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 field campus in the North Cascades National Park (Diablo Lake), this position assists with housekeeping 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 Housekeeping Coordinator, this position works closely with all other staff, partners and contractors to support a wide array of educational programs.

There are 2 Housekeeper positions available.

This is a seasonal/temporary, full-time, non-exempt position. The wage is $18.00 per hour and benefits include sick leave and holiday pay.

Shared rental housing may be available. Smoking is not allowed in housing, during programs, or on the Institute’s campus. Pets are not allowed on the Institute’s campus.

September 1, 2022

September 1, 2022 – December 15, 2022. There is a possibility of returning to the position each year based on interest, experience, and program need.

Tagged as: Full Time, Support Staff


● Enthusiasm for the mission of the North Cascades Institute.
● Experience in housekeeping is preferred.
● Recycling, composting and waste handling.
● Ability to accommodate a varied work schedule including weekend work.
● Final offers of employment are contingent upon the 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.

Required Skills:

● Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks with exemplary time management skills.
● Ability to comply with a smoke- and drug-free work environment.
● Ability to lift 30 pounds and walk over uneven terrain.

Preferred Skills:

● Previous housekeeping experience at other residential learning centers, camps, schools or similar facilities.
● First Aid/CPR/WFR training.

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

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