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!

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Seasonal Job Openings

Alpine Ambassador

The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) is hiring two public lands ambassadors to work in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management educating Alpine Loop OHV visitors to stay on trail, utilize “leave no trace” practices, track user numbers, and monitor tundra conditions throughout the alpine wonderland of the Alpine Loop outside Silverton, CO.

Field Office: Silverton, CO
Project Locations: Alpine Loop BLM land between Silverton and Lake City, CO
Season: Early-June through Labor Day, extension into September possible.

To apply, email a resume, cover letter and references to SJMA’s Conservation Director, David Taft, at

San Juan Public Lands Ambassador

The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) is seeking to hire a team of two to three seasonal San Juan Public Lands Ambassadors to educate and inform public lands visitors how to responsibly visit the spectacular public lands in San Juan County, Colorado. The San Juan Public Lands Ambassadors will work with SJMA staff and volunteers to provide visitor information services, promote responsible use and Leave No Trace practices, sell and promote interpretive product sales and perform other miscellaneous duties at satellite locations throughout San Juan County.

Location: Silverton Visitor Center, Ice Lakes Trailhead, and possibly a Molas Pass location with a possibility of hours at other SJMA locations, including in and around Durango.
Hours: 6 hour shifts, 6 days per week;  Weekends will be required.
Season: June through September

To apply, email a resume, cover letter to SJMA’s Director of Visitor Information Services, Priscilla Sherman, at

Full-Time Job Openings

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

Part-Time Job Openings

Norwood Visitor Information Specialist

The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) is seeking a Norwood Visitor Information Specialist to lead SJMA’s visitor information/education/volunteer program out of the Norwood Ranger Station in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. The Norwood Visitor Information Specialist will provide visitor information services, sell Forest Service products, promote interpretive product sales and perform other miscellaneous front desk duties for the U.S. Forest Service. This person will work closely with SJMA staff and GMUG National Forest staff to provide public information and answer phone calls from the public in a highly professional and courteous manner. For the right person, this is a unique opportunity to develop interpretive and educational programming while contributing to public lands stewardship in the region. This position is under the immediate supervision of the SJMA Director of Operations and will work at the direction of U.S. Forest Service on a daily basis. Other duties include management of SJMA inventory and assistance with collections as requested by SJMA staff. This individual will provide top-notch visitor information services, promote SJMA bookstore sales, and manage bookstore inventory.

Location: Norwood Ranger Station in Norwood, CO
Hours: “Part-time Seasonal” with a scheduled twenty (20) hours per week and occasional nights and weekends. The season is anticipated to last four (4) months. The season could be extended if additional funding becomes available.

To apply, email a resume, cover letter to