Are you 17-30 years old, looking for engaging work in natural history this summer? Wild Cortes is hiring a Curatorial Assistant/Host to assist with mounts, displays and interpretation this summer season. Located at Linnaea Education Centre, Wild Cortes is the off-site learning centre and lab of the Cortes Museum & Archives Society. The wage for this position is $20.75/hr for a 30-hour work week, June–August, 2023.

We are looking for a science minded, hands-on, self-reliant, and friendly person with a desire to learn about taxidermy, species at risk and the natural history of Cortes Island. Computer skills are required, and secure housing must be in place. Applicants should be comfortable working with animal specimens.

In this position you will:

  • assist the Natural History Curator/Taxidermist with hands-on work
  • learn about the basic ecology and environmental factors affecting Cortes Island and surrounding areas
  • perform data collection and input
  • share this knowledge with visitors as they explore Wild Cortes and the EcoLab

We value diversity and inclusivity and welcome individuals of all abilities and backgrounds to apply for this position. To apply, please submit your resume to with “Summer Host Application” in the subject line. Applicants will be interviewed as applications are received, until May 15 or until a suitable candidate is found. Interviews may be conducted in-person, or virtually.

Secure accommodation on Cortes Island is required.