Ages 21+ Short-term, paid positions leading youth in SCA conservation crews and projects
Help lead the way to a sustainable future by leading young people in conservation service project. You’ll serve not just to supervise but to mentor, motivate, and inspire. Gain experience and expertise in areas as diverse as trail building, habitat restoration, fire management, and visitor outreach.
Do you have what it takes to be a field leader?
- Outdoor experience
- Conservation service experience, specific or general
- Experience working with youth and/or young adults
- Demonstrated leadership experience
- Medical certification- WFA, WFR, BFA
- Risk Management Mindset
- “Grace Under Fire”
- Agency Relations
- Good Role Model for Youth
- Willingness to Learn
- Confident but Humble
- Excited for New Experiences
- Sense of Humor
- Great Work Ethic
- A Good Teacher
Don't have these skills yet? Acquire them through our other positions for 21 and older or our Conservation Corps positions.
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The Leader Story
Interested in being a field leader? Read Nora’s stories from Big Sur and Wind Cave National Park to learn about the life of a field leader.
Interested in being an apprentice leader? Read Elena’s story as a field leader apprentice in Houston.