MONTANA FISH, WILDLIFE & PARKS
MT WILD / Traveling WILD
EMPLOYER: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
CONTACT PERSON’S NAME/TITLE: Laurie Wolf, Education Program Manager
ADDRESS: 1420 E. 6th Ave.
CITY: Helena STATE: MT ZIP: 59601
PHONE: 444-9945 EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 7, 2017 (postmarked)
POSITION TITLE: Conservation Education Outreach Instructor
LOCATION(S): Based out of Helena, but position requires 80% statewide travel
WORK START/END DATES: May 15th - August 15 (start and end dates are flexible and we are willing to work around school schedules)
HOURS/WEEK: 30 - 40 hours, highly variable days and times
TRAINING/ORIENTATION DATES: May 15th – May 24th
COMPENSATION (PAY, PER DIEM, HOUSING, VEHICLE, ETC: $14 - $15.00/hour. A state vehicle will be provided for all outreach education programs. FWP uniform will also be provided.
Teaching conservation programs during the summer for school age youth, families, people with varying levels of physical ability, and people from diverse backgrounds. Topics will cover aquatic education (water ecology, stewardship & fishing) and wildlife education. Programs will be held in an outdoor setting and in various remote locations throughout Montana. Some programs will be sponsored by FWP and others will be sponsored by partner organizations.
Other duties include, scheduling events, maintaining program records and entering them into a database, maintaining learning kits and fishing equipment, updating a Traveling WILD Facebook page, coordinating travel itineraries, and potentially spending time assisting a fisheries biologist in the field.
- High School diploma and 1 – 2 years experience teaching outdoor recreation or conservation education or completion of sophomore year in an undergraduate program. Major or minor needs to be in environmental/outdoor education, interpretation, biology, anthrozoology, botany, fish and wildlife, forestry, MT natural and cultural history, environmental studies, natural resources management or related fields. Courses in education, interpretation, public speaking or mass communications is preferred.
- Possess a valid Class D Driver’s License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver’s license.
- Ability to pass a background check and have a clean driving record
- Able to lift articles weighing up to 30 lbs., such as learning trunks & fishing poles
- Possession of or the ability to possess a Montana fishing license
- A minimum of one course in public speaking or equivalent experience
- Comfortable working in inclement weather and in remote locations
- Experience presenting to small and/or large groups.
- Experience with fishing techniques including knot tying, casting and using spin-cast rod and reel combo.
- Fly-fishing experience
- Previous experience working with youth and delivering (presenting) outdoor recreation or conservation education programs and educating youth and/or adults.
- CPR & First Aid Certified
APPLICATION MATERIALS/PROCEDURES (RESUME, COVER LETTER, REFERENCES, ETC.):
By mail or email, send cover letter, resume, listing of three professional references, and school transcripts (unofficial OK) to:
MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Laurie Wolf, Montana Wild- Education Program Manager
1420 E. 6th Street
Applicants selected for an interview will be required to do a 10-15 minute interpretive talk on fish or wildlife during the interview.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: (;HOUSING OF ANY KIND PROVIDED OR POSSIBLY AVAILABLEI.E. TRAILER, FREE CAMP SPOT, BASEMENT APARTMENT, EXTRA SLEEPING ROOM, ETC.)
Unfortunately we cannot provide housing, but will provide lodging for statewide travel.