All open positions with Tualatin Riverkeepers will be listed here.


River Rentals Staff – Seasonal Position

Job Type: seasonal, part-time, non-exempt, 20-30 hours per week, as scheduled. Mid-May through mid-September, mostly weekends

Compensation: $15 to $16 per hour, depending on experience

Tualatin Riverkeepers operates River Rentals to get our community on the river and actively learning about conservation and environmental stewardship. River Rentals Staff will work in teams of three to five, renting canoes and kayaks to the public on a reservation basis. This is a physically demanding position that includes lifting canoes and kayaks weighing 30-90 lbs, and frequent standing or movement in/around water. River Rentals staff serve as Tualatin Riverkeepers ambassadors, helping participants to access and love the river, through safe water recreation. Work is outdoors throughout the summer, occasionally in extreme heat. This position will require competency with our online reservation system. The ability to stay calm, track details, and ensure safety is essential.

Staff will be scheduled for 20-30 hours per week, at either Cook Park in Tigard or Rood Bridge Park in Hillsboro. Shifts are primarily 8:30 AM-6:00PM Friday through Sunday, but occasional work will be available on holidays or outside regular rental hours. A background check is required, as participant groups will include minors. We are an equal-opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, or in any other way unrelated to the job qualifications. The minimum age requirement for this position is 16.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience paddling canoes/kayaks, or willingness to learn.
  • Ability to lift and maneuver canoes/kayaks (50 lbs or more) to and from trailers, racks, and docks.
  • Familiarity with paddling gear, including fitting life vests (PFDs).
  • Enjoy working with a diverse public.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills; timely and reliable attendance.
  • Sense of humor, resiliency, adaptability, and calmness under pressure.
  • Experience with online payment programs, or willingness to learn.
  • Commitment to the Tualatin Riverkeepers mission.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Written and spoken Spanish language skills.
  • Knowledge of river ecology, or willingness to learn.

TO APPLY: Email a resume and cover letter addressed to Mark Fitzsimons at


Legal Intern - Unpaid/Remote

We have legal internships available full-time or part-time year round for current law students. A legal internship with us will provide a wide spectrum of experience that will transfer to future environmental-related work opportunities. Legal interns work under the close direction and supervision of our Riverkeeper & In-House Counsel. Work will include legal research and writing, advocacy and policy work, field investigations, and stakeholder meetings. Experience and/or course work in environmental law, environmental justice, water resources, the Clean Water Act, and land use is recommended. This is an unpaid internship. Benefits include flexible schedule and working remotely.

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Ashley Short at Please include “Legal Internship Application” in the title of the email.

NOTE: Summer 2021 positions are all filled. Accepting applications for Fall 2021 starting in July.