Job Opportunities

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SCA Seattle Youth Conservation Team- Project Leader

Organization: Student Conservation Association (SCA)
Location/ Scope: Seattle Community Program.  
Program Dates: ­ July 1st – August 23rd, 2019

Training Dates: ­ June 14th – June 27th, 2019 (mandatory paid training)

Primary Responsibilities:

As a Community Crew Leader, you and a co-leader will work to guide and inspire a team of ten high school age Crew Members from around the Puget Sound region. The crew will be working on projects related to urban habitat restoration, urban agriculture and trail building. Crew Leaders will also plan and facilitate lessons in environmental education and lead field trips related to their topics of discussion.

Specifically, the Crew Leader will:

  • Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, and guiding crew dynamics

  • Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship

  • Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of SCA

  • Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth or young adults, ages 15-19. Teaching or environmental education a plus

  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsawing, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening

  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more

  • Current First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training

  • Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: 6/14/19-6/27/19

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

  • Must have ability to legally work in the US

  • Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards

  • Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

  • Must have personal housing arrangement in greater Seattle area (note: crews will be based in either South Seattle or Edmonds, WA. Geographical preference can be communicated during interview process).

Compensation: $760/week total salary, paid training

To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Leaders Recruiting Coordinator Hannah Jo King at Leaders@thesca.org. Qualified applicants will then be asked to fill out an online application.

Environmental Education Assistant

Organization: LOTT’s WET Science Center
Location: Olympia, WA
Salary: $15.00 - $18.00 Hourly
Job Type: Full time
Applications due: May 6, 2019

Under direct supervision of the Education Program Manager, this position is responsible to perform or assist with a variety of education tasks in support of LOTT's education program and the WET Science Center.    
Series Concept:  The Environmental Education Assistant is the entry-level classification in the Education Program series, which also includes the Environmental Educator and the Education Program Manager.   Positions assigned to the Environmental Education Assistant classification are distinguished by the level of supervision received, and that the role is one of supporting the education program by assisting with planning and implementing activities and projects.

Typical duties include, but are limited to:

  • Assists with day-to-day operations of the WET Science Center; greets WET Center visitors at the front desk; interacts with visitors of all-ages to engage visitors and facilitate learning; monitors use of exhibit gallery and classroom;

  • Plays an integral role in LOTT's school programs; delivers youth educational programming as part of LOTT's partnership with local school districts; guides facility and building tours; provides oversight for visiting student groups;

  • Develops and delivers educational programming for WET Center visitors, Saturday classroom activities, and special events as assigned;

  • Participates in community partner education and outreach events as assigned;

Crew Leader: Western Roving Conservation Corps program

Organization: Student Conservation Association (SCA)
Location: Pacific Northwest
Compensation: $600/week total salary, paid training
Program Dates: ­ 5/13/2019 – 9/28/2019

Training Dates: ­ 4/22/2019 - 5/3/2019 (some flexibility) 

Primary Responsibilities:
The Western Roving team will travel to different federal agency field sites around the Western United States completing work projects at each site, potentially including Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Mount Rainier National Park, and Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forest (exact projects and sites subject to change). Projects may include: trail work, wildland fire fuels reduction, wilderness restoration, data surveys, facilities maintenance, fence construction or repair, and invasive species monitoring and/or removal.  Applicants of this project should be prepared for difficult terrain with a wide range of weather conditions. 

Field-life is rugged, and while in the field, members should expect to live without electricity, running water, and cell phone reception; additionally, while serving in the field, this program is alcohol free. The crew will typically have 3-5 days off between projects. The crew’s housing will vary depending on the options available at their project sites. Members should be prepared to camp for much of this program.

Specifically, the Crew Leader will:

·       Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, and guiding crew dynamics

·       Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship

·       Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of SCA

·       Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff

Qualifications:

·       Experience working with youth or young adults 18-25 years of age, teaching or environmental education a plus

·       Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening

·       Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more

·       Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training (WFR preferred) 

·       Chainsaw or Crosscut saw certification is a plus

·       Backcountry living experience is a plus

·       Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: 4/22/2019 - 5/3/2019

·       Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

·       Must have ability to legally work in the US

·       Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards

·       Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Leaders Recruiting Coordinator Hannah Jo King at Leaders@thesca.org. Qualified applicants will then be asked to fill out an online application.

Crew Member 2019 (June-Dec.)

Organization: EarthCorps
Location: Seattle, WA
Job Type: Americorps, full-time, seasonal

Crew Members are the ones out in the field every day working on teams and doing the physical service necessary to restore green spaces across the Puget Sound region. This is a training-level, seasonal AmeriCorps position with EarthCorps. 

Crew members will work on outdoor environmental restoration projects throughout the Puget Sound Region. Their work directly improves the resiliency of our land by restoring habitat, improving water and air quality, reducing erosion, sequestering carbon and engaging the broader community to become stewards of our shared resource. Typical projects include invasive plant removal, native plant installation, trail maintenance, erosion control, and site maintenance. 

In addition to impactful service, corps members have the opportunity to grow professionally and personally through training, implementing environmental projects, feedback and reflection. Crew Members learn valuable team building skills as they work on their communication, conflict management and leadership capacity. Members will join international exchange visitors from around the world as they build a global community, sharing insight and inspiration. 

We are currently recruiting for Crew Members to join our Corps from June through December of 2019. These new Crew Members will go through orientation alongside this year's International trainees before teaming up in the field with our current team of Corps members, who've been serving since February.

This is an AmeriCorps position. We are not accepting International applications at this time.

Nature Camp Naturalist

Organization: Seattle Audubon
Location: Seattle area
Job Type: Full-time
Commitment: June 17 - August 31

Teach age-appropriate ecology, cultural, and art education activities to children between the ages of 4-15. Field groups range in size from 8-12 campers. Lead educational lessons, games, songs and team-building activities with your assigned field groups to foster a fun and respectful camp spirit. Supervise campers while on field trips, conduct regular head counts, and assist in loading and unloading vehicles.

Assist with curriculum and systems development, create activity materials, and help train interns and volunteers. Act as a mentor to volunteer high school students assigned to your group. Assist with camp setup, breakdown, and cleanup according to weekly theme. Treat materials and natural specimens with respect; assist with inventory and packing as needed.

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Nature Camp Naturalist (Early Childhood Ed)

Organization: Seattle Audubon
Location: Seattle area
Job Type: Full-time
Commitment: June 17 - August 31

Teach age-appropriate ecology, cultural, and art education activities to children between the ages of 4-5. Field groups range in size from 8-10 campers. Lead educational lessons, games, songs and team-building activities with your assigned field groups to foster a fun and respectful camp spirit.

Assist with curriculum and systems development, create activity materials, and help train interns and volunteers. Act as a mentor to volunteer high school students assigned to your group. Assist with camp setup, breakdown, and cleanup according to weekly theme. Treat materials and natural specimens with respect; assist with inventory and packing as needed.

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Summer Environmental Educator

Organization: ARC Seattle
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled
Job Type: Full-time (35-40 hours)
Location: Camp Long, Seattle, WA

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Environmental Educator (multiple)

Organization: Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
-          Lead Summer Camp Instructor & Seasonal Educator (June-November)

-          Seasonal Educator & Program Liaison (March-November)

-          Summer Camp Instructor (2 positions, June-August)

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Environmental Educator

Organization: Port Blakely
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled
Job Type: Part-time
Location: Tumwater, WA

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AmeriCorps Opportunity

Organization: Washington Service Corps
Location: Positions Available in 24 counties throughout Washington (Example: Grays Harbor, Cowlitz, Spokane, Kittitas, Palouse, King and Yakima Counties)

Ten-month positions vary from community educator to green classroom coordinator to Native Plant technician and environmental educator.

The mission of the Washington Service Corps is to promote and support community-based initiatives that:

  • Strengthen the capacity of local governments and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and small community-based organizations, to assist individuals, families and communities in need;

  • Encourage and value diversity by serving geographically diverse communities;

  • Recruit a diverse applicant pool that includes young and older adults, a balance of individuals who have not attended college and those with college experience, men and women, individuals with disabilities and individuals of all races, ethnicities, faiths and economic backgrounds; and

  • Increase the amount of volunteering and civic engagement in Washington state by recruiting, supporting and managing volunteers.


Organization: Beacon Hill Food Forest

Location: Beacon Hill, Seattle

Job Type: Volunteer

Description: Get involved at the Beacon Food Forest! Restoring our public lands into vibrant gardens and edible forests.

 Grow your skills in food forestry, leadership, education, and community engagement by volunteering for the Beacon Food Forest. No prior experience necessary. Contact carla@beaconfoodforest.org for more information about the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Weekday Workshop Leader 

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Food Donations Coordinator

  • Event photographer / videographer

  • Education Coordinator / Class Instructor

Conservation Crew- Crew Positions
Job: Washington Conservation Corps
Organization: Washington Department of Ecology
Location: Ellensburg, Tacoma, Wenatchee, etc.
Job Openings: Crew positions are open now

Crew Members: Requirements - Must be 18-25 years old, with limited exceptions made for recently returned military veterans*. Strong preference will be given to Washington state residents. Crew Benefits - Members earn $11 hourly in this full-time position and receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,815 (scholarship) upon successful completion of 11-month contract (1700 hours). Educational loan forbearance and health insurance is available. Gain hands-on experience in the environmental field, improve habitat for fish and wildlife, and build your path to the future by joining Washington Conservation Corps! We are still accepting applications for crews statewide.

Looking for more opportunities in other States or Countries, check out the NAAEE resources at: NAAEE Jobs