Employment & Internship Opportunities

Montana Audubon Center Director

The Center Director will be a strategic entrepreneur, leader, fundraiser, and charismatic facilitator able to work effectively with public and private partners to grow and administer a sustainable Center in Billings, Montana. The Center Director reports to Montana Audubon’s Executive Director and is responsible for all aspects of planning, funding, operating, and managing the Center, and for carrying out the mission of Montana Audubon in the Billings region.

The Montana Audubon Center is a place of learning, research and restoration. The Center engages people in the natural world, instills an appreciation of nature, and inspires participants to embrace a commitment to the conservation of wildlife and natural habitats. The Center Director will work collaboratively with Montana Audubon staff, Board of Directors and the Center Advisory Council—a volunteer body of local community leaders— to further enhance Center programs. This position is full-time, permanent and exempt.

Responsibilities
The Center Director is responsible for the management of all staff and volunteers at the Center. The Center Director will directly supervise the Education Coordinator and Land Stewardship Coordinator and will provide oversight to subordinate supervisors. The Center Director reports to the Executive Director.

Qualifications
The Center Director position requires education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, natural resource management, communications, public relations, education or a related field, and at least 5 years progressively-responsible experience. Critical qualifications include: proven fundraising success, administrative and supervisory experience, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment, forming productive partnerships with a variety of people and organizations.

Email cover letter and resume to norane@mtaudubon.orgView the complete position description here. Applications are due by August 1, 2015.

 

Learning about our native fish during a quiet evening by the ponds

Learning about our native fish during a quiet evening by the ponds

Yummy cattails! What a great way to learn about wetland plants.

Yummy cattails! What a great way to learn about wetland plants.

 

 

College Internships

Do you like hanging out with kids? Enjoy being outdoors? Are you looking for an internship for academic credit? If you answered YES, then we are looking for you!

Environmental education internships for academic credit are available year-round. Internships are unpaid.

Job Description: Intern will teach outdoor, hands-on activities for school groups, camps, families, and afterschool groups. Intern will have the opportunity to shadow a Teacher Naturalist, and then to take on a lead role in teaching groups. Lesson plans will be provided. Additionally, interns are encouraged to develop new curricula based on their ideas and interests. Intern will be responsible for leading groups on birding hikes, canoe rides, insect collecting walks, and other activities. As time and interest permit, the intern will be able to complete an independent project such as the collection/preservation of native plants, or the creation of an educational display for our field lab. Past interns have also assisted the Land Stewardship Coordinator with restoration projects.

Qualifications: Interns should…
1. Be comfortable working with children ages 4 – 13 years old
2. Have exceptional interpersonal and academic skills
3. Be self-motivated, able to follow directions, and work independently.
4. Have a demonstrated interest in natural resources, environmental sciences, natural sciences, education and/or recreation.
5. Be comfortable working outdoors for extended periods of time

Application Procedure: To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to: Education Coordinator, Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd., Billings, 59101

Your resume should list relevant coursework and employment as well as the names and contact information for three references.

Please address the following in your cover letter:
1. Describe any experiences you’ve had teaching, working with children, or any outdoor experiences.
2. Briefly trace the development of your interest in education, natural history, and/or the out-of-doors.
3. What personal and professional skills would you hope to achieve during an internship at the ACEC?

QUESTIONS? Contact Education Coordinator (406 – 294 – 5099) with questions.

Intern Grant Morrison from MSU-B leads a discussion about turtle natural history with fourth grade students.