Piikani Lands Crew and Wind River

Piikani

Joining the Piikani Lands 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, Montana Wilderness Association, Nature Conservancy, and Iinnii Initiative.

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: Bozeman/Wind River Reservation communities
Program Dates: April 22nd - November 6th, 2019
Living Allowance: $686.60 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,144.00 upon completion of the program

This position will be based out of our Bozeman office but may spend extended periods of time in Wyoming.  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. 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 Regional Program Manager 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. The CL is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members.

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Location: Kalispell
Start/End Dates: May 6, 2019 through August 16, 2019
Compensation: $12.00/hour
Job Status: Temporary Full-time, non-exempt
Closing Date: Accepting applications until the position is filled

The Piikani Lands Staff Crew Leader (CL) will be instrumental in the implementation of a corps program on the Blackfeet Reservation. Primary duties of the CL include, with a co-leader, assuring the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects, on-site management of a crew, monitoring of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew motivation and functioning, as well as the delivery of the full range of MCC program components. The CL and co-CL are part of a leadership team working under the supervision of the Program Manager. The CL is the primary in-field liaison between regional staff and the on-site project partner or technical advisor, generally an employee of the land management agency or group working with the crew. The CL will also establish and maintain a good working relationship with other partner personnel, Crew Members, MCC staff and volunteers who come into contact with the crew. The CL prioritizes Crew Member development through program delivery, project work, and adherence to MCC policies and procedures.

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Location: Blackfeet Reservation (daily meeting location in Browning)
Program Dates: May 20th - August 16th, 2019 (2 weeks of Orientation/Training; 11 weeks of Projects)
Wage: $10/hour

This position will begin with two weeks of interpersonal and technical skills training at a few locations in and around the Flathead Valley. Training will be proceeded by 10 weeks of project work based out of Browning with multiple partnering agencies. 
The crew will operate primarily on a normal 5 day work week schedule (home in evenings and on weekends) with the exception of a couple work weeks where the crew will be camping (Dates TBA). The crew will finish their season on 8/16. The crew will also be off 7/11-7/12 for North American Indian Days. Project work can include trail maintenance and chainsaw work in the Badger Two Medicine, wildlife surveys in the park and on the reservation, fence repair on the buffalo range and invasive weeds control throughout the area.

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

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Location: Bozeman/Wind River Reservation communities
Program Dates: June 11th - August 10th
Living Allowance: $504 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,230.69 upon completion of the program

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.