Employment Opportunities


Make a difference, work outdoors, and gain skills in place-based environmental education as a full-time Teaching Naturalist with the Montana Natural History Center! Teaching Naturalists provide leadership and instruction for school day classroom visits and field trips located at natural areas throughout the Missoula area. The Teaching Naturalist Educator will be a key part of the Montana Natural History Center’s teaching team, providing instruction and program support across all MNHC programs and departments. Duties will primarily include teaching, working with volunteers and interns, material prep, video editing, coordination of summer camp, and curriculum development.

This is a full-time, permanent position: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday.

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  • $16/hour
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave.
  • Eligibility for 403(b) retirement plan, including a 1% match.
  • Discounts for all MNHC programs.
  • Full medical and vision coverage.
  • Participation in professional development opportunities and a reflective teaching community that values ongoing innovation and skill development to meet our educational goals. This includes training in environmental education best practices, ability to participate in professional organizations like the Montana Environmental Education Association, as well as learning opportunities around natural history topics and fundraising practices.

To Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references to apanagakis@montananaturalist.org OR mail them to Andrea Panagakis, Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St., Ste. A, Missoula, MT, 59801. This position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received, beginning on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Start date is immediately upon hire.


MNHC is seeking a part-time (up to 20 hours/week) Garden Manager to maintain our native plant gardens from the early spring into early fall 2023. This includes the Native Plant Garden at Fort Missoula, and the Pollinator and Nature Adventure Gardens at our Center at 120 Hickory Street near downtown. These gardens are important sanctuaries for wildlife, learning labs for all ages, play spaces, and examples of Missoula’s native plant community. They are open to the public and also host many of MNHC’s programs from summer camps to Master Naturalist.

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  • $20/hour – can earn up to $4,800 for the whole season.
  • Flexible hours and schedule.
  • Discounts for all MNHC programs.
  • Work outside with plants in a beautiful setting.
  • Practice invasive plant mediation and eradication.
  • MNHC Individual Membership.

To Apply:

Please submit the following to jrobinson@montananaturalist.org. In the subject line of your email, please type “Garden Manager Application.” You can also mail your application to: Montana Natural History Center ATTN: Jennifer Robinson 120 Hickory Street, Suite A, Missoula, MT 59801

1) Resume

2) 100-300-word statement explaining your qualifications and/or interest for this position.

3) Contact information for 2 professional references

Position is open until filled.

We are not currently hiring for any other 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