Natural Park Steward

Montana State Parks AmeriCorps

About the organization

MSPA members will either serve as natural or cultural park stewards at one of our stunning or culturally and historically significant Montana State Park units. As a member, you will have the opportunity to protect these special places for future generations and share your passion of natural and cultural history with the public. From awe inspiring buffalo jumps to crystal clear lakes to following the trail of explorers Lewis and Clark, our members will ensure that Montana’s parks remain significant, accessible, and relevant to local, national, and international visitors.

Our members will receive a comprehensive education in park management and accomplish tasks that go far beyond entry level park positions through our four main program goals: enhancing park land, enriching educational opportunities, building volunteer capacity and strengthening community outreach for our state parks. Members will serve at individual parks according to their preferences.

Duties

This is a FULL TIME, 1700-hour, 41 hour / week position. Montana State Parks AmeriCorps members are entrusted with accomplishing a variety of different tasks that will have a long-lasting impact on the stewardship of Montana’s state parks. The duties will vary by park and service location, but are likely to include a variety of projects: restoring natural ecosystems through transplanting native plants; managing noxious invasive weeds; developing or improving trail systems; leading interpretive tours, cataloging artifacts, leading nature walks and hikes; improving and creating educational displays at visitor centers and interpretive trails; expanding service-learning opportunities for local students; planning and overseeing service days; recruiting for and managing volunteer programs; hosting community events at our parks; completing other projects that align your specific to your skill and interests with park needs. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis, so you increase your chances of placement by applying early. The application period is currently open and closes on 12.10.21. Please apply via the AmeriCorps website. the term of service is January 18- November 18, 2022.

Qualifications

• Over 18 with a high school diploma or GED; college degree or equivalent work
experience preferred
• A United States citizen, United States National, or legal permanent resident alien
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Ability to take initiative, handle multiple projects, track details essential to project
completion, analyze information, and meet deadlines
• Strong ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse groups of
people
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Basic computer proficiency
• Passion for the outdoors and enthusiasm for enhancing Montana’s state parks
• A driver’s license and personal means of transportation within the state of Montana
• Must pass the requirements of the National Service Criminal History Check

Skills: Teamwork, Teaching/Tutoring , Communications , Education , Writing/Editing , Youth Development , Leadership , Public Speaking , Environment .

Salary

$16,000 over 44-week term of service

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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