Natural Park Steward

Montana State Parks AmeriCorps

About the organization

Share your talents, learn new skills, and earn money for education—all while working amid Montana’s natural and cultural treasures! Montana State Parks AmeriCorps promotes healthy, active, and environmentally aware communities by enhancing park land, enriching educational opportunities, building volunteer capacity, and strengthening community outreach.

Members come from across the state and the country to serve 44 week terms at one of our incredible state parks. A high school diploma or equivalent is required, and members usually have at least some college experience and range in age from young adults to retirees.

All members receive a living stipend as well as an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program.

Duties

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 natural 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 trails systems; leading interpretive tours, 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; representing state parks at community events; hosting community events at our parks; completing other projects that align your specific skill and interests with park needs.

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

Salary

Living Stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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