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Summer Environmental Education, Wilderness Chef, Videography, Social Media & SEO Job Openings

Almost all of the staff who directors Kim & Chris Chisholm hire including our Active Program Faculty & Summer Camp Instructors as well as Administrative & Adjunct Faculty comes on board via our Earth Skills Teaching Apprenticeship so unless you are already a well-trained teacher and earth skills specialist, please apply for our summer apprenticeship for farm internship which often result in employment here and elsewhere within months of starting the program.

That said, we do have a couple of new paid positions available this summer, all of which may include room and board (food and facilities wherever we may be teaching outdoor skills). Applications are accepted through April, with hiring decisions made by April 30th. To get a jump-start go to our apprenticeship application page where you will see everything we will need (same as for apprentices except fees) to let you know whether you are eligible for hire, or alternatively, if we can accept you into our apprenticeship program for reduced tuition or work trade until eligible for payroll.

Seeking one full-time Wilderness Chef for the summer who is also interested an earth skills education. Compensation varies from $500-$800 per week ($12.50 – $20.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your training, experience, time efficiency and productivity.

Seeking one full-time Photographer, Videographer, SEO & Social Media Specialist who is interested in what we do all summer. Compensation varies from $500-$800 per week ($12.50 – $20.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your training, experience, time efficiency and productivity.

Seeking one part-time Chinese Language Administrative Specialist for an applicant fluent in verbal and written Mandarin & English and who is familiar and compassionate with multinational members of the community, including multiple Asian and eastern European cultures, as well as a genuine willingness to learn about and serve historically marginalized communities in the Seattle area. Compensation varies from $15.00 – $30.00 per hour depending on experience, plus optional room and board (food and facilities) or mileage if commuting from home in the Seattle-Tacoma area.

Seeking one new Traditional Technology & Survival Instructor for someone who has certifications or demonstrated proficiency with skills like navigation and orienteering; fire and shelter; wild edible foods foraging; and traditional craftwork like tanning hides for leather, making bows and fishing gear for the fall harvest, working with stone to make knives and arrowheads, emergency survival scenarios, and harvesting plants, animals and minerals with understanding of how to honor their gifts. Compensation varies from $600-$1,200 per week ($15.00 – $30.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your experience and whether you teach workshops, day or overnight camps/expeditions.

Position Pending: One new Ethnobotany & Herbalism Instructor position is available for someone with an herbal degree and real-world experience with plant conservation and ethnobotany, knowing how to cultivate wildcrafting sites, honorably harvest flora for all of its medicinal, nutritional, and utilitarian gifts including traditional craftwork such as basketry, properly process and store the plants, as well as sensibly administer plants to clientele.  Compensation varies from $600-$1,200 per week ($15.00 – $30.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your experience and whether you teach workshops, day or overnight camps/expeditions.

Position Pending: One Full-Time, Residential Homesteading & Sustainability Instructor position is available this summer for someone with a degree or real-world experience with energy conservation and self-sufficiency, permaculture, self-sufficient homesteading and sustainability skills, including • Farm Animal Cultivation • Organic Fruit Orcharding & Vegetable Gardening • Sustainable Building & Natural Selection Forestry • Wild Edible Foraging & Preparation • Paleo Cooking & Food Storage • Medicinal Herb Collection & Preservation • Entrepreneurial Cottage Industry. Compensation varies from $500-$800 per week ($12.50 – $20.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your experience.

Position Pending: One new Wildlife Conservation & Tracking Instructor position is available for someone achieving Cybertracker Level III Certification in both “trailing” as well as “track & sign” evaluations and who have college degrees or similar certificates like the Wildlife Society Certified Wildlife Biologist or other demonstrated understanding of wildlife conservation, animal tracking and zoology for purposes of research, teaching, and sustenance. Compensation varies from $600-$1,200 per week ($15.00 – $30.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your experience and whether you teach workshops, day or overnight camps/expeditions.

Position Pending: One new Outdoor Leadership & Nature Guiding – Day & Overnight Camp Instructor position is available this summer for someone with previous experience teaching at other earth skills schools. Compensation varies from $500-$1,000 per week ($12.50 – $25.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your experience and whether you teach day or overnight camps.