Have fun, get outdoors, and make a difference this summer while gaining valuable training and experience working in environmental education! Summer Camp Instructors will provide leadership and instruction for the full-day Summer Outdoor Discovery Day Camps at the Montana Natural History Center. Summer Instructors will facilitate and lead a variety of activities and themed camps, connect youth to nature, and explore the outdoors with children of different age levels.

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Teaching/Education

Required Skills:

a) Experience with or passionate commitment to teaching/working with children in a variety of ages.
b) Work effectively as an individual and as a member of a team.
c) Flexible, positive, and solutions-oriented attitude and mindset.
d) Ability to thrive in an environment that is fast-paced, creative, and dynamic.
e) Current CPR/First Aid certification, or willingness to obtain prior to start date.
f)(For bus drivers only) Having a clean driving record to be verified by a driving record check.

Preferred Skills:

a) Experience participating in or teaching various outdoor and naturalist skills such as hiking, nature journaling, orienteering, citizen science projects, camping, place-based knowledge of Montana, etc.
b) Practical knowledge of methodologies in science and natural history education.
c) Knowledge of local Montana flora and fauna.
d) WFR, Lifeguard, and/or additional safety certifications.

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

Please send the following to [email protected]: *Resume & Cover Letter in PDF Form *List of three professional references