The Crane Trust, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to addressing protection and enhancement solutions in order to mirror the unique and extraordinary habitat that has been used by the endangered whooping crane, two sub-species of sandhill cranes and other migratory birds along the Big Bend Region of the Platte River Valley in Nebraska.

Employment OpportunitiesThe Crane Trust consists of two facilities: the main campus includes the headquarter office, research laboratory, Pietrok VIP viewing blinds and Legacy Cabins. The second facility is the beautiful nature and visitor center located off I-80 exit 305 which welcomes guests to the Crane Trust’s rare, protected lands year round—and to the great sandhill crane migration in the spring. With an art gallery, gift shop, butterfly garden, roughly 10 miles of nature trails and a herd of genetically pure American bison, there is plenty for visitors to do during their visit.

Our compelling mission creates the foundation for rewarding and challenging careers. With a small, dedicated staff consisting of a diverse background including biologists, land managers, fundraising, marketing, and other professionals, everyone contributes to our mission of conservation and the enhancement of this rare ecosystem, including 4,500 continuous acres of native grassland prairie, wet meadows and an uninterrupted seven-mile stretch of the historic Platte River. Whatever your expertise, you’ll find an environment that encourages innovation and collaboration.

Employment Opportunities


Internships, similar to the REACH program, occasionally arise. Please send inquiries to info@cranetrust.org along with a cover letter, resume and two references. Also, include whether your interest lies in biological research, land management, or outreach and education.

Current Opportunities

Seasonal Opportunities at the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center

Do you love nature and enjoy talking to people? We have the perfect opportunity for you!
The Crane Trust is seeking seasonal reception staff at the Nature & Visitor Center between the months of Febuary through to the end of March 2018, with the possibility of developing into a permanent part time position.
The duties for reception staff include:

  • Meeting and greeting visitors, giving information regarding the crane migration, Crane Trust tours, excursions, photo workshops and VIP experience
  • Answering the phone
  • Helping customers with their online tour bookings
  • Directing visitors to the Crane Trust website
  • Gift shop cash register sales
  • Other duties as assigned

Compensation is dependent on experience
Please apply to  wbailey@cranetrust.org or call 308-382-1820 Ext 16.