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We will begin accepting applications for the 2015 seasonal staff positions on January 1, 2015.

If you have questions about the job application process, please contact Jessica Horn, Office Manager, at (760) 647-6595 x120.

  • Mono Lake Intern (seasonal)
    1. TITLE: Mono Lake Intern
      SALARY: $9.00/hour
      STATUS: Non-exempt, full-time
      DURATION: June 1 through September 15 (somewhat flexible for students)
      ORGANIZATION: Mono Lake Committee
      LOCATION: Lee Vining, California
      SUPERVISED BY: Office Manager

      Interns participate in a variety of tasks that assist with the Committee’s non-profit, mission-focused work. Duties include; leading education programs (30%), staffing the Information Center & Bookstore (40%), and assisting with a variety of projects (30%) related to the organization’s mission to protect and restore Mono Lake. The Mono Lake Committee is a grass-roots, non-profit organization with over 16,000 members. Asking visitors to support Mono Lake through membership is an important part of working in the Information Center & Bookstore. The Mono Lake Intern position is valuable for those wanting to further their communication skills and gain practical experience working for a successful, environmental non-profit. The position also offers the opportunity to spend the season in one of the most inspiring landscapes in California and the American West.

      PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Staff the Information Center & Bookstore counter, provide information, answer questions for visitors, and sign up interested visitors to be members of the Mono Lake Committee. Duties on the front counter also include handling retail sales, stocking shelves, and keeping up store appearance.
      • Lead education programs at Mono Lake, including guided canoe tours on Mono Lake and walking tours of the South Tufa area.
      • Answer phones; fulfill information requests via phone, mail and email; assist with Mono Lake Committee membership projects; assist with organizational events; and assist with office and field tasks needed to support operations and mission.
      • Other duties and projects may be assigned based on skills, interest, initiative, and mission-driven needs.

      QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Strong work ethic, positive and collaborative attitude.
      • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal.
      • Desire to learn more about how a successful non-profit operates.
      • Ability to work one or two closing shifts (until 9:30pm) per week.
      • Ability to work one or two opening shifts (7:30am start) per week.
      • Flexibility under a changing schedule.
      • Desire to interpret natural history and environmental water issues for the public.
      • Desire to understand and solve environmental problems from a solution-oriented perspective.
      • Ability to quickly understand local natural history and complex California water issues.
      • A car is required for work-related travel (mileage is reimbursed), and a good driving record is required. Final hiring is contingent upon approval of driving record.

      BENEFITS:
      • Employee discount on merchandise in the Information Center & Bookstore.
      • Mileage is paid for all job-related travel.
      • Shared housing may be available in Lee Vining.
      • Working at Mono Lake!

      GENERAL INFORMATION:
      The Mono Lake Committee is a 16,000 member citizens’ group dedicated to the permanent protection and restoration of the Mono Basin ecosystem, educating the public about Mono Lake and the impacts on the environment of excessive water use, and promoting cooperative solutions that meet real water needs without transferring environmental problems to other areas.

      The local area is comprised of sagebrush steppe, pinyon-juniper, and Jeffrey pine forest plant communities, 46,000 acres of Mono Lake, numerous 12,000+ foot Sierra peaks, and plug-dome volcanoes. The Mono Lake Committee offices are in the town of Lee Vining (pop. 400, elev. 6,780'), on the eastern edge of Yosemite National Park near Mono Lake. The town is located adjacent to the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area, and the Ansel Adams and Hoover Wilderness areas. Lee Vining is situated along Highway 395, 27 miles north of Mammoth Lakes, California and 110 miles south of Carson City, Nevada.

      Intern positions are temporary, lasting from three to six months. Interns work 40 hours per week with two consecutive days off. Housing is available through the Committee at $200/month (sorry, no pets). Interns also receive a discount on merchandise from the Information Center & Bookstore, and get the great benefit of living in the Eastern Sierra and working for a successful environmental non-profit. Field orientation and training is provided along with First Aid and CPR certification for those who don’t have it.

      APPLICATION PROCESS:
      Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2015. To apply, send a cover letter and resume via email to Jessica Horn, Office Manager. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. For more information, contact Jessica at (760) 647-6595 x120. Click here to download a PDF of the Mono Lake Intern job description.

  • Birding Intern (seasonal) FILLED FOR 2015
    1. The Birding Intern position has been filled for 2015.
      TITLE
      : Birding Intern
      SALARY: $9.00/hour
      STATUS: Non-Exempt, full-time
      DURATION: May 15 through September 15 (somewhat flexible for students)
      ORGANIZATION: Mono Lake Committee
      LOCATION: Lee Vining, California
      SUPERVISED BY: Education Director

      The Birding Intern position is similar to the Mono Lake Intern position, but has a special emphasis on leading interpretive bird walks, researching bird and birding issues, assisting with ongoing research projects, and assisting with the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua. The Birding Intern works closely with five other Interns who assist with Mono Lake Committee interpretive education programs, staff the busy Information Center & Bookstore, and work in the Mono Lake Committee office to help carry out smooth and effective work in the areas of education, communication, policy, membership and overall operations. The Birding Intern's duties are roughly divided between 35% time in the field leading programs, 35% staffing the Information Center & Bookstore, and 30% working in the office. Some work time may include assisting with bird research in the Mono Basin. Subscribing Mono Lake Committee members and renewals is an important part of staffing the Information Center & Bookstore. This position is ideal for bird enthusiasts wanting to further their interpretive and communication skills and gain experience in environmental, non-profit work.

      PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Lead weekly morning bird walks along the northwest shore of Mono Lake.
      • Provide interpretive environmental education programs at Mono Lake including guided canoe tours on Mono Lake and walking tours of the South Tufa area.
      • Staff the Information Center & Bookstore counter, provide information, answer questions for visitors, and sign up interested visitors to be members of the Mono Lake Committee. Duties on the front counter also include handling retail sales, stocking shelves, and keeping up store appearance.
      • Lead education programs at Mono Lake, including guided canoe tours on Mono Lake and walking tours of the South Tufa area.
      • Answer phones; fulfill information requests via phone, mail, and email; assist with office and field tasks needed to support operations and mission.
      • Coordinate with a local network of organizations and individuals interested in birds and birding.
      • Assist with the California Gull research on Mono Lake in late May, early July, and mid-August.
      • Research and develop materials and programs designed to promote birding related recreation in the Mono Basin.
      • Assist with the annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua.
      • Other duties as assigned based on skills, interest, initiative, and organization needs.

      QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Basic knowledge of birds and field identification through experience and/or education.
      • Strong communications skills—both written and verbal.
      • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and team approach.
      • Desire to learn more about how a successful non-profit operates.
      • Ability to be flexible under a changing schedule.
      • Desire to interpret natural history and environmental water issues for the public.
      • Desire to understand and solve environmental problems from a solution-oriented perspective.
      • The ability to quickly understand complicated natural history and California water issues.
      • A car is required for work-related travel (mileage is reimbursed), and a good driving record is required. Final hiring is contingent on approval of driving record.

      BENEFITS:
      • Employee discount on merchandise in the Information Center & Bookstore.
      • Mileage is paid for all job-related travel.
      • Shared housing may be available in Lee Vining.
      • Working at Mono Lake!

      GENERAL INFORMATION:
      The Mono Lake Committee is a 16,000 member non-profit citizens' group dedicated to the permanent protection and restoration of the Mono Basin ecosystem, educating the public about Mono Lake and the impacts on the environment of excessive water use, and promoting cooperative solutions that meet real water needs without transferring environmental problems to other areas.

      The local area is comprised of sagebrush steppe, piñon-juniper, and Jeffrey pine forest plant communities, 46,000 acres of Mono Lake, numerous 12,000+ foot Sierra peaks, and plug-dome volcanoes. The Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore is in the town of Lee Vining (pop. 400, elev. 6,780'), on the eastern edge of Yosemite National Park overlooking Mono Lake. The town is located adjacent to the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area and the Ansel Adams and Hoover Wilderness areas. Lee Vining is situated along Highway 395, 27 miles north of Mammoth Lakes, California and 110 miles south of Carson City, Nevada.

      The Birding Intern position is temporary, lasting from 3–6 months. The Birding Intern works 40 hours per week with two consecutive days off. Housing is available through the Committee at $200/month (sorry, no pets). The Birding Intern also receives a discount on merchandise from the Information Center & Bookstore, and gets the great benefit of working for a successful environmental non-profit. Field orientation and training is provided along with First Aid and CPR certification for those who don't have it.

      APPLICATION PROCESS:
      Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2015. To apply, send a cover letter and resume via email to Bartshe Miller, Education Director. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. For more information, contact Bartshe at (760) 647-6595 x121.


      The Birding Intern position has been filled for 2015.


  • Canoe Program Coordinator (seasonal) FILLED FOR 2015
    1. The Canoe Program Coordinator position has been filled for 2015.
      TITLE:
      Canoe Program Coordinator
      SALARY: $10.00 to $12.00 based on experience
      STATUS: Non-Exempt, full-time, seasonal
      DURATION: mid-May to mid-September
      ORGANIZATION: Mono Lake Committee
      LOCATION: Lee Vining, California
      SUPERVISED BY: Education Director

      The Canoe Program Coordinator manages the Mono Lake Committee's weekend canoe tour program on Mono Lake, coordinates weekday canoe tours for the Outdoor Education Program, and arranges for private tours. The Coordinator is responsible for running between six and eight programs per week once the summer season begins. The Coordinator must work closely with other staff to ensure safe, high-quality, guided programs. The Canoe Coordinator maintains the canoe equipment and manages reservations and canoe revenue. This position is ideal for those wanting to further their interpretive and communication skills, guiding experience, and to gain experience in the environmental, non-profit world.

      PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Lead interpretive canoe tours on Mono Lake for the public each weekend, and for the Mono Lake Committee's residential outdoor education program as needed.
      • Work as a team leader in the field with other seasonal staff.
      • Manage reservations, take reservations, and organize paperwork; complete basic bookkeeping and process canoe tour revenue.
      • Maintain clean and functional canoe program equipment and storage space.
      • Assist with canoe safety and interpretive training of other seasonal staff.
      • Staff the Information Center & Bookstore counter, providing information and answering questions for visitors, and subscribing members for the Mono Lake Committee. Duties on the front counter also include handling retail sales, stocking shelves, and keeping up store appearance.
      • Provide interpretive environmental education walking tours of the South Tufa area for the public.
      • Answer phones, fulfill information requests via phone, mail, and email, process new Mono Lake Committee memberships, and other office tasks as needed to support successful office operations.
      • Other duties as assigned based on skills, interest, initiative and organization needs.

      QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Paddling experience.
      • Strong communication and leadership skills—both written and verbal.
      • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and team player approach.
      • Desire to learn more about how a successful non-profit operates.
      • Ability to be flexible under a changing schedule.
      • Ability to work one or two closing shifts (until 9:30pm) per week.
      • Ability to work one or two opening shifts (7:30am start) per week.
      • Desire to interpret natural history and environmental water issues for the public.
      • Desire to understand and solve environmental problems from a solution-oriented perspective.
      • The ability to quickly understand complicated natural history and California water issues.
      • A car is required for work related travel (mileage is reimbursed), and a good driving record is required. Final hiring is contingent on approval of driving record.
      • Ability to perform heavy lifting of canoes and other equipment.
      • First Aid and CPR certification required, WFR and/or lifeguard certification is a plus.
      • Experience driving a large truck towing a trailer is helpful but not required.

      BENEFITS:
      • Employee discount on merchandise in the Information Center & Bookstore.
      • Mileage is paid for all job-related travel.
      • Shared housing may be available in Lee Vining.
      • Working at Mono Lake!

      GENERAL INFORMATION:
      The Mono Lake Committee is a 16,000-member citizens' group dedicated to the permanent protection and restoration of the Mono Basin ecosystem; educating the public about Mono Lake and the impacts on the environment of excessive water use; and promoting cooperative solutions that meet real water needs without transferring environmental problems to other areas.

      The local area is comprised of sagebrush steppe, piñon-juniper, and Jeffrey pine forest plant communities, 46,000 acres of Mono Lake, numerous 12,000+ foot Sierra peaks, and plug-dome volcanoes. The Mono Lake Committee Information Center and Bookstore is in the town of Lee Vining (pop. 400, elev. 6,780'), on the eastern edge of Yosemite National Park overlooking Mono Lake. The town is located adjacent to the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area, and the Ansel Adams and Hoover Wilderness areas. Lee Vining is situated along Highway 395, 27 miles north of Mammoth Lakes, California and 110 miles south of Carson City, Nevada.

      The Canoe Coordinator position is full-time, seasonal, from mid-May to mid-September. The Canoe Coordinator receives $12 an hour and works 40 hours per week with 2 consecutive days off. Housing is available through the Committee at $200/month (sorry, no pets). Staff receive a discount on merchandise from the Information Center & Bookstore, and get the great benefit of working for a successful environmental non-profit. Canoe training, field orientation, and background to natural history and water issues are provided.

      APPLICATION PROCESS:
      Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2015. To apply, send a cover letter and resume via email to Bartshe Miller, Education Director. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. For more information, contact Bartshe at (760) 647-6595 x121.


      The Canoe Program Coordinator position has been filled for 2015.


  • Outdoor Education Intern (seasonal) FILLED FOR 2015
    1. The Outdoor Education Intern position has been filled for 2015.
      TITLE:
      Outdoor Education Intern
      SALARY: $9.00/hour
      STATUS: Non-Exempt, full-time
      DURATION: May–October
      ORGANIZATION: Mono Lake Committee
      LOCATION: Lee Vining, California
      SUPERVISED BY: Education Director

      One Instructor Intern assists with the instruction and operation of the Mono Basin Outdoor Education Center (OEC) programs on-site and in the field. The position works closely with the OEC Program Manager and the Watershed Education Coordinator to lead programs and activities for youth from Southern California. The OEC is a small residential education site that hosts student and community groups at Mono Lake.

      Since 1995, the Mono Lake Committee has operated a successful outdoor education program connecting youth from all over the City of Los Angeles to the northern terminus of their city’s aqueduct and watershed 335 miles distant. The program operates at the Mono Basin Outdoor Education Center (OEC). The program blends watershed education, experiential education, muscle-powered recreation, and stewardship projects to build understanding and appreciation for Mono Lake and the Los Angeles watershed. The OEC is located at the Cain Ranch along Highway 158, along the north end of the June Lake Loop, six miles from Mono Lake.

      Groups participating in the outdoor education program at Mono Lake include Los Angeles schools and community groups and regional school groups from elementary school to college level. Approximately 18 groups participate from late May through October. Groups comprise all ages, but are often middle school to high school ages. Group sizes typically vary between 10-25 students.

      PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Lead hikes, education programs, team-building activities, and canoe trips on Mono Lake. Hikes may include challenging trails and terrain around Mono Lake or in the high country of the surrounding Mono/Yosemite region.
      • Assist in guiding and supervising (along with adult chaperones provided by the individual groups) during the five-day program duration.
      • Assist with program site set-up, clean up, kitchen help, and some superficial site maintenance and upkeep.
      Other responsibilities include education program development and preparation and leading environmental education programs for school groups participating outside the OEC program.
      • Assisting with various projects at the Mono Lake Committee Office and Information Center & Bookstore in Lee Vining as required.

      QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Strong leadership and communication skills, and the desire to teach natural history and environmental water issues to a young, ethnically, and culturally diverse youth.
      • Desire to understand environmental problems from a solution-oriented perspective.
      • Previous experience working with and/or teaching young people in an outdoor setting.
      • A car is required. Mileage will be reimbursed for occasional, work-related travel.
      • Ability to occasionally lift heavy loads up to 40 pounds.
      • Current First Aid and CPR certification required.
      • Final hiring is contingent on fingerprint background check and driving record check.
      • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus, and canoe-paddling experience is helpful.
      The OEC serves youth from different parts of Los Angeles, of varying ages, ethnic backgrounds, education levels, and physical fitness. Many have never experienced a wild place beyond the city, and some groups have little or no science background. The OE program adapts to meet the needs of these youth. Staff on duty share meals, activities, housing/camping, and clean-up. There is a community atmosphere within this program that requires a myriad of staff roles—instructor, naturalist, janitor, trip leader, mentor, friend, counselor, supervisor, first-aid provider, diplomat, comedian, etc.

      BENEFITS:
      • Employee discount on merchandise in the Information Center & Bookstore.
      • Mileage is paid for all job-related travel (this does not include travel to and from the Outdoor Experiences site).
      • Shared housing available in Lee Vining.
      • Working at Mono Lake!

      GENERAL INFORMATION:
      The OEC Instructor-intern position is full-time, seasonal, and hourly, from May through October. Housing is available through the Committee at $200/month (sorry, no pets). Staff receive a discount on merchandise from the Information Center & Bookstore, and get the great benefit of working for a successful environmental non-profit.

      The Mono Lake Committee is a 16,000 member non-profit citizens' group dedicated to the permanent protection and restoration of the Mono Basin ecosystem; educating the public about Mono Lake and the impacts on the environment of excessive water use; and promoting cooperative solutions that meet real water needs without transferring environmental problems to other areas.

      APPLICATION PROCESS:
      Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2015. To apply, send a cover letter and resume via email to Bartshe Miller, Education Director. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. For more information, contact Bartshe at (760) 647-6595 x121.


      The Outdoor Education Intern position has been filled for 2015.


  • Information Center & Bookstore Assistant (seasonal)
    1. TITLE: Information Center & Bookstore Assistant
      SALARY: $10.00–$12.00 per hour, based on experience
      STATUS: Full-time (40 hours a week)
      DURATION: Seasonal (May 15 through September 30)
      ORGANIZATION: Mono Lake Committee
      LOCATION: Lee Vining, California
      SUPERVISED BY: Information Center & Bookstore Manager

      The Information Center & Bookstore Assistant promotes the Mono Lake Committee mission* in the Information Center & Bookstore by working with the retail, information, and membership programs. The staff in the bookstore are the primary representatives of the Mono Lake Committee to visitors in the Information Center. The Information Center serves approximately 100,000 visitors each year.

      PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Work in the Information Center & Bookstore with our retail sales, information, education, and membership programs on a daily basis.
      • Have a thorough understanding of all Information Center & Bookstore functions and products. This includes knowing the point of sale cash register system, store opening and closing procedures, safety procedures, and a familiarity with all store products.
      • Promote Mono Lake Committee membership to visitors, and sign up new members.
      • Ensure that the store is neat, clean, and well-stocked at all times.
      • Clean the store and restroom on a routine basis.
      • Assist with receiving, stocking, and displaying merchandise.
      • Effectively communicate the Mono Lake Committee’s mission, policies, Mono Lake ecology, and current events to visitors.
      • Provide visitors with detailed and accurate information about Lee Vining, the Mono Basin, Yosemite National Park, and the Eastern Sierra.
      • Stock and maintain tourist information binders and Chamber of Commerce area.
      • Promote and show the Mono Lake Committee film to interested visitors.
      • Serve as a positive role model for all staff and assist Information Center & Bookstore Manager in monitoring the work of other seasonal staff.
      • Assist with canoe tour and field seminar reservations, answering phones, and other tasks as needed.

      QUALIFICATIONS:
      Excellent customer service and money handling skills.
      • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and team player approach.
      • Enthusiasm for and commitment to the Mono Lake Committee mission.
      • Ability to be detail oriented, organized, and an independent worker.
      • Ability to work well with the public.
      • Ability to work weekends.
      • Ability to work several closing shifts (until 9:30pm) per week.
      • Ability to work several opening shifts (7:30am start) per week.
      • Flexibility under a changing schedule.
      • Ability to quickly understand local natural history and complex California water issues.
      • Sales experience preferred, but specific training will be provided.
      • Ability to lift 40 pounds and stand for up to eight hours per day.

      BENEFITS:
      Employee discount on merchandise in the Information Center & Bookstore.
      • Mileage is paid for any job-related travel.
      • Shared housing may be available in Lee Vining.
      • Working at Mono Lake!

      GENERAL INFORMATION:
      *The Mono Lake Committee is a 16,000-member citizens’ group dedicated to the permanent protection and restoration of the Mono Basin ecosystem; educating the public about Mono Lake and the impacts on the environment of excessive water use; and promoting cooperative solutions that meet real water needs without transferring environmental problems to other areas.

      The local area is comprised of sagebrush steppe, pinyon-juniper, and Jeffrey pine forest plant communities, 46,000 acres of Mono Lake, numerous 12,000+ foot Sierra peaks, and plug-dome volcanoes. The Mono Lake Committee Information Center and Bookstore is in the town of Lee Vining (pop. 400, elev. 6,780'), on the eastern edge of Yosemite National Park overlooking Mono Lake. The town is located adjacent to the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area, and the Ansel Adams and Hoover Wilderness areas. Lee Vining is situated along Highway 395, 27 miles north of Mammoth Lakes, California and 110 miles south of Carson City, Nevada.

      The Information Center & Bookstore Assistant position is temporary, lasting about four months. The Information Center & Bookstore Assistant works 40 hours per week with two consecutive days off. Housing may be available through the Committee (sorry, no pets). The Information Center & Bookstore Assistant also receives a discount on merchandise from the Information Center & Bookstore, and gets the great benefit of working for a successful environmental non-profit.

      APPLICATION PROCESS:
      Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2015. To apply, send a cover letter and resume via email to Jessica Horn, Office Manager. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.For more information, contact Jessica at (760) 647-6595 x120. Click here to download a PDF of the Information Center & Bookstore Intern job description.



  • Volunteer at Mono Lake
    1. We welcome volunteers at any time. If you are interested in volunteering at Mono Lake, please contact Jessica Horn, Office Manager at (760) 647-6595 x120.


 

 
mission statement

The Mono Lake Committee is a non-profit citizens' group dedicated to:

Protecting and restoring the Mono Basin ecosystem;

educating the public about Mono Lake and the impacts on the environment of excessive water use; and

promoting cooperative solutions that protect Mono Lake and meet real water needs without transferring environmental problems to other areas.

 

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