North Cascades Institute seeks a qualified, enthusiastic professional to become a member of our Operations team at the Environmental Learning Center. Based at the Institute’s campus in the North Cascades National Park on Diablo Lake, this position assists with facilities for the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, which may serve up to 92 children and/or adults per day on a seven-day-a-week schedule, up to ten months a year. Supervised by the Facilities Manager, this position works closely with all other staff, partners and contractors to support a wide array of educational programs. This is a full time, year-round, nonexempt position.

This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position. The wage is $21.00-$23.00 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

BONUS – North Cascades Institute is pleased to offer bonuses for this Facilities Maintenance Technician position. An employee who successfully works for one month of employment from their start date will be eligible for a $500 Sign On Bonus. If the employee works until the end of Fall 2023 programming on December 15, 2023, they will be eligible for a $1500 Season Completion Bonus.

BENEFITS – We offer a competitive compensation package. Benefits include the following:
• Sick Leave – 8 hours per month.
• Vacation Leave – 10 days per year one. Positions with furloughs may accrue less than 10 days.
• Holiday Leave – 12 days maximum per year.
• Service Days – 2 days per year.
• Other paid time-off such as family leave, pregnancy leave, bereavement leave, etc.
• Medical/dental insurance, long and short-term disability insurance, tax-deferred annuity, and contribution retirement plan.
• Yearly stipend to participate in Institute programs.

Benefits are prorated for employees working less than 40 hours per week.

Good quality housing is available through the Institute for $350/month, considerably below market rates. Private rooms in shared houses are sometimes available, but not guaranteed. In some cases, roommates in shared rooms may be required, at $175/month. The Institute has housing available in Marblemount or at the Learning Center on Diablo Lake. Pets are not allowed in the Institute’s campus housing, but a few rooms in a Marblemount house allow for pets. Smoking is not allowed in housing, during programs, or on the Institute’s campus.

As soon as possible.

Tagged as: Full Time


• Minimum 2 years of work experience in general facilities maintenance.
• Comply with a campus smoke- and drug-free work environment.
• Successful completion of a background check that may include employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and a driving history check.
• Valid driver’s license and driving record check must have no more than one moving violation in the past three years, no DUI, reckless driving or serious moving violations, etc.

Required Skills:

• Ability to work and walk over uneven terrain.
• Ability to accommodate a varied work schedule including weekend work.
• Ability to demonstrate good judgment and to work independently and reliably.
• Working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, carpentry and light metal fabrication.
• Ability to lift 50 pounds and walk over uneven terrain.
• Ability to model safe work habits and follow risk management practices.
• Possess excellent mechanical aptitude, problem solving skills.

Preferred Skills:

• First Aid/CPR/WFR training.
• Experience leading volunteers in service projects.
• Experience with recycling, composting, waste handling and snow plowing.

About North Cascades Institute

North Cascades Institute's mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through transformative learning experiences in nature. Since 1986, we have helped connect people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of natural and cultural history. Our goal is to help people of all ages and backgrounds experience and enjoy the mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest – so all will care for and protect this special place.

North Cascades Institute is a respected leader among U.S. environmental education organizations, and we believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $4 million budget and strong reserves, and 15 four-star ratings with Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled. Please apply online on our website at: https://ncascades.org/jobs. Complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume.