Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities at The Historic Trust

The Historic Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community’s history. The Trust excels in its day-to-day work to fulfill this mission, including preserving, developing, and managing properties; producing and hosting community events and ceremonies; providing educational and engaging programming; and creating fundraising and volunteer opportunities. The Trust welcomes new perspectives and commitment to community.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at The Historic Trust will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  The Historic Trust does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression other than other characteristic protected by law.

Pearson Field Education Center Summer Internships

We’re hiring! Are you fun, energetic, and enjoy working with kids? PFEC is seeking interns to serve as small group leaders for our aviation summer camps.

 The Historic Trust (Trust) is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization created to advance the preservation, education and celebration of the history and culture of Southwest Washington and the surrounding areas. On the Fort Vancouver National Site there is a history of aviation pursuits.

Through aviation, we inspire youth to pursue education and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, while instilling an appreciation for the people, events, and innovations of historic Pearson Field. The Pearson Field Education is a vibrant education center that works to open the hearts and minds of children and youth using the inspiration of aviation to build new skill sets. In Southwest Washington, there is no other place like it.

 The Pearson Field Education Center offers a summer internship program, beginning in June 2021, where college students work directly with and teach children and youth ages 8 to 15.  As a learning opportunity, all interns receive an orientation to the range of The Historic Trust’s operations; a seminar on informal education philosophy and operational practices; and opportunities to participate in staff meetings and to meet individually with senior staff.

Applicants should have an interest in science and/or history and a desire to work with kids. Familiarity with aviation, local history, physical science, communications and/or education are useful. Priority will be given to those interested in working in a related field. 



Interns work primarily as small group leaders and instructors for summer day camps. They may also assist with Open Saturdays and other events.

  • Teach STEM lessons and activities
  • Lead/assist in educational classroom setting
  • Responsible for supervising the children campers ages 8-15 years
  • Facilitate educational play and learning with children
  • Keep education center a safe, positive, and clean learning environment
  • Portray a responsible and professional attitude and relationship with staff, campers, parents, and guests
  • Other tasks as assigned


Working Conditions

  • Schedule is 8:30 am to 4:00 typically Wednesday to Saturday beginning around June 23 until August 14
  • Ability to commit to the entire time period of the positon
  • Non-air-conditioned hangar
  • Criminal background clearance and youth protection training required prior to internship



$14.00 per hour

Optional: 30-minute discovery flight with a certified flight instructor


To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to In your cover letter, please cover the following:

  • Describe briefly any previous teaching experience, indicating age level of the learners.
  • Describe your STEM background.
  • Describe what excites you about STEM education.