Employment Opportunities

Visiting Naturalist in the Schools Field Trip Instructor (2 positions available)

  • Part-time, seasonal position (25-30 hours/week)
  • April 24th – June 2nd, 2023
  • $15/hour

Candidates applying for this role can also be considered for a Seasonal Naturalist position (May 29th – August 25th) which begins immediately after the VNS field season.

Make a difference, work outdoors, and gain skills in place-based environmental education as a Field Instructor with the Montana Natural History Center! Instructors will provide leadership and instruction for school-day Visiting Naturalist in the Schools field trips located at natural areas throughout the Missoula area.

See the full job description here.

To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references to apanagakis@montananaturalist.org or:
Andrea Panagakis
Montana Natural History Center
120 Hickory St Suite A
Missoula MT 59801

Applications are due by Friday, March 3rd, 2023.


Camp Coordinator Assistant

  • Full-time, seasonal position (40 hours/week)
  • May 1st – August 25th, 2023
  • $16/hour

Have fun, get outdoors, and make a difference this summer while gaining valuable training and experience working in environmental education! The Summer Camp Coordinator Assistant will provide leadership and instruction for the summer instructors for MNHC’s full-day Summer Outdoor Discovery Day Camps at the Montana Natural History Center. As a camp coordinator assistant, you will help with different summer camp programming in both educational and support positions.

MNHC’s camps for kids Pre-K – 5th grade combine experiential natural science education with outdoor fun and adventure. Camps include environmental education, exploration, projects, field trips to local natural areas, free play, games, and more. Every week is unique, so camp staff will gain broad experience in outdoor environmental education while exploring a variety of topics in natural history.

See the full job description here.

To apply, please send the following to agiffin@montananaturalist.org:
● Resume
● Cover letter
● List of three professional references

We are accepting applications until position is filled.


Seasonal Naturalist (6 positions available)

  • Full-time, seasonal position (40 hours/week)
  • May 29th – August 25th, 2023
  • $15/hour

NOTE: Candidates applying for this role can also be considered for a Visiting Naturalist in the Schools Field Instructor position (April 24th – June 2nd, 2023). Must apply by March 3rd, 2023, to be considered for both positions.

Have fun, get outdoors, and make a difference this summer while gaining valuable training and experience working in environmental education! Seasonal Naturalists will provide leadership and instruction for the full-day Summer Outdoor Discovery Day Camps at the Montana Natural History Center. Seasonal Naturalists will facilitate and lead a variety of activities and themed camps, connect youth to nature, and explore the outdoors with children of different age levels.

MNHC’s camps for kids Pre-K – 5th grade combines experiential natural science education with outdoor fun and adventure. Camps include environmental education, exploration, projects, field trips to local natural areas, free play, games, and more. Every week is unique, so camp staff will gain broad experience in outdoor environmental education while exploring a variety of topics in natural history.

See full job description here.

To apply, please send the following to agiffin@montananaturalist.org:
● Resume
● Cover letter
● List of three professional references

We are accepting applications until positions are filled.


We are not currently hiring for any positions. However, MNHC is always on the lookout for talented professionals and ambitious interns. If you believe you would be a good fit as we continue to grow, send us your resume:
Montana Natural History Center
120 Hickory St., Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801