Blackfeet and Wind River

Blackfeet

Joining the Blackfeet Crew gives you the opportunity to work alongside others from the Blackfeet Nation who share your interest in making a lifelong impact on the community and nearby ancestral lands. 

Through this experience you will have the opportunity to gain valuable job skills including trail maintenance, wildlife surveying, fencing, facilities maintenance, and much more. In addition to technical skills, you stand to gain experience in team work, effective communication, and leadership. Project partners include The Blackfeet Tribe, Tribal Historic Preservation Department, Glacier National Park, the USDA Forest Service and more.

For more information about this position, please call Lauren at 406.755.3619 (or email Lauren at lauren@mtcorps.org).

Wind River

Serving on an MCC field crew gives you the opportunity to serve alongside others from across the country who share your passion for hard work and conservation. Your time with MCC will have a lifelong impact on you and the communities and landscapes you serve. Throughout the program, your home is a tent for much of the time, and meals are shared around camp with your fellow crew members. 

Throughout your time in the field, you’ll explore and develop within the MCC Program Objectives of communication and team skills, leadership skills, environmental stewardship, technical field skills, and the development of a strong service ethic through your crew interactions, designed to enhance personal growth, with the experience itself as the primary teacher. This includes labor-intensive fieldwork, the rigors of camp life, and public lands education focused on connecting your day-to-day work to MCC’s mission.

For more details about MCC's Field Crew Program, check out our FAQs and Suggested Gear List.

The program is based in Wyoming and is designed for Native American young adults from communities in and around the Wind River Indian Reservation.

We also have other opportunities to serve with Montana Conservation Corps - check them out here!  

Position Offerings

Location: Kalispell/Blackfeet reservation communities
Program Dates: Rolling start date (February 5 to May 11) through August 17, 2018. You will receive more extensive leadership training by enrolling sooner!
Living Allowance: $631.50 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,907.50* upon completion of the program (*amount will vary based on length of term of service)

The Crew Leader position is a great opportunity for someone interested in developing their leadership skills, enhancing relationships within the local community, and positively impacting young adults with projects on nearby ancestral lands. 

Leadership Training! You will participate in MCC's Leadership Development Program (LDP), which offers technical and fundamental skill training such as chainsaw use, trail construction, risk management, and leadership skills.

Community Building! You will work with local community organizations, agencies, and educational institutions to build relationships within the Blackfeet community and to help select members for the summer crew operating in Blackfeet nation.  

Field Work! Once the summer session starts, you will be based mainly in Browning, MT, to co-lead 9 weeks of field based projects with your crew. As a crew, you’ll work with a variety of tribal, federal and non-profit partners to complete important natural resource management, cultural, and community service projects. Project partners include The Blackfeet Tribe, Tribal Historic Preservation Department, Glacier National Park, the USDA Forest Service and more.
 

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Location: Blackfeet Reservation (daily meeting location in Browning)
Program Dates: Session 1: June 4th - July 6th; Session 2: July 9th - August 10th (Off July 12th and 13th for Noth American Indian Days) *If interested you can apply for both sessions*
Wage: $8.15 an hour, plus daily lunch 

The Crew Member position is perfect for some looking for a summer job opportunity that offers on-the-job training in a variety of natural resource fields, team and communication skills, and outdoor adventure. The crew is composed of 2 leaders and 4-6 members. As a crew, you’ll work with a variety of tribal, federal and non-profit partners to complete important natural resource management, cultural, and community service projects. Project partners include the Blackfeet Tribal lands department, Tribal Historic Preservation Dept, Glacier National Park, the US Forest Service and more.

Ideal candidates will be from communities in and around the Blackfeet reservation.

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This position will be based remotely, in and around the Wind River reservation.  Primary duties of the Crew Leader (CL) include working alongside a co-leader for daily on-site management of a crew consisting of 6-7 American Indian young adults, ages 18-25.  Crew Leaders are responsible for maintenance of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew function and safety, and the delivery of the appropriate program components, including ancestral lands lessons utilizing community resources. The CL works under the supervision of the Field Coordinator with oversight from Regional Staff and is the primary in-field liaison between staff and project partners.  The CL ensures that policies and procedures are followed by all crew members on the crew.  The CL also will establish and maintain a good working relationship with project partners/technical advisors, crew members and community members.  This position should be viewed not as a 9-5 job but as an experience where long hours, often in remote locations on difficult terrain and in all weather conditions, are to be expected. 

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This position will be based remotely, in and around the Wind River reservation. Primary duties of the Corps Member (CM) include establishing and maintaining good working relationships with regional staff, members, project technical advisors, and volunteers to complete natural resource and community service projects, participating in all elements of the MCC program to the best of his/her ability, performing designated crew role functions and maintaining a positive attitude throughout the program.  The Corps Member will utilize the support of their Crew Leader(s) and regional staff to complete their term of service successfully. The Corps Member is supervised by the Crew Leader(s) and Regional Staff. This position should be viewed as an experience where long hours and extended time away from home, often in remote locations on difficult terrain and in all weather conditions, are to be expected.

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