Join a small team of dedicated park employees working to help students remember the events surrounding the Nez Perce Flight of 1877, and the lasting effects on society today. Focus will be on creating, updating, and providing educational curriculum for Coyote Camp, visiting schools and potentially outreach to local rural schools. Seeking someone who either has or is pursuing a degree in education or similar field, with a solid understanding of the Indian Education for All initiative and state/national curriculum standards. In addition to developing educational curriculum, the intern will also receive training in formal and informal interpretation, become familiar with operations at a visitor center in a small national park, and gain knowledge on a variety of topics and issues regarding Nez Perce history and present-day culture.
Duties will vary. Initially the intern will assist and provide programming for our annual Coyote Camp, utilizing the knowledge gained to update programming for the following year. During peak visitation season the incumbent's primary responsibilities will be working the front desk at the visitor center and continuing to develop curriculum for educational groups. At the visitor center the intern will greet and orient visitors, answer questions, provide information and materials, and assist with stocking and sales of items in our partnering Glacier National Park Conservancy bookstore. Other duties may include introducing the park film, assisting with social media content, roving park trails and if interested, providing formal interpretive programs.
During the slower winter months, the intern will still be responsible for working the front desk at the visitor center, but there will be additional time available to revise and formalize educational curriculum, so they meet the state required Indian Education for All initiative and other state and national standards.
The park is considered remote and isolated. There are only 4 permanent staff members fewer than 10 summer seasonal staff. The ideal candidate will be comfortable living alongside the few people s/he works with. In the winter months, the intern will be the park's only intern or seasonal staff member, thus must be comfortable living in a remote location with harsh winters.
- $522.50/week* Living Allowance
- $1,100* To/From Travel Allowance, paid once with first paycheck
- Housing provided on-site
- Eligible for the Public Land Corps (PLC) hiring authority upon successful completion of position (640hrs minimum of service)
*All Allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
*For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer to www.thesca.org/covid
Position ID: PO-00732797
Expected Dates: January 8, 2024 - May 26, 2024
16425 Hwy 43 West
Wisdom, MT 59761
Training Provided: 21 century Interpretation, cultural sensitivity, Basic First Aid, CPR, & AED.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Fishing, hiking, camping, backpacking, hotsprings, and other outdoor recreation opportunities are available in the area. Year-round local events occur in nearby Wisdom, MT. The nearest town with movie theaters and other major services is 65 miles away.
Handicap Accessible?: Yes
Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation
AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible
Driving Logistics: Required
We are a remote, isolated location with no public transportation.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member
Housing is provided on site approximately 1/3 mile from the visitor center. It consists of a private bedroom with a queen size bed in a house shared with one or two other seasonal staff. Home phone and television are not provided by the park, but the intern may pay to have them installed. Free WiFi, exercise equipment, and laundry facilities are available in a commons area. The intern must provide his/her own bedding, toiletries, and transportation to the park.
US Citizenship: Yes