JACK CREEK PRESERVE SUMMER INTERN

TIME FRAME: Mid-May to Mid-August

COMPENSATION: $15/hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2019

LOCATION: Ennis, MT

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Jack Creek Preserve Intern will assist the Executive Director and the Program Instructor in all aspects of our programs. We have three primary programs that occur during the time frame that the intern will be employed: hosting at our Education Center, our summer Youth Camps, and our Conservation Field School.

1.     Our Education Center and surrounding property provides a venue for students, educators, land managers, non-profit organizations, universities, and others to gather and hold their programs to further education, outdoor skills, conservation, and research. The intern will assist with the logistics of hosting groups and will offer talks and outdoor education opportunities to groups.

2.     We hold two 4-day/3-night summer youth camps; one in July and one in August. The intern will assist with administrative duties, the development of the courses, teaching a course, and all logistics in preparation and execution of the camps.

3.     In July we will hold our second Conservation Field School. Our field school is a conservation education program for educators and provides teachers with professional development in wildlife conservation, habitat preservation, and with outdoor skills they can take back to their classroom. The intern will assist with administrative duties and all logistics in preparation and execution of the Field School.

The Jack Creek Preserve Internship is based out of Ennis, MT but involves time at the Preserve’s education center and campground, and may include working from home.

RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Correspondence with JCP program participants (education center group hosting, youth camps, conservation field school).

·       Assisting with administrative duties for JCP program participants.

·       Preparing venues for events/groups (education center, campground).

·       Assisting with the development of educational talks and materials.

·       Active participation in facilitating education events for education center groups, youth camps, and other groups/venues as needed.

·       As opportunities are available, providing talks to program participants.  

 REQUIREMENTS

·       An interest/seeking a degree in a natural resources field. An interest in outdoor education is a plus.

·       Experience in public speaking.

·       Ability to work professionally and politely with all, including volunteers and staff of all ages and backgrounds, and diverse public audiences.

·       Ability to complete tasks in a productive, proactive manner.

·       Good oral and written communication skills.

·       Comfortable in the outdoors and camping.

·       Ability to remain calm and collected in stressful situations.

·       Positive and outgoing attitude.

·       Will need to pass a background check.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your resume and a cover letter to aking@jackcreekpreserve.org by February 15. Feel free to email or call if you have any questions about the position (406-682-3358).