational experiences for Mount St. Helens Institute guests. The right candidate will believe in our mission; enjoy providing caring customer service about the outdoors; and possess skills and knowledge in coordinating multiple outdoor programs with volunteers, partners and people of all ages and abilities. There is room for the position to evolve into a leadership position. Working directly under the Science Education Director, the Outdoor Programs Coordinator will work closely with the Volunteer Programs Director, the Office Manager and the Executive Director.

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.