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Job/Internship Opportunities: Education/Interpretation – Mount St. Helens Institute

Mount St Helens Institute LogoThe Mount St. Helens Institute is excited to announce 4 seasonal positions at Mount St. Helens. While its not necessarily collecting data or studying volcanoes; it is sharing appreciation and understanding of volcanoes with youth and adults.
This includes working with the USGS/MSHI collaborative GeoGirls progra and working at Johnston Ridge Observatory.
Position Description HERE and attached.
Please share with your current and former students:
  • Science Education – 2 positions available – starts April 17; closes March 6
  • Education and Interpretation Internship
  • Interpretation Internship

Mount St. Helens Educator

Mt. St. Helens Education and Interpretation Intern

Mt. S. Helens Interpretation Intern

Internship Opportunity: Part-Time Junior Analyst/Intern – Environment International Ltd.

Job Announcement: Part-Time Junior Analyst/Intern
Environment International Ltd., Seattle, WA, USA

Environment International Ltd. (EI) is a small, high-powered environmental consulting firm. Our main office is located in Seattle, Washington, and opened in 1994. Our smaller offices are located in Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C. We are an interdisciplinary team of environmental scientists, policy analysts, engineers and attorneys providing environmental consulting services in a variety of areas, including natural resource damage assessment, risk assessment, hazardous waste management, pollution prevention, environmental management systems, compliance audits, environmental policy analysis, institutional capacity development, and environmental facilitation and mediation. Our clients include governments, industry, and citizen groups. Visit our website at www.eiltd.net.

We are seeking a student with outstanding organizational, computer, writing and people skills for a part-time analyst position. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for completing administrative tasks, but may also be asked to assist with field work or analytical work, making experience in science or engineering desirable. The position allows for growth within the firm if an applicant has the appropriate background. Job responsibilities include:
1. Providing administrative support including answering the phone, managing emails and other correspondence, filing, billing, and tracking office supplies.
2. Assisting in the development of technical documents including proposals and reports.
3. Editing and preparing of marketing materials and documents.
4. Providing occasional project support for firm professionals, including scientists, environmental lawyers, and engineers.
5. Managing/overseeing schedules, travel arrangements and expenses for principals.
6. Providing light accounting and timesheet management.

Required Qualifications
The successful applicant must:
• Be pursuing a bachelor’s degree (minimum 3.0 GPA);
• Be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
• Have strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude
• Be able to prioritize and multi-task while remaining flexible and effective
• Have a willingness to work hard at various tasks to help an exciting small consulting firm grow

Bonus Qualifications
• Live in a HUBZone (map of HUBZone locations: http://map.sba.gov/hubzone/maps/).
• Eligible to participate in a work/study program.
• An academic focus in biology, chemistry, geology, or environmental science.
• Proficiency in GIS (ability to create figures in ArcMap, manipulate data for import into GIS, etc.)
• Prior experience with graphics programs such as Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

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Job Opportunity: Resident Instructor – Yellowstone Association

Yellowstone Association LogoResident Instructor
Position: Resident Instructor
Location: Gardiner, Montana
Reports To: Program Manager
Season: Full-Time/Year-Round

Summary Description:
The Yellowstone Association (YA), in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), connects people to Yellowstone National Park and our natural world through education. Founded in 1933, the Yellowstone Association is a nonprofit educational organization and has provided over $65 million in aid to Yellowstone National Park since its inception. The Association is the National Park Service’s primary partner in providing educational programs, exhibits, and publications for park visitors. Our operations include 12 educational Park Stores with gross sales of $4.2 million, the YA Institute which offers more than 600 in-depth courses each year, and a membership program with over 35,000 members. Revenues from sales and memberships allow us to make an annual cash donation to the National Park Service for education and research in Yellowstone. Last year, we provided $6.1 million of cash and in-kind assistance for Yellowstone, including a cash donation of $1,445,562 to directly support education and research in the park. Ninety cents of every dollar we spend goes directly to our educational mission. YA is headquartered in Gardiner, Montana, directly across from the historic Roosevelt Arch, which marks the north entrance to Yellowstone. To learn more about our organization, please visit YellowstoneAssociation.org.

The Yellowstone Association (YA) is currently in the process of merging with the park’s nonprofit fundraising partner, the Yellowstone Park Foundation (YPF),  to create a new nonprofit organization by February of 2017. This will be an exciting new chapter in both organizations’ successful histories. Together, YA and YPF (ypf.org) can connect more people to Yellowstone National Park through outstanding visitor experiences and educational programs, and translate those experiences into lifelong support and philanthropic investment. This position is a tremendous opportunity for a strong leader to play a critical role in support of Yellowstone National Park.

Resident Instructors are part of a progressive and dedicated educational staff committed to teaching about Yellowstone National Park. Instructors are educators and naturalists responsible for providing in-depth education about Yellowstone’s natural, geologic, and cultural history. Programs range in length from one day to over a week. Participant groups range from 1 to 14 people. There are four main types of programs: Lodging and Learning (pre-programmed, multi-day programs with refined curriculum), Youth & College Groups (multi-day programs focused on curriculum-based field experiences), Private Tours (single or multi-day programs for private groups who request specific activities), and occasional Field Seminars (in-depth, topic specific seminars). Resident Instructors are experienced outdoor leaders, able to create a welcoming and comfortable learning environment while keeping their participants safe in inclement weather, wildlife habitat, and backcountry terrain. Resident Instructors play a lead role in the YA Institute, helping to train and mentor seasonal instructors, assist with operational and administrative duties, and envision the future of Institute programs.  They work closely with program managers to understand logistics, cooperate with co-instructors, develop a lesson plan, operate a group transportation vehicle, clean vehicle and equipment afterward, and perform primary wilderness risk management functions in remote locations. Success in this position requires commitment to high quality environmental education and a passion for the preservation of natural and cultural resources in Yellowstone National Park. It requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work under sometimes challenging conditions.  This is a year round position with a workload that shifts between the field and support tasks, depending on program volume and organizational needs

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Job Opportunity: Teacher Naturalist – Ozark Natural Science Center

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Position Title:  Teacher Naturalist (Seasonal)
Reports To: Program Manager
Status: Contract Personnel
Start Date: Mid August – Mid December

General Description:  The Teacher Naturalist (TN) is the front-line educational staff for all ONSC programming and program-related operations.  TN’s lead educational activities including interpretive hikes/field investigations on the trail, off-site trips, special topic classes, and various other activities. Programs range from one day to a full week for the duration of the summer season.  Work hours are determined based on program length; Teacher Naturalists are typically assigned to programs in their entirety.  TN’s are required to stay onsite overnight during assigned programming (housing provided).


  • Provide exceptional learning experiences to participants of all ages.
  • Learn, demonstrate, and share conservation-minded habits.
  • Maintain safety as the number one priority in all center activities.

For more information, see the full job posting.

Job Opportunity: Instructor – Emerald Cove Outdoor Science (ECOS) Institute

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ECOS (Emerald Cove Outdoor Science) Institute
Address: Green Valley Lake, CA
Website: Emerald Cove Outdoor Science

Playing the essential dual role of Naturalist and Counselor, ECOS Instructors will lead students on hikes through Yellow Pine Forest and Oak Woodland, guiding them through a science curriculum based in geology, wildlife biology, forest ecology and astronomy. Instructors will also will serve as the primary support for a cabin of 10-15 students and lead team-building activities, facilitate songs and games and resolve conflict. Positions run from early October through early June, with Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks.

Job Duration:

How to Apply:
Apply online at http://ecosinstitute.com/employment/staff-application/ (link is external), or call 949-298-3267 for more information.

See the full job posting at: http://ecosinstitute.com/employment/job-description/

Job Opportunity: Assistant Camp Counselor – Seattle Audubon

Seattle Audubon LogoOverview:
Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 22 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Position Summary:
Assistant Camp Counselors are responsible for ensuring the well-being and safety of summer camp participants, leading games and activities, and supporting Lead Counselors with group management, materials preparation and organization, parent communication, and mentoring Counselors-in–Training.

Assistant Camp Counselors are also responsible for providing before- and extended camp care and supervision, and organizing appropriate activities. Assistant Camp Counselors will communicate with Lead Counselors to provide a positive experience for campers, parents, staff and Counselors-in-Training.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure that campers are supervised at all times
  • Maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment
  • Resolve conflicts and camper needs in caring and positive manner
  • Ensure participants are safe (properly hydrated, playing areas that are free of hazards, apply sunscreen, etc.)
  • Provide Counselors-in-Training with mentorship and instructions for daily activities
  • Aid Lead Counselors in tracking each camper’s medical conditions and photo release restrictions
  • Support Lead Counselors during drop off/pick up, paperwork and daily attendance logs
  • Interact with campers/parents/guardians during drop-off and pick-up times
  • Assign duties for set-up and clean-up of camp materials and equipment
  • Supervise campers and organize enrichment activities
  • Manage before- and extended- camp care and activities
  • Keep track of supplies and materials, and address needs that may arise
  • Do head-counts of participants throughout the day
  • Other duties as requested by Lead Counselors

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Job Opportunity: Harbor Discoveries Camp Instructor – New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium LogoJOB SUMMARY:

New England Aquarium’s Harbor Discoveries Camp (www.neaq.org/camps) is an interactive marine and environmental science program that incorporates traditional camp activities. Instructors will lead one of two levels; Junior/Senior (grades 4 -7), or Advanced (grades 8-10).

Harbor Discoveries Camp Instructors lead a group of up to 32 participants through Aquarium galleries, behind-the-scenes tours, field trips, and other excursions to encourage a discovery and appreciation of the natural world.

Instructors will need to be available from June 13th, 2016 through August 26th, 2016.  Scheduling requirements are as follows:

  1. Staff training: June 13 – July 1: M-F, 9am – 5pm (some flexibility may exist for well qualified school teachers subject to snow days)
  2. One weekend commitment for camp open house and staff training overnight: June 25 & 26
  3. Camp is in session July 5 – August 26:
  • Mon. – Wed., 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Thurs. 8:00 am – Fri. 3:00 pm, including overnight
  1. Instructors for the Advanced program will spend two weeks (Aug. 1 – 5, and Aug. 22 – 26) away on excursions, Mon 8:00 am – Fri 3:00 pm.


  • Lead groups in field study and activity in the Aquarium, on boat trips, during night hikes and on all day excursions.
  • Responsible for the safety of all participants, interns and volunteers.
  • Contribute to the development of weekly theme-based science projects and activities
  • Implement objectives effectively with thought provoking, engaging, and creative teaching methods.
  • Teach participants to observe, discover, and appreciate the natural world and Aquarium galleries and exhibits.
  • Promote appropriate behavior and serve as a positive role model for participants and other staff.
  • Present behind-the-scenes tours, Giant Ocean Tank talks or Live Animal presentations.
  • Oversee all aspects of preparation and clean up of all program-related activities and equipment both on and offsite.
  • Supervise other staff roles in supporting the program, including college interns and teenage Counselors in Training.
  • Advanced instructor will lead groups on week- long offsite experiences, with a partnering institution like World Ocean School onboard a schooner, and/or a weeklong camping trip along the Maine Coast.

For more information, see https://neaq.applicantpro.com/jobs/348636.html