Yellowstone Wildlife Ecology Program Field Instructor – Montana

Agency
Ecology Project International
Location
Missoula, MT
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$77-$87 per day starting wage (DOE)
Last Date to Apply
10/04/2017
Description
Ecology Project International (EPI) is hiring instructors to teach field-based science/conservation/environmental educational programs for middle and high school students. We are currently hiring for the 2018 winter and summer Yellowstone wildlife ecology programs. EPI is an international non-profit organization dedicated to addressing critical conservation issues through field-based partnerships between local experts and high school students. We engage adolescent youth from local communities and visiting youth from other regions in applied conservation hands-on science and conservation as they learn about and help protect threatened species and habitats. Through EPI’s programs in five countries throughout the U.S. and Latin America, teens are inspired and empowered to engage in conservation efforts at home and worldwide to become the next generation of conservation leaders. More information can be found at www.ecologyproject.org. Yellowstone field instructors teach ecology and science lessons, guide students in accurately collecting data for research projects as they work alongside scientists, transport students between field sites, adhere to rigorous risk management protocols, lead students in leadership activities/games, mentor field interns, help lead students in meal preparation, and complete necessary course paperwork.
Qualifications
Required: • Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, environmental education, or related field; • Experience delivering science and ecology-based curriculum; • 2-3 years of prior experience instructing middle to high school students in a formal or informal setting; • Outdoor leadership experience with young adults; • Enthusiasm for leading student groups in remote areas; • Field research experience; • Experience camping; ability to teach LNT camping skills; • Experience with winter activities such as snowshoeing; • Must be willing to work hard and actively participate as part of a team; • Desire to mentor interns in areas like experiential education and group management techniques; • Desire to make a difference in the world; • Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications; • Valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record; • Minimum 21 years of age; • Must be physically fit and capable of participating in intense physical labor including, but not limited to: ability to lift 50 pounds, spend 8-10 hours a day in all weather conditions (e.g., sun, heat, wind, cold, snow, etc.) and hike up to 5 miles a day with a day pack and equipment, ability to conduct repetitive hand and arm motions, and able to maneuver in tight spaces including bending and kneeling; • Legally able to work in the US; • English fluency. Preferred: • Wildlife biology research experience, especially with species of the Rocky Mountains; • Knowledge and familiarity with the Rocky Mountains, especially the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem; • AIARE Avalanche Level 1 (or higher) certification; • Leave No Trace trainer or master educator certification; • Curriculum development experience. Applications will be accepted through October 4th. For a complete job announcement and to access the application, visit http://www.ecologyproject.org/about/jobs/. Applications can only be submitted online.
Contact Person
Erin Roghaar
Contact eMail
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