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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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Science Educator

Organization: Mount St. Helens Institute
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11:00pM
Job Type: Full-time Seasonal
Compensation: $12.00-$16.00/Hr (depending on experience)
Start date: April 15, 2019 and end date is October 25, 2019.
Four positions are available.

Job Description:


  • Passionate about science and the outdoors?

  • Dedicated to working with diverse youth?

  • Looking to build your resume in informal science education, non-profits, event planning and facilities management?

The Mount St. Helens Institute Science Educators support 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 Manager and with the support of the Science Education Coordinator, the Science Educators 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.
Additionally, our education team hosts day and overnight rental programs, provides meal preparation and shopping for overnight groups and helps maintain the Science and Learning Center. Term of employment has some flexibility. This is a full-time temporary position that requires weekend and overnight work.

Fluent Spanish Teacher

Organization:  Chavitos Nature School
Location: Tacoma, WA
Deadline to Apply: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 12:15am
Job Type: Part-time
Compensation Information: Pay range is $15-$20 depending on experience. 

Job Description:

Three positions are available. 

  1. Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 and 1-4.  6 hours/day

  2. Monday-Friday mornings 8:30-11:30  3 hours/day preschool only

  3. Monday-Friday afternoons 1-4.  3 hours/day preschool on M/W and elementary on T/W/TH.

Ages 2-5 for preschool and elementary school grades K-3.  

For the preschool age group teacher will hold the space for free structured play. They will help prepare the environment, help students work on their social skills and observe the safety of all students.

They will use Coyote Guide to teach sensory games and skills and ancestral skills such as whittling, felting, fire building and structure building for Elementary. 

Our school is outdoors on a residential property that is a little less than an acre.  

All instruction will be done in Spanish.  

Monthly potlucks are optional during September, October, February and March. 1 hour monthly staff meetings.  

How to Apply:
If interested email Meag at (link sends e-mail) for a more detailed list of responsibilities and to arrange an interview and observation.  Please include a resume and references. Internship Opportunity

Internship Opportunity

Organization: Terra-Forma Education
Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, March 31, 2019, 5:00pm

Job Description:

We are seeking a creative, adventurous and enthusiastic individual for an internship opportunity with the potential for part-time employment and future opportunities. Are you:

  • Interested in learning about working with youth?

  • Excited about supporting the growth of youth mentoring?      

  • Experienced and excited about story telling, myth and adventure?

  • Passionate about protecting the Earth and living sustainably?    

  • Interested in learning about the operations of a small non-profit organization?

If so, you are a potential candidate for our internship position. As an intern you would work directly with the Director and Lead Mentor to:

  • Update, and improve the curriculum for the coming year

  • Organize and inventory educational materials

  • Work with the Director to design and develop new programs

  • Learn about the operations of a small non-profit organization

Internship would begin March 1 or later, depending on availability and end June 21 with a possibility for limited part-time employment for the summer. The responsibilities for this internship would require 10-16 hours per week both in person in Seattle and independently. As an intern that meets or exceeds expectations you will be eligible to apply for any available full-time summer position.

Urban Programs Educator

Department: Urban Programs
Reports To: Brightwater Program Manager
Classification: Part-time/Seasonal, Hourly/Non-exempt
Work Schedule: Tuesday through Friday; schedule varies 6-18 hrs/wk

9:00a to 3:00p at Brightwater in Woodinville

Pay Range: $16.00 - $17.00 per hour

Benefit Package: This position is not benefitted.

IslandWood is looking for dynamic, culturally responsive educators to teach our Urban School Programs at urban parks, schoolyards, and at the Brightwater Center in Woodinville.  Our programs seek to cultivate understanding of the complexity of urban systems to give learners the tools to generate solutions that lead to resilient, healthy, and thriving communities. 

Attached is the detailed job description for this position and details on how to apply. If you're interested in applying or just have questions about this opportunity, please contact Derek Jones at The deadline for application is February 8 and we will be hiring on a rolling basis. 

Residential Outdoor Educator

Organization: Waskowitz Outdoor School
Hours Per Day: 8 hrs
Salary: $15.35 - $17.35
Posted: January 24, 2019

Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed online application.

The position of Residential Outdoor Educator will work on a rotation basis in the role of Residential Supervisor, Naturalist, and Program Support. This includes providing supervision and support in: Outdoor School, Living History, Reconnecting Ourselves Outdoors to Succeed (ROOTS), Challenge Facilitation, Waskowitz Environmental Leadership & Service (WELS) program support

Responsibilities include dining hall supervision, trail and hiking logistics, maintaining records, developing quality ecology curriculum, promoting growth and development of students, and monitoring the student’s safety and well-being while in the district’s care. The

Outdoor Educator resides on campus while students are on site, this includes staying in dormitories on a rotation basis.

Additional Information:

BA degree in Recreation, Natural Science, Environmental Studies, Education or Liberal Arts. Position will work on rotation basis in the role of Residential Supervisor and will be responsible for supervising female cabins. Supervising and support Waskowitz Outdoor School and help maintain records and establish curriculum in North Bend, WA. Must reside on site.Outdoor Environmental Education Instructor

Outdoor Environmental Education

Organization:  YMCA Camp Colman
Location: Longbranch, WA
Posted: January 30, 2019
Job Type: Seasonal

Act as part of the total camp staff team to provide a quality outdoor education program to school groups and weekend family camps.

Actively contribute to the camp staff team by communicating ideas and concerns openly, by making solution-oriented suggestions, by exhibiting a service-minded attitude, by being an appropriate role model, and by participating in staff meetings.

Prepare and teach classes in Environmental Education, Challenge Education, Outdoor Living Skills, and/or Science-based classes daily as assigned.

Opportunity to assist with ongoing training and program development by contributing to staff workshops, critiquing and revising existing curriculum, and developing new curriculum.

Facilitate activities (crafts, archery, row boating, large group games, campfires, etc.) during the daily Open Recreation period and Evening Activity period as assigned.

Plan and facilitate program orientation meetings for school groups.

Cooperate with Program Directors to provide activities for weekend groups.

Model and enforce all camp policies. Model a positive, service-minded attitude.

Be consistently on time for all meals, classes, and other activities.

Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.

Ensure that all camp resource materials and equipment are kept orderly, safe, and well-maintained.

Ensure high standards of housekeeping in all cabins, facilities, staff housing, program areas, bathrooms and main lodge. Monitor and re-stock housekeeping supplies as needed.

Perform physical tasks involving lifting up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping, and other such movements. Activities may include, but are not limited to: belaying, climbing, moving luggage, shoveling, cleaning and walking long distances.

Jillian Escobar

Summer Programs Internship

Organization:  IslandWood
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Job Type: Internship
Deadline to Apply: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 12:00pm

Job Description:

Summer Programs Interns will gain valuable skills in experiential education and access to a network of like-minded professionals. This program provides valuable skills in teaching, behavior management, reflection, and community building. Begin the summer by getting to know our forest on Bainbridge Island, then gradually work up to creating your own week-long day camp experience with the assistance of a mentor.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student working toward a four-year degree with a sincere interest in Education, Multicultural Education, Art, Environmental Science, or related field

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Some experience working with children in the outdoors and environmental education preferable

  • Creative, flexible and able to work closely with a Summer Programs Instructor

  • Ability to work as a team member

  • Strong work ethic, punctual, dependable, and ability to work long hours

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with staff, children, and parents

  • Demonstrate IslandWood's core values that enable teams and individuals to succeed with shared respect and purpose

  • Support IslandWood’s strategic plan to expand our mission and impact, and commitment to mission, vision, values and goals of IslandWood

  • Commitment to support IslandWood’s work towards equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace

  • Must be able to comply with and maintain a drug-free work environment

  • Current First Aid and CPR required by training start date (WFA desirable but not required)

  • Must pass child safety screening procedure; post-offer 

Environmental Educator

Organization:  Associated Recreation Council
Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: January 7, 2019. Position opened until filled. Applications are reviewed weekly. 
Job Type: Part-time, this is a summer only, non-benefited position. Rate: $17.00 per hour to start.

The Associated Recreation Council and the Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center is recruiting for enthusiastic and engaging  Environmental Educators to join the EarthKeepers Nature Day Camp team. Carkeek Park offers extraordinary opportunities for nature adventures with 220 acres including forests, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beach access.   

The popular EarthKeeper nature day camp, includes weekly themes such as Nature Detective,  Furs, Tails, Tracks and Trails, Tidepools- Window to Puget Sound, Survivor’s Island, Buggin’ Out, and Carkeek’s Incredible Time Machine.  

Summer Day Camp Schedule: 

  • July 1, 2019 – August 27, 2019 (no camp on July 4th). 

  • Monday – Friday, 30-40 hours per week. 

  • Shifts will be 7 to 8 hours per day between 8:00am - 5:00 pm (subject to change based on business need). 

  • A one day mandatory pre-camp orientation will be  scheduled in mid-June. 

  • Nature Camp Training is framed between June 21-28, 2019

Basic Duties:  

  • Guide children ages 6-12 in hands-on, environmental education activities. 

  • Work closely with the Education Director and EarthKeeper team to plan and implement programs and activities. 

  • Guide 8-10 children, ages 6-12,  independently  while exploring  Carkeek Park. 

  • Teach with  other staff members and direct games and activities (including songs and art projects) for 20-30 campers. 

  • Serve as a positive role model for campers and use positive behavior guidance strategies. 

  • Maintain a safe, friendly and fun learning environment. 

  • Work outdoors and keep high energy and engagement while exploring Carkeek Park for long periods of time. 

  • Be flexible, adaptive and willing to provide ongoing constructive feedback to improve program. 


  • At least 1 year experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting; 

  • One year of college level education, preferably with course work in the natural sciences and/or education; 

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; 

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members of diverse backgrounds; 

  • Valid WA driver’s license and First Aid/CPR certification or ability to obtain;  

  • Commitment to work full summer program;  

  • Maintain positive attitude as a team player; 

  • If hired, must pass criminal background check…

Environmental Science Educator
Organization: NatureBridge
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Posted: January 9, 2019
Position Start Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

Environmental Science Educators are responsible for leading groups of students outdoors for 3-5 day programs in a residential setting. Top candidates will possess a passion for working with students and teaching environmental science, and be highly skilled in outdoor leadership and risk management. Applicants must have teaching experience and training in environmental education content, curricula, and pedagogy, and are WFR/ CPR certified. Compensation includes a competitive daily rate, paid training days, benefits, and housing.

Garden Educator

Organization: CYO Camp Services
Location: Monroe, WA
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 11:45pm
Posted: November 27, 2018
Job Type: Seasonal. Seasonal pay starts just over $2,500 for the season. Room and Board is included.
Position Start Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Job Description:

The Environmental Education program at Camp Hamilton is currently looking for a Garden Educator for the spring 2019 season, running March 26 - June 1.  Qualified candidates have at least two years of college level coursework or related experience in science or education. Educators use scientific observation and investigation and Catholic reflections to encourage students to care for God’s creation.

1. Plan and plant a variety of plants in the garden.
2. Tend and care for a ½ acre garden, greenhouse and compost system.
3. Maintenance and upkeep of garden and surrounding areas
4. Plan and provide instructional garden lessons to students using established curriculum and resources.
5. Assist in teaching staff their responsibilities in activity area during staff training.
6. Take Discovery Lodge compost to the garden compost station as needed.
7. Conduct initial and end-of-season inventory, and store equipment for safety. Document and convey all garden information to orient other seasonal staff.
8. Check equipment and make (or file for) repairs.
9. Determine activities appropriate to age and group needs.
10. Submit orders for equipment and/or supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of material.
11. Assist in packing all materials and supplies when season ends.
12. Evaluate current season and make recommendations for equipment supplies, and program for following season.
13. Assist with other day to day operations as needed to keep camp running smoothly.

Environmental Education Instructors

Organization: Mount Rainier Institute

Term of Position: Spring 2019 season is late March through mid-June may involve weekend and evening hours. Shared housing will be provided for a modest monthly rental fee.

Compensation: Competitive salary . Estimated 30-40 hours per week depending on program schedule

Mount Rainier Institute is a residential environmental education program. Our mission is to provide outstanding nature-based education experiences that are rooted in science and nurture the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders.

Environmental Education Instructors lead youth and adults through field science investigations, and teach topics such as bio-diversity, natural history, geology, forestry, resource management, and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. Environmental Education Instructors have the opportunity for professional growth through the development of their naturalist, outdoor education, and resource interpretation skills and techniques. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of ongoing development of a relatively new residential environmental education program.

 Mount Rainier Institute is committed to diversity. We welcome qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or gender.

Lead students grades 3-12 (mostly upper middle school) through Mount Rainier Institute’s multi-day experiential learning programs focusing on inquiry-based field science investigations and the natural and cultural history of the Mount Rainier region.

Cultivate a positive, inclusive, multi-cultural, student-centered learning environment that inspires community development, scientific and environmental literacy, and a sense of place.


  • BA/BS in Education, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Resource Interpretation, Natural Resources, Outdoor or Environmental Education, Biology, multi-disciplinary studies or related field

  • One or two years relevant teaching experience, preferably outdoors

  • Working knowledge of inquiry-based scientific field study techniques

  • Current First Aid and CPR certification….

Please apply by sending an e-mail with your resume, a brief cover letter, and 3 references to

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 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