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Help wanted, rentals available, businesses and real estate for sale in the San Juan Islands - Friday Harbor, Eastsound, Orcas Island, Lopez Island

 ANIMAL-Related Services



Discover new views and transform your property with custom-built trails from Acorn Trail Works.

Imagine strolling through your natural environment along lovingly crafted paths and sharing them with family and friends. We will work with you to design and build these trails.

We have completed many gorgeous trails on private properties in Port Townsend and on Vashon, Lopez, and Shaw Islands.

With our years of expertise, we’ll create harmonious pathways that highlight the natural beauty of your landscape and enhance your experience of what you already cherish.

Now scheduling for 2022 builds. Check out our website and get in touch for a free consultation at www.acorntrailworks.com.



I have limited openings for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly cleaning.

Move-outs-cost equal to size & usage.

Using disinfecting cleaning products/gear

Nursing Assistant Certification NAC

Landscape Maintenance

Yard work, Planting, Small French drains,

Expert in native plants,

Weed whacking, Spa monitoring

Property Caretaking

Property Management.

[email protected]

P.O. Box 1612 • Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Many excellent references from reputable established San Juan Island residents -upon request



Iron Shield Security position in Friday Harbor - Peace Health Advanced Security Officer 

Veteran owned/operated/preference security company staffing 2+ positions for 3 year contract in Friday Harbor. Please check out the link and apply if it might work: https://www.indeed.com/job/advanced-security-officer-22bcf5b26a6e88a0

$25/hr - 12 hour shifts (1099 contractor).

Two (2) 36-48 hr/wk positions w/opportunity for a third very PT as-needed person.

Veteran/law enforcement preferred, some previous experience needed, all applicants are considered.

Please use the indeed link above or you may email Jason at [email protected]  posted 8/4

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 Is Hiring!

Activities Assistant and Concierge Village at the Harbor

• Starting Pay $20/hour

Responsible for assisting the Activity Coordinator in executing activities and functions within the community.

Provides transportation and escort services to Village residents and through the concierge program supporting transportation to and from medical appointments and other errands.

Visit www.villageattheharbor.org/careers/ for full job descriptions. 

Dishwasher and Server, Weekends
Village at the Harbor • Starting Pay $16-17/hour

Responsible for assisting the Chef with maintenance of kitchen by washing dishes, wiping down counters, serving food to residents, collecting dirty dishes from the dining room and more. This
position is weekend-only from 11:30-2:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday. 
Visit www.villageattheharbor.org/careers/ for full job descriptions.

Resident Assistants (RA)
Village at the Harbor • Starting Pay $18-21/hour

Resident Assistants provide supportive services, including physical, emotional and social support on a 24-hr basis.
Visit www.villageattheharbor.org/careers/ for full job descriptions.

If you are interested in applying, please email your cover letter and resume to: [email protected] posted 7/30

Preschool Assistant Teacher: Saint David’s Day School is looking for an assistant teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Job responsibilities would include assisting the head teacher with daily projects and activities, help guide play and social development, contribute to planning, and help complete cleaning protocols.

Hours: 8-1pm Monday-Thursday. We follow the SJISD calendar so if you have school age children your work days would coincide with their schedule. We offer sick days and professional development courses or workshops. Beginning salary $20/hour.

In addition, this person must enjoy working with children, be creative, be professional when interacting with parents, and have the patience and love required for this age group. It will be an active morning but rewarding as some children will be experiencing their first time with other children in a social situation.

Saint David’s is a play based preschool (ages 3-4) and is currently in the process of expanding their program. This will lead to additional hours if needed.

Applicants can contact the school by email [email protected] or text (206) 265-0105.  posted 7/20

Island Rec has a fantastic opportunity to join our team in a new, community-facing position at Island Rec. The Customer and Communication Specialist will be the first point of contact for customers at the front desk in our office, answering phones and via email. This person will assist customers registering for Island Rec programs and provide excellent customer service and community communication regarding all aspects of the district. The Customer & Communication Specialist will drive community engagement with Island Rec’s programs and parks via online platforms by producing creative visual content for our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages, and manage the production of Island Rec’s print publications. This position will also manage the district’s online registration platform and provide administrative support at Island Rec’s special events when needed.

Successful candidate will have at least two years of customer service experience and general administrative or office experience, preferably with a public agency. Must have experience with cash accountability. Strong technical skills are required, including proficiency with Facebook page management, Instagram content creation, Microsoft Office 365 products, and competency with WordPress or other website development platforms.

This position is year-round, 25 hours/week, and offers a generous benefit package including:

  • 100% paid for medical/dental insurance for employee, with options to add family at a reduced rate
  • Washington State Retirement (DRS Public Employees’ Retirement System PERS Plan 2 or 3)
  • Employee/family discounts for Island Rec programs
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays plus one paid personal day per year
  • Health Saving Account (HSA) with monthly contributions by the district after six months of employment
  • Cost of living wage increases in addition to performance increases annually

Paid trainings and opportunities for continual professional development

View a complete job description and apply at www.islandrec.org/employment. Position open until filled. posted 7/20

Office Manager at Spring Street School Fundamentally, the Office Manager is responsible for seeing to the smooth running of the front office as a liaison between parents, the public, the Head of School, the Admissions Office, and the faculty.

Primary Responsibilities

● Greet parents and the public who come into the office, make them feel welcome and take care of their needs and questions where possible.

● Coordinate attendance follow-up throughout the day

● Work closely with our FACTS Student Information System, Business Office, and Admissions Office in ensuring prospective families, incoming families, and returning families’ needs, forms, and communication are handled professionally and in a timely manner.

● Actively participate in weekly faculty meetings.

● Accept and support the mission statement and vision of the school.

● Adhere to the policies and procedures of SSIS as outlined in the Faculty Handbook, Student Handbook, and Risk Management Plan

● Maintain a clean, well-organized, and presentable workspace

● Oversee and support all administrative duties in the office and ensure that office is operating smoothly

● Manage office supplies inventory and place orders as necessary

● Perform receptionist duties: greet visitors, and answer and direct phone calls

● Receive and sort incoming mail and deliveries, and manage outgoing mail

● Develop office policies and procedures, and ensure they are implemented appropriately

● Identify opportunities for process and office management improvements, and design and implement new systems

● Provide other administrative support as necessary, including scheduling group meetings, maintaining calendars, doing research, and creating reports Compensation and Benefits

● DOE. Typical range $45,000- $50,000

● 43-week year with 2 weeks off in December, 2 in February, and 4 in the summer

● Health Insurance with all premiums covered by the school.

● Retirement benefits.


● 2+ years experience managing an office

● Proficiency with Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, and Word.

● Caring, understanding, and patient nature.

● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

● Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.

● Strong organizational and time management skills, attention to detail, follow-through, and ability to prioritize

● Positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor.

● Strong problem-solving skills and analytical abilities

● Must have exceptional attention to detail

● Must be a self-starter and driven

● Able to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality

Our Philosophy

Spring Street International School is a close-knit community dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds find their voice and passion to learn. We build problem-solvers, team-players, learners, and leaders through advanced academics and hands-on curriculum in a safe and beautiful setting.

We believe in…

Relationships: When students know that teachers care, students care what teachers know. Our teachers are mentors and guides, engaging students in academic inquiry and creating space to discover what ignites them. Individuals: Every child is unique and deserves a unique education. We teach students, not classes, and tailor courses of study, assignments, and skill development around the needs of each individual student.

Creativity: Characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to make new connections, and to innovate solutions, creativity thrives in our unique environment. Our students develop their own opinions and critical thinking. Experience: Learning emerges from doing and experiencing. Our students are not stuck at a desk. They work in groups, they lead, they present, they go beyond the walls of a classroom.

Contact Spring Street to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] .

More Detailed Responsibilities include:

● Write and send out weekly news to parents

● Schedule all-school photos·

● Sort incoming mail

● Ensure the lobby stays free of packages

● Maintain flowers in the lobby

● Straighten student kitchen, including sink, dishwasher, and trash daily

● Check all bathrooms for soap, towels, and overflowing trash daily

● Check fluid and tire pressure on school vehicles monthly; schedule service as needed

● Arrange and schedule emergency preparedness, including fire drills twice per year

● Maintain accurate attendance records

● Create Thank You letters for donations in coordination with the Business Office on a weekly basis

● Maintain the Academic Calendar

● Set the yearly calendar with the Head of School

● Answer the phone, take and listen to messages, and forward calls

● Screen calls for Head of School

● Make appointments for students and parents on the Head of School’s calendar

● Order cleaning supplies, toilet paper, copy paper, etc. for the school

● Tend to students’ scrapes and bruises and administer Advil as needed  

Part-Time Dorm Chef  Spring Street is looking for a chef to prepare meals for our dormitory program to start at the end of August. The position runs through mid-June. The dorm chef works one four-hour shift Monday through Friday when school is in session.

Minimum Qualifications

● Experience preparing healthy and satisfying meals with gluten-free, vegetarian and possible vegan options

● Ability to plan food orders within a budget and judge quantities that are needed accurately

● Experience working with teens and demonstrate a caring, understanding, and patient nature when supervising the snack and lunch time meal

● Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing

● Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through

● Positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor

Primary Responsibilities

● Prepare lunch and prep dinner meals during one shift from 9:30 to 1:30 Monday through Friday ● Clean up lunch dishes & dinner prep dishes

● Plan meals, post weekly or bi-weekly menu, manage food orders and local supermarket runs.

● Oversee students during the lunch half-hour

● Meet with and communicate regularly with weekday and weekend dorm parents

● Meet periodically with admin

● Maintain a clean, well-organized, and presentable kitchen and pantry

● Encourage and support students in helping as you can

● Incorporate feedback and adjust menu’s accordingly

● Carry out the mission of the residential program as outlined in the Residential Handbook.

● Adhere to the policies and procedures of Spring Street International School.


● DOE $30-$35/hour range

● During the term of his/her employment, the employee’s vacation time will replicate the breaks on the academic calendar with a few exceptions for dorm life transitions.

Our Philosophy

The primary goal of the Spring Street International School Residential Life Program is to take care of the emotional, physical, psychological, and intellectual health of the students in our dorm, in that order.

Dorm parents focus on spending time with the students individually while our chef focuses on providing healthy meals. During the week, dorm parents are present from 3 pm until 9 am the next morning to connect with students and help them with the inevitable struggles of being far away from home and navigating adolescence without their parents at their side. During the weekend, dorm parents cook meals with students and work with faculty to plan activities both on and off-island, creating an opportunity to relax, to study, to unwind, and to enjoy.

Contact Spring Street to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] posted 7/15  

Job Opening at FH Labs:  Part Time Maintenance Tech Variable hours per week, not to exceed 20. $25/ hour or DOE Future advancement opportunities, upon successful performance

Inspect, service and repair buildings, grounds, equipment and systems at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Marine Laboratories. Working both individually and as a team, a mindset of facilitating scientific endeavors is essential to this position.

Applicants should have completed a recognized apprenticeship in at least two skilled trades areas OR have full journey status in two skilled trade unions OR equivalent education/experience.

Submit resume and cover letter to Business Manager, Alisa Schoultz at [email protected] or 620 University Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Preferable consideration for applications received before August 12, 2022. posted 7/12

Wanted: Part-time farm hand-Small horse farm looking for honest, reliable person for general farm tasks and machine labor--experience with chain saws, logging and fencing is a plus, but can be taught. Farm chores include stall/paddock mucking, horse turnout, horse feeding 2x day (first thing in the morning and again at night), chicken feeding and the occasional chicken coop cleaning, as well as mowing, trimming, etc. 

Must be able to lift bales of hay and bags of feed. Horse experience a plus but we can teach all you need to know. Perks include access to an organic garden and organic chicken eggs and the ability to work in a peaceful, scenic environment. Potential housing for the right candidate but this is NOT a tenancy, so if you're just looking for temporary housing this is not it. Call Zane 360-317-3752 posted 7/17/2022 








FREE: 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback AWD. Doesn't run..good for parts at least.
360 317 3757  posted 8/4








Trailer wanted Looking for small boat trailer or flat utility trailer for 10 foot inflatable dinghy. No title ok, basket case, no wheels, project trailer ok. [email protected] cell 919-824-5948 posted 6/24





appliances items 






32” TCL-ROKU TV FOR SALE $100 OBO. $220 NEW, ONE YEAR OLD. WORKS GREAT. CALL KATHY OR DETLEF AT 360.378-2358.  posted 6/18




 Cord of mixed firewood for sale.  Mostly fir and Madrona which has been cut and seasoned.    You pick up.  $225. Please call 360-370-5006 if interested. posted 8/4


gardening equipment





1)   Baldwin Organ 52” wide by 50” deep 70s  plays well, both manuals and footpedals are excellent with some replacement tubes - $40

2)   Lester Piano 54 ½” wide x 25” deep x 36 ½” tall early 60s - $15

3)   Murphy Roll Away Double Bed 50 x 78 x 20 “   - excellent condition, comfortable mattress is 50 x 70 collapsed - $35

Reply to Jim Bronson (Friday Harbor)  650-815-5885  posted 7/8



Abandoned Vehicle Auction

Monday,  August 15, 2022 at 10am

Preview 9am-10am          

     1996 Buick Skylark Wa. lic# BZW0917

Island Towing Impound Yard

600 Mullis St.

Friday Harbor, Wa. 98250

Must remove day of auction.

All sales final, as is, where is. 





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Studio rental Winter months only. Oct 1st 2022 thru May 31st 2023. One person only, no smoking, no pets. Off of Roche rd 6 miles from town.No storage Available, this studio is completely furnished. $975 per month to month, 975.00 security deposit.All utilities paid with Wifi. Ref. Please. Contact [email protected] for pics. posted 7/12

For Rent Office Unit Island Design Center.  300 sq ft office space, $450/mo.  360-317-5724. 470 Spring St, Unit 202. posted 7/9



Looking for furnished room September through July. Hello! My name is Maggie and I am moving to the island to work with the conservation district and am looking for a place to call home! I’d like to find something for under $800/month and am not picky so long as I have full access to the kitchen as I love to cook and bake. Doesn’t need to be in town but ideally near enough to bike to guard St. I’ve spent the past two years living in an Au pair/tutor arrangement and would be willing to work out something similar on the island. Super responsible; clean; no smoking, drugs, or drinking; comfortable with kids and pets. Thanks! [email protected] posted 8/4

My husband and I are seeking a house rental from early, mid, or late September on San Juan Island for one month. We have spent a lot of time on the island and would love to return as we look for a property to buy. We are a mature couple in our sixties, with great references if needed, clean lifestyle, no smoking, no pets and no alcohol use. We seek a house that is pet free. Please feel free to email us: [email protected] Or call: 917-826-7233 posted 7/15

Seeking furnished rental beginning October 1st: Hi, my name is Suzanne! I am a 60-year-old woman with two Newfoundland dogs. I am retiring on San Juan Island beginning October 1st. I am seeking a one or two bedroom furnished cottage to rent, while I’ll look for the same to purchase in the coming year. I would like to rent from October 1 through May 31. I do not smoke or drink alcohol, I am a terrific cook and knitter. My Newfoundlands are aged nine and 12 which makes them seniors, so they spend most of their day sleeping. I look forward to hearing from you, thank you so much for your time. You can reach me at: [email protected] posted 6/24

Moving to the islands this fall for work and looking for housing for myself & partner (and one well behaved older dog). I'll be working with the conservation district and he is a licensed massage therapist. Open to any affordable rental or shared space with sufficient room. Can provide references and have experience maintaining previous houses, from farming and gardening to building and running our own tiny house rental. Appreciate any leads! Please contact Noah at 313-312-7235. posted 6/24

We are a few pals looking for a 3-4 bedroom place to live. We have all been living together on island for the past year and a half and are looking for a place that is roughly $2000-2500/month with or without utilities. We are all full-time employees, working on a local farm, the Bakery, the Labs, and Island Rec and would love to continue to be members of this amazing community! We have always paid rent in full and on time and value honest communication with potential landlords. Many references available. We are very flexible on move-in dates. Contact: Mary 786 390 6315 | [email protected] posted 6/24

Looking for September Rental: My name is Bethany, I am planning to move to the island in September of this year, and I’m looking for a space to rent longterm. Ideally I’d like to spend $1500+ for a unit. I work from home as a therapist via Telehealth and may also be working part time at Peace Health as a behavioral health clinician. No smoking, no pets.  Thank you for any leads. 360-388-6697 posted 6/8