Serve under the Big Sky, Protect Montanas Treasures, Tell Its Stories! Montana State Park AmeriCorps Recreational and Natural Park Stewards love the outdoors and are passionate about improving natural ecosystems, promoting recreational opportunities and experiencing Big Sky countrys exceptional scenic beauty, abundant wildlife and amazing geologic formations. Our members ensure that Montanas natural parks remain significant, accessible and relevant to local, national and international visitors.
Members will receive a training and experiences in park management in our four main program goals: enhancing park land, enriching educational opportunities, building volunteer capacity, and strengthening community outreach while accomplishing tasks that go far beyond an entry level park position.
They will create educational programs that connect visitors with nature in ways that cause them to learn, reflect and appreciate; develop nature trails; host skills clinics, manage invasive species and restore native ecosystems. Finally, members will organize events both within and outside the parks and develop volunteer opportunities that encourage people to participate in outdoor recreation. Our service terms take place amid the stunning scenery, dazzling waters, geologic wonders, and cultural history of Montana State Parks. These parks are located across the state, and members will serve at individual parks according to their preferences and skills.
Member 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 Montanas natural state parks. The duties will vary by park and service location, but are likely to include a variety of projects such as: 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 to your skill and interests with park needs.
Program Benefits: Living Allowance, Training, Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage .
Terms: Car recommended, Uniforms provided and required, Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas: Environment, Children/Youth , Education , Community Outreach.
Skills: Team Work,Teaching/Tutoring , Communications , Education , Writing/Editing , Youth Development , Leadership , Public Speaking , Environment .