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The Whidbey Institute employs a dynamic team of full and part-time employees. We also collaborate with a robust community of volunteers and program partners.

We use Holacracy to govern our operations and an explicit Social Agreement to consciously evolve our culture.  We invite applicants with experience or interest in self-organization and distributed leadership who are willing to learn new ways of organizing how we work together.

The Whidbey Institute is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

Learn more about our Community Equity Principles.

Current Opportunities

Resident Host

The Resident Host offers a welcoming presence to all those who visit the Whidbey Institute.  You are a natural host that brings curiosity and care to your work.  You are self-directed and have the capacity to thrive while being alone and while also being responsible for the safety and wellness of groups of all sizes, including the emergency needs of our guests 24/7.

Full Job Description and how to apply…

Please Note: We are currently in the interview stage with candidates applying for this position. If you have questions, please reach out to [email protected]

Facilities Steward

The Facilities Steward ensures that all facilities, including all exteriors and interior structures and equipment are safe and well functioning.  You are versatile, and can focus on the details of a specific project while also keeping the larger vision at hand. The person in this role has the ability to work outside of the traditional 9-5 workday including some weekends.

Application Period Closed – Currently Reviewing Candidates

If you have questions, please reach out to [email protected]


Housekeepers maintain cleanliness, beauty and guest comfort at the Whidbey Institute. You are reliable and are excited to join a small, adaptive team.  You have residential and/or commercial cleaning experience, or a willingness to learn. You are self-motivated and approach your work with care and attention to detail. You have flexibility in your schedule, and can work some weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Application Period Closed – Currently Reviewing Candidates



Interested in volunteering at the Whidbey Institute? Visit our Volunteer Page for a list of opportunities or contact [email protected] for more information.