Based in the Skagit Valley town of Sedro-Woolley, North Cascades Institute has an exemplary staff working in the office as well as the field. Staff turnover is low, though as permanent and seasonal positions become available, we will post them below. Of course, we always enjoy learning about new people, so please introduce yourself via a resume and a letter describing your skills and interests. We keep resumes on file for one year.
North Cascades Institute seeks an up-and-coming, enthusiastic, beginning cook. Based out of the Institute’s field campus in North Cascades National Park, this position supports food services at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, which serves up to 80 children and/or adults per day on a seven-day-a-week schedule.
Work in the mountains! North Cascades Institute seeks a qualified, enthusiastic individual to become its Sous Chef at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, an educational field campus in North Cascades National Park. Supervised by the Chef/Food Service Manager, this position works closely with Institute staff, partners and contractors to support a wide array of educational programs for children and adults. This includes the “Foodshed Project,” our initiative to incorporate local, organic products in the operation of the Learning Center, as well as education programs about food choice, sustainable agriculture, wild edibles and culturally important foods in the Pacific Northwest. The Learning Center is located in North Cascades National Park near Diablo and is approximately 20 miles from the nearest gas station and post office, 60 miles from towns with full amenities. This is a full-time regular, non-exempt position.
North Cascades Institute is seeking motivated undergraduate students to be interns at its Environmental Learning Center, located on the shores of Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park. Up to two interns will be selected for each fall and spring quarter to work under the supervision of Institute staff. Interns will be provided with job training in environmental education with the practical application of skills; as such, interns will work under constant supervision by Institute staff, who will observe, advise and assist, when needed. Duties will include observing, co-teaching and solo teaching our residential environmental education program, Mountain School; assisting with educational programs for youth and adults; assisting with Learning Center operations; and participating in Institute events, staff meetings, and program debriefs. Interns will be responsible for completing an independent project related to the experience. This is an unpaid internship and is a full-time position. Interns should expect to work five days (approximately forty hours) each week. Some weekend work is required. There is some flexibility with responsibilities based upon individual university requirements and individual skills and interest. It is the responsibility of the intern to complete paperwork with his or her university necessary to receive credit for the experience.