Dream of working with The Whale Museum? Here are some opportunities:

Employment Opportunities

Gift Shop Seasonal Staff: The Whale Museum has a part-time seasonal opening in our Gift Shop. The position requires weekend and holiday availability.
Responsibilities involve connecting the public to the museum, including (but not limited to) greeting guests, answering visitor inquiries, providing information about our mission/programs, cashiering, and opening/closing the store & exhibit hall.
Desirable skills: Customer service and retail experience, knowledge of local marine life and familiarity with points of interest on San Juan Island.
Compensation is $17.00 per hour, 14-20 hours weekly. Benefits include sick pay. Please send resume to grace@whalemuseum.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Soundwatch Volunteer Program: Volunteer with the Soundwatch Boater Education Program! As a Soundwatch Volunteer you will: Execute safe and proper seapersonship while educating boaters about wildlife viewing regulations and collecting data on wildlife viewing activities; Educate commercial and private recreational boaters about wildlife viewing etiquette and guidelines in a positive, professional manner; Keep a daily record of vessel activities around whales or other protection areas for further study, verification, or possible legal action. View full job description and info packet here.

The Whale Museum has other numerous year-round and seasonal volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering for us, click here to download the Volunteer Questionnaire, which has more information about specific opportunities. Email completed questionnaires to Grace and we will be in touch shortly!

Volunteer Museum Docent:

The Whale Museum's Exhibit Hall is open daily. Each year, approximately 30,000 people visit. We are looking for volunteer docents! If you are interested in learning more or spending time telling visitors about the Salish Sea and the amazing marine life therein, please email Grace.

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