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

Seasonal Science Educator

Full-time seasonal position | 4 positions available | Position runs April 6 - October 9, 2020

Apply no later than February 2, 2020 at 11 PM.

The Mount St. Helens Institute 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 Manager 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. Additionally, our education team hosts day and overnight rental programs, provides meal preparation and shopping for overnight groups and helps maintain the Science and Learning Center.  Read about our education programs here.   Term of employment has some flexibility.  This is a full-time temporary position that requires weekend and overnight work. 

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.  In your cover letter, please include the following:

  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • How does this position fit with your career goals? 
  • What is your available start date? Required end date?
  • Are there any required days off during the season?

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


Seasonal Volunteer Programs Coordinator

Part-time seasonal position | 1 position available | Position runs March 16 - August 31, 2020

Open until filled. Review of applications will begin February 5, 2020.

The Mount St. Helens Institute Seasonal Volunteer Programs Coordinator supports our vibrant and active volunteer program, which engages over 400 volunteers each year on and around Mount St. Helens. Mount St. Helens Institute volunteer programs include event-based and seasonal stewardship, education, environmental interpretation, and recreation volunteer opportunities. Under the direction of the Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager, the Coordinator will assist with administration, training, and logistics to ensure the sustainability of our programs and help each volunteer feel successful, supported, and appreciated. This is a position for someone who will thrive working both indoors and outdoors, connecting with people both in person and through the digital world. Read about our volunteer programs here.   Term of employment has some flexibility.  This is a part-time temporary position that requires occasional weekend and evening work.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION

To apply, email the following items to apply@mshinstitute.org. To make sure that your application materials are sent to the appropriate staff, please do the following:

  • Subject Line: “Last Name First Name” Volunteer Programs Coordinator
  • Cover Letter (name the file as follows “Last Name First Name” Cover Letter)
  • Resume (name the file as follows “Last Name First Name,” Resume)

In your cover letter, please include the following:

  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • How does this position fit with your career goals? 
  • What is your available start date? Required end date?
  • Are there any required days off during the season?

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

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.


Upcoming Openings

Lead Guides and Assistant Guides: Part- time seasonal position

Lead trips of up to 10 individuals on any of our guided programs: summit climbs, hike into the crater, day trips, and more. We desire candidates who are passionate about introducing beginners to mountain climbing and sharing knowledge about the fascinating landscape of Mount St. Helens. Detailed job description will be posted February 11, 2020.

Position runs June 6 - September 13, 2020

Applications open February 11 - March 27, 2020.

For position description and how to apply, please return to this page after February 7, 2020.


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.