Work/Volunteer Opportunities

Montana State University has one paid research position (stipend, living expenses, and travel) available for students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at an institution of higher education (community college, university, or tribal college). Familiarity with rural schools and/or American Indian tribes is a plus. This work falls under an NSF-funded project entitled "Improving the Pipeline for Rural and American Indian Students Entering Computer Science Via Storytelling." Through this project, the team will engage American Indian and rural Montana middle school students in learning computer science and computing skills through Alice, an object-based educational programming environment. The role of this paid position will be to help develop lesson plans that incorporate computational skills. Visit our website to learn more about the project and the team: www.montana.edu/storytelling. Email storytelling@montana.edu with any questions.

HOW TO APPLY? Please email your resume with two references willing to write a letter of recommendation, your CV, and answers to the following questions to storytelling@montana.edu: 

  1. Why are you interested in this REU program? Be sure to explain how this project aligns with your career goals.
  2. What is your experience with MS education / Computer science / IEFA?
  3. Describe what cultural sensitivity means to you.

WHO CAN APPLY? Any undergraduate from a US institution is eligible to apply. We're looking especially for CS, Education, and Native American Studies students; however, students from all majors will be considered. CS experience is not required.

WHAT WILL YOU GET? Students will be provided with a $500 weekly + housing/food stipend for the duration of the program.

WHOM TO ASK QUESTIONS? storytelling@montana.edu 

Dates:   September 4, 2018 - June 7, 2019 (with Thanksgiving break 1 week; Christmas Break 2 weeks; Spring Break 2 weeks)

Location: Jackson, Wyoming

Schedule: Monday-Thursday 10 hour days

Position Details:

  • Goal: AmeriCorps will work with TLC staff to develop and deliver Kindergarten readiness and afterschool programs, which are designed to provide additional support for at risk students and their families.  The AmeriCorps will be responsible for creating curriculum, building resources, managing parent resources, implementing instruction and building organizational capacity for STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Math) literacy and 21st Century Learning Skills. 
  • About Teton Literacy Center Programs:
    • Family Literacy Program: Parent and Child together time and Literacy Lab Kindergarten Readiness program.  Parent education through English as a Second Language or Adult Basic Education classes, Parent workshops,
    • Afterschool Program- Afterschool Theme-Based Clubs providing recreational and academic, project based learning, enrichment support through curriculum developed by TLC staff
  • Responsibilities:
    • Programmatic Instruction
      • Support and enhance Afterschool Club curriculum development and implementation for students K-5th grade
      • Seek out community partnerships and work with organizations to create literacy based programming for students Preschool through 5th grade
      • Lesson plan for and instruct afterschool programs, small groups and/or support workshops, as assigned.
      • Work collaboratively in order to design club themes and survey student interest
      • Ensure participants’ safety during all instructor-led activities of the program.
      • Serve as a member of The Teton Literacy Teaching Team.
    • Programmatic Support
      • Support and enhance high quality effective Pre-Kindergarten curriculum development and implementation for students.
      • Enhance the STEM connection to Literacy Skills in curriculum development and lesson planning.
      • Develop curriculum material and systems in order to increase effectiveness of future programming.
      • Support in the planning and implementation of fundraising events.
      • Support and enhance Kindergarten transition, curriculum development and implementation for Kindergarteners.
      • Learn teaching pedagogy and student management techniques through practical experience and direct mentoring.

 

Characteristics essential for AmeriCorps Volunteers at TLC:

  • Passion for working with children, education and service.
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative, solve problems and multi-task effectively and with humor.
  • Ability to co-facilitate both large and small groups of kids in Pre-k and K students.
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.

 

Benefits: 

  • Training in educational pedagogy and leadership at the Teton Science Schools and Teton Literacy Center
  • Loan deferment through AmeriCorps
  • Room and board at the Teton Science School
  • Combined Segal Education Award of $1,566 and $2,960.00 from AmeriCorps upon successful completion
  • Great experience in educational field
  • On site job training and extensive embedded professional development

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be a US citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • Must have obtained a high school diploma/equivalency certificate
  • Must be 21 years of age with valid driver’s license
  • Have current CPR and AED for Adult and Child and First Aid Certification that is valid through June 7, 2019 (no online certification)
  • Submit a background check

 

Transportation:  Independent means of transportation from Teton Science Schools to Teton Literacy Center strongly encouraged.

 

How to Apply: contact Adam Seery at adam@tetonliteracy.org.  Application materials include cover letter and resume.  Selected applicants must undergo an interview and background check.

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or in most instances, religion.

Posted 6/1/2018

Looking For 2 Awesome Students With Excellent Study & Personal Skills

Must Be Junior Standing Or Above and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Must Be Passionate About Working With First-Year Students

Part Time- 15 Hours Per Week

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday Evenings & Team Meetings

$10/hour

Start in July & Continue Into 2018-19 School Year

Must commit to 1 year

Training Included

If Interested please contact and send resume to Sydney Nelson: sydneynelson.mt@gmail.com & Emily Mason: emily.mason1@montana.edu

The Position: Learning management mentors will excite learning by assisting MSU Hilleman Scholars develop their learning management acumen through the creation of strong study skills and habits. This program is critical to their success as college students.  

Learning Management Mentors Will Be Responsible For:

  • Infusing new models and ideas for learning management, including but not limited to: Bloom’s Taxonomy, Maslow’s Theory Of Competence, Meta-Cognition, & Values-Centered Learning.
  • Working with Hilleman Scholars to help develop executive function skills, including but not limited to: how to use a planner, time management, organization, note-taking, eliminating procrastination, critical thinking, how to read a textbook, test taking strategies, relaxation strategies, etc.
  • Challenging poor or ineffectual methods for learning. Reframing self-doubt that one can’t learn by providing examples and methods for learning material.
  • Instituting growth mindset messages with the learning management program.
  • Maintaining a quiet and productive FlW “Flow” block (Focused Learning Work) setting the expectation that FLW blocks are for working, not socializing.
  • Setting up the FlW block with materials and snacks ( & shop for snacks when needed).
  • Tracking FLW block attendance and HIP (Hilleman Incentive Plan) using sign-in sheets.
  • Communicating regularly with Hilleman Scholar Program Team to discuss progress, concerns about particular students, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with student-life mentors to provide Hilleman Scholars academic and emotional support.
  • Attend weekly learning management mentor meetings.

Posted 5/18/2018

Summer tutor wanted to help a 17-year-old student in Bozeman with reading, writing, & math skills. 15 hours/week in June, July, and August. $12/hr (negotiable), with the potential for housing as well. Call Betty at 406-580-7312.

Posted 5/3/2018

The Sophomore Surge is recruiting mentors for 2018-19. The application deadline has been extended. Visit www.montana.edu/sophomoresurge for more information. Any MSU student in their 2nd year or later who has completed their US core requirement is eligible.

Posted 5/1/2018

The Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS) is looking for volunteers to help with their Discovery Walks this summer. This is a great opportunity to observe and engage with young kids outdoors. Each walk is one hour long and free for families to participate. MOSS leads the walk in an activity/ topic and the volunteer ‘sweeper’ simply aids the leader, engages with the kids and parents, and makes sure no one is getting left behind. You can find more information at www.gvlt.org/events/discovery-walks Interested students can email EJ Porth (ej@gvlt.org) to sign up. See the list of walks below:

  • Summer Survival  May 21 9:30am @ East Gallatin Rec. Area
  • Sensational Sense May 25 9:30am @ Bozeman Pond
  • Hiking Basics May 28 9:30am @ Drinking Horse
  • Kids Birding June 1 9:30am @Cherry River
  • Trail Tracking June 4 9:30am @ M Trail
  • Bugging Out June 8 9:30am @ Drinking Horse
  • Wonderful Water June 11 9:30am @ Sourdough Trail
  • Amphibious Adventure June 15 9:30am @ Sourdough Canyon Trail
  • Habitat Hunters June 18 9:30am @ Drinking Horse
  • Adaptation Nation June 22 9:30am @ Regional Park
  • Rock Hounds June 25 9:30am @ M Trail

Posted 5/1/2018

The City of Bozeman is looking for a part-time preschool/youth recreation leader. See below for more info:

Part Time Recreation Leaders Needed! We are like family over here in the Bozeman Parks & Recreation Department. We laugh, play and work hard together. Most of it is outdoors, in our parks and on our trails. We are looking for a part-time recreation leader to help promote and implement our preschool programs (a few hours a week) and lead our youth School's Out EXPLORE! Camps a few times a month. You will work alongside a great group of recreation leaders. This position is up to 14 hours a week in fall/winter/spring and 30 hours in the summer months.  You will still have plenty of time to play during the week and weekends. Does this sound delightful to you? Join us. Visit the City of Bozeman jobs page to find more information and apply.

Updated March 19, 2018

Need a summer job? Parks & Recreation is hiring short-term summer recreation leaders to implement our wonderful summer youth camps. Apply online at www.bozeman.net. Interviews are April 13th and summer training starts in May. This is a full-time, Monday-Friday summer job running from May through August. If you like the outdoors, teaching children about nature and being part of a team, this is the job for you! Visit the City of Bozeman jobs page to find more information and apply.

Posted March 19, 2018

The Forward Montana Foundation is looking for a part-time outreach program coordinator. The Forward Montana Foundation is the state's largest youth civic engagement organization. The position would focus on coordinating and supporting high school educators in implementing our Underage Democracy Civics Templates and our Democracy Days Voter Registration Drive. You can find the job description here.

Gallatin Valley YMCA is currently recruiting staff for our Summer Day Camp programs located in and around Bozeman. Camp Counselors will work with kids in grades Kindergarten-7th where our goal is to encourage children to build healthy attitudes and work towards developing competencies and skills through a variety of educational and play experiences.

  • Paid Training: June 1st-3rd, June 6th
  • Camp Dates: June 11th-August 24th, Monday-Fridays, 36-40 hours per week.
  • Times: We will work around your schedule, but generally shifts run in the mornings from 7:15 AM-1:00 PM, or in the afternoons from 1:00-5:30 PM. Part time work will also be considered.
  • Pay Rates: Wages start at $10.00 per hour. Higher pay rates will be considered DOE.
  • Other perks include: employee appreciation drawing for a free whitewater rafting trip, field trips and outings on a daily basis, hikes, and having fun every day! YMCAs are known around the country as a positive community organization that helps children develop healthy habits. This job looks great on a resume, especially if you are an Early Childhood & Education major or in the Department of Education.

Read a full job description here.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume to: Droberts@gallatinvalleyymca.org and I will be in touch. Please feel free to email or call me at 406-994-9622 if you have any questions!

MSU's Rec Sports and Fitness is looking for camp counselors to work the Bobcat Summer Youth Camp in 2018. Pay is $10/hr. A full job description and information on applying is available here, or you can visit their website.

Brittany Fasy’s Storytellers project (Sweeney Windchief, co-PI) has two paid research positions (stipend, living expenses, and travel) available for students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at an institution of higher education (community college, university, or tribal college). Familiarity with rural schools and/or American Indian tribes is a plus. This work falls under an NSF-funded project entitled "Improving the Pipeline for Rural and American Indian Students Entering Computer Science Via Storytelling."  Through this project, the team will engage American Indian and rural Montana middle school students in learning computer science and computing skills through Alice, an object-based educational programming environment.  The role of these two paid positions will be to help develop lesson plans that incorporate computational skills. Visit our website to learn more about the project and the team: http://www.montana.edu/storytelling/reu.html Email storytelling@montana.edu with any questions.

Summary of Position:

Sage Learning Center, locally owned and operated in Bozeman since 1996, works with students individually, assisting them to achieve fluent skills that will help them succeed and reach their potential.  We work with a variety of reading difficulties, attention problems, and other learning challenges. The Center is looking for an energetic, hard working, and self-motivated person who is interested in and excited about learning.  This position will begin as part time, working mainly afternoon hours until 7pm during the school year, and either part time or full time throughout the summer months.  We are looking for someone who is patient, reliable, nurturing, kindhearted, upbeat, and has a friendly disposition.  Must be comfortable communicating with parents and taking charge when needed.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Instruct students (ages 4-18) individually in one or more of the following areas: auditory processing and memory, visual processing and memory, phonological awareness, beginning reading skills, reading fluency, comprehension, fine motor skills, and math foundational skills. Training, methods, and curriculum are provided. 

Position Requirements:

  • Reading and/or math endorsement preferred
  • Undergraduate education degree or currently enrolled in a program
  • Interest in education and love of children
  • Experience with children
  • Excellent organizational skills with a keen sense of attention to accuracy, detail, record keeping, and timeliness
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to cooperate with a wide variety of people and work effectively as a team player
  • Willing to commit for at least one year

Work Schedule and Wage:

  • Part time 15-20 hours per week during school year
  • 20-40 hours per week in summer
  • Afternoon hours needed during school year
  • Wage: Depending on experience

To Apply:

  • Please inquire by emailing your resume to carisaf@sagelearningcenter.com
  • Please browse our website at www.sagelearningcenter.com to learn more about Sage!

Posted 11/20/2017

Discover the power of an hour! Become a CAP Mentor today! The Child Advancement Project (CAP) matches adult volunteers from the community with children in Bozeman and Big Sky Public Schools. These mentors work one-on-one with students in grades K-12 to provide support and encouragement. Mentors help students discover and build upon their individual strengths, and affirm student’s ability to shape their own futures. CAP is a school-based program, so mentors go to the schools to work with a student for one hour, once a week.

  • CAP mentors are screened, trained and supervised by professional CAP Coordinators, establishing a community of volunteers who are engaged in the local school system and invested in the future of their community.
  • Thrive’s locally designed CAP program is now part of the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices, a highly-regarded standing indicating the program's proven effectiveness in creating positive outcomes for children.

We need 200 more mentors for the 2017-2018 school year. Click HERE to apply! You can also visit our website for more information: www.allthrive.org 

Posted 10/17/2017

Sylvan Learning Center has just opened in Bozeman, and they are looking for teaching graduates (or near-graduates) for positions teaching science, English, and math, as well as current education students to work as math and coding tutors. See this flier for more information. Contact olga.prather@sylvanlearningcenter or call 406.646.4646 with questions or to submit an application.

Posted 10/02/2017

Lone Mountain Gymnastics is currently hiring several positions:

  • Swimming instructors to teach children ages 3-12 while creating a safe and fun atmosphere that encourages students to participate and attempt new skills. Previous experience swimming and/or teaching are not required but would be beneficial. Shifts available after 3:00 pm and some mornings.
  • Preschool/movement instructors to work with children ages 1-12. Teaching and/or coaching experience are not required but would be beneficial.

See this flier for more information. Applications are available at www.lonemountain.biz.

Posted 9/18/2017

Are you interested in getting involved in the Bozeman schools? Would you like the opportunity to support youth in their academic growth? MSU America Reads*America Counts (MSU AR*AC) is a tutoring program that pairs education majors with K-8th grade students in the Bozeman area. Scheduling is flexible, allowing tutors to choose their hours within the school day. Gain experience in the classroom environment prior to your practicum and student teaching experiences by aiding with math and literacy skills, in-class support, homework help, and one-on-one lessons. Great opportunity to build your resume!

Work-study positions are available at a rate of $11/hour for a minimum 7-10 hour weekly commitment for the fall and spring semesters—must commit to both semesters. Volunteer positions are also available for students without work-study funding. There is mandatory tutor training that will prepare tutors for their work in the schools—date and time to be determined. 

Priority deadline dateSeptember 15, 2017, rolling applications are accepted after that date.

Interested? Find out more at http://www.montana.edu/fieldplacement/arac/tutors.html, or contact Rosemary Madero, MSU AR*AC Program Coordinator, at (406) 994-4761 or rosemary.madero@montana.edu.

Updated 9/12/2017

We are currently looking for Lead Teachers in our 14 month to 2 yr. old classroom and in our 8 mo. to 14 mo. classroom.

With our college students going back to school, we will also be needing a couple of full-time/part-time teacher's assistants.

We have flexible scheduling and are willing to train for our assistant positions. 

We offer paid vacation for our full-time staff after a year and paid holidays after 6 mos.

We are open M-F 7am - 6pm (no late nights, no weekends).

If you are looking for a job where you can make a difference in the lives of children and have a fun-loving personality and a good work ethic, this is the job for you.

Come join our amazing staff!

Call Mary or Shawna at 406-587-2239.

Posted 8/10/2017

Thursdays, 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

$10.40/hour

Centennial Park Early Childhood Learning Program is an intergenerational preschool located in the Bozeman Senior Center. We are looking to fill our afternoon Teacher Aide position and develop a qualified list of substitutes for our aides and teachers. Come join us and learn while having fun.

If interested, call 406-586-1295 or e-mail us your resume at centennialparkeclp@gmail.com.

Our application includes a background check with the State and current immunizations for tetanus and MMR.

**Current Infant CPR and First Aid are a plus.**

Please feel free to come by for State background check application.

Our website is montanaseniorcenter.org.

LOCATION:  807 North Tracy, Bozeman, MT 59715, on the corner of Tamarack and North Tracy, inside the Bozeman Senior Citizen Center.

Posted 8/25/2017

To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Linda Stancil and I work at Bozeman Public Schools in the Adult/Community Ed Program. We offer many classes to community adults (for no credit, of course) and have for many years.  In the past, we have had a few MSU students looking for the opportunity to practice teach in our program while they complete their last year of school, so they have some teaching experience to put on their resume when they search for a more permanent teaching job. See description below. 

If you would like to teach one or two nights a week for 6-8 weeks for 1 1/2 - 2 hrs. per class, please contact our office at 522-6012 or fill out an application online at www.bsd7.org (look for Quick Links on the right hand side, then Employment Opportunities, then open positions, then Adult & Community Education). No teaching experience necessary. This would be a great opportunity to gain experience in classroom/time management, with no discipline problems to deal with...just motivated students who want to learn. It also can be helpful in honing one's organizational skills within a classroom setting while earning a little spending money.

If you would like to "practice teach" in your field of study and would like to make a a little money doing it, contact us. We are looking to add classes and subjects of interest to the adults in the Bozeman Community.

Description: Teach community education classes during evening hours. Areas of instruction include--but are not limited to--Hobbies/Art, Music, Exercise/Dance, Health/Wellness, Cooking (general/specialty), Language/Writing, Outdoor, Technology, Business/Job Skills, etc. Instructor responsible for course content and submits course outline/syllabus for review and approval prior to hire.

Updated 8/9/2017

The MSU Alumni Foundation is looking for students to help with the annual phonathon to raise money for MSU. This benefits the university and even our departments by raising extra funding so we can support scholarships, programs, and other student activities. Please look over the information below and apply at the link if interested.

Below is some information about the position and where to go to apply:

  • Job Title:  Annual Fund Phonathon Student Caller
  • Organization Name:  MSU Alumni Foundation
  • Work Schedule:   Minimum 2 shifts per week -- Shifts run Sunday to Thursday 5:30pm to 9:30pm, and a Sunday day shift 1:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Hours per Week:  8
  • Wage/Salary:  $8.75/hr
  • Summary of job:  Fund raising for Montana State University through the Annual Fund Phonathon.  Annual Fund Student Callers will be contacting alumni and friends using an automated computer system.
  • Job Description:              
    • Call MSU alumni, parents and friends using an automated computer system.
    • Accurately update data records
    • Ask for donations to the University
    • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Qualifications:
    • Must be enrolled in at least 1 credit at MSU
    • Must speak English clearly
    • Ability to communicate effectively over the phone
    • Ability to follow directions and pay attention to details
    • Demonstrate a courteous and engaging personality
    • Ability to manage school work and job hours
    • Have working knowledge and experience with computers
  • Apply at: www.msuaf.org/careers

Posted 9/28/2016

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Classroom teaching & teacher training overseas opportunities (all expenses paid) with the Peace Corps. Peace Corps