Stewards VISTA: Traveler's Rest Connection

Stewards Individual Placements/Conservation Legacy

Lolo, Montana

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $62.69/day ($22,881.85/year)

About Stewards:

Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.

For more information regarding Stewards, please visit our website.

About the Site and Position:

This position is a 365 day (1 year) public service term lasting from August 12, 2024 – August 11, 2025.

Living Allowance: $62.69/day ($22,881.85/year)

Travelers’ Rest sits at the crossroads of natural and cultural history. Its 65 acres encompass the only archaeologically verified campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, a gathering place used by the Séliš QÍispé and other tribes for millennia, and a pristine cottonwood habitat along the banks of Lolo Creek. Travelers’ Rest also sits at the crossroads of private support and public investment. Land purchased through grants and private donations became a Montana State Park 20 years ago. Today, Travelers’ Rest Connection supports Travelers’ Rest State Park through outreach, advocacy, and educational experiences connecting the past to the future.

Member Duties:

  • Secure funding for new and/or traveling exhibits to increase visitation at Travelers’ Rest State Park and generate new opportunities for local businesses through partnership with the park 
  • Work with corporate sponsors to underwrite educational programs like field trips and Trekker Kids family activities for 2024/2025 school year 
  • Coordinate annual Gathering at Tmsmli Indigenous arts event and Indigenous Demonstration Days 
  • Organize Travelers’ Rest State Park’s participation in community events, fairs, and festivals 
  • Promote Travelers’ Rest Connection programs through social media 
  • Steward and maintain existing business relationships and identify new community partners 
  • Assist in development of a 3-5 year Interpretive and Strategic Plan for Travelers’ Rest Connection 8. Recruit and train volunteer interpreters and educators

Service Areas:

  • Community and Economic Development 
  • Community Outreach 
  • Children/Youth 
  • Education 

Program Benefits:  

  • Segal Education Award ($7395) OR Cash Stipend (~$1,800) upon successful completion of service
  • Living Allowance ($62.69/day, disbursed every 2 weeks)
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Regular Training and Professional Development Opportunities (free and virtual)
  • Employee Wellness Program (access to a licensed, professional counselor and 24/7 in-moment support)
  • Childcare*
  • Healthcare*
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility upon successful completion of the term*
  • Networking and Mentorship
  • Access to a nationwide cohort of like-minded peers

*For more information regarding the Segal Education Award, check out this link as well as alternative uses for the award here

*For more information regarding the AmeriCorps VISTA Childcare benefit, please visit https://americorpschildcare.com/ 

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare 

*For details about Non-Competitive Eligibility, please visit https://my.americorps.gov/trust/help/member_portal/non_competitive_eligibility_overview.htm    

For more information, please contact Addie Gilkerson (she/her) at agilkerson@conservationlegacy.org

Stewards Individual Placements does not and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. If you need assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application, interviewing, and/or onboarding process, please send your request to the hiring manager in your preferred method of communication.


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Category Admin & Leadership, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Conservation Corps, Cultural Resources, Outreach