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American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office, is seeking one Recreation Program Member to contribute to their outdoor recreation and education summer projects alongside BLM Staff.

Start Date: Mid to Late May 2024

Estimated End Date: September 2024 *16 weeks after the start date*

Location Details/Description:

Primarily Buffalo, WY with occasional work in Newcastle, WY.

For more information about the BLM Buffalo Field Office, please visit https://www.blm.gov/office/buffalo-field-office

Position Overview:

The Buffalo and Newcastle Field Offices (BFO and NFO respectively) are providing an opportunity for one Recreation Program Member to gain hands-on experience in the fields of outdoor education and recreation.

Outdoor Recreation

The Recreation Program Member’s primary responsibility will be the facilitation and implementation of the outdoor science education and recreation programs put on throughout the summer season. Each summer, the Buffalo Field Office and Newcastle Field Office conduct several education events, ranging from one-day events to a five-day overnight event with students from age 6 – 17. During the 5-day program, the Recreation Program Member will camp with the students (middle school age). The Recreation Program Member will have some freedom in deciding the topics and lesson plans, but subjects need to be related to science and/or outdoor ethics. Candidates for this position will have the chance to develop skills in curriculum development, lesson planning, and non formal teaching in an outdoor setting. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a unique project based on their skills and interests that will benefit the recreation programs in BFO and NFO. Additional projects include trail and recreation site maintenance, travel management planning, and visitor contacts. The intern will have opportunities to experience what other BLM specialists do, and will be encouraged to explore other career options, provide ideas and input, and research ways to improve the recreation program.

BLM Cross-Training

The Recreation Program Member will have the opportunity to shadow other departments in the BLM. The intern may work with other programs as needed and as time allows, including sensitive species plant surveys, rangeland monitoring, fire/fuels management, wildlife management, water flow data collection, and more.

This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.

Schedule: Typically Monday – Friday between the hours of 8am – 5pm MST. Occasional weekend and evening shifts may be necessary for project needs.

Tagged as: Teaching/Education




Members must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, as required by U.S. government contracts
Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group.
Willingness and enthusiasm for working with children and teenagers.
Ability and willingness to hike over long distances.
A valid driver's license

Preferred Skills:


Deep interest in recreation management, public lands, and conservation.

About American Conservation Experience

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a conservation corps focused on teaching valuable job skills in conservation field work to members while actively working to conserve and rehabilitate our public lands. ACE offers positions through both our Crew and Epic programs, as well as provides many staff opportunities for those looking to build a career in conservation. ACE is based in Flagstaff, Arizona, but has regional crew bases in Sacramento, CA, Ridgecrest, CA, Hurricane, UT, Flagstaff, AZ, Corpus Christi, TX, and Asheville, NC. ACE's Epic program offers positions for members nationwide.

Application Instructions

To Apply: Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/1087514 Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position may close at any time.