SJMA Job Opportunities

San Juan Mountains Association is a rewarding place to work filled with people who care deeply about the lands that surround us. Our SJMA team works together with our dedicated volunteers and community to turn our collective passion for Southwest Colorado’s public lands into actions that help protect these beautiful, wild places. Join us!

Seasonal Job Openings

Rio Grande Seasonal Recreation Technician

The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) is seeking three (3) Rio Grande Seasonal Recreation Technicians, one position working out of the Saguache Ranger District and two (2) positions working out of the Divide Ranger District, to provide excellent customer service and top-notch visitor information on behalf of the Rio Grande National Forest.

Field Office: Based out of the Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) offices and will be 100% in person or in the field. Please express your preference of location in your application (Saguache Ranger District or Divide Ranger District).
Season: Starting May 2022 for approximately 16 weeks
Hours: 40 hr/week

To apply, email a resume, cover letter, and references to riooperations@sjma.org.

Norwood Community Outreach Specialist

The Norwood Community Outreach Specialist will be based out of the Norwood Ranger Station to develop and deliver interpretive and educational programming and organize volunteer events to contribute to public lands stewardship in the region. This position is under the immediate supervision of the SJMA Associate Director and will work at the direction of U.S. Forest Service on a daily basis.

Field Office: Norwood Ranger Station in Norwood,CO
Season: Season expected to be 4 months
Hours: 20 hours/week

To apply, email a resume, cover letter, and references to operations@sjma.org.

Rio Grande Seasonal Visitor Information Specialist

The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) is seeking two Rio Grande Seasonal Visitor Information Specialists (VIS) to provide excellent customer service and top-notch visitor information on behalf of the Rio Grande National Forest.

Field Office: Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) office in Del Norte and Creede, Colorado
Season: Starting May 2022 for approximately 90 working days
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30 pm; 5 days a week with 2 consecutive days off; 40 hours/week

To apply, email a resume, cover letter, and references to riooperations@sjma.org.

Forest Ambassador

The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) is hiring a crew of Forest Ambassadors to work in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to educate visitors on forest health, “Leave No Trace” practices, conduct light trail work, track visitor numbers, and monitor forest conditions throughout the San Juan National Forest.

Field Office: Durango, CO
Project Locations: San Juan National Forest
Season: Mid May through Early September, extension possible
Hours: 10 hours shifts, Friday through Monday

To apply, email a resume, cover letter, and references to jobs@sjma.org.

Wilderness Stewardship Crew

The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) wilderness crew members work in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to monitor wilderness characteristics, conduct trail work, and educate wilderness visitors on “Leave No Trace” practices throughout the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests.

Field Office: Durango, CO
Project Locations: San Juan and Rio Grande National Forest Wilderness areas
Season: Late May through September

To apply, email a resume, cover letter, and references to jobs@sjma.org.

Full-Time Job Openings

Pagosa Visitor Information Specialist

The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) is seeking a Pagosa Visitor Information Specialist to lead SJMA’s visitor information program in the Pagosa District Office of the San Juan National Forest.

Location: Pagosa Ranger District Office at 180 Pagosa Street, Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Hours: 40 hours per week; 8:00 am-4:30/5pm Monday through Friday

To apply, email a resume, cover letter, and references to jobs@sjma.org.

Part-Time Job Openings

Currently, there are no part time positions available.

Internships

Education Intern

Join SJMA’s Education team to design and deliver high quality, standards based outdoor environmental education to Southwest Colorado. We work closely with our interns to create an experience which aligns with their post-internship goals, be that curriculum design, in the field teaching, program management, etc. This is a unique opportunity for applicants to help educate and inspire the next generation. The intern will conduct a variety of projects under the supervision of the Education Director and Curriculum Coordinator. To learn more about the education programs visit, sjma.org/learn.

This is a life-changing opportunity for the right applicant who will make an immediate impact on the youth in our community and build lifelong memories in some of Colorado’s most spectacular landscapes. 

To apply please send a resume and letter of interest to astimax@sjma.org. Internships occur in fall, spring, and summer semesters. Applications are due November 1st for spring internships and March 1st for summer and fall internships.