Maine Appalachian Trail Club
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  • Appalachian Trail Ridgerunners

    $17.00 - $18.00 / hour

    Ridgerunner Job Description:

    • Meet, greet, register and educate hikers on the Appalachian Trail.
    • Impart backcountry camping and hiking knowledge, skills and ethics to hikers focusing on youth groups and long distance backpackers, for example: where to camp, how to protect water sources, ford a stream, and minimize fire impacts.
    • Provide education about rare alpine plants and steward summits and ridgelines.
    • Manage and provide light maintenance at campsites.

    Qualifications:

    • Knowledge, skills and ethics of low impact backcountry hiking and camping practices.
    • Comfort with primitive, solitary, outdoor living and working conditions.
    • Good physical condition – able to hike with a 40 lb. backpack.
    • Public/customer service skills.
    • Professional appearance and attitude
    • Good communication skills (including oral, by phone, and written).
    • Long-distance hiking experience.

    Housing stipend: $2,000 for the season will be provided to offset costs

    Housing/Food/Transportation: Ridgerunners will camp at backcountry sites during work-days and some gear will be provided. Food and day-off housing will be on your own. Personal transportation is required to get to trail heads.

    Schedule: May 18 through October 20, 2024, 40 hrs./week including all weekends and holidays

  • Crew Member

    Maine Trail Crew
    $17.00 - $18.00 / hour

    The Crew Member will be a key part of the Maine Trail Crew comprised of five staff working to reconstruct the footpath in backcountry locations along the Appalachian Trail. Advanced training with stone cutting, stonework, rigging systems, and other trail work will be taught as well as training in CPR/First aid. Project locations will be at remote sections of the Appalachian Trail within the 100-Mile-Wilderness including Namakanta Stream, Fourth Mountain, and near White Cap Mountain.

    Dates:   May 28 – August 17, 2024

    Days off housing will be rudimentary and bunk style. Having a personal vehicle for days off is essential as Maine is a rural state with limited public transportation. Sorry, no pets allowed.

    Qualifications: 

    • At least one season of trail work experience preferred.
    • Backcountry backpacking, camping, and cooking experience.
    • Good health and physical fitness and the ability to hike long distances in mountain terrain.
    • Ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment under challenging conditions, and to take direction from leadership.  
    • Ability to solve problems with flexibility and resourcefulness.
    • Ability to work well with others from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Crew Coordinator

    Maine Trail Crew
    $20.00 - $21.00 / hour

    The Crew Coordinator will support the operation of the Maine Trail Crew, a field team of five. The Crew Coordinator will roughly split in half his or her time as follows: (1) off trail (from basecamp) managing logistics, and (2) working as a crew member on the Appalachian Trail.  

    Some duties will include planning, purchasing and organizing backcountry meals; maintaining the crew budget, record keeping and reporting; and trouble-shooting problems related to vehicles, staffing, basecamp, equipment, etc.

    Basecamp and days off housing will be rudimentary and bunk style. Having a personal vehicle for days off is essential as Maine is a rural state with limited public transportation. Sorry, no pets allowed.

    Dates:   May 22 – August 22, 2024

    Crew Coordinator Qualifications:

    • Backcountry backpacking, camping and cooking experience.
    • Strong organization skills.
    • Effective communication skills (verbal, written).
    • Good health, physically fit, and must be able to hike long distances in mountain terrain.
    • Ability to solve problems with flexibility and resourcefulness.
    • Valid driver's license and a clean driving record.
    • Ability to work well with others from a variety of backgrounds.
    • Willing to collaborate and communicate regularly with the crew leader and supervisors

     

  • Trail Crew Assistant Leader

    Maine Trail Crew
    $18.50 - $19.50 / hour

    The Assistant Crew Leader will help the crew leader train and will supervise crew members in trail reconstruction and backcountry camping if the crew leader is unavailable. The Assistant Crew Leader will ensure safe and sanitary conditions at camp and work sites, help transport the crew safely, and respond appropriately to emergency situations. Advanced training with stone cutting, stonework, rigging systems, and other trail work will be taught by Town 4 Trail Services, as well as training in CPR/First aid. Project locations will be at remote sections of the Appalachian Trail within the 100-Mile-Wilderness including Namakanta Stream, Fourth Mountain, and near White Cap Mountain.

    Dates:   May 28 – August 17, 2024

    Days off housing will be rudimentary and bunk style. Having a personal vehicle for days off is essential as Maine is a rural state with limited public transportation. Sorry, no pets allowed.

    Qualifications: 

    • Backcountry backpacking, camping, and cooking experience.
    • At least one season in an outdoor leadership role (preferred).
    • Ability to take responsibility for all aspects of a trail crew, teach skills and motivate others.
    • Good record keeping and organizational skills.
    • Good health and physical fitness and able to hike long distances in mountain terrain.
    • A valid driver's license and clean driving record.
    • Ability to solve problems with flexibility and resourcefulness, and to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment under challenging conditions.
    • Ability to work well with others from a variety of backgrounds.
    • Comfortable working without direct supervision.

     

  • Trail Crew Leader

    Maine Trail Crew
    $22.00 - $24.00 / hour

    The Crew Leader will train and supervise crew members, a team of five, in the field in trail reconstruction and backcountry camping. The Crew Leader will ensure safe and sanitary conditions at camp and work sites, assure that the crew is transported safely, and respond appropriately to emergency situations. Advanced training with stone cutting, stonework, rigging systems, and other trail work will be taught by Town 4 Trail Services, as well as training in CPR/First aid. Project locations will be at remote sections of the A.T. within the 100-Mile-Wilderness including Namakanta Stream, Fourth Mountain, and near White Cap Mountain.

    Days off housing will be rudimentary and bunk style. Having a personal vehicle for days off is essential as Maine is a rural state with limited public transportation. Sorry, no pets allowed.

    Dates:   May 22 – August 22, 2024

    Qualifications: 

    • Backcountry backpacking, camping, and cooking experience.
    • One or more seasons in a trail leadership role.
    • Ability to take responsibility for all aspects of a trail crew.
    • Willing to collaborate and communicate regularly with coordinator and supervisors.
    • Good organizational skills, willing to keep accurate records, and to report in a timely manner.
    • Ability to teach trail skills and motivate others.
    • Good health, physically fit, and must be able to hike long distances in mountain terrain.
    • Valid driver's license and clean driving record.
    • Ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment under challenging conditions.

    Comfortable working without direct supervision

How to Apply

Submit a letter, resume, and three references by email (include title of position in subject line) to matcjobs@matc.org. Applications accepted until the positions are filled, preference will be given to those received by January 31, 2024. Maine Appalachian Trail Club is an equal opportunity employer.

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