Our staff love what they do and are passionate about connecting people with Mount St. Helens. We are a small and growing organization, seasonal opportunities can turn into long term positions and long term positions are evolving rapidly. We have offices in Vancouver and Chelatchie Prairie (Amboy) and work throughout the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Our work is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Our staff, volunteers and interns get to spend their time on one of the most amazing places on earth. We value creativity, open communication and flexibility.
Metro brings people together to make decisions about where we grow, how we get around and what happens to our waste. Metro guides investments in jobs, roads and transit while working to protect farms, forests and clean air and water for future generations.
Metro owns and operates 17,000 acres of parks and natural areas, the Oregon Zoo, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, Portland Expo Center and the Oregon Convention Center. Two recycling and garbage stations accept trash, recyclables and hazardous waste from residents, businesses and commercial haulers. Metro also provides tools for everyday living, from a recycling hotline to a bike map to MetroPaint.
Metro employees serve in a variety of roles from economists to park rangers, cartographers to zookeepers, and recycling specialists to theater ushers. Explore current job listings for an opportunity to put your unique skills, talent and training to work for the benefit of the region.
At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.
Metro employees are guided by the shared values of public service, excellence, teamwork, sustainability, innovation and respect.
Mission: What we stand for
Inspire curiosity through engaging science learning experiences, foster experimentation and the exchange of ideas, and stimulate informed action.
Vision: Where we're going
OMSI, collaborating with partners, will ignite an education transformation at the intersection of science, technology and design, and weave a thriving innovation district into the fabric of Portland, that spreads opportunities across the Northwest.
The Oregon Zoo is governed and operated by Metro, the Portland metropolitan area regional government. Metro employees are dedicated to public service, excellence, teamwork, sustainability, innovation and respect. Metro is committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
The TREE Fund works to sustain the world’s urban forests by providing funding for scientific research, education programs, and scholarships related to arboriculture and urban forestry. Through the generous support of corporate and individual sponsors and donors our organization offers:
Growing Gardens gets at the root of hunger in Portland, Oregon. We organize hundreds of volunteers to build organic, raised bed vegetable gardens in backyards, front yards, side yards and even on balconies. We support low income households for three years with seeds, plants, classes, mentors and more. Our Youth Grow after school garden clubs grow the next generation of veggie eaters and growers! Through Learn & Grow workshops and work parties, we teach gardeners all about growing, preparing and preserving healthful food while respecting the health of the environment.
We plant seeds for good food and healthy people by making sure low income people have the resources they need to grow organic vegetables at home. Through this work, community members meet over the backyard garden, through volunteering, by attending classes, and through sharing extra produce.
Portland's parks, public places, natural areas, and recreational opportunities give life and beauty to our city. These essential assets connect people to place, self, and others. Portland's residents treasure and care for this legacy, building on the past to provide for future generations.
The mission of Portland Parks & Recreation is to help Portlanders play - providing the safe places, facilities, and programs which promote physical, mental, and social activity. We get people, especially kids, outside, active, and connected to the community. As we do this, there will be an increase in the wellness of our residents and the livability of our city. We accomplish this through:
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving 230,000 residents in the greater Beaverton, Ore., area.
THPRD provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of diverse classes, more than 90 park sites with active recreational amenities, 60 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,400 acres of natural areas.
Mad Science of Portland & Vancouver is the premier provider of kids science in Oregon and SW Washington. You will find Mad Science workshops sparking imaginative learning at schools, girl scout programs, birthday parties, corporate events, churches, parks and recreations centers, community centers, libraries, summer camps, daycares, and more. Our interactive science workshops can be customized for any venue where kids gather.
Our animated & engaging Mad Scientists are highly trained professionals; equipped with awe-inspiring gear, ready to educate your children in an entertaining and interactive way that your kids will love. We have transformed dull lessons into wildly engaging science presentations. With our mind blowing approach to kids science, your children won’t even know that they are learning. We come to you or you can come to the classroom at the Mad Science Laboratory in Portland.Kids science is our specialty so prepare to be blown away by the many hands on science workshops, parties, and large group presentation options we have to offer.
Our science programs are divided into six main categories: