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Adult Conservation Crews

Field Crew Leader and Assistant Field Crew Leader


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    Location: Bozeman, Missoula, Kalispell and Helena
    Ages: 18-35
    Program Dates: 2/27/2023 - 10/27/2023
    Living Allowance: $1,120.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,546.50 upon completion of the program
    Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST
    Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!
    Food Per Diem while on Projects
    Access to Pro Deals!
    Housing options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!!

  • Location: Bozeman, MT
    Ages: 18-35
    Program Dates: 5/1/2023 - 10/27/2023
    Living Allowance: $1,070 biweekly before taxes are taken out
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,447.50 upon completion of the program
    Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST
    Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!
    Food Per Diem while on Projects
    Access to Pro Deals!
    Housing options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!!


The best leaders put most of their time and energy into helping other people be more successful by making connections, giving feedback, and providing the resources people need. If this sounds like you, our Crew Leader opportunity is a good fit for you.  We provide excellent leadership training, DEI training, technical skills training and more to help you gain confidence and be an amazing leader throughout your time with MCC and beyond. Crew Leaders provide on-site management of a crew while also inspiring and encouraging their crew members. 

Each crew will consist of 4 members and 2 leaders. Crews will work and camp for up to 10 days at a time in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions.  Each member will get basic first aid/CPR certifications and, more importantly, a professional stepping stone to agencies like BLM, Forest Service, and the Parks Service!

Leaders and their crews will camp for most of their term, often times in remote locations in varied terrain and in all weather conditions. Work may include building or maintaining trails, treating or removing invasive species, building fences, operating chainsaws to reduce wildfire risks by thinning trees, and  many other types of projects.  The Crew Leader is the primary in-field liaison between regional staff and the on-site project partner or technical advisor, who is typically an employee of the land management agency or group working with the crew. Crew Leaders understand that commitment, flexibility and self-motivation are integral to maintaining the high expectations placed upon them.  They use their training, experience, and commitment to facilitate their crew’s development.  They are creative in their approach to problem solving and motivating others, and are invested in the idea that their personal development and growth as a leader are most fully realized when used in service to their crews, their communities and the environment.  

LEARN MORE ABOUT ADULT CONSERVATION CREWS!

"I have become more confident in giving direction to others, more prepared/organized in planning. I have gained confidence in my ability to lead others in difficult situations, learned to be more decisive, and considerate of the whole group."    MCC Crewleader 

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