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:                                         Science Educator

Compensation:                              $12.00-$14.00 (depending on experience)

Term of Employment:                    September 4 – October 31. This is a non-exempt, temporary, seasonal position.

Closing Date:                                  August 20, 2018



The Mount St. Helens Institute Science Educator supports 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 Educator 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 school field trips, youth group trips, classroom programs, and outreach events. Learn more. 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.




Please send an email with the subject line “Science Educator” to apply@mshinstitute.org and include a resume and cover letter that details a) your interest in the position, b) your qualifications for the position, c) an answer to the following: MSHI values its employees and believes that the diverse backgrounds of its employees strengthens the organization. Do you speak any languages in addition to English, have experience working with groups underrepresented in STEM and/or the outdoors, and/or have knowledge of diverse cultures? Please let us know a little more about your experiences with diverse cultures, and d) any required time off.

Questions?  Email apply@mshinstitute.org.


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.