Island Jobs

To add your job open­ing, send a mes­sage to edi­tor (at) For $30, we’ll post a descrip­tion of up to 200 words along with your logo, and we’ll run it for 30 days. We’ll also announce the job on the main page of the Update.

Volunteer Coordinator

On Sacred Ground seeks a Vol­un­teer Coor­di­na­tor for its island mar­ble but­ter­fly pro­grams — some­one pas­sion­ate about con­ser­va­tion who has:

  • Exper­tise in envi­ron­men­tal stewardship
  • Expe­ri­ence work­ing with imper­iled species or in conservation
  • Knowl­edge of the San Juan archipelago’s ecosys­tem and its human communities
  • The abil­i­ty to net­work effec­tive­ly, coor­di­nate between mul­ti­ple par­ties, and man­age mul­ti­ple com­pet­ing priorities
  • Proven lead­er­ship skills with a focus on vol­un­teer coor­di­na­tion, men­tor­ship and/or education
  • Will­ing­ness to dig in and get dirty in the field along with volunteers

The posi­tion is a con­tract job for approx­i­mate­ly 20 hours per week (hours vary by sea­son) and starts August 1. It’s cur­rent­ly fund­ed for one year, $32 per hour, not to exceed 1,000 hours. Apply by May 31.

View the full job descrip­tion.

Post­ed May 14

Refuse Collection and Support

Join and grow with the Town of Fri­day Har­bor! The Town is seek­ing pos­i­tive and ener­getic can­di­dates for the pub­lic works depart­ment. This is a fan­tas­tic oppor­tu­ni­ty for a per­son seek­ing an entry lev­el job with sta­bil­i­ty, prospects and benefits.

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor has an imme­di­ate open­ing for a col­lec­tion and sup­port per­son for the Town Refuse Depart­ment. The begin­ning pay range for this entry lev­el posi­tion is $22.70 to $27.87 per hour (DOE).  The suc­cess­ful can­di­date must have a valid Wash­ing­ton State driver’s license and com­mer­cial driver’s license (CDL) endorse­ment or the abil­i­ty to obtain one with­in eight months of employment.

The full job descrip­tion and employ­ment appli­ca­tions are avail­able at Town Hall, 60 Sec­ond Street or on the Town web­site. This posi­tion is open until filled.

Post­ed May 14

Assistant Manager

Do you believe in the pow­er of Co-ops? Are organ­ic and nat­ur­al foods and prod­ucts some­thing you feel pas­sion­ate about? Do you have that get-up-and-go atti­tude and a love of work­ing with and for peo­ple who are envi­ron­men­tal­ly con­scious and appre­ci­ate sup­port­ing local pro­duc­ers? Does the thought of sup­port­ing our local econ­o­my add a lit­tle spring to your step?

If so, then come join the San Juan Island Food Co-op team as Assis­tant Man­ag­er. This per­son will sup­port and con­tribute to total com­pa­ny goals and objec­tives through col­lab­o­ra­tive efforts and will be respon­si­ble for assist­ing all oth­er depart­ments and the Gen­er­al Man­ag­er. Salaried posi­tion with benefits.

The San Juan Island Food Co-op is seek­ing a strong Assis­tant Man­ag­er to man­age and orga­nize cap­i­tal and facil­i­ty projects; main­tain ongo­ing and con­tin­u­ous inven­to­ry; sup­port and stand in for staff when need­ed; sup­port the Gen­er­al Man­ag­er; stand-in as team lead when the Gen­er­al Man­ag­er is not present.

Ben­e­fits include: Paid time off, med­ical insur­ance, 25% off gro­ceries, Port park­ing pass. Start­ing salary is $44,000/year DOE. Please call 360–370-5170 and ask for Shaké or apply online.

Post­ed May 6

Multiple Positions

Grow­ing, fast-paced sep­tic com­pa­ny now hir­ing for two posi­tions to assist with office duties and admin­is­tra­tive work. Posi­tions can be part time up to full time depend­ing upon your skills, pri­or expe­ri­ence and eager­ness to take on addi­tion­al responsibilities.

The can­di­date for the first posi­tion will answer phones, han­dle work orders, run errands, and oth­er mis­cel­la­neous office duties. This per­son does not need any expe­ri­ence, but must pos­sess com­put­er skills, be a quick learn­er, work well in a team set­ting, and have an ener­getic personality.

The can­di­date for the sec­ond posi­tion would assist with pay­roll, deposits, account receiv­ables, rec­on­cil­i­a­tions, month­ly sales tax returns, quar­ter­ly reports and year-end tasks. This per­son must have pri­or expe­ri­ence in book­keep­ing or a sim­i­lar role, be pro­fi­cient in Quick­Books, be able to meet dead­lines and have the abil­i­ty to work independently.

Start­ing wage varies from $22 up to $24 per hour, based on expe­ri­ence. If inter­est­ed, please sub­mit your resume and two ref­er­ences by email to or you can direct­ly drop it off at 640 Mullis Street, Suite 219. These posi­tions are on San Juan Island. 

The dead­line to sub­mit resume and ref­er­ences is April 28.

Post­ed April 14