Do you have a passion for leading others? Do you care about protecting wild places? Do you have the desire to be a part of a community? The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently accepting applications for AmeriCorps leader positions! Crew leaders will go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities. Leaders and their crews will then camp for most of their term, working on essential natural resource and conservation projects on some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the lower 48. This crew will work in the Salmon Challis National Forest for the duration of the season. Work will primarily consist of: wildland fuels mitigation projects, high proportion of chainsaw use, fireline construction and other forest health monitoring activities. If people describe you as a good listener, having a positive attitude, genuinely caring about others and treating them with respect, encouraging, confident, and passionate, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

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.

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


High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
Minimum age of 21 years old on the start date
US Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent Resident
Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
Ability to eventually hike 3-20 miles per day in terrain that can be steep, rocky or uneven, often wearing a 45lb backpack while carrying tools and sometimes backpacking with full packs of 60 – 70 lbs
Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools

Required Skills:

Effective written and oral communication skills
Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid by the start of the season. Training is reimbursable to allotted amount.
Demonstrates desire to serve the community and the environment
Embraces willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time
Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

Preferred Skills:

Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
Preferred candidates will have experience operating a chainsaw

About Montana Conservation Corps

Montana Conservation Corps' (MCC) mission is to inspire young people through hands-on conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land and engaged citizens who improve their communities. Founded in 1991, MCC is a private, nonprofit organization. There are 4 regions, with approximately 40 staff and 300 members who serve each year in leader, member or intern positions. MCC receives Federal grant money through the Corporation for National & Community Service. This grant is used to provide participant stipends and education awards, as well as to support our programming: offering leadership development to Leaders and Members. MCC offers crew-based programming that uses natural resource and community service projects to foster personal and crew development. 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

Upload Resume & optional Cover Letter; Apply here: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/open-positions/