Have fun, get outdoors, and make a difference this summer while gaining valuable training and experience working in environmental education! The Summer Camp Coordinator Assistant will provide leadership and instruction for the Summer Instructors at MNHC’s full-day Summer Outdoor Discovery Day Camps at the Montana Natural History Center. As a camp coordinator assistant, you will help with different summer camp programming in both educational and support positions.
a) Experience and passion for working primarily with elementary school audiences.
b) Experience supervising and leading other adults, or ability to demonstrate the skillsnecessary for the role.
c) Comfort with using basic naturalist tools (binoculars, journals, nets, etc.) and abilityto teach others how to do so.
d) Interest and engagement with the study of natural history. Desire and willingness to learn more about the natural history of the local area.
a) Proven ability to deliver educational and interpretive natural history programs such as nature walks, field trips, and group presentations on a wide range of topics.
b) Proficiency in natural history knowledge of northwestern Montana, including abroad knowledge of native flora and fauna, a cultural history of the region, and an
understanding of ecological processes and systems.
c) Practical knowledge of methodologies in natural history education.
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!