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Want to help share the wonder of the natural world?

 Apply for seasonal educator and naturalist positions with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies!

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As an Environmental Educator, Naturalist, Intern, or Volunteer with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, you’ll have the opportunity to 
share your energy and enthusiasm by leading educational programs for children, school groups, and visitors to Alaska.  

Our seasonal staff and volunteers work at the Wynn Nature Center (a 145-acre boreal forest preserve), the semi-remote Peterson Bay Field Station, the Yurt on the Spit and our Headquarter's Building (Day Camp starting and ending point). 

Positions are available for the Spring Season (March 25-May 24) and Summer Season (May 27 - Labor Day), with opportunities to combine spring and summer positions into 5 months of employment. Qualified applicants are energetic and flexible, have a background in environmental education and forest and/or marine ecology, and the maturity to live in group situations. 

 

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Overview of 2019 Jobs

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 18, 2019.  

Benefits include compensation of $1,600 - $2,080 per month DOE and housing.

Please indicate in both the cover letter and e-mail subject line the positions for which you are applying.  

 

Spring Season 2019

Environmental Educator: March 25-May 24th, 2019. Learn from and assist Education Coordinator and Senior Environmental Educators in leading residential programs for school groups from around Alaska.  

 


Summer Season 2019

Peterson Bay Field Station

Peterson Bay Field Station Coordinator:May 13-September 2. Plan and lead nature tours for adults and programs for youth from throughout Alaska and the country to connect with the coastal ecosystems of Kachemak Bay, become better stewards and develop a love for the natural world.  

Lead Environmental Educator: May 27-September 2. The Lead Environmental Educator Educator will work primarily with organizing and leading our residential summer camps as well as assisting with special groups at the Peterson Bay Field Station. 

Peterson Bay Field Station Naturalist: May 27-September 2. Impart knowledge and a sense of stewardship with diverse visitors and groups from around the world as you lead interpretive natural history hikes and multi-day field studies in the coastal forest and intertidal zones. 

Peterson Bay Naturalist Intern:May 27-August 10 (possibility for extending later). Gain the skills and experience necessary to guide youth and adults from throughout Alaska and the country to connect with the coastal ecosystems of Kachemak Bay, become better stewards, and develop a love for the natural world. 

 

Carl E. Wynn Nature Center

Wynn Naturalist: May 27-September 2. Impart knowledge and a sense of stewardship with diverse visitors and groups from around the world as they visit this 140-acre boreal forest preserve on the ridge above Homer, Alaska.  

Wynn Naturalist Intern: May 27-September 2. Gain the skills and experience needed to impart knowledge and a sense of stewardship with visitors and groups from around the world as they visit this 140-acre boreal forest preserve on the ridge above Homer, Alaska.   

 

Homer Day Camp

Day Camp Coordinator: May 20-August 23. Plan and lead day camp programs for kids from Homer and beyond to connect with the ecosystems of Kachemak Bay, become better stewards, and develop a love for the natural world.

Assistant Educator-Homer Day Camp:May 27-August 23. Help kids from Homer and beyond connect with the ecosystems of Kachemak Bay, become better stewards, and develop a love for the natural world. 

 

Yurt on the Homer Spit

Environmental Educator: May 27-September 2. Work primarily with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies SPIT Kids (3-hour programs), while also leading Creatures of the Dock Tours.

Yurt Visitor Services Specialist: May 27-September 2. Work 1/2 of your time leading Creatures of the Dock Tours and greeting visitors at the Yurt on the Spit, and 1/2 your time at either the Wynn Nature Center as Naturalist Intern, or at the Homer Day Camp as an educator.  

Marine Educator:  May 27-September 2. Based out of the Yurt on the Spit, split your time between planning for and leading educational and enjoyable 3-hour Ocean Connection programs aboard a 15-passenger boat on Kachemak Bay, guiding 1-hour Creatures of the Dock Tours at the Homer Harbor, and leading full day naturalist guided tours of the intertidal and coastal forest at the Peterson Bay Field Station.

 

High School Internships

 High School Intern: June 10-August 19. Interns will act as guides, greeters, and programs support for CACS summer programs. Enjoy interacting with the public, spending time outdoors, and helping to make the most of visitors' experience with CACS. Find the application here


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Volunteer Opportunities 

 

Thanks for your interest in volunteering for CACS. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. No matter what your interests and abilities are, we need you! Contact Melanie Dufour at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about being a CACS volunteer.

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:
After 30 hours – a 20% discount on promotional items sold in the office.

After 50 hours – 3 vouchers for free Peterson Bay natural history tours (excluding boat transportation). Two days advance notice required.

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