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Marine Science Educator, Captain, Mate
Organization: Salish Sea Expeditions is hiring

Compensation: $1400-$1800/month plus full room and partial board
Job type: Seasonal, Contract

Salish Sea Expeditions serves students in grades 5-12 by inspiring a passion for learning through hands-on marine science exploration, maritime skills training, and leadership development aboard a 61-foot sailing research vessel on the waters of Puget Sound. Students design and conduct real experiments, deploy oceanographic equipment, gather and analyze data, plot a course for data collection, handle sails and boat navigation, and work as a team to better understand the environmental health of the Salish Sea and its connected waterways.

The organization is currently hiring for the following positions for the Spring 2018 season:
• Program Coordinator
• Logistics Coordinator
• Mate
• Deckhand

Salish hires nautical and marine scientist educators for our spring (~late Feb-mid June) sailing season to teach in the classroom and aboard the sailing vessel Carlyn. There are typically 6 crew members on all expeditions. The captain, mate, and deckhand oversee ship operations and nautical instruction, while one to two marine science educators guide student research efforts. The program coordinator, responsible for oversight of the entire experience, facilitates each trip and assists in the science program. The galley + logistics coordinator is in charge of preparing lunches for the students and crew and coordinating meals and supplies for the expeditions. Multi-day trips with students range from 3- to 5-days where each night the vessel is either docked or anchored. Each season we also have a number of 4-6 hour day sails with students, 2-4 hour promotional public sails and transits between ports within the Puget Sound.

Integral to the success of Salish Sea Expeditions is a crew full of knowledgeable, curious, enthusiastic, and self-motivated educators! Professional development opportunities vary from season to season and may include, attending conferences and outreach events throughout the area, volunteer opportunities with other scientific research groups, and continuing education classes in the maritime sector.

Aquarium College Internships
Organization: Seattle Aquarium
Location: Seattle, WA
Work Begins March 2018
Applications Due: December 16, 2017

The Seattle Aquarium internship program is designed for those with a strong desire to move into the zoo/aquarium field as a career path. Our internship is an in-depth program requiring a minimum commitment of 400 hours (maximum of 500 hours) in at least 10 weeks but no more than 13 weeks (32-40 hours per week).

Internships for the Birds & Mammals or Fish & Invertebrates Teams.

Spring 2018 internship:
Applications accepted until December 16, 2017
Interviews—TBD the week of January 22, 2018
Decision—January 31, 2018




Conservation Crew
Job: Washington Conservation Corps
Organization: Washington Department of Ecology
Location: Ellensburg, Tacoma, Wenatchee

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.

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, including on our Ellensburg crew.

Ellensburg Crew: This crew completes projects throughout Eastern Washington, including habitat assessment surveys, riparian restoration, fencing, and site maintenance. Projects could also include other natural resource assignments and disaster response both locally and nationally. The regular schedule is a full-time Monday-Thursday week, serving 10 hours each day. Some overnight travel may be required; lodging and food are provided on travel assignments. Eight-day spikes (travel assignments typically Thursday to Thursday) are preceded by six days off. Come join our crew and gain your skill set!

Develop your résumé: In addition to excellent on-the-job skills training, the Washington Conservation Corps provides two weeks of high quality, career-transferable, paid trainings in a variety of environmental topics, such as Swift Water Rescue or Wilderness First Responder.

Gain college credits: Earn transferable college credits through a new partnership with Walla Walla Community College. Six-months or more with Washington Conservation Corps qualifies as Cooperative Work Experience (internship) credits through WWCC, or you can complete a WWCC class at a WCC training conference.


Job: Sustainability Coordinator
Organization: Shoreline Community College
Location: Shoreline, WA
Compensation: DOE
Job type: part-time

Shoreline Community College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, student success, and community engagement. Located on 83 acres just 10 miles north of downtown Seattle, Shoreline is situated among native evergreens with a campus full of brilliant colors during spring, summer, and fall seasons.

Shoreline Community College is a place of open inquiry and learning, with leadership that models ideals set out in our Community Standard. We are committed to upholding a culture of free expression, as well as maintaining a supportive and respectful learning and working environment for all.

The Facilities Department at Shoreline Community College is charged with developing and maintaining the campus's 26 buildings and 83 acres. The department's primary functions include grounds maintenance, custodial services, operations and maintenance, and capital projects.

We are seeking a Sustainability Coordinator who will provide expertise and direction in the implementation of sustainable practices in plant operations and procurement. This position will engage with campus constituencies and the public through education, events, and partnerships. In addition, this position will provide direction and project management for sustainability projects and goals.

Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Sustainability, or a related field. Two (2) years related experience, including project management, development and reporting of sustainability metrics, and event planning

Job: Educator
Organization: CYO Camp Services
Location: Monroe, WA
Deadline to apply: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:00p
Posted: October 16, 2017

Spring Employment Opportunity!

The Environmental Education program at Camp Hamilton is currently looking for Environmental Educators for the spring 2018 season, running March 22 – June 2. Qualified candidates have at least two years of college-level coursework or related experience in science or education. Educators use scientific observation and investigation for environmental protection under a Catholic religious framework. 

Position Start Date:

Thursday, March 22, 2018