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Outdoor Recreation Instructor

  • Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
  • 04/27/22
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • 55107
  • $1,610/month plus an education award of $1,678 tha / Monthly
  • Full-Time
Outdoor Recreation Instructors serve alongside the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, teaching families camping or canoe/kayak paddling skills and educating the public about local ecology and natural resources as part of the I Can Paddle! And I Can Camp! programs.

The I Can! programs introduce Minnesota families to a variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, paddling, and rock climbing.

We provide hands-on job skills training and certifications. This position does not require prior experience in natural resources.

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa envisions a world where everyone has equitable access to nature, is equipped to succeed in career and life, and is empowered to make a difference in conserving natural resources.

Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Entry level, no prior experience required

Term: May August

Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Typical schedule: Full-time 40 hours per week, Wednesday - Sunday, with hours varying depending on workshop schedules. Overnight travel (3-4 consecutive days) is often required.


Stipend: $1,610/month

Education award: $1,678 that can be used on qualifying student loans or education expenses

Up to 20% of time spent on skills training, development, and certifications

Health insurance

Childcare assistance

Student loan forbearance on qualifying loans

Access to member assistance fund

Networking and career development events and opportunities

Access to the AmeriCorps alumni network


US Citizen, national, or permanent resident (per AmeriCorps eligibility guidelines)

Ability and desire to work well with others in a team setting, outdoors and in all weather conditions

Commitment to upholding Corps values of safety, service, respect, equity and community

High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED

Preferred: Knowledge of basic paddling strokes and techniques; knowledge of basic camping and backpacking skills

For more details and a complete list of locations, qualifications, duties, and benefits, please visit our application page.

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