Employment & Internship Opportunities

Education Coordinator

Stay tuned! We’ll be hiring a new Education Coordinator later in the fall of 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.