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Finding the right seasonal employment is a daunting task. You want to find a position that fulfills your goals, drives your career forward, and leaves you energized instead of drained. You risk wasting valuable time with a job that isn’t fulfilling. We are seeking individuals that share our mission to use education as a tool to connect people to the natural world.

“You won’t save what you don’t love and you can’t love what you don’t know.” - Jacques Cousteau.

  • Site Supervisor

    Glacier Institute Field Camp and Big Creek
    $16.00 - $16.00 / hour

    Position Title: Site Supervisor

    Reports to: Director of Operations

    Supervises: Kitchen Specialist, Camp Host

    Pay Rate: $16 / hr plus compensation listed below

    Term: Big Creek (February 27th, 2023 - October 1st, 2023), Field Camp (April 17th, 2023 - October 1st, 2023)

    Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Site Supervisor is responsible for all things at their assigned campus. We are looking for Site Supervisors for both our Field Camp (Adult) and Big Creek (Youth) Campuses. This position will be required to live onsite and handle the daily operations of their designated site. The Glacier Institute specializes in place-based, hands-on learning of the natural sciences and cultural history, and site supervisors are an integral part of ensuring that we achieve our mission.

    • Major Duties and Responsibilities:
      • Handle the respective site schedule
      • Coordinate any maintenance with the appropriate responders (NPS at Field Camp, USFW/GI for Big Creek)
      • Take the lead on food procurement for the kitchen and approving the menu.
      • Ensure kitchen & camp duties are covered weekly.
      • Administer and document first aid and appropriate emergency responses on site.
      • Maintain a safe and presentable site that is welcoming for all participants.
      • Safely operate 15 passenger vans/buses when needed.
      • Provide quality customer service to all guests.
      • Display confidence and comfort working in adverse environmental conditions (snow, rain, 0°F - 100°F temperatures, mosquitoes/ticks, hazardous wildlife, etc.).
      • Supervise the onsite Kitchen Specialist and Camp Host.
      • Represent the Glacier Institute in its mission and goals.
      • All other duties as assigned.
    • Candidate Qualifications:
      • Education
        • A Bachelor's degree OR equivalent experience with a thorough knowledge of site needs and maintenance diagnosis.
      • Experience
        • Property manager experience preferred.
      • Skills and abilities
        • Exceptional communication skills
        • Detail oriented
        • Valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record.
        • Ability to carry loads up to 50 pounds.
        • Self-motivated with the ability to efficiently work independently with little instruction or supervision.
        • Ability to work and live in remote, off-grid locations with limited cell-phone service or immediate emergency services.
           
    • Compensation:
      • On-site housing and food for employees is provided at no cost.
      • 2023 Employee entrance pass into Glacier and Waterton National Parks.
      • Gear access through local partnerships - some items provided at no cost. This is more than your average pro deal (but we get those too!).
      • 5 days of paid leave
      • Participation in expert-led Glacier Institute catalog course as space permits.
      • Friends and family discounts for all Glacier Institute courses (subject to availability).
      • $16 hourly (approximately $2500 monthly) with a flexible, sustainable schedule.

    To Apply:

    If this position sounds like the right fit, please submit a resume, contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter to: garrett@glacierinstitute.org

    We look forward to reviewing your materials!

  • Big Creek Outdoor Education Intern

    Big Creek
    $200.00 / month

    Position Title: Big Creek Outdoor Education Intern

    Reports to:     Lead Educator

    Pay Rate:       $200 / month

    Term:            June 12th, 2023 - August 13th, 2023

     

    Major Function:

    Interns are at Big Creek for one main purpose - to grow as educators. Glacier Institute’s Lead Educators, Outdoor Education Specialists I & II, Director of Education, and Executive Director are all here to give interns the mentorship and tools they need to learn what it’s like to work in outdoor education. Outdoor Education Interns play an essential role in the operation of The Glacier Institute’s Big Creek Outdoor Education Center, our youth campus. Interns gain a season of experience working with school groups and youth camps to empower students of all ages through place and science- based outdoor education. By the end of the season, Outdoor Education Interns are skilled enough to teach various environmental science classes, co-lead students on day-hikes, backpacking trips, and monitor students during overnight bunkhouse stays. Most importantly, Big Creek Outdoor Education Interns will have the ability to select, design, and carry out a long-term project that will highlight their own unique skills and professional development goals. Interns will be guided and mentored throughout the summer and their project will be the culmination of the skills learned and their future goals. The Glacier Institute specializes in place-based, hands-on learning of the natural sciences and cultural history, and interns are an integral part of ensuring that we achieve our mission.

     

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide overnight youth supervision in bunkhouses, as needed June-August.
    • Shadow the delivery of educational programming.
    • Monitor students during meals and free time.
    • Assist with the serving of daily meals for up to 45 students (no certification necessary, on the job training will be provided).
    • Participate in daily/weekly housekeeping and cleaning tasks
    • Interns will work a 4-day workweek to allow individual time to enjoy Glacier National Park, as well as time to work on their project.
    • Display confidence and comfort working in adverse environmental conditions (snow, rain, 0 F-100 F temperatures, mosquitoes/ticks, hazardous wildlife, etc.).
    • Represent the Glacier Institute in its mission and goals.
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    Professional Development

    • Develop a thorough understanding of Glacier National Park and the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem including the natural and geologic history, land use management, cultural history, and much more!
    • Gain experience teaching and developing interactive, field-based educational curriculum for students ages 7-16.
    • Co-lead students, ages 7-16, on day, multi-day, and overnight field-based outdoor education programs and day hikes.
    • Join/co-lead multi-day backpacking trips with students ages 11-16.
    • Interns select, design, and carry out a long-term project that will contribute to Glacier Institute’s mission and vision, while also utilizing the unique skills and professional development goals of the intern.
    • Gain valuable experience and tools for managing students’ safety in unregulated outdoor environments.
    • Glacier National Park boasts the highest density of grizzly bears in the lower 48 states! Bear spray and in-depth bear safety training will be provided.

    Candidate Qualifications:

    • Education
      • At least one (1) year of undergraduate education OR the equivalent in experience, with a thorough understanding of natural sciences.
      • Skills and abilities
      • Exceptional communication skills
      • Detail oriented
      • Valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record.
      • Ability to carry loads up to 50 pounds and hike up to 12 miles.
      • Self-motivated with the ability to efficiently work independently with little instruction or supervision.
      • Ability to work and live in remote, off-grid locations with limited cell-phone service or immediate emergency services.
    • Compensation:
      • $200 / month.
      • On-site housing for employees is provided.
      • 2023 Employee entrance pass into Glacier and Waterton National Parks.
      • Participation in expert-led Glacier Institute catalog course as space permits.
      • Friends and family discounts for all Glacier Institute courses (subject to availability).

    To Apply:

    If this position sounds like the right fit, please submit a resume, contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter to: Garrett@glacierinstitute.org​. We look forward to reviewing your materials!

     

     

  • Kitchen Specialist/Cook

    Glacier Institute Field Camp and Big Creek
    $16.00 - $16.00 / hour

    Position Title: Kitchen Specialist/Cook

    Reports to: Site Supervisor

    Pay Rate: $16 / hr plus compensation listed below

    Term: Big Creek (March 6th, 2023 - October 8th, 2023), Field Camp (April 24th, 2023 - October 8th, 2023)

    Under the direction of the Site Supervisor, the Kitchen Specialist is responsible for all meals at their assigned campus. We are looking for Kitchen Specialists for both our Field Camp (Adult) and Big Creek (Youth) Campuses. This position will handle food ordering and meal preparation at their designated site. The Glacier Institute specializes in place-based, hands-on learning of the natural sciences and cultural history, and Kitchen Specialists are an integral part of ensuring that we achieve our mission.

    • Major Duties and Responsibilities:
      • Prepare all meals for course participants.
      • Coordinate all menus and meal plans with the Site Supervisor.
      • Place all food orders with the assistance from the Site Supervisor.
      • Maintain a safe and presentable kitchen.
      • Safely operate 15 passenger vans/buses when needed.
      • Provide quality customer service to all guests.
      • Display confidence and comfort working in adverse environmental conditions (snow, rain, 0°F - 100°F temperatures, mosquitoes/ticks, hazardous wildlife, etc.).
      • Represent the Glacier Institute in its mission and goals.
      • All other duties as assigned.
    • Candidate Qualifications:
      • Education
        • A high school diploma with a thorough knowledge of meal preparation and kitchen etiquette.
        • Montana ServSafe certified (preferred), or the ability to obtain certification
      • Experience
        • Meal preparation for large (up to 45 people) groups
        • Accommodating a wide variety of dietary restrictions
        • Placing food orders through large suppliers
    • Skills and abilities
      • Exceptional communication skills
      • Detail oriented
      • Valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record.
      • Ability to carry loads up to 50 pounds.
      • Self-motivated with the ability to efficiently work independently with little instruction or supervision.
      • Ability to work and live in remote, off-grid locations with limited cell-phone service or immediate emergency services.
    • Compensation:
      • Housing and meals for employees are provided at no cost
      • 2023 Employee entrance pass into Glacier and Waterton National Parks.
      • Professional development opportunities and certifications available
      • Gear access through local partnerships - some items provided at no cost. This is more than your average pro deal (but we get those too!).
      • 5 days of paid leave
      • Participation in expert-led Glacier Institute catalog course as space permits.
      • Friends and family discounts for all Glacier Institute courses (subject to availability).
      • $16 hourly (approximately $2500 monthly) with a flexible, sustainable schedule.

    To Apply:

    If this position sounds like the right fit, please submit a resume, contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter to: garrett@glacierinstitute.org​

    We look forward to reviewing your materials!

  • Outdoor Education Specialist

    $12.00 - $12.00 / hour + tips

    Position Title: Outdoor Education Specialist I

    Reports to: Lead Educators

    Pay Rate: $12 / hour plus compensation listed below

    Term: Early Session (March 13th, 2023 - September 30th, 2023), Late Session (May 1st, 2023 - September 30th, 2023)

    Under the direction of the Lead Educators, the Outdoor Education Specialist I is responsible for the delivery of educational programming. Outdoor Education Specialists are the face of the Glacier Institute. You will be responsible for instructing field courses to a wide variety of audiences, ranging from ages 5-95. Outdoor Education Specialists will lead educational hikes within Glacier National Park, as well as the surrounding Flathead National Forest. The Glacier Institute specializes in place-based, hands-on learning of the natural sciences and cultural history, and we strive to empower students of all ages.

    • Major Duties and Responsibilities:
      • Lead field-based outdoor educational programs to a variety of ages.
      • Provide quality customer service to all guests.
      • Manage students’ safety in unregulated outdoor environments by applying sound judgment, problem solving, and risk management skills.
      • Administer and document first aid and appropriate emergency responses.
      • Maintain a working knowledge of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem and current applicable sciences.
      • Safely operate 15 passenger vans/buses to transport students down rough dirt roads, up the highly technical Going-to-the-Sun Road, and along highway corridors.
      • Display confidence and comfort working in adverse environmental conditions (snow, rain, 0°F - 100°F temperatures, mosquitoes/ticks, hazardous wildlife, etc.).
      • Represent the Glacier Institute in its mission and goals.
      • Periodically complete physically strenuous tasks during work days (e.g., shoveling, raking, trimming, mowing).
      • All other duties as assigned.
    • Candidate Qualifications:
      • Education
        • A Bachelor's degree OR equivalent experience with a thorough knowledge of comprehensive natural/environmental processes.
      • Experience
        • Delivery of educational programming (in or out of the classroom).
        • Customer service experience preferred.
      • Skills and abilities
        • Exceptional communication skills.
        • Valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record and the ability to drive 300 miles daily.
        • Ability to hike 12 miles with up to 3,000 feet of elevation gain over steep, rocky, and potentially snowy terrain, and carry a pack up to 50 pounds.
        • Self-motivated with the ability to efficiently work independently with little instruction or supervision.
        • Ability to work and live in remote, off-grid locations with limited cell-phone service or immediate emergency services.
      • Certifications
        • Basic First Aid / CPR required. WFA/WFR preferred.
        • Certified Interpretive Guide (NAI) preferred.
        • Montana Master Naturalist preferred.
    • Compensation:
      • Housing and meals for employees are provided at no cost
      • 2023 Employee entrance pass into Glacier and Waterton National Parks.
      • Professional development opportunities and certifications available
      • Gear access through local partnerships - some items provided at no cost. This is more than your average pro deal (but we get those too!).
      • 4-day work week
      • 5 days of paid leave
      • Participation in expert-led Glacier Institute catalog course as space permits.
      • Friends and family discounts for all Glacier Institute courses (subject to availability).
      • $12 hourly (approximately $2000 monthly) with a flexible, sustainable schedule. Gratuities are also possible on guided educational courses.

    To Apply:

    If this position sounds like the right fit, please submit a resume, contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter to: garrett@glacierinstitute.org​.

    We look forward to reviewing your materials!

  • Camp Host

    Glacier Institute Field Camp and Big Creek
    $12.00 - $12.00 / hour

    Position Title: Camp Host

    Reports to: Site Supervisor

    Pay Rate: $12 / hr plus compensation listed below

    Term: Big Creek (June 12th, 2023 - August 15th, 2023), Field Camp (June 12th, 2023 - September 18th, 2023)

    Under the direction of the Site Supervisor, the Camp Host is responsible for ensuring that their respective campus is ready and welcoming for all program participants. The Camp Host will often be the first person that overnight participants (youth or adult) meet and are the face of the Glacier Institute. We are hiring two Camp Hosts: one at Big Creek Outdoor Education Center (overnight youth education) and one at Field Camp (overnight adult education). The Glacier Institute specializes in place-based, hands-on learning of the natural sciences and cultural history, and we strive to empower students of all ages.

    • Major Duties and Responsibilities:
      • Interact with a wide variety of educational course participants.
      • Assist Outdoor Education Specialists by directing participants to their course or lodging for their program.
      • Assist the Kitchen Specialist, as needed.
      • Handle cabin turnover, bathroom chores, and other duties as assigned by the Site Supervisor.
      • Safely operate 15 passenger vans/buses when needed.
      • Provide quality customer service to all guests.
      • Display confidence and comfort working in adverse environmental conditions (snow, rain, 0°F - 100°F temperatures, mosquitoes/ticks, hazardous wildlife, etc.).
      • Represent the Glacier Institute in its mission and goals.
      • All other duties as assigned.
    • Candidate Qualifications:
      • Education
        • A high school diploma
      • Experience
        • Providing top-tier customer service to a variety of customers
        • Hospitality experience, preferred
      • Skills and abilities
        • Exceptional communication skills
        • Valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record.
        • Ability to carry load up to 50 pounds, if needed.
        • Self-motivated with the ability to efficiently work independently with little instruction or supervision.
        • Ability to work and live in remote, off-grid locations with limited cell-phone service or immediate emergency services.
    • Compensation:
      • Housing and meals for employees are provided at no cost
      • 2023 Employee entrance pass into Glacier and Waterton National Parks.
      • Gear access through local partnerships - some items provided at no cost. This is more than your average pro deal (but we get those too!).
      • 5 days of paid leave
      • Participation in expert-led Glacier Institute catalog course as space permits.
      • Friends and family discounts for all Glacier Institute courses (subject to availability).
      • $12 hourly (approximately $2000 monthly) with a flexible, sustainable schedule.

    To Apply:

    If this position sounds like the right fit, please submit a resume, contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter to: garrett@glacierinstitute.org​

    We look forward to reviewing your materials!

     

How to Apply

Please send all application materials to Garrett@glacierinstitute.org

Please apply with a Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three (3) references.


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