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NOW HIRING for the 2019 season!

  • Leadership positions available: 
    • Field Coordinators
    • ​Conservation Corps Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders
      • Trail Crew
      • Chainsaw Crew
      • Fire Crew
    • Youth Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders
      • Service Learning Crew - member age 11-13)
      • Youth Crew - member age 14-18
  • Conservation Corps Crew Member Positions:
    • Trail Crew - member age 18-25+ (Summer, Fall and Long Term)
    • Chainsaw Crew - member age 18-25+ (Summer)
    • Fire Crew - member age 18-25+(Long Term)

Scroll down for more details and links to the applications!

  • Assistant Crew Leader (Trails or Chainsaw Crew)

    Conservation Corps
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    $450.00 / week

    Crews:


    • Trail Crew 21-25+ (age) crew members
    • Chainsaw Crew 21-25+ (age) crew members

    Session Dates:

    Summer Term (14 Weeks): May 9th (tentative) - August 17th

    Long Term*(22 Weeks): May 9th (tentative)- October 19th, 2019 (Tentative, weather dependent)

    *Long Term Only: One week break during the week of August 20th between Summer and Fall Seasons. Members will not be paid a living stipend during this time.

    **Season extension possible for disaster relief at end of the Fall season

    Stipend:

    • Training (4 weeks): Weekly living stipend of $370/wk
    • Field Season: Weekly living stipend of $450/wk

    Overview:

    In RMYC’s Conservation Corps we offer positions to young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout northwest Colorado. Projects may include a variety of trail construction/maintenance, fence construction/removal, invasive species removal, fire fuels reduction with chainsaws, habitat restoration and/or historic preservation work. During the Fall season there is the potential for disaster relief work as well.

    Summer Season: Crews will remain together 24/7 in the field either on project or doing weekend recreational travel and activities. You are considered ‘ON’ RMYC time the entire summer.

    Fall Season: Crews will Travel to projects, work and camp together 4-10 days at a time and then will return to the office and be ‘OFF’ for 2-6 days at a time. Some projects/logistics may require crews to operate in a 24/7 setting ‘summer model’ for a portion of the Fall. During your ‘OFF’ time in the Fall you are responsible for your own food and lodging.

    All corps members will participate in project work, daily camp chores, educational activities throughout the week, and weekend recreation (summer only). Spending a season with RMYC can be a life changing and rewarding experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to service, diversity, self-development, and the team environment.

    TO READ ABOUT BENEFITS AND THE FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND APPLY NOW, CLICK HERE

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  • Crew Leader (Trails or Chainsaw Crew)

    Conservation Corps
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    $570.00 / week

    Crews:

    • Trail Crew 18-25+ (age) crew members
    • Chainsaw Crew 18-25+ (age) crew members

    Season Dates:

    • Summer Term (15 Weeks): May 2nd (tentative) - August 17th
    • Long Term*(23 Weeks): May 2nd (tentative)- October 19th, 2019 (Tentative, weather dependent)

    *Long Term Only: One week break during the week of August 20th between Summer and Fall Seasons. Members will not be paid a living stipend during this time.

    **Season extension possible for disaster relief at end of the Fall season

    Stipend:

    Training (5 weeks): Weekly living stipend of $400/wk

    Field Season: Weekly living stipend of $570/wk

    Overview:

    In RMYC’s Conservation Corps we offer positions to young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout northwest Colorado. Projects may include a variety of trail construction/maintenance, fence construction/removal, invasive species removal, fire fuels reduction with chainsaws, habitat restoration and/or historic preservation work. During the Fall season there is the potential for disaster relief work as well.

    Summer Season: Crews will remain together 24/7 in the field either on project or doing weekend recreational travel and activities. You are considered ‘ON’ RMYC time the entire summer.

    Fall Season: Crews will Travel to projects, work and camp together 4-10 days at a time and then will return to the office and be ‘OFF’ for 2-6 days at a time. Some projects/logistics may require crews to operate in a 24/7 setting ‘summer model’ for a portion of the Fall. During your ‘OFF’ time in the Fall you are responsible for your own food and lodging.

    All corps members will participate in project work, daily camp chores, educational activities throughout the week, and weekend recreation (summer only). Spending a season with RMYC can be a life changing and rewarding experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to service, diversity, self-development, and the team environment.

    TO READ THE FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND APPLY NOW CLICK HERE

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  • Crew Member (Trails or Saw)

    Conservation Corps
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    $370.00 / week

    Crews:

    • Trail Crew 18-25+ years (Nationwide residents)
    • Chainsaw Crew 18-25+ years (Nationwide residents)


     

    Session Dates:                    

    • Summer Term: June 6th- August 17th, 2019
    • Long Term: June 6th- October 19th, 2019 (Tentative end, weather/project dependent)*
    • Fall Term: August 22nd- October 19th, 2019 (Tentative end, weather/project dependent)

    *Long Term Only: One week break during the week of August 20th between Summer and Fall Seasons. Members will not be paid a living stipend during this time.

    **Season extension possible for disaster relief at end of the Fall season

    ***Chainsaw Crew Members tentatively begin May 30th

    Stipend: Weekly living stipend of $370

    Overview: In RMYC’s Conservation Corps we offer opportunities for young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout northwest Colorado. Projects may include a variety of trail construction/maintenance, fence construction/removal, invasive species removal, wild fire fuels reduction, habitat restoration and/or historic preservation work. During the Fall season there is the possible potential for disaster relief deployment.

    Summer Season: Crews will remain together 24/7 in the field either on project or weekend recreational travel and activities. You are considered ‘ON’ RMYC time the entire summer (10 weeks).

    Fall Season: Crews will Travel to projects, work and camp together 4-10 days at a time and then will return to the office and be ‘OFF’ for 2-6 days at a time. Some projects/logistics may require crews to operate in a 24/7 setting ‘summer model’ for a portion of the Fall. During your ‘OFF’ time you are responsible for your own food and lodging.

    All corps members will participate in project work, daily camp chores, educational activities throughout the week, and weekend recreation (summer only). Spending a season with RMYC can be a life changing and rewarding experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to service, diversity, self-development, and the team environment.

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW BENEFITS/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND APPLY NOW

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  • Youth Corps Crew Leader

    Youth Corps
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    $550.00 / week

    Season Dates: May 20th, 2019 - September 28th, 2019

    • Optional Low Cost Wilderness First Responder Training: Tentative April 26th- May 1st
    • Youth Training Dates: May 20th, 2019- June 6th
    • Youth Conservation Corps Dates: June 10th- August 17th
    • Session Break: August 19th- 23rd (unpaid)
    • Yampa Valley Science School Training: August 26th- September 6th
    • Science School Program: September 9th-September 28th

    Stipend:

    • Training: Weekly stipend of $400/wk
    • Field Season: Weekly living stipend of $550/wk
    • Science School: Starting at $2450 for 5 week program

    Overview of Youth Corps Program: RMYC Youth Corps Crews serve all across NW Colorado you will be leading 11-18 year olds in one or a number of counties. Each crew is broken up by age group. Youth participants are paid a stipend (ages 14+) for the program, which is considered an entry level conservation job. The goal of our Youth Corps is to lead local youth on local projects. We strive to place youth with projects where they can form a local connection and see the greater impact in their communities. The education component of Youth Corps consists of career development, leadership skills, healthy lifestyles, environmental education, personal growth, drug and alcohol awareness, and civic and social responsibility. Five 2-week sessions: Sessions may be two weeks camping, or one week day program followed by one week camping. The day program runs Monday - Friday 8am-4pm, second week camping 24/7 (leaders work 7:45am-4:30pm on non-camping week).

    Overview of Yampa Valley Science School: Yampa Valley Science School (YVSS) serves all Routt County 6th grade students (288 in 2017) each year in a residential, experiential Science Camp. Operated in cooperation with local schools since 2000, YVSS incorporates a 5-day, 3-night science curriculum integrated with 6th grade academic standards, teambuilding activities and personal growth experiences for the students. The camp is operated in the month of September at the historic Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp in Strawberry Park. The goals of YVSS include: to provide place-based environmental education through experiential and interactive lesson activities; to link the communities within the Yampa Valley; to provide intergenerational links and mentoring opportunities for sixth graders, high school students, college students, and community adults; and to foster integrated academic education with the public-school systems.

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY NOW

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  • Youth Corps Assistant Crew Leader

    Youth Corps
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    $450.00 / week

    Season Dates: May 20th, 2019 - September 28th, 2019

    • Optional Low Cost Wilderness First Responder Training: Tentative April 26th- May 1st
    • Youth Training Dates: May 20th, 2019- June 6th
    • Youth Conservation Corps Dates: June 10th- August 17th
    • Session Break: August 19th- 23rd (unpaid)
    • Yampa Valley Science School Training: August 26th- September 6th
    • Science School Program: September 9th-September 28th

    Stipend:

    • Training: Weekly living stipend of $370
    • Field Season: Week living stipend of $450
    • Science School: Starting at $2450 for 5 week program

     

    Overview of Youth Corps Program: RMYC Youth Corps Crews serve all across NW Colorado you will be leading 11-18 year olds in one or a number of counties. Each crew is broken up by age group. Youth participants are paid a stipend (ages 14+) for the program, which is considered an entry level conservation job. The goal of our Youth Corps is to lead local youth on local projects. We strive to place youth with projects where they can form a local connection and see the greater impact in their communities. The education component of Youth Corps consists of career development, leadership skills, healthy lifestyles, environmental education, personal growth, drug and alcohol awareness, and civic and social responsibility. Five 2-week sessions: Sessions may be two weeks camping, or one week day program followed by one week camping. The day program runs Monday - Friday 8am-4pm, second week camping 24/7 (leaders work 7:45am-4:30pm on non-camping week).

    Overview of Yampa Valley Science School: Yampa Valley Science School (YVSS) serves all Routt County 6th grade students (288 in 2017) each year in a residential, experiential Science Camp. Operated in cooperation with local schools since 2000, YVSS incorporates a 5-day, 3-night science curriculum integrated with 6th grade academic standards, teambuilding activities and personal growth experiences for the students. The camp is operated in the month of September at the historic Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp in Strawberry Park. The goals of YVSS include: to provide place-based environmental education through experiential and interactive lesson activities; to link the communities within the Yampa Valley; to provide intergenerational links and mentoring opportunities for sixth graders, high school students, college students, and community adults; and to foster integrated academic education with the public-school systems.

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY NOW

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  • SLC (ages 11-13) Crew Leader

    Youth Corps
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    $520.00 / week

    Season Dates:

    • Youth Training Dates: May 29th, 2019- June 6th, 2019
    • Service Learning Crew Program Dates: June 10th, 2019- August 17th, 2019
    • Mondays-Fridays (One overnight every other Thursday- Friday)
    • Overnight Dates: June 20th, July 4th, July 18th, August 1st, August 15th

    Stipend: Weekly living stipend of $520

    Plus: Free camping and access to a kitchen at the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Headquarters

    Certifications: Basic First Aid & CPR certification required


    Overview of Service Learning Crew:  The Service Learning Crew enhances the sense of belonging and connectedness of youth to their communities through meaningful outdoor-based service projects, education, and group recreation activities. The education component of SLC consists of job readiness, leadership skills, life skills training, environmental education, and civic and social responsibility. Participants are 11-13 year olds and volunteer their time for community service hours (unpaid) on a crew of 2 leaders and 10 participants. Five 2-week sessions, Monday - Friday, 8am-4pm with one overnight camping day (leaders work 7:45am-4:30pm)

    CLICK HERE TO READ FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND APPLY NOW

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  • SLC (ages 11-13) Assistant Crew Leader

    Youth Corps
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Session Dates:

    • Youth Training Dates: May 29th, 2019- June 6th, 2019
    • Service Learning Crew Program Dates: June 10th, 2019- August 17th, 2019
    • Mondays-Fridays (One overnight every other Thursday- Friday)
    • Overnight Dates: June 20th, July 4th, July 18th, August 1st, August 15th

    Stipend: Weekly living stipend of $450

    Plus: Free camping and access to a kitchen at the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Headquarters

    Certifications: Basic First Aid & CPR certification required

    Overview of Service Learning Crew:  The Service Learning Crew enhances the sense of belonging and connectedness of youth to their communities through meaningful outdoor-based service projects, education, and group recreation activities. The education component of SLC consists of job readiness, leadership skills, life skills training, environmental education, and civic and social responsibility. Participants are 11-13 year olds and volunteer their time for community service hours (unpaid) on a crew of 2 leaders and 10 participants. Five 2-week sessions, Monday - Friday, 8am-4pm with one overnight camping day (leaders work 7:45am-4:30pm)

    CLICK HERE TO READ FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND APPLY NOW

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  • Fire Crew Leader

    Conservation Corps
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    $570.00 / week

    Season Dates:

    • (23 Weeks): May 2nd (tentative)- October 19th, 2019 (Tentative, weather/project dependent)

    *Season extension possible for disaster relief deployment.

    Stipend:

    • Training (5 weeks): Weekly living stipend of $400/wk
    • Field Season: Weekly living stipend of $570/wk

    *In the event that the crew is called to a wildfire, each member will become an “on-call” firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management. You will be suspended from your AmeriCorps Term of Service and not receive your stipend during that time. You will be compensated by the Bureau of Land Management directly.         

    Overview:

    In RMYC’s Conservation Corps we offer positions to young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout northwest Colorado. Projects for the Fire crew during the majority of the season include fire fuels reduction, forest thinning for stand health, invasive species management, corridor clearance/trail log outs. Fire Crews can be (not guaranteed) deployed to work temporarily for the Federal Government on A.D. pay to participate in live wildland fire suppression for roughly 2 weeks at a time on live fires. During this time you will be temporarily suspended from Americorps and will temporarily be an employee of the federal government.

    During both the Summer and the Fall the Fire Crew will travel to projects, work and camp together 4-10 days at a time and then will return to the office and be ‘OFF’ for 2-6 days at a time. Some projects/logistics may require crews to operate in a 24/7 setting in which you will travel and engage in various recreational activities as a crew as opposed to returning to the office. During your ‘OFF’ time you are responsible for your own food and lodging.

    All corps members will participate in project work, daily camp chores, educational activities throughout the week, and weekend recreation (when operating in a 24/7 setting). Spending a season with RMYC can be a life changing and rewarding experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to service, diversity, self-development, and the team environment.

    TO SEE BENEFITS/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND APPLY NOW CLICK HERE

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  • Fire Assistant Crew Leader

    Conservation Corps
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    $450.00 / week

    Season Dates:

    • (22 Weeks): May 10th (tentative)- October 19th, 2019 (Tentative, weather/project dependent)

    *Season extension possible for disaster relief deployment.

    Stipend:

    • Training (5 weeks): Weekly living stipend of $370/wk
    • Field Season: Weekly living stipend of $450/wk

    *In the event that the crew is called to a wildfire, each member will become an “on-call” firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management. You will be suspended from your AmeriCorps Term of Service and not receive your stipend during that time. You will be compensated by the Bureau of Land Management directly.         

    Overview:

    In RMYC’s Conservation Corps we offer positions to young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout northwest Colorado. Projects for the Fire crew during the majority of the season include fire fuels reduction, forest thinning for stand health, invasive species management, corridor clearance/trail log outs. Fire Crews can be (not guaranteed) deployed to work temporarily for the Federal Government on A.D. pay to participate in live wildland fire suppression for roughly 2 weeks at a time on live fires. During this time you will be temporarily suspended from Americorps and will temporarily be an employee of the federal government.

    During both the Summer and the Fall the Fire Crew will travel to projects, work and camp together 4-10 days at a time and then will return to the office and be ‘OFF’ for 2-6 days at a time. Some projects/logistics may require crews to operate in a 24/7 setting in which you will travel and engage in various recreational activities as a crew as opposed to returning to the office. During your ‘OFF’ time you are responsible for your own food and lodging.

    All corps members will participate in project work, daily camp chores, educational activities throughout the week, and weekend recreation (when operating in a 24/7 setting). Spending a season with RMYC can be a life changing and rewarding experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to service, diversity, self-development, and the team environment.

    TO SEE BENEFITS/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND APPLY NOW CLICK HERE

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  • Fire Crew Member

    Conservation Corps
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    $370.00 / week

    Season Dates:

    • (23 Weeks): May 30th (tentative)- October 19th, 2019 (Tentative, weather/project dependent)

    *Season extension possible for disaster relief deployment

    Stipend: Weekly living stipend of $370*

    *In the event that the crew is called to a wildfire, each member will become an “on-call” firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management. You will be suspended from your AmeriCorps Term of Service and not receive your stipend during that time. You will be compensated by the Bureau of Land Management directly.

    Overview:

    In RMYC’s Conservation Corps we offer opportunities for young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout northwest Colorado. Projects for the Fire crew during the majority of the season include fire fuels reduction, forest thinning for stand health, invasive species management, corridor clearance/trail log outs. Fire Crews can be (not guaranteed) deployed to work temporarily for the Federal Government, on A.D. pay, to participate in live wildland fire suppression for roughly 2 weeks at a time. During this time you will be temporarily suspended from Americorps and will temporarily be an employee of the federal government.

    During both the Summer and Fall Seasons the Fire Crew will travel to projects, work and camp together 4-10 days at a time and then will return to the office and be ‘OFF’ for 2-6 days at a time. Some projects/logistics may require crew to operate in a 24/7 setting in which you will travel and engage in various recreational activities as a crew as opposed to returning to the office. During your ‘OFF’ time you are responsible for your own food and lodging.

    All corps members will participate in project work, daily camp chores, educational activities throughout the week, and weekend recreation (when operating in a 24/7 setting). Spending a season with RMYC can be a life changing and rewarding experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to service, diversity, self-development, and the team environment.

    TO SEE BENEFITS/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND APPLY NOW CLICK HERE!

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How to Apply

Please visit the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps website for more information on specific programs and to apply for available positions. 

For specific questions please reach out to

Rob Duddy - Conservation Corps Program Manager (Adult Crew Member and Leadership Positions)

rduddy@rockymountainyouthcorps.com

Lauren Glass - Yampa Valley Youth Program Manager (Youth Program Leadership Positions)

lglass@rockymountainyouthcorps.com


Contact Rocky Mountain Youth Corps