Crew Leader Applications Will Be Available on October 2nd!
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Serving as a Field Crew Leader with Montana Conservation Corps will have a lasting impact not only on you, but also on the communities and landscapes that you serve. With MCC you’ll discover unexpected abilities within yourself, make lifelong friendships, and explore some of our country’s greatest wilderness areas.
What Does an MCC Field Crew Leader Do?
As a Field Crew Leader your 10-month service term will consist of two distinct stages: You’ll begin with the intensive MCC Leadership Development Program (LDP) for three months, a program designed to shape you into an effective leader both for your time with MCC and for whatever path you take in life. The LDP includes training in Wilderness Advanced First Aid, several statewide and regional fundamental skill workshops, and multiple hands-on work experiences. For a more in-depth picture of LDP programming, click here.
Upon successful completion of the LDP in May, you and your co-leader will hit the trail with your crew of four to five Corps Members for the 24-week project season. As a crew, you’ll help solve critical wildlife habitat challenges, get your hands dirty creating safe trails, support community nonprofit organizations through volunteer service projects, and weatherize homes around Montana as part of the Governor’s Warm Hearts Warm Homes initiative.
At the end of the day, the stories, successes, and struggles you share with your crew will be your greatest teacher and will create MCC memories that last long after the tools are put away.
Things To Remember When You Apply
Joining MCC is not a job—it is a serious commitment to service and to participating as an active learner in a crew setting. We look for applicants ready to put others’ interests before their own, learn and support their peers’ learning, complete the entire term of service, participate as a positive member, work hard while serving long hours and living outdoors in all weather, respect MCC as a drug- and alcohol-free workplace, and to lead by example. Field Crew Leaders will receive a small living stipend during their term and an AmeriCorps Education Award at the end of their successful term of service. The AmeriCorps Education Award for Field Crew Leaders serving a 1700-hour term in 2017 is $5,775.
Field Crew Leader positions are available in four regions around the state: Central Divide, Greater Yellowstone, Northern Rockies,and Western Wildlands. Each region has its own charms, strengths, and specialties. Take some time to explore our regional pages to learn more about each region and remember that wherever you choose to serve, you’ll come to love and value the surrounding community. Please only apply to the region in which you are most interested. You will have the opportunity to express interest in other regions during the application process.
Occasionally we have crews that specialize in a specific type of field work: historic preservation, invasive species mitigation, saw work, or season-long immersion hitches. If you are interested in being considered for one of these crews, please make sure to note that where indicated on your application.
*Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and are an equal opportunity employer.*