Serve under the Big Sky, Protect Montanas Treasures, Tell Its Stories! Montana State Park AmeriCorps Cultural and Historical Stewards will step back in time at our many cultural and historic parks while protecting these special places for future generations. Members will connect with Montanas storied past and diverse cultures and share Big Sky Countrys significant heritage with visitors. From awe inspiring buffalo jumps to ghost towns to following the trail of explorers Lewis and Clark, our members will ensure that Montanas cultural parks remain significant, accessible, and relevant to local, national and international visitors.
Our members will receive training and experiences 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 in state parks. They will create educational programs; organize community events within and outside the parks and develop volunteer opportunities that engage people in learning about and preserving the states amazing history and cultures.
Members will engage in a wide variety of park-related activities, such as developing interpretive trails; hosting historical and cultural tours and field trips; preserving graveyards; recruiting and training volunteer educators; restoring historic structures; cataloging artifacts; conducting major events highlighting our cultural and historic resources. Our service terms take place amid the stunning scenery, dazzling waters, geologic wonders, and cultural history of Montana State Parks. These parks are located throughout 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 at cultural parks are entrusted with accomplishing a variety of different tasks that will have a long lasting impact on the stewardship of historic and cultural resources in Montanas State Parks. The duties will vary by park and service location, but are likely to include a variety of projects such as: cataloging artifacts, restoring historic structures, restoring ecosystems through transplanting native plants; managing noxious invasive weeds; developing or improving trails systems; leading interpretive tours, nature 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 skills 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 .