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.

Permanent positions

The Mono Lake Committee is seeking two permanent staff members to work in Lee Vining. These positions are available for applications immediately. Applications will be reviewed in July 2024 until filled.

Now hiring: Office Manager

The Office Manager position organizes the staff to help achieve the Mono Lake Committee’s goals for Mono Lake protection, restoration, education, and science. The position manages a key intersection of communication and coordination between staff, office, Mono Basin Field Station, and education program resources. The Office Manager actively plans, communicates, schedules, and coordinates Committee resources to ensure successful organization operations and sustain the Committee’s positive workplace environment. See the full job description here. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and references to Anna Christensen, Operations & Philanthropy Director. Contact Anna with any questions at (760) 647-6595.

Now hiring: Information Center & Bookstore Manager

The Information Center & Bookstore Manager is primarily responsible for the management of the Mono Lake Committee’s Information Center & Bookstore, including front counter staffing and guest experience, retail sales, mail order, online store, and wholesale programs. The Information Center & Bookstore Manager is also responsible for ordering all store merchandise, bookstore appearance, product development, the point-of-sale system, operations planning, and ensuring that the store furthers the goals of the Mono Lake Committee. See the full job description here. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and references to Anna Christensen, Operations & Philanthropy Director. Contact Anna with any questions 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.

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 busy summer season.

Applications accepted starting January 1, 2024.

Information Center & Bookstore Assistant (FILLED FOR 2024)

The Information Center & Bookstore Assistant promotes the Mono Lake Committee mission in the Information Center & Bookstore by working with the retail, visitor services, education, and membership programs. The staff in the bookstore are the primary representatives of the Mono Lake Committee to approximately 67,000 visitors each year. The Mono Lake Information Center & Bookstore Assistant position is valuable for those wanting to further their communication skills, develop visitor services experience, and gain practical experience working in a retail position and for a successful environmental non-profit. 

Mono Lake Intern (FILLED FOR 2024)

Mono Lake Interns assist with the Committee’s non-profit, mission-focused work. Mono Lake Intern duties include staffing the Information Center & Bookstore (~40%), leading interpretive programs (~30%), and working in the Mono Lake Committee office to support the organization’s work to protect and restore Mono Lake (~30%). 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 2024)

The Birding Intern position is similar to the Mono Lake Intern position with a special emphasis on leading interpretive bird walks, assisting with the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua, and supporting existing research projects. Birding Intern duties typically include leading interpretive programs and supporting existing bird research projects (~50%), staffing the Information Center & Bookstore (~35%), and working in the Mono Lake Committee office to support the organization’s work to protect and restore Mono Lake (~15%). The Birding Intern position is ideal for bird enthusiasts wanting to further their interpretive, communication, and guiding skills with a successful environmental non-profit organization.

Education Intern (FILLED FOR 2024)

The Education Intern position is similar to the Mono Lake Intern position with a special emphasis on supporting the Mono Lake Committee’s education programs. Duties include assisting with Mono Basin Outdoor Education Center programs (~40%), staffing the Information Center & Bookstore and Mono Lake Committee office (~30%), and leading interpretive education programs (~30%). The Education Intern position is ideal for education enthusiasts wanting to further their interpretive education skills in varied settings with a successful environmental non-profit organization. 

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.

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 Degenhardt.

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Top photo by Arya Degenhardt.