Scope of Position:
This role includes duties related to Summer Science Outdoor Day Camps, School’s Out Camps, Afterschool Programs, Museum and Center Visit programs, Supervision of Seasonal Field Staff and Summer Camp Staff as associated with Camp and youth programs.

Specific Responsibilities:
Coordination of all MNHC camps and camp collaboration programs:
Running and maintaining camper registration software.
Hire supervise, train, and provide ongoing feedback for seasonal staff working camp programs.
On-site leadership and supervision during camp programs for staff, campers, and parents.
Lead curriculum development for all camp programs.
Maintain community partnerships in collaboration with MNHC.
Provide schedules or program scheduling support for camp programs.
Teach summer camp programs, Center Visits, youth programs, and School’s Out day camps when seasonal or permenent staff are unavailable.
Work with staff to connect camp programs to other MNHC and spectrUM programs, services, and partner organizations.
Financial management of summer and School’s Out day camp programs: manage budget, approve and track expenditures.
Assist with publicity of summer and School’s Out day camp programs.
Evaluate summer camp, School’s Out camp programs, camp seasonal staff, and youth programming.
Maintain appropriate MNHC resources such as camp equipment.
Develop new camp programs based on MNHC criteria.
Maintain ACA accreditation for MNHC’s camp programs.
Participate as part of the MNHC team, providing assistance and input where needed.
Other duties as assigned include teaching MNHC programs or participating in MNHC’s mission.
Coordinate all aspects of the Museum Field Trip Program for schools, youth groups, and adult groups, including logistics, scheduling visits, communicating with teachers/group leaders, scheduling interns, staff, or self to lead programs, maintaining materials/supplies, program outreach, budget planning/maintenance, etc.
Develop curriculum independently and in collaboration with other departments for Museum Field Trip Program
Oversee the Saturday Kids’ Activity program

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Full Time, Teaching/Education


Qualifications & Requirements
Supervision Experience: Minimum two years of experience supervising programs and staff.
Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and willingness to use personal transportation (will be reimbursed)
Minimum B.A. or B.S. in a related field (i.e., Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Education, etc.), M.S. is preferred.

Required Skills:

Knowledge of theories and practices in effective leadership skills.
Practical knowledge of methodologies in natural history education: i.e., place-based, inquiry-based, student-centered, project-based and interdisciplinary learning, hands-on approach to learning, etc.
Teaching Experience: Minimum three years of teaching experience as a teacher/educator in the field and/or in the classroom with children and adults.

Preferred Skills:

General natural history knowledge including a broad knowledge of native flora and fauna, cultural history of the region and understanding of ecological processes and systems common in the region.
Experience with video editing and social media integration a plus.

About Montana Natural History Center

The mission of the Montana Natural History Center is to promote and cultivate the appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of nature through education. Founded in 1991, MNHC was the brainchild of a group of educators who were involved in various efforts to educate both kids and adults about the natural history of western Montana, and who decided to unite those efforts into one environmental education organization. MNHC provides nature education programming for people of all ages through summer camps, kids’ activities, Visiting Naturalist in the Schools, Master Naturalist certification courses and Field Days, evening programs, Field Notes on Montana Public Radio, museum tours, and more. We have a variety of exhibits that focus on the flora, fauna, geology, and ecology of our beautiful state. Please stop by and visit!

Application Instructions

To apply please send the following to [email protected]: Resume Cover letter List of three professional references Position open until filled. Application review begins March/April 2024.