Serve with Montana State Park AmeriCorps (MSPA) in Big Sky Country!
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 and skills. You can learn more about our program and find our specific position descriptions at https://fwp.mt.gov/stateparks/americorps .
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 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.
Term of Service: January 18- November 18, 2022
Program Benefits: Living Allowance, Training, Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health Care 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: Teamwork, Teaching/Tutoring , Communications , Education , Writing/Editing , Youth Development , Leadership , Public Speaking , Environment .
To Apply: 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.
For Natural Park Steward: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=106224
For Cultural Park Steward: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=106218