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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 or 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 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 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.

Full-Time Wilderness Chef for someone 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.

Traditional Technology & Survival Instructor 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. In addition to these specialized skills, the position also requires interest in learning to teach a mix of herbalism, wildlife tracking, and backcountry leadership skills to children during the summer – so once on payroll, the instructor co-teaches about half survival/traditional technologies, and half other earth skills in our curriculum. Compensation varies from $600-$1,000 per week ($15.00 – $25.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your experience and whether you teach workshops, day or overnight camps/expeditions.

Ethnobotany & Herbalism Instructor 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. In addition to these specialized skills, the position also requires interest in learning to teach a mix of wilderness survival and backcountry leadership skills to children during the summer – so once on payroll, the instructor co-teaches about half ethnobotany/herbalism and half general wilderness skills. Compensation varies from $600-$1,000 per week ($15.00 – $25.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your experience and whether you teach workshops, day or overnight camps/expeditions.

Full-Time, Residential Homesteading & Sustainability Instructor 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.

Wildlife Conservation & Tracking Instructor pfor 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. In addition to these specialized skills, the position also requires interest in learning to teach a mix of ethnobotany, wilderness survival and backcountry leadership skills to children during the summer – so once on payroll, the instructor co-teaches about half on wildlife themes, and half other earth skills in our curriculum. Compensation varies from $600-$1,000 per week ($15.00 – $25.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your experience and whether you teach workshops, day or overnight camps/expeditions.

Outdoor Leadership & Nature Guiding – Day & Overnight Camp Instructor for someone with previous experience teaching at other earth skills schools. The position is for a generals with expertise in a mix of the above instructor descriptions. Compensation varies from $600-$1,000 per week ($15.00 – $25.00 per hour) plus room and board (food and facilities) depending on your experience and whether you teach day or overnight camps.