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

  • Position: Field Camp Host | Part Time
    Compensation: $14/hour depending on experience
    Term of Employment: June 6, 2020 – September 9, 2020 (some flexibility). Not to exceed 300 hours.
    This is a part-time, non-exempt, temporary seasonal position.
    Closing Date: March 17, 2020, at 11 PM

    SUMMARY:
    The Mount St. Helens Institute seeks one part-time Field Camp Host for the 2020 summer season. We desire
    candidates who are passionate about providing excellent customer service, cooking gourmet food for 20-30 people,
    and working in an outdoor kitchen.

  • Position: Lead Guide | Part Time
    Compensation: $16 -18/hour depending on experience
    Term of Employment: June 6, 2020 – September 13, 2020 (some flexibility). Not to exceed 280 hours.

    This is a non-exempt, temporary seasonal position.

    Closing Date: March 17, 2020, at 11 PM

    SUMMARY:
    The Mount St. Helens Institute seeks part-time Mountain Climbing Guides for the 2020 summer season. We desire
    candidates who are passionate about introducing beginners to mountain climbing and sharing knowledge about
    the fascinating landscape of Mount St. Helens.

  • Position: Assistant Guide | Part Time
    Compensation: $14.00/hour
    Term of Employment: June 6, 2020 – September 13, 2020 (some flexibility). Not to exceed 300 hours.
    This is a part-time, non-exempt, temporary seasonal position.
    Closing Date: March 17, 2020, at 11 PM

    SUMMARY:
    This exciting outdoor position will get experience working with a non-profit - Mount St. Helens Institute. As an
    Assistant Guide, this position will assist with guided climbs and hikes around Mount St. Helens and support
    outdoor program logistics. The assistant Guide will work closely with MSHI staff including the Outdoor Programs
    Manager (supervisor), lead guides and volunteers. We are seeking experienced outdoor enthusiasts who are
    passionate about introducing beginners to mountain climbing (and hiking) and sharing accurate information about
    Mount St. Helens’ landscape, geology, ecology, and trails. The typical schedule will be two 10+ hour days with
    regular weekend work and flexibility required. Some weekday work may be available as well. Some overnight
    camping will be required. See guided program descriptions here.

GeoGirls Teacher Mentor

5 positions available | Position dates include a mandatory training/meeting on Wednesday June 24, 2020 (conference call participation is acceptable) and the full length of the GeoGirls program, Sunday August 2 – Thursday August 6, 2020

Apply no later than March 6, 2020 at 11 PM.

Are you a female middle school science teacher from Oregon or Washington who loves Earth Science (or wants to learn more)? Do you get excited about science? Do you love the outdoors? 

GeoGirls is a nationally-recognized geology and technology field-camp for middle school girls. The program helps girls build an understanding of volcanoes and to boost their confidence in the outdoors and the practice of science.  GeoGirls will spend two nights at a remote “glamping” field camp and two nights at the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater.  Through the course of 4 nights and 5 days, girls work in small teams alongside professional women geoscientists, doing real research in the field at Mount St. Helens! 

Teacher Mentors are an important part of the GeoGirls experience because they act as liaison between scientists and the girls by bridging the gaps of difficult concepts. Teacher mentors will be assigned to a team of 5 girls with an assistant high school mentor and will essentially be a ‘camp moms’ for the GeoGirls during the week.

This is an amazing opportunity to support girls in science, get some first-hand research experience and explore the science of Mount St. Helens, which you can then share with your students. 

CLICK HERE FOR FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION

To apply, complete this online application form

In the application form, you will be asked to upload a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for references. 

Please no phone calls! You may email apply@mshinstitute.org with questions.


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OUR COMMITMENT

The Mount St. Helens Institute fundamentally believes that its employees are a valuable source of ideas for improving operations and making the workplace more interesting and attractive. MSHI values and respects its employees, and ensures that all employees work in an environment free of discrimination. MSHI encourages its employees to develop to their full potential both professionally and personally by emphasizing learning, improvement, and the development of new skills. All candidates applying for this position will be reviewed without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran or marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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.