Jobs and Internships

River Educator


River Educators are licensed teachers who put their love for the outdoors into delivering professional K-12 education programs at various locations along the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. River Educators work side-by-side with National Park Service rangers in meeting the increasing education program requests from schools each year. The educators are essential for the expansion of interactive learning programs within the park's boundaries.

This opportunity is a great supplemental job for education professionals and retired, substitute, and newly minted teachers, as well as adjunct professors.

Required Qualifications:

  • A teaching license in elementary or secondary education; OR a current substitute teaching license; OR have college teaching experience within a scientific field.

  • Applicants must provide a resume, participate in an interview process, and pass a stringent federal background check

  • Applicants must have current certification in first aid and CPR or be willing to obtain it through training sessions.

Download the file for more information here: River Educator
To apply, please fill out this form: Application

Deadline: We are interested in building our River Educator team as need arises, and accept resumes and inquiries of interest from qualified applicants throughout the year

Mississippi River Crew Leader


Become an AmeriCorps Youth Outdoors Leader and help manage our Mississippi River Crew, which supports our Plant for the Future projects. Leaders are 18 to 25 years old and have an interest in community service and natural resource management. This is possible through a partnership with the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa.

Let them know you are interested in working with the Mississippi River Crew when you apply!
Click here for more information.

Deadline: Applications are closed for 2019, but keep us in mind for next season. Jobs are typically posted in late December.