Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization which operates from offices in Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell and Missoula, Montana. Our work takes place in a variety of prairie and forested locations in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota and South Dakota. MCC strives to give its participants the experience of a lifetime through challenging conservation work and the rigors of life outdoors, coupled with education developed specifically to create engaged citizens and lifelong environmental stewards. A term with MCC provides the ideal opportunity to discover personal growth, greater self-awareness, increased confidence, communication and leadership skills, as well as the ability to meaningfully engage with those of diverse backgrounds.
This position will be based out of MCC’s Bozeman office but may spend extended periods of time in Wyoming. Primary duties of the Crew Member (CM) include working as part of a crew, under the supervision of the Crew Leader(s), to complete natural resource and habitat restoration projects in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management. This is not a 9-5 job, rather an experience where long hours and extended time away from your home base are to be expected. Serving as a CM at MCC means having passion for service to others, for wild lands and wild places, for personal growth, or for any number of MCC’s values. Crews will camp for most of their term, oftentimes in remote locations in varied terrain and in all weather conditions. Primary work will include habitat restoration and fuels mitigation with the potential for fire response and prescribed burning – with a heavy emphasis in chainsaw use. CM will be expected to participate in all elements of the MCC program to the best of their ability, performing designated crew role functions and maintaining a positive attitude throughout the program. The CM will utilize the support of their Crew Leader(s) and Regional staff to complete their term of service successfully. The CM will establish and maintain a good working relationship with Crew Leaders, Regional staff, fellow crew members and project partners. The CM is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members.
MCC seeks to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of staff and participants, while continuing to identify and reduce barriers to being involved in our organization and programs. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.