View from behind a person paddling a canoe on Mono Lake with tufa towers and tall mountains shrouded in clouds in the distance.

Jobs

Thank you for your interest in working at the Mono Lake Committee!

We’re biased, but we think it’s a pretty great place to work: we’re a friendly, welcoming, and close-knit staff who support each other and the organization’s mission. We’re committed to being good stewards and ambassadors for the Mono Basin while fostering the sense of wonder instilled by this magnificent landscape.

The Mono Lake Committee values a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers feel respected and appreciated. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our departments.

Fall/winter seasonal position

We are currently hiring a Project Specialist for the fall/winter season. The Project Specialist is responsible for assisting staff in the daily operations of the Mono Lake Committee and delivery of the Mono Lake Committee’s mission. The Project Specialist will also help with several short-term projects as needed by staff during the fall and winter seasons. This job would begin as soon as possible and extend through April 30, 2023. The position will be evaluated in March 2023 for the possibility of extension. To apply, please see the full job description.

Summer seasonal positions

Each year, the Mono Lake Committee hires seasonal staff to help with canoe tours and walking tours, bookstore shifts, education programs, and events throughout the very busy summer season. These are full-time, hourly jobs that typically run from late May through late August or September.

All 2022 positions have been filled. Hiring for summer 2023 will begin in January 2023.

Mono Lake Intern (FILLED FOR 2022)

As a Mono Lake Intern, you will assist with the Mono Lake Committee’s non-profit, mission-focused work in a variety of ways. Duties include staffing the Information Center & Bookstore (60%), leading education programs (25%), and working in the Mono Lake Committee office on projects (15%) related to the Committee’s mission to protect and restore Mono Lake. 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.

Birding Intern (FILLED FOR 2022)

The Birding Intern position is similar to the Mono Lake Intern position, with a special emphasis on leading interpretive bird walks, researching birds and birding issues, assisting with ongoing research projects, and assisting with the annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua. Duties are roughly divided among 35% time in the field leading programs, 35% staffing the Information Center & Bookstore, and 30% working in the office. This position is ideal for bird enthusiasts wanting to further their interpretive, communication, and guiding skills and gain experience in environmental non-profit work.

Canoe Program Coordinator (FILLED FOR 2022)

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 Center program, and arranges for private tours. Duties include: running between six and eight programs per week once the summer season begins; working closely with other staff to schedule tours and ensure safe, high-quality guided programs; maintaining canoe equipment; managing reservations and canoe revenue; towing the canoe trailer to and from the launch site. 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.

Outdoor Education Instructor (FILLED FOR 2022)

Outdoor Education Instructors work in the field about 75% of the time with another instructor and the Mono Basin Outdoor Education Center Manager, assisting with education program coordination and leadership for groups ranging in size between 10 and 20 participants. Groups participating in the OEC program include Los Angeles school and community groups with participants from teenagers to adults. There is a community atmosphere within this program that requires staff to serve in a myriad of roles—instructor, naturalist, janitor, trip leader, mentor, friend, counselor, supervisor, first-aid provider, diplomat, comedian, etc.

Nine people are looking at something interesting off in the distance, that we cannot see, and two people are pointing it out to one of the people, one is looking with binoculars, and one person is taking a photograph.
Mono Lake Committee seasonal staff start each summer with an in-depth, two week training period—a crash course in all things Mono Lake. Photo by Erv Nichols.

Permanent positions

We currently have no openings for permanent positions at the Mono Lake Committee. Please check back another time. General inquiries may be directed to Office Director Claire Landowski at (760) 647-6595.

Twelve people are standing in a grove of an unusual landscape with tufa towers behind them and they are listening intently to a guide and it is a bright sunny day.
Mono Lake Committee staff lead interpretive walking tours at South Tufa, Mono Lake’s most popular visitor location. Photo by Gabrielle Renteria.

Volunteer

The Mono Lake Volunteer Program is a partnership initiative sponsored by the US Forest Service, California State Parks, and the Mono Lake Committee, with support from the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association and the Bodie Foundation.

The program is always accepting new volunteers—thank you for your interest! For more information, visit the Volunteer Program page.

Thirteen people are standing together for a group photo smiling and looking very cheerful as they've just graduated to become official Mono Lake Volunteers.
Mono Lake Volunteers are an energetic group of people who love helping visitors make the most of their time in the Mono Basin. Photo by Arya Harp.

The Mono Lake Committee values a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement.

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Top photo by Erv Nichols.