At MCC crews camp while working on physically demanding and essential natural resource and conservation projects on some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Northern Rockies and Plains. Staff Leaders will complete natural resource and community service projects and are responsible for on-site management of a crew. They will need to ensure a high level of motivation and functioning on their crews. They also deliver the full range of MCC program components. The CL will need to communicate between MCC staff and project partners. The CL ensures that MCC policies and procedures are followed by everyone on the crew. Staff Crew Leaders maintain a good working relationship with participants, project partners, and MCC staff.

Location: Missoula MT
Hourly Wage: $18
Status: non exempt (eligible for overtime pay)
Classification: Full Time, Seasonal
Season Dates: 04/03/2023 – 10/27/2023
Food Per Diem while on Projects
Access to Pro Deals!

Primary Duties:

Guide, support, and assist Crew Members. Insure quality work performance, safety, and well-being
Organize service work with the project partner
Assure project completion to the satisfaction of partner expectations
Ensure safety as the top priority during all activities and projects and promote a culture of safety
Ensure crews are following MCC policies and procedures
Implement fair and appropriate discipline and behavior management of Crew Members as needed
Oversee all elements of the Crew Member Development program. This includes delivery of MCC’s education curriculum.
Ensure successful Crew Member performance of crew roles. Provide opportunities for Crew Members to take on leadership roles.
Instruct Crew Members in all technical skills. Technical skills include things like: situational awareness, proper tool use, and body mechanics.
Work long hours in challenging conditions, often with little direct supervision
Teach Crew Members camp-life skills. These include: leave-no-trace ethics, group kitchen setup and use, hygiene methods and waste management.
Assist staff with recruitment of Crew Members where possible
Provide technical, logistical and leadership support to crews and individual members
Promote a positive public image for MCC by acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
Attend and help with MCC service days and events along with members of the community
Fulfill program-specific requirements such as those focused on civic engagement
Promote inclusion of all participants
Maintain accurate records. Types of records include: timesheets, personnel, Crew Member development, inventory, safety and work projects
Complete and submit required paperwork in a timely manner
Write and deliver Crew Member evaluations include positive feedback and areas of improvement
Cultivate an inclusive environment for all members and staff with particular attention to those under-represented in conservation and national service

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Development, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Age 21+
Previous leadership experience, skills and training
Relevant technical skills including: trail maintenance and construction, crosscut and chainsaw use, fencing, stream bank restoration, backcountry travel and other natural resource work. Also has experience with a wide range of power and hand tools
Sawyer skills necessary to obtain operator certification at, or above, B-Sawyer Felling and Bucking level
Current Wilderness Advanced First-Aid/CPR certification required.

Required Skills:

Effective written and verbal communication skills
A valid driver’s license. Ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check and be insurable per MCC parameters
US Citizenship or ability to work in the US
Ability to pass a Criminal History Check
Ability to hike 3-20 miles per day, often wearing a 45lb backpack and carrying tools. Terrain can be steep, rocky or uneven.
Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
Willing to work long hours in all weather + away for 2 weeks at a time

Preferred Skills:

Previous leadership position with a conservation corps program, preference given to leaders who have completed MCC’s Leadership Development Program
Advanced levels of First-Aid preferred

About Montana Conservation Corps

Montana Conservation Corps' (MCC) promise is to ignite the potential - for leadership, for service, for action and resilience - that exists in every person. Founded in 1991, MCC is a private, nonprofit organization that serves Montana (and neighboring states), with offices in Bozeman, Helena, Missoula, and Kalispell. MCC receives Federal grant money through the Corporation for National & Community Service, which is used to provide participant stipends and education awards, as well as to support our programming. By weaving together leadership development, teamwork, civic engagement, and work-skills training with direct service to our lands and communities, MCC helps members develop competencies for achieving success. In return, our corps members protect amazing wild places. While most of the work we accomplish is in the field, our main goal is not to build trails but to help members develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be active citizens in their community.

Application Instructions

Apply Here: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/staff-positions/ Upload resume and optional cover letter