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Adult Conservation Crews

Field Crew Member

[Image description: Six crew members stand on a ridge, looking down. Two are holding large ladders, and behind them, the jagged peaks of the Northern Rocky Mountains arise.]

Field Crew Member

Reports to: Regional Program Manager

Classification: AmeriCorps Participant

Position Summary:

The Crew Member (CM) will assist in the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects. This is not a 9-5 job. It is an experience where long hours and extended time away from your home base are to be expected.  Crews will camp for most of their terms.  Often this will be in remote locations. Crews work on 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. Not all members will work on all types of projects.  Crews may be deployed for natural disaster relief.  CMs are expected to participate in all elements of the MCC program to the best of their ability. Members will perform designated crew role functions and maintain a positive attitude throughout the program.  The CM will maintain a good working relationship with partners, Crew Leaders, MCC staff and volunteers. The Crew Member is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered to all AmeriCorps members.


  • Ensure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’
  • Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of MCC, Crew Leaders, and project partners/technical advisors
  • Follow all MCC policies and procedures
  • Create a healthy and supportive crew environment
  • Perform designated crew roles.
  • Participate in all elements of the MCC Member Development program, education, and crew activities to the best of their ability
  • Promote a positive public image for MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
  • Attend, assist, or lead MCC service days and other MCC events, help organize and implement service projects when possible
  • Work alongside youth and adult volunteers on projects and provide leadership when possible
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service
  • Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer with a local non-profit
  • Complete and submit required reports and paperwork on time
  • Provide information for evaluation of Crew Leaders, including positive feedback and areas of improvement


  • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
  • Ages 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans
  • US Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in terrain that can be steep, rocky or uneven, often wearing a 45lb backpack while carrying tools and sometimes backpacking with full packs of 60-70lbs
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term
  • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Willing to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions 
  • Ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time

MCC is committed to being diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. We are working to reduce barriers to participating in our programs. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

While this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position, it is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All Montana Conservation Corps positions may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities.