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Several Current and Summer Positions are open:


Position:    School & Private Programs Coordinator 

Location:    Billings, MT
Position Status:    Full-Time regular, occasional weekends and evenings
Salary:    $35,000-38,000
Benefits:   Vacation, Sick, Health, Dental, Vision, and Retirement plan
Start Date: March 13th, 2023

Summary of Position
The School and Private Programs Coordinator is a regular, professional staff position, who manages all facets of the school and private programs, in coordination with other Teacher Naturalist staff, volunteers and interns. A key role for this position will be coordinating and leading programs in addition to mentoring and training those assisting or working within these program areas, ensuring the quality and legacy of the programs for the continuing future. 

Major Responsibilities
Program Management: 

  • Conduct all administrative tasks required for program implementation 
  • Scheduling all programs, invoicing, payment processing, training of staff and interns, etc. 
  • Communicate and collaborate with partnering organizations and program participants. 

  Leading Educational Programs: 

  • Teach/lead both school and private programs; fulfilling the “lead” teacher role while actively leading programs.
  • Ability to work with and engage all program participants and their chaperons 
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time and be outside in all weather conditions.  

     Supervisor:

  • Supervise the day to day activities of Teacher Naturalist’s and interns as assigned 

   Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participating in overall Center management, fundraising, and decision-making as part of the Center Leadership Team.
  • Engage in Montana Audubon meetings and events.  
  • Provide additional support; as needed. 

Reporting Relations
The School and Private Program Coordinator is a supervisory position and reports to the Center Director. 

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Have a degree or experience equivalent to a BS/BA in education or science field;
  • Experience teaching in formal or informal (preferably both) educational settings;
  • Administrative and supervisory experience,  and leading groups/children in the outdoors;
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills and experience writing/aligning curriculum;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and be highly self-motivated.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “School and Private Program Coordinator”. Application deadline is February 28th, 2023, or until filled.

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Position: Operations Coordinator

Location: Billings, MT
Position: Part-time, Regular w/ frequent weekends and occasional evenings
Salary: $16/ hr
Benefits: Vacation, Health, Dental, Vision, and Retirement plan.

Summary of Position
The Operations Coordinator is a regular, professional staff position whose primary responsibility is the general maintenance and restoration initiative development of our 54-acres site, which includes trails, varying ecosystems, buildings and more. This position involves working with other Montana Audubon staff, program participants, volunteers and partners to fulfill these duties.  

Major Responsibilities
Landscape and Facilities Maintenance:

  • Conduct all trail and interpretive sign maintenance.
  • Implement and develop site restoration initiatives  and maintenance needs (i.e: irrigation, noxious weed removal, pond maintenance, native plant installations, general garden landscaping)
  • Conduct and coordinate building maintenance and general upkeep.

Planning and Development:

  • Create and initiate site Master Plan elements
  • Manage capital improvement projects with Center Director
  • Develop safety protocols and act as the primary safety officer, keeping in check with all safety protocols and OSHA recommendations. 
  • Assist with establishing funding sources to support restoration, conservation and general maintenance initiatives. 
  • Build annual operations budget. 

Additional responsibilities: 

  • Participating in overall Center management, fundraising, and decision-making as part of the Center Leadership Team.
  • Engage in Montana Audubon meetings and events.  
  • Provide additional support; as needed. 

Reporting Relations
The Operations Coordinator reports to the Center Director. 

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Completion of a 2-year or 4-year degree in biology, ecology or related subject. 
  • A combined 2+ years of professional experience in land management, general maintenance, environmental ecology or related fields.
  • Basic landscape and building maintenance and construction skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including database management and file organization
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment. 
  • Self-motivated and adaptable as a part of a small, growing organization. 
  • Ability to work outside in varied weather conditions. 
  • Preferred skills include: 
    • Basic plant ID, emphasis on native grasses and wildflowers.

To Apply 

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Operations Coordinator”. Application deadline is March 3, 2023.

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Job Announcement: Summer Camp Teacher Naturalist
(Several Positions Open)

Position Overview:
Summer Camp Teacher Naturalists are responsible for the implementation of hands-on, nature-connected education at our 54-acre site, adjacent to the Yellowstone River. Participant ages range from Kindergarten to 9th grade, divided into age-specific groups. Summer Camp Teacher Naturalists must be comfortable leading and managing groups of campers in the outdoors and helping them connect with the natural world.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement curriculum for weekly themed camps.
  • Co-teach and collaborate with other staff members.
  • Learn and teach about local Montana natural history. 
  • Safely manage program participants in an outdoor environment.
  • Participate in daily, weekly, and seasonal cleaning/maintenance procedures to keep everything in working order. 
  • Be willing to work some evenings and weekends, and teach in other program areas as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Self-motivation and flexibility are required. 
  • Have the ability to collaborate with members of a team as well as work independently.
  • Have some experience working with children.
  • Be able to spend 90% of teaching time outdoors.

Position Details:

  • Tentative dates:  June 5th to August 9th
  • $13/hour pay rate
  • 25+ hour work week, with possibility of long-term or continued seasonal position 
  • Can be used for academic credit or internship hours (approval of institution needed)
  • Housing not provided

Application deadline: February 13, 2023  (or until positions are filled)
Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Hannah Finch at [email protected]  or call 406-294-5099

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Job Announcement: Summer Camp Preschool Instructor
(One Position Open)

Position Overview:
The Summer Camp Preschool Instructor is responsible for the implementation of hands-on, nature-connected education at our 54-acre site, adjacent to the Yellowstone River. The Summer Camp Preschool Instructor must be comfortable leading and managing up to 8 preschool-aged campers in the outdoors and helping them connect with the natural world.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop curriculum and lesson plans appropriate for play-based, emergent-style learning in an outdoor setting.
  • Provide quality instruction for camp participants during program days.
  • Incorporate concepts of risky play, nature pedagogy, and preschool education standards.
  • Safely manage program participants in an outdoor environment.
  • Participate in daily, weekly, and seasonal cleaning/maintenance procedures to keep everything in working order. 
  • Be willing to work some evenings and weekends, and teach in other program areas as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Self-motivation and flexibility are required. 
  • Have the ability to work independently and be organized.
  • Having some experience working with children ages 3-5 is required.
  • Be able to spend 90% of teaching time outdoors.

Position Details:

  • Tentative dates: June 5th to August 10th
  • $13/hour pay rate
  • 25+ hour work week, possibility of long-term or continued seasonal position
  • Housing not provided
  • Can be used for academic credit or internship hours (approval of institution needed)

Application deadline: February 13th, 2023  (or until positions are filled)
Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Hannah Finch at [email protected]  or call 406-294-5099

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We are always accepting applications for Teacher Naturalists.

Email Emily Chilcoat at [email protected] for inquiries.

Montana Audubon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of

race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation or

preference, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a 

U.S. veteran.

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