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North Cascades Institute seeks a qualified, enthusiastic professional to become a member of our Operations team here 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 Operations Assistant, this position works closely with all other staff, partners and contractors to support a wide array of educational programs. This is a temporary/seasonal position of up to four and a half months.





  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the North Cascades Institute.
  • Experience in professional housekeeping.
  • 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 50 pounds and walk over uneven terrain.
  • Possession of current driver’s license; acceptable driving record for past three years.
  • Recycling, composting and waste handling.
  • Criminal history and background check will be required.
  • Ability to accommodate a varied work schedule including weekend work.



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




Facilities Cleaning

  • Cleans, sweeps/vacuums/dusts/mops office, classrooms, dining hall, and participant lodges  
  • Cleans and restocks restrooms in office, classroom area, dining hall and participant lodges.
  • Empties/maintains campus garbage/recycle containers routinely.
  • Maintains orderly, clean, and well-stocked janitorial closets.
  • Promptly reports maintenance needs and immediately mitigates hazards encountered in the course of duties.
  • Cleans staff housing annually or as assigned.
  • Performs deep cleaning projects such as window washing twice annually or as assigned.
  • Reports housekeeping supply needs promptly to Facilities Manager.



  • Gathers, washes, dries, folds and distributes laundry for participant lodges and other accommodations as assigned.
  • Maintains orderly, clean, and functional laundry room.
  • Makes participant beds as assigned.



  • Assists Facilities Manager with routine grounds keeping (e.g., removing weeds and thinning native plants, removing fallen debris from trails).
  • Clean Institute vehicles as assigned.
  • Assists in other operational areas such as maintenance, food service, and customer service as assigned.
  • Participate in general staff responsibilities such as staff meetings, hands to work, risk management, and hospitality. 
  • Other jobs as assigned.


Work Schedule
Part-time: June 1 – June 15 (approximately 24 hours per week)

Full-time: June 16 – August 31 (40 hours per week), Friday-Tuesday with Wednesday-Thursday off

Part-time: September 1 – October 15 (approximately 24 hours per week), Friday–Sunday


Compensation, Benefits and Housing

This is a temporary/seasonal, non-exempt, hourly position with a varied schedule of full and part-time work. The wage is $12.00 per hour and benefits include sick leave and holiday pay. Rental housing may be available. Pets and smoking are not allowed on Campus.


Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.


Start Date

June 1, 2017


To Apply

Please apply online on our website at: Complete the online application and upload a resume and a cover letter pertinent to this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at North Cascades Institute. The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, citizenship or any other basis prohibited by law in any of its policies or programs. North Cascades Institute is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.


About North Cascades Institute

The Institute’s mission is to inspire and empower environmental stewardship for all through transformative educational 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. The Institute is committed to innovation and excellence in environmental learning and leadership in the nonprofit community. We believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity.


North Cascades Institute,, is a respected, national leader among U.S. environmental education organizations. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $3 million budget and strong reserves, and more than a decade of Four-Star ratings with Charity Navigator. The Institute was also voted “Best Place to Work” in the 2013 Bellingham Alive – Best in the Northwest annual readers’ poll. This is a wonderful opportunity to join North Cascades Institute at a time of exciting growth.

  Metro Area Seattle WA
  Job Location City Diablo Lake
  Job Location State Washington
  Job Location Zip 98283
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Hourly From: $12.00 To: $12.00
  Job Category Maintenance and Janitorial
  Prefered Experience 0 year(s)
  Job Type Temporary
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date May. 19, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name North Cascades Institute
  Organizational Focus Education and Academia
  Contact Person Cindy Lee
  Contact Phone (360) 854-2654
  Contact Fax (360) 856-1934
  Contact Email
  Web Address

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