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!

Snapshot of SJMA staff, board members and volunteers

Seasonal Job Openings

Forest Ambassador Field Manager

The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) is hiring a Field Manager to oversee 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, and monitor forest conditions throughout the San Juan National Forest. This position will manage the day to day operations of this crew.

Field Office: Durango, CO
Project locations: San Juan National Forest
Season: Early-May through September

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

Forest Ambassadors

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 trail work, and monitor forest conditions throughout the San Juan National Forest.

Field Office: Durango, CO
Project locations: San Juan National Forest
Season: Mid-May through End of August, extension into September possible

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

San Juan Wilderness Stewardship Crew

The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) is hiring a crew of wilderness crew members to work in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to educate wilderness visitors on “leave no trace” practices, conduct trail work, and monitor wilderness characteristics throughout the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests.

Field Office: Durango, CO
Project locations: San Juan and Rio Grande National Forest wilderness
Season: Mid-May through End of August, extension into September likely

To apply, email a resume, cover letter and references to wildSJNF@gmail.com

Full-Time Job Openings

Community Education Specialist

The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) seeks to hire a full-time Community Education Specialist to help deliver SJMA’s conservation education and public lands stewardship programming and make SJMA programming more accessible to and inclusive of underrepresented communities in Southwest Colorado.

To apply, email a resume, cover letter and references to SJMAresumes@gmail.com

Part-Time Job Openings

Currently, there are no part-time job openings available.