Teacher/Naturalist

  • The Glacier Institute
  • West Glacier, MT, USA
  • Dec 06, 2018
Internship- Unpaid Biology - Ecology Environmental Education - Interpretation

Job Description

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

Job Level

Entry-level  

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO

Salary

Unpaid internship

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