Current Openings

Seasonal Employment/AmeriCorps Opportunities

A great opportunity for those interested in starting a career in public lands or conservation!

Northern Nevada Stewardship Associate (full-time, seasonal)

The Stewardship Associate will assist and lead a variety of conservation projects throughout Nevada, mostly in back-country settings, manage volunteers, participate in volunteer recruitment and outreach activities, learn all aspects of volunteer coordination, assist in educational presentations throughout the community and online, and provide photos and written content for Friends of Nevada Wilderness email, social media, and newsletters. This a great opportunity for those interested in working in conservation, outdoor leadership, and related fields. See the full job description and how to apply here.

Southern Nevada Wilderness Stewardship and Outreach Assistant (full-time, seasonal)

Southern Nevada Wilderness Stewardship and Outreach Assistants will either assist with stewardship projects throughout southern Nevada like trail maintenance, clean ups, and native plantings or will conduct wilderness monitoring and outreach in Mount Charleston Wilderness. This position is based in Las Vegas, Nevada for the months of mid-May to mid-August 2023. Application deadline is April 16th. See the full job description and how to apply here.

Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Crew Member (full-time, seasonal)

These positions will entail living on the refuge and working directly on the ground to improve wildlife habitat by removing barbwire fence and unneeded, non-repairable developments within the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge, in remote northwest Nevada, provides a haven for 270 different species of wildlife, 75 pollinator species, and more than 600 species of plants. See the full job description and how to apply here.


Trail Crew Members will maintain Wilderness trails on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. This position will be based out of Reno/Sparks, but most of the crew members' time will be spent camping and working in remote Wilderness areas. The position starts in June 2023 and ends in mid August or late September 2023 (Option to end in mid August for students). Learn more about our seasonal trail crew program here and see the full job description and how to apply here.


Partner Employment Opportunities

Employment with the BLM National Conservation Lands: Did you know the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System is headquartered in Reno, Nevada? Check out the USAJobs.com board for opportunities in Nevada with the BLM and other land management agencies!

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access

Friends of Nevada Wilderness is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to being a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and to do their best work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Read Friends' full IDEA Statement HERE.

Employer of National Service

We support service to community, with national and international impact, and the ability to make a difference. As an Employer of National Service, we encourage former AmeriCorps and Peace Corps service volunteers to apply with us.


About Us: Core Values

Friends of Nevada Wilderness is a statewide conservation non-profit founded in 1984. Friends’ mission is to protect all present and potential wilderness from ongoing threats, educate the public about the values of and need for wilderness, and improve the management and restoration of wild lands. We are knowledgeable, passionate, and joyful professionals who feel connected to the lands that we are dedicated to protecting. These are the core values that guide our work:

  • Credible: We understand that our long-term success is built through trusting relationships and integrity. We are reliable community leaders who are committed to accuracy, honesty, and follow through in all that we do.
  • Effective: We think outside the box to find areas of collaboration and compromise, and actively work towards reaching tangible, workable outcomes.
  • People-oriented: We wholeheartedly believe that the outdoors is for all and are devoted to fostering safe spaces where everyone can thrive and express their true selves. We prioritize benefits and policies which ensure that our board, staff, members, and volunteers are well cared for and feel valued. 
  • Resilient: We use story-telling, record-keeping, and retention of long-term staff and board to cultivate a thorough understanding of Wild Nevada’s rich history and future trajectory. Through this collective understanding, we have learned that setbacks are inevitable, and that our work is never done.

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