Conservation Corps Crew Leader
Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Spend your summer making a difference in Colorado's incredible Rocky Mountains

Across Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest

  • summer

Conservation Corps Crew Leader

Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Estes Park, Colorado
$540.00 / week
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

The Crew Leader position is integral to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy AmeriCorps Conservation Corps. The Crew Leader helps accomplish the Conservancy’s goals of completing conservation projects, supporting crew member development of skills, working directly with agency partners, and fostering a conservation ethic amongst the crews. Crew locations vary throughout Northern Colorado. Service may involve extensive periods of camping. Projects can include, but are not limited to, trail maintenance, wilderness patrols, wildfire mitigation, trail construction, habitat restoration, historic structure stabilization and restoration, and basic carpentry. Projects are completed alongside National Park Service and USDA Forest Service staff.

The Crew Leader leads a crew of 4 to 6 Crew Members, serving as the primary liaison between project hosts and program staff. The Crew Leader is responsible for the crew’s service and safety during each project. The Crew Leader and Crew Members are supervised by the Stewardship Director.


  • Strong communication skills - verbal and written
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and supervisory skills to lead by example – on and off-duty
  • Experienced in trail work and wilderness travel
  • Current Wilderness First Aid certification (A course will be offered before Crew Leader Training)
  • Ability to motivate and create an excellent team environment and work ethic
  • Proven organization and time management skills
  • Mature judgment to solve problems while supervising others with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Assess tasks, develop work plans, delegate assignments, and monitor work
  • Demonstrated ability to complete administrative tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to foster a positive crew dynamic and help mediate internal problems that arise
  • Robust interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven ability to adapt to changing work schedules
  • A proven ability to empathize with others and work through adversity
  • Passion for service-learning activities
  • Experience with safety protocols and precautions related to hand tool use and backcountry travel
  • Dedication to complete the full term of AmeriCorps service

Leaders are expected to serve a minimum of 450 hours and complete the entire service term per the start and end dates listed on the Member Service Agreement. Due to the brevity of the position, no vacation, sick, or personal time is granted. If members become injured or sick, alternative projects will be identified for them to make up missed hours. Each day of service, training, or education, member will take a required ½ hour lunch that does not count towards term of service hours.

Essential Service Functions:                                                                                                                                                                               

  • Ability to perform the *Essential Service Functions 40 hours per week
  • Long (10 hour) days of shoveling, digging, and swinging heavy tools repetitively
  • Heavy lifting of up to 50 pounds
  • Walking and working on steep or uneven terrain
  • Carrying a 40lb backpack up to 10 miles
  • Occasionally having to work in adverse weather
  • Working, eating, and camping outdoors in all weather conditions



How to Apply


  • Must be a US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the US
  • Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and applicable State and Federal background checks
  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, due to close living quarters
  • Must successfully complete physician’s review, if requested
  • Be between 20-25 years old

How To Apply

Fill out the online application form, and send your cover letter, resume, and references to

Contact Info