This position will remain open until filled; early applications encouraged.



We seek a collaborative and reliable person to join our team in the seasonal summer position of Campus and Workshop Host. Sitka is a 53-years-young coastal arts and ecology nonprofit. This team member will support the daily operations of Sitka’s art, writing and ecology workshops in the summer. They will work closely with the Program Manager to help our workshops run smoothly, support the wonderful regional artists and experts who teach our workshops, steward campus caretaking responsibilities by helping maintain a clean, safe and welcoming environment to ensure the best possible experience for Sitka guests.

30+ hours/week: The work load is 30+ hours weekly for this seasonal position. Preference will be given to qualified and flexible applicants with experience and knowledge in customer relations, housekeeping, light audio/visual skills and an enthusiasm and capacity for physically active work in a fun and creative atmosphere.


Outdoor and in-studio/office work: For people who thrive in lively and ever-changing settings, Sitka is an energizing and rewarding place to work. During the workday, our campus is cozy and welcoming, with lots of laughter and team collaboration, and not much alone time or personal space, so being the kind of person who can be productive while enjoying a lot going on around them is key. The Campus and Workshop Host will primarily work in multiple spaces like workshop studios, apartments and outdoors with minimal in-office work. They will also need to thrive when working autonomously.


Working style: The Campus and Workshop Host will be self-organizing and self-motivated, proactively coordinating with participating workshop instructors, staff and guests to think through all the little details in advance of a workshop. They will be quick to regroup and troubleshoot the unexpected when things don’t go as planned. They will find and sustain a healthy balance between self-driven, autonomous work and collaboration with a fun and supportive team. They will find joy in taking on this work not just as a list of tasks to be completed but as a community of relationships to be fostered. Most importantly, they will delight in exploring art and nature with adult guests of all ages and assist in creating experiences where the natural curiosity and creativity in individuals is sparked and celebrated. This is a practical-meets-playful summer job.


Central support: While the Campusand Workshop Host will enjoy a great deal of autonomy in their work, they willnot be alone. They will work closely with the Program Manager to supportSitka’s workshops on a day-to-day basis. They will also work closely with theAssistant Director and Administrative Coordinator, who will provide centraladministrative and communications support (such as front desk support, supplyordering and other centralized services). Everyone will work together to createa sense of unity, continuity and quality across all of Sitka’s programmaticexperiences and communications.


The Campus and Workshop Host assists in all aspects of Sitka’s workshops including setting up/taking down workshop spaces and supplies, keeping workshop spaces, bathrooms and studio apartments clean and organized, greeting and assisting instructors and participants, answering visitor questions, making sure health and safety precautions are being taken, and other daily operational tasks to ensure the smooth and safe operation of daily workshops.


Sitka’s campus is small, beautiful and welcoming, and everyone who works at Sitka helps maintain our buildings and grounds. The Campus and Workshop Host will help clean and sanitize Sitka’s main office space, kitchenette and library space, two small exterior restrooms and five studio apartments (between guest stays), and they will help keep outdoor areas looking well-maintained (all of these are small spaces that tend to stay tidy on their own). They will communicate any maintenance or supply inventory issues with the team.


Sitka values reflection. As the staff member most present within the workshops, the Campus and Workshop Host will help pay attention to what’s working, and what’s not.Their feedback will be vital in debrief sessions to inform next year’s workshop season.



Pitch In: Help support team members when needed, make runs to the post office, enter data, file stuff, scan stuff... Everyone does a little bit of everything here, and there’s a lot involved in making it all run smoothly while creating a sense of retreat-like calm for our guests.


Event Support: Sitka events are a team effort, and we allwork together to have things go off without a hitch, or at least not too many hitches. From greeting guests as they arrive to crossing t’s and dotting the i’s on the name tags, pay attention to all the little details that make events magical.


DailySurprises: Troubleshoot the unexpected, learn from mistakes, hold yourself and your teammates capable, clean up everything from spilled coffee to miscommunications, ask for help when you need it, offer help without being asked, share responsibilities, acknowledge others and help create a culture we’re all proud to be a part of and share.



•Caretaking/cleaning/groundskeeping experience preferred

• Experience working with people of all ages is preferred, including senior citizens with

physical assistance needs

• AV/digital photography/technology experience preferred

•Arts/nature/educational program experience preferred

• Reliable, sleeves-rolled-up team player and collaborator is essential

• Warm and patient customer service skills are essential



• This position requires access to a reliable vehicle

• This position involves daily physical labor and requires the ability to lift up to 50+pounds, go up and down interior and outdoor stairs, hike on inclined geography and stand for extended periods at indoor and outdoor events

• As our facilities include indoor and outdoor spaces, this position requires the ability to work in outdoor elements and conditions on the Oregon coast



• $18/hour, 30+hours a week

• Seasonal, temporary, hourly, non-exempt position from late May through October

• Access to kayaks and canoe

• Free enrollment in one workshop of your choosing



The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to equity and inclusion, and believe different voices and perspectives strengthen our organization and amplify our impact.


List of duties/tasks that may be performed but not limited to:

  • Perform caretaking duties following a detailed cleaning checklist for Sitka’s five studio apartments
  • Perform cleaning duties for the office, public restrooms and workshop spaces (these are small spaces that tend to stay tidy on their own)
  • Work closely with program team to ensure the smooth operation of daily workshops
  • Greet arriving instructors, assist with their check-in on campus
  • Setup and break down studios for workshops, assist instructors as needed
  • Welcome workshop participants on the first day of each workshop by introducing the instructor and provide details about the facility and other daily announcements
  • Provide audio/visual (AV) support for instructors
  • Assist in making sure participants park in designated Sitka parking lots and assist with overflow if needed
  • Photograph workshops as appropriate, file and organize photos
  • Input notes daily into the database regarding information learned about workshop for set-up ease the following year
  • Greet drop-in visitors and share current Sitka events and activities, provide facility tours
  • Manage work schedule in conjunction with the program team
  • Assist with communication about Cascade Head Ranch neighborhood rules to instructors and students
  • Patrol campus nightly to assure each studio is locked with lights and equipment turned off
  • Always maintain a safety awareness
  • Communicate any maintenance issues with the Facilities Manager
  • Communicate with the Administrative Coordinator on low inventory of workshop and cleaning supplies