Employment

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. Internship listings at www.ncascades.org/internships.

Learning Center Naturalist

North Cascades Institute seeks qualified and enthusiastic individuals to become Learning Center Naturalists and part of our education team. Based out of the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in North Cascades National Park (Diablo, Washington), our Learning Center Naturalists will teach in our Mountain School program during spring and fall. Mountain School is a nationally recognized residential environmental education program for elementary through high school students. Most students spend three days at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake with their school class, teacher, and chaperones hiking under towering trees, exploring terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and learning about the rich natural and cultural history of one of the most bio-diverse places in the world. The Learning Center is located in the beautiful North Cascades National Park near Diablo, WA and is approximately 20 miles from the nearest gas station and post office, 60 miles from towns with full amenities. North Cascades Institute also provides incredible experiential programs to adults and families at the Environmental Learning Center. Participants experience Northwest ecosystems through art, photography, literature, natural and cultural history appreciation, recreational activities and other programs. The Learning Center Naturalist will be part of the education team who teaches in Base Camp, Family Getaways and other Institute summer programs. Learning Center Naturalists are key members of our instructional community and are involved in planning, teaching, set-up and breakdown of these programs.

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Naturalist Educator and Tour Guide

North Cascades Institute seeks a qualified, enthusiastic individual to become a Naturalist Tour Guide, and part of our education team. Based out of the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in North Cascades National Park (Diablo, Washington), this position will span nine months, and have two distinct roles. During the spring and fall seasons, the Naturalist Tour Guide will teach in our Mountain School program, and for the summer season, will serve as a guide for the Skagit Tours program as well as an instructor for other educational programming at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center. The Learning Center is located in the beautiful North Cascades National Park near Diablo, WA and is approximately 20 miles from the nearest gas station and post office, 60 miles from towns with full amenities.

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Youth Leadership Adventures Intern

This is a Field-based internship, with primary responsibility to assist Youth Leadership Coordinator and other program staff in ensuring Youth Leadership programming fulfills the educational mission of the Institute. Attend all trainings, assist with spring program prep as available, and assist two 8-day and one 16-day courses. Complete pre-trip student contacts, provide logistical support to other programs when needed, and follow-up with students to strengthen Youth Leadership opportunities. There is some flexibility with responsibilities based upon individual university requirements. It is the responsibility of the intern to complete paperwork with his or her college or university necessary to receive credit for the experience.

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Learning Center Group Program Naturalist

North Cascades Institute seeks a qualified and enthusiastic individual to be become the Learning Center Group Naturalist and part of our education team. Based out of the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in North Cascades National Park (Diablo, Washington), the Learning Center Group Program Naturalist will teach in our Mountain School and other residential educational programs through the season, as well as teach and host groups participating in our Group Rentals program.

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