Seasonal Science Educator: Washington State

Mount St. Helens Institute
Mount St. Helens, Washington State
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$15.00/hour (wage increase may be possible based on performance)
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Position: Science Educator; 1 position available Compensation: $15.00 (wage increase may be possible based on performance) Term of Employment: Start no later than June 11, 2021 – October 31, 2021. This is a non-exempt, temporary, seasonal position. Closing Date: April 18, 2021 SUMMARY: The Mount St. Helens Institute Science Educator supports our science education and rental programs including day and overnight programs for youth ages 6-18, their families and their teachers. Under the direction of the Mount St. Helens Institute’s Science Education Manager and with the support of the Science Education Coordinator, the Science Educator will lead hikes and learning activities primarily outdoors, and host rental groups. Due to the COVID pandemic, the Science Educator will typically work alone or with small groups of individuals. Programming may change depending on health guidance and community interest in programs. Read about our education programs at Term of employment has some flexibility. This is a temporary position with between 20 and 40 hours/week that requires weekend, overnight work and overnight travel; the schedule will be highly variable. One position is available. A full job description, along with application instructions, can be found at
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated 1+ year experience teaching and leading outdoor, science-based education programs for youth, such as at a camp or education center. Experience or willingness to prepare group meals. Demonstrated ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds, ages and cultures. Excellent communication skills including public speaking, writing and editing. Demonstrated computer competency. Enthusiasm for the mission of the Mount St. Helens Institute. First aid and CPR (or higher) certification or willingness to obtain. Ability to pass a background check. Have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record for the past three years. Either have COVID vaccination OR receive a negative COVID test within 3 days prior to some programs as required by Washington State guidance. IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL: Be able to work effectively with minimal supervision. Be willing to be coached and open to feedback. Be able to think creatively and critically to solve problems. Have excellent time-management, organizational, and planning skills. Be flexible to changing hours, pressures and deadlines, and an evolving organization. Demonstrate cultural competency. TO APPLY: Apply no later than April 18, 2021 at 11 PM. Email the following items to Subject Line: “Last Name, First Name - Science Educator” Cover Letter Name the file as follows “Last Name, First Name - Cover Letter”) Include the following: Why are you interested in this position? How does this position fit with your career goals? What is your available start date? Required end date? Are there any required days off during the season? Your interest in the housing options Resume (name the file as follows “Last Name, First Name – Resume”) Please no phone calls! You may email with questions.
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