Wild Whatcom seeks enthusiastic outdoor and environmental educators to work as Mentors across various programs. Mentors co-lead outings which include nature exploration, skills lessons covering a range of topics from plant identification to fire by friction, and service projects in parks and outdoor spaces in Whatcom County. Mentors are also responsible for communication with participant families, lesson preparation, and related clerical duties. Wild Whatcom is currently seeking 1-2 salaried Mentor positions starting in the Fall of 2023.

Salaried positions are based on a contract average of 30 hrs per week with seasonal variability. In addition to accrued paid time off, salaried positions also received paid holidays. Positions include work on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and 3 weekdays. Please see www.wildwhatcom.org/employment for the full job description including sample schedule.

This position is a 41-week contract position beginning Aug 28, 2023 through June 9, 2024. Staff working school year contracts will also be offered summer contracts for our summer camps and other summer programs. The salary range for the 41 week contract is $20,295-$22,140 (hourly equivalent $16.50-18.00/hr); salary and hours will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.

Tagged as: Teaching/Education

About Wild Whatcom

Wild Whatcom is dedicated to connecting people of all ages to nature and developing positive character traits through outdoor exploration and discovery. We provide experiential learning opportunities that inspire participants to explore, connect, and serve, while building healthy relationships with nature, community, and self.

Application Instructions

To Apply: Priority application deadline is July 28. Position to remain open until filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references in one PDF file addressed to “Wild Whatcom Hiring Team” at [email protected] with your name and “Mentor Application, School Year” in the subject line. Direct any questions to [email protected]. Before hire, prospective employees must pass a thorough background check. If any concerns arise, we will review them with the candidate.