Job Opportunities

Crane’s Nest Manager – OPEN Until Filled

Status: Exempt, Full-Time, Permanent
Salary: $36,400 – $41,600, commensurate with skills and experience
Position Location and Environment: The Crane’s Nest Manager position is based at FOMR’s Nature Center & Store located at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, 32 miles SSE of Burns, Oregon.

The Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (FOMR) was formed in 1999 and is an independent non-profit 501(c)3 corporation with the mission of supporting Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. FOMR promotes conservation and appreciation of natural and cultural resources at Malheur Refuge through education, advocacy, and on-the-ground stewardship. The Crane’s Nest is the operational home for FOMR’s activities and requires management by a creative, detail oriented, team player. Our projects aim to improve wildlife habitat, provide public education opportunities, an enhance the Refuge’s visitor experience. FOMR’s Board of Directors is lead in partnership with their Executive Director (ED). Learn more about FOMR at and our social media accounts, @MalheurFriends.

A.I.R. Program Artist – Spring 2022

Location: Harney County
Duration: Approx. 2 weeks, 4 days/week in the month of February and/or March (flexible; willing to work with artist’s schedule)
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (times may vary)
Salary: $1,000.00 plus transportation to rural schools


Connecting Youth with Nature through Science and Art in conjunction with the Harney County Migratory Bird Festival, the Art-in-Resident (AIR) Program is a dynamic arts and science curriculum designed to teach youth about migratory birds and their habitat needs, and to learn a new creative art technique. The AIR Program encourages students in kindergarten through high school to observe, understand, and ultimately share what they have learned about migratory bird conservation through art. Students are given a variety of bird photographs that are representative of migratory bird species seen in Harney County. Refuge staff from Malheur National Wildlife Refuge will teach students about migratory birds and their habitat needs and wildlife conservation. An artist will present creative art techniques to work with local youth to build a lifelong appreciation for art. The artist will walk students through a variety of art techniques so youth can capture and create individual art pieces of migratory birds. The student’s artwork are displayed during the festival.


• Choose a drawing and painting medium for this year’s AIR Program
• Instruct and assist student’s with a bird drawing and with selected art medium, 60-70 minutes/class
• Engage with educators and students in a positive manner
• Encourage students to visually express themselves
• Visit local schools to include Slater Elementary, Crane Elementary, Hines Middle School, Silvies River Charter School, and rural schools (Suntex, Double O, Diamond, Frenchglen, Fields, Drewsey and Pine Creek)
• Work with more than 600 students


• Demonstrate an artistic and creative talent
• Experience or ability to teach art to youth with artistic and non-artistic skills
• Comfortable engaging with youth (Grade K-12)
• Comfortable working with class sizes ranging from 2-25 students/class
• Be responsible and on-time 

For More Information: Contact Carey Goss at

To Apply: Send a cover letter to Carey Goss at by January 31, 2022