Seasonal Instructor- Summer 2019-Montana

Yellowstone Forever
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming and Gardiner, Montana
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$12/hour starting
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SEASONAL INSTRUCTOR- SUMMER 2019 Apply for this Job Position: Seasonal Instructor Location: Gardiner, Montana Reports To: Assistant Director, Institute Operations Status: Seasonal, Summer 2019 / Non-exempt Summary Description: Yellowstone Forever is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. We partner with Yellowstone National Park to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Yellowstone forever. Our combined operations include 11 educational Park Stores with gross sales of over $5.1 million; the Yellowstone Forever Institute, which offers more than 600 in-depth programs each year; a supporter program of over 73,000 Yellowstone enthusiasts raising funds to support critical park priority projects; and an online community of over 300,000 worldwide. Yellowstone Forever has provided over $106 million of cash support and over $64 million of in-kind support since 1933. Our mission of engagement and support through education and fundraising for the park will ensure Yellowstone remains for generations to come. The Seasonal Instructors are part of a dedicated educational staff committed to connecting visitors to Yellowstone through exceptional field teaching. Seasonal instructors are educators, guides, and naturalists. They are responsible for providing in-depth education about Yellowstone’s natural, geologic, and cultural history to visitors from across the country and around the world. They are experienced outdoor leaders who create a comfortable learning environment while keeping their participants safe in inclement weather, wildlife habitat, and while driving them in institute vehicles. Primary Responsibilities: Deliver clear, organized, and engaging programs to a diverse range of students with the goal of connecting visitors to Yellowstone and building a constituency for preservation Demonstrate effective communication and teaching skills; adapt teaching methods to participants and situations, and empower participants to form their own opinions about complex issues Articulate the YF mission and represent it accurately and positively; encourage participation in the organization through philanthropic support, volunteerism, and Institute programs Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, to include (but not limited to) the natural, cultural, and geologic history, wildlife, and management issues Understand and follow YF policies and procedures and National Park Service regulations Emphasize the protection of park resources, Leave No Trace practices, and adherence to YF’s Code of Ethics Operate vehicles, including 14-passenger minibuses and other vehicles, safely and defensively and follow appropriate vehicle safety checklists Anticipate and manage potential hazards or group issues that might arise due to wildlife, terrain, weather, or student attitude/ability Prepare students for the field through pre-course and daily orientations Demonstrate sound judgment and the ability to manage a group effectively under changing, stressful, or emergency conditions Follow YF emergency procedures and facilitate emergency response Represent Yellowstone Forever and its mission accurately and positively Foster a collaborative, team-oriented environment with YF employees, volunteers and partners Travel into Yellowstone, throughout the Greater Yellowstone area and other, as required Other tasks as assigned by the Program Manager, or other designated leadership Compensation: This is a seasonal, non-exempt position based in Gardiner, Montana. The hourly rate is based upon experience, with overtime paid for hours in excess of 40 hours per week. Affordable housing may be available for rent in Gardiner, Montana. Lodging is provided for programs based in the park interior. Yellowstone Forever employees also receive a 30% discount on most Park Stores products and a free Yellowstone Forever Institute Field Seminar each year. Discounts on other courses and products are also offered. Benefits of this position include knowing that your efforts directly benefit Yellowstone National Park and having the opportunity to work in one of the world’s premiere wilderness areas. Yellowstone Forever is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, political beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Basic Qualifications: Strong commitment to the educational mission of the Yellowstone Forever Institute Professional experience in teaching, environmental education, or interpretation College degree in the natural sciences, education from an accredited institution, or equivalent experience Demonstrated outdoor leadership skills Team player with excellent oral and written communication skills Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, hike up to twelve miles on uneven terrain, cross-country ski/snowshoe (winter season), and work outdoors in all climate conditions common to the region while carrying a pack weighing up to 40 pounds This position involves driving YF vehicles, therefore applicants must be 21 years of age or older and must hold and maintain a valid US driver’s license, and have maintained a clean driving record for the past 3 years. The ability to pass and maintain a Department of Transportation medical exam A satisfactory criminal background check are conditions of employment Ability to represent YF in a courteous and professional manner Ability to maintain positive working relationships with colleagues and park partners Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include nights and weekends when needed Ability to represent YF in a courteous and professional manner This position involves driving YF vehicles, therefore applicants must hold and maintain a valid US driver’s license, and maintain a favorable driving record for insurance purposes A satisfactory criminal background check are conditions of employment Preferred Qualifications: Working knowledge of Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem preferred Graduate degree in a related field Wilderness First Responder, Certified Interpretive Guide, Leave No Trace, and other related certifications Experience teaching adults and children (aged 8 and older) Current CPR and Wilderness First Aid certifications Experience working in a non-profit environment
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