Land Stewardship Position Opening - Whidbey Institute

Land Steward Position Description

Posted May 2, 2018

The Whidbey Institute is seeking a qualified Land Steward to fill a 35-hour per week position and to be responsible for care and management of the landscape, gardens, forest and wetlands, and 3.5 miles of public trails. They will work with volunteers and service learning groups and will be responsible for land-based community engagement and learning.

The right person for this job is passionate about nature and community. They have depth of knowledge and experience working with landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, have the strength to perform difficult physical work in all conditions, collaborate and communicate well, and are able to track many projects and details across a large campus and landscape. Experience in environmental education or related work and volunteer coordination are a plus.

This position is broad in scope, participates as a collaborative member of the full ‘Place’ team of the Whidbey Institute, and requires a person willing to listen, learn, adapt, and be open to feedback. Day-to-day tasks include landscape gardening, designing or engineering landscapes, felling hazardous trees, maintaining and building trails, coordinating contractors, working with volunteers, coordinating public educational programming, communicating with neighbors and stakeholders, and more.

We seek a team member who will help us serve our mission of nurturing the conditions for transformational learning, that is in service of our vision of people living in thriving relationship with one another and the earth.   

To see the full position description, desired qualifications and attributes, and application instructions, click here.

May 2, 2018



  1. Darrell says:

    Hi my name is Darrell and was wondering about your position. I am currently living in Canada but this sounds like a job right up my alley. I have alot of experience in the woods as I planted trees for 10 years and, firefighting, mushroom picking and went to bullocks bros for permaculture Pdc. I WENT TO Alderleaf as well.


    1. Whidbey Institute says:

      Hey Darrell! Please connect with Robert by email to explore whether this position is a fit for you! Thanks! His email address is in the full position description.