Why Walking Mountains

At Walking Mountains, you will feel a sense of belonging to something bigger. The work you do will make a difference, creating positive impact in our community, the lives of our participants and the world around us. Come connect with nature and be a champion for natural science and sustainability education. You will inspire the hearts and minds of our youth and adult program participants and the community by helping to create meaningful and purposeful experiences and change.

At Walking Mountains, we value stewardship, community, innovation, learning and leadership. These values help to shape a strong culture of collaboration, respect, professional development, creativity, celebration and fun!

If the rewarding and meaningful work and positive staff culture are not enough to convince you, we also offer a comprehensive benefits package with a generous paid time off program, wellness opportunities, work life balance and a healthy work environment.

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We Are Nature Nerds!

Our Mission: To awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education.

Our Vision: We envision an Eagle Valley where everyone understands the science of nature and is inspired to take action as an environmental steward.

Our Values: Stewardship, Community, Innovation, Learning and Leadership

Our Guiding Principles

Listen First: Assume best intentions, be honest, transparent and understanding, have perspective and openness to new ideas.
Celebrate Our Successes: We recognize each others' passion, innovation and accomplishments.
Work with Purpose: Be professional, work efficiently and give forth your best effort.
Foster a Healthy Work Environment: Respect yourself and others, maintain a positive attitude and prioritize collaboration.
Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Provide access for all individuals. Read more about or work in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Our Culture

All members of the Walking Mountains Science Center team affectionately earn the title of ‘Nature Nerd’. Nature Nerds are passionate about the Walking Mountains mission and values and are proud of the contribution we are making to the community. Our team members all contribute to the Walking Mountains Culture. Our culture is one of collaboration, creativity, teamwork, respect, celebration and fun! Complete with supportive co-workers, positive and healthy work environment, development opportunities, annual staff retreats, monthly birthday celebrations, and so much more.

Benefits Package

  • Medical, Dental, Life and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Healthcare Savings Account
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Competitive Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Career Development Opportunities
  • Discounted ski passes
  • Other exciting perks and discounts!

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Walking Mountains strives to make wellness a clear part of our organization’s culture.  We support and encourage the well-being of our employees, so they are able to thrive both in and out of the workplace. Fostering a healthy work environment helps our employees achieve the goals they set for themselves and our organization.

Walking Mountains employees can take advantage of monthly wellness time, initiatives and rewards, our employee assistance program with mental, financial, family and health wellness resources, work life balance offerings, gym discounts, ergonomic work stations and our campus environment with scenic hiking trails and fresh air abound.

Become a Nature Nerd!

In the end, we are only as strong as our employees. We are always looking for talented, passionate, positive and fun people for our team! JOIN US!