The Glacier Institute

Our Mission: 

The Glacier Institute, a private nonprofit, serves adults and children as an educational leader in the Crown of the Continent ecosystem with Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest at its center. Emphasizing outreach and field-based learning experiences, the Institute provides an objective and science-based understanding of the area’s ecology and it’s interaction with people.

Through this non-advocacy approach to outdoor education, participants can be better prepared to make informed and constructive decisions which impact this and other ecosystems.

The Glacier Institute West Glacier, MT, USA
Dec 06, 2018
Internship- Unpaid
Job Description:  Teacher/Naturalist  Intern   Field Camp Interns are the backbone of operations at the Glacier Institute Field Camp in West Glacier. Interns gain a season of experience from the leading experts in outdoor education and the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. Interns are responsible for weekly youth education, camp maintenance, cleaning, meal procurement and preparation, greeting guests and visitors and representing the Glacier Institute to partners and the public in park and community functions. Interns are afforded ample time for hiking, backpacking, biking and otherwise exploring Glacier National Park and the  surrounding region, as well as exclusive access to professionally instructed Glacier Institute courses. TO APPLY please send cover letter, resumer, and three references to register@glacierinstitute.org *we are also accepting applicants for our paid Teacher/Naturalist Positions (email register@glacierinstitute.org  for more information)* Responsibilities : Lead Youth Adventure Series programming for children ages 6-11. Topics include “Wilderness Skills,” “Fire in the Forest,” “Art Gone Wild,” etc. Report to program manager in coordinating logistics for daily operations, including food procurement, meal preparation, transportation, camp cleaning and preparation for residential groups. Provide quality customer service to students and guests of the Field Camp. Operate 15-passenger vans for guest pickups, shopping trips, etc. Assist office staff and Program Manager with marketing efforts, community  outreach, curriculum development, social media and other duties as assigned. Routine maintenance and miscellaneous duties as needed. Assist with Big Creek Outdoor Education Center programming when necessary. Professionally represent the Glacier Institute in its mission and goals with course  participants, visitors, and NPS staff. Qualifications : At least two years of undergraduate education in the natural sciences, education, or a related field. At least one year of experience working with people of all ages in a variety of circumstances. Excellent physical condition relative to hiking and variable weather conditions. Current and valid driver's license with an excellent driving record to be insurable  under The Glacier Institute's automobile insurance policy. Ability to live on-site and in a small community with other employees and work in  the field. Self-motivated, able to work efficiently with little supervision and committed to  high quality work. Those with a working knowledge of the northern Rocky Mountain ecosystem will receive first consideration if other criteria have been satisfactorily met. Benefits : Free room and partial board Participation in expert-led Glacier Institute catalog courses when space is available. Employee Glacier Park pass An outstanding outdoor education experience and a gorgeous place to live and  work