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Job Details

  • Date Posted: April 7, 2022
  • Location: Sedro-Woolley, Washington
  • Company: North Cascades Institute
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $16 / hour
  • Housing Offered: Yes
  • Experience: No experience needed

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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.



  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the North Cascades Institute.
  • Experience in housekeeping is preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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 the 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. Able to learn and operate a small pressure washer.
  • Reports housekeeping supply needs promptly to Housekeeping Coordinator or 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.
  • Support equity initiatives at North Cascades Institute and actively contribute to NCI as a community of belonging that is welcoming and accessible to everyone. Develop a personal equity, diversity, and inclusion related goal(s) and track progress towards your goal(s) with your supervisor.
  • Other jobs as assigned.


This is a seasonal/temporary, full-time, non-exempt position. The wage is $15.00-$16.00 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.


June 1, 2022 or sooner.


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


The work week for this position is Wednesday-Sunday (40 hours per week) with Mondays and Tuesdays off.


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.

About North Cascades Institute

North Cascades Institute requires all employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and to provide proof of inoculation unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. All new hires are expected to comply with these requirements upon employment.

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.