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Campus Fellow (Good River Campus)


Overview 

Tidelines Institute is seeking a Good River Campus Fellow to assist with the work of building physical structures and bolstering community on our evolving Good River Campus in Gustavus. This person will work alongside the Good River Campus Director to build outbuildings, maintain the physical plant, and increase our capacity to serve the Tidelines mission and support its programs, the Glacier Bay Year foremost among them.

The ideal candidate will be actively interested in getting involved with an early-stage educational nonprofit, and will be excited by the opportunity to “wear many hats”– we’d hope that this fellow were just about as excited to help draft administrative policies as they would be to build a sauna or moose fence. This Fellow will get to observe and participate in the community of our Glacier Bay Year program, which runs concurrently with this position. In addition to some involvement in this program, the Fellow will have the opportunity to assist with organizing our community workshop series, engaging with the broader Gustavus and Icy Strait communities.

This is a paid internship lasts six months, from May 7th to November 7th, with some flexibility on both ends. Please direct questions to tanner@tidelinesinstitute.org.


Timeline

Application deadline: January 15th

Notification date: February 15th

Application Instructions

Please submit the following to tanner@tidelinesinstitute.org by the January 15th deadline:

1. Cover Letter, including:

  • Your reasons for seeking this position
  • Any relevant experience you might have in construction, education, or administration
  • A paragraph detailing what you hope to learn from this fellowship
  • The dates of your availability

2. Your resumé

3. Contact information (name, email address, and phone number) for two references.

***Note: applicants may choose to apply for both the Good River Campus Fellow and Program Assistant positions with the same application. Please make sure to speak to all relevant questions for both positions in your cover letter.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent 4 year degree is preferred but not required.
  • The Good River Campus Fellow must be legally able to work in Alaska.
  • Candidates must be able to lift 40 pounds and perform regular physical labor.
  • Familiarity with basic carpentry tools and techniques preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will be:
  • A quick learner, capable of picking up new manual skills.
  • An effective communicator, interested in building community.
  • Intellectually curious, idealistic, and interested in the hard work of pursuing ideals.
  • In addition, candidates must be able to pass a background check, and must possess a valid driver’s license.
Responsibilities

The Good River Campus Fellow will work directly with the Good River Campus Director to continue the yearslong process of turning the site of the former Good River B&B into a campus that serves our educational mission. This Fellow will be expected to attend staff meetings and any Tidelines community meetings. 

Primary duties will include:

  • Assisting Campus Director with building and maintenance projects
  • Planning and executing independent campus improvement projects
  • Helping to establish a long-term building plan for Campus
  • Facilitating student labor in the Glacier Bay Year program
  • Assisting with administrative work as needed, including helping with our Community Workshop Series

Secondary duties will vary by experience and interest, but could include:

  • Bike Fleet Maintenance
  • Outdoor equipment Maintenance and Repair
  • Social media work
  • Communal meal preparation
  • Farm and foraging work
Compensation

Compensation is $1,000/month for this paid internship. Room, board, and up to $500 in travel expenses are also included in the compensation package. The Good River Campus Fellow may also take two weeks of paid vacation and make use of the Tidelines gear library for outdoor trips. 

The Tidelines Community

Tidelines Institute operates out of two campuses: one in the tiny town of Gustavus and the other a remote homestead on the Inian Islands, 25 miles away by boat. The Good River Campus fellow will be based exclusively in Gustavus and will be housed on-site, though opportunities to visit the Inian Islands Campus may arise.

The Tidelines staff and faculty in Gustavus community is small, consisting of the two co-directors, three staff members at the Good River Campus, the six Glacier Bay Year students, and a handful of interns, fellows, and volunteers. Most other staff members live on or near campus.

Living in Gustavus, Alaska

Gustavus is a tiny town of approximately 500 people, the gateway community to Glacier Bay National Park, 50 miles as the crow flies from Juneau. Completely off the road system, Gustavus can only be reached by ferry or bush plane. Tidelines’ Good River Campus sits on 18 riverfront acres at the western outskirts of town, abutting protected land that opens onto the national park.

Staff quarters in Gustavus vary based on availability and staff needs, so please inquire if you need further information. You likely will not have cell service where you live, but AT&T sometimes gets a bar or two. You will have WiFi. 

Amenities in Gustavus are modest: a café, a restaurant, two small stores, a community center and a library. The community center has a small gym. Community events over 4th of July and Labor Day weekend are well worth attending. Opportunities for outdoor recreation are, by contrast, absolutely world-class. With some of the best kayaking, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing in the world, the Glacier Bay environs offer an unparalleled immersion into Alaskan life.

Covid-19 Considerations

The Good River Campus fellow will be subject to all local, state, and organizational Covid-19 protocols. All Tidelines staff, faculty, and residential students must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to arrival.

A copy of our Covid-19 Response Plan is available here. This plan is subject to frequent revision.


 

Program Assistant (Glacier Bay Year)


Overview 

Tidelines Institute is seeking a Program Assistant to help in the administration of its Glacier Bay Year program. Duties will include assisting with program logistics, providing near-peer informal mentorship to Glacier Bay Year students, assisting with aspects of program administration, and digital photography. Ideal candidates are independent, flexible, and motivated workers, and have an interest in being involved in an evolving experiment in experiential education. Hiring preference will go first to Glacier Bay Year alumni, then to alumni of other Tidelines programs, then to the general public.

The role of Program Assistant is immersive and intense— they will be a vital member of our student-staff community and their schedule will not resemble a traditional workweek. Living in a close-knit educational community is one of the main perks of this role— healthy communication and flexibility will be key to unlocking the benefits of community.

This is a paid internship lasting from May 7th to August 31st, with some flexibility on both ends to accommodate school schedules. Please direct questions to tanner@tidelinesinstitute.org.


Timeline

Application deadline: January 15th, 2022

Notification date: February 15th, 2022

Application Instructions

Please submit the following to tanner@tidelinesinstitute.org by the January 15th deadline. 

1. Cover Letter, including:

  • Your reasons for seeking this position
  • Any experience teaching in a living-learning context, mentoring, advising, mediating conflicts, supporting student mental health, or working with peers in wilderness or residential contexts.
  • A paragraph detailing what you hope to learn from working for the Glacier Bay Year program.
  • The dates of your availability

2. Your resumé

3. Contact information (name, email address, and phone number) for two references.

***Note: applicants may choose to apply for both the Good River Campus Fellow and Program Assistant positions with the same application. Please make sure to speak to all relevant questions for both positions in your cover letter.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • Legally able to work in the United States.
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds.
  • Some experience in one of the following areas: Peer mentorship, academic administration, organizing a group or club.
  • The ideal candidate will be an alum of the Glacier Bay Year or another Tidelines program.
  • In addition, candidates must be able to pass a background check, and must have a valid driver’s license.
Responsibilities

The program assistant will support the Glacier Bay Year program on a full-time basis. Program Assistants are expected to take part in staff meetings, community meetings, and weekly logistics meetings. The program assistant’s primary duties will include:

  • Transportation and logistics
  • Student mentorship and community participation
  • Assitance with program administration
  • Digital photography (no formal experience required)

Secondary duties may include assisting other staff with:

  • Communal meal preparation
  • Farm and foraging work
  • Maintenance of physical plant
  • Planning and execution of Community Workshops
Compensation

Compensation is $1,000/month for this paid internship. Room, board, and up to $500 in travel expenses are also included in the compensation package. The Program Assistant may also take one week of paid vacation and make use of the Tidelines gear library for outdoor trips. 

The Tidelines Community

Tidelines Institute operates out of two campuses: one in the tiny town of Gustavus and the other a remote homestead on the Inian Islands, 25 miles away by boat. The Program Assistant will be based exclusively in Gustavus and will be housed on-site, though opportunities to visit the Inian Islands Campus may arise.

The Tidelines staff and faculty in Gustavus community is small, consisting of the two co-directors, three staff members at the Good River Campus, the six Glacier Bay Year students, and a handful of interns, fellows, and volunteers. Most other staff members live on or near campus.

Living in Gustavus, Alaska

Gustavus is a tiny town of approximately 500 people, the gateway community to Glacier Bay National Park, 50 miles as the crow flies from Juneau. Completely off the road system, Gustavus can only be reached by ferry or bush plane. Tidelines’ Good River Campus sits on 18 riverfront acres at the western outskirts of town, abutting protected land that opens onto the national park.

Staff quarters in Gustavus vary based on availability and staff needs, so please inquire if you need further information. You likely will not have cell service where you live, but AT&T sometimes gets a bar or two. You will have WiFi. 

Amenities in Gustavus are modest: a café, a restaurant, two small stores, a community center and a library. The community center has a small gym. Community events over 4th of July and Labor Day weekend are well worth attending. Opportunities for outdoor recreation are, by contrast, absolutely world-class. With some of the best kayaking, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing in the world, the Glacier Bay environs offer an unparalleled immersion into Alaskan life.

Covid-19 Considerations

The Good River Campus fellow will be subject to all local, state, and organizational Covid-19 protocols. All Tidelines staff, faculty, and residential students must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to arrival.

A copy of our Covid-19 Response Plan is available here. This plan is subject to frequent revision.

 


equal opportunity employment policy


 

It is the policy of Tidelines Institute to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Tidelines Institute prohibits any such discrimination or harassment toward employees or volunteers.