Employment Opportunities

The MATC is a volunteer, not-for-profit, public service organization responsible for management,

2016 Summer/Fall Employment Opportunities

Put your passion for the Appalachian Trail to work!
Apply for summer trail crew jobs in Maine and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

ALL POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

 

Maine Trail Crew Leader

POSITION FILLED

Passionate about the outdoors? Do your best thinking from a mountain summit?

Teach and lead a volunteer trail crew doing trail reconstruction work on the Appalachian Trail at remote sites on the mountains of Maine. Projects include building stone steps, water bars and retaining walls and as well as new trail.  Activities focus on teamwork and learning opportunities for volunteers.  Advanced training with stone cutting, stone work, Grip hoist rigging systems and other trail work will be presented by an experienced trail pioneer. Instruction with first aid and leadership techniques will be provided.   Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Qualifications: 

  • One or more seasons of trail work experience
  • One or more seasons in an outdoor leadership role
  • Willingness to take responsibility for of all aspects of a trail crew
  • Maintain records of each week’s project
  • Ability to teach trail skills
  • Previous experience building stone structures
  • Good health and physical fitness
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Durable sense of humor
  • Ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment under challenging conditions
  • Ability to motivate and work with people of all ages and backgrounds

 

Pay:  $13.15 per hour plus housing and meals provided (valued at $150 per week)

Dates:   May 14 – August 20, 2016.  Work includes weekends.

To Apply: send your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Lester C. Kenway

PO Box 8057

Bangor ME 04402

or by email to trailser@twc.com.

Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by February 29, 2016


 

Assistant Trail Crew Leader

POSITION FILLED

Provide additional supervision and training to volunteers on the Appalachian Trail at remote sites in the mountains of Maine. Projects include building stone steps, waterbars and retaining walls.  Activities focus on teamwork and learning opportunities for volunteers.  Advanced training with stone cutting, stone work, Griphoist rigging systems and other trail work will be presented by an experienced trail pioneer. Instruction with first aid and leadership techniques will be provided.  Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Qualifications: 

  • One season of trail work experience
  • One season in an outdoor leadership role
  • Interest in building a career in the trail world
  • Ability to teach trail skills
  • Previous experience building stone structures
  • Good health and physical fitness
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Durable sense of humor
  • Willing to take over a project when the Leader is gone.
  • Ability to maintain a safe work environment under challenging conditions
  • Ability to motivate and work with people of all ages and backgrounds

Pay:  $10.00 per hour plus housing and meals provided (valued at $150 per week)

Dates:   May 14 – August 20, 2016.  Work includes weekends.

To Apply: send your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Lester C. Kenway

PO Box 8057

Bangor ME 04402

or by email to trailser@twc.com.

Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by February 29, 2016
 


Maine Trail Crew Camp Coordinator

POSITION FILLED

Develop communication and leadership skills while working in an outdoor setting.  Support the operation of volunteer trail crews by planning and preparing meals, purchasing food, maintaining base camp facility, recruiting volunteers, assisting with transportation, and arranging leisure time opportunities.  Participate at job sites on a limited basis.  Personal vehicle required.  Sorry, no pets are allowed.

 

Qualifications:

  • One season working in food service
  • One season working in an outdoor recreation setting
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and personal vehicle
  • Effective communications skills
  • Ability to function as a team member
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and petty cash
  • Ability to maintain a flexible sense of humor and a safe and enjoyable camp environment
  • Ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds

 

Pay:  $13.15 per hour plus housing and meals (valued at $150 per week)

Dates:  May 14 – August 20, 2016      Work includes weekends.

To Apply: send your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Lester C. Kenway

PO Box 8057

Bangor ME 04402

or by email to trailser@twc.com.

Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by February 29, 2016

 


 

Caretakers & Ridgerunners on the Appalachian Trail in Maine

POSITION FILLED

2016 Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Saddleback Mountain (near Rangeley)

Bigelow Mountain (near Stratton)

Gulf Hagas (30 miles NW of Brownville Jct.)

 

Job Description:

  • Outreach, Education, & Communication for users of the Appalachian Trail in Maine
  • Meet, greet, register and provide information
  • Demonstrate and provide practical guidance on trail & backcountry ethics
  • Interpret & help protect sensitive natural settings & habitats
  • Work with organized hiking groups – LTN workshops, etc.
  • Public campsite maintenance
  • Ridge running – occasional multi-day, overnight hiking
  • Community outreach

 

Requirements:

  • Experience and demonstrated skills in communications, teaching, public outreach, or customer service
    • Significant long distance hiking experience
    • Leave No Trace knowledge, skills, and ethics
    • Good physical condition – able to hike with a 40 lb. backpack
    • Capacity for primitive, solitary, outdoor living & working conditions
    • On-trail residence during workweeks (established & remote tenting)
    • Practical arrangements for transportation and local days-off housing

Schedule:

  • Full time, seasonal (May through October)
  • Flexible workweek (40 hr. – 5/2 or 10/4) prioritized for weekend coverage

Pay:   $10-$13.25/hour

To Apply:

  • letter, resume and references by email
  • by email to matcjobs@matc.org (“MATC CT/ RR” in subject line)
  • Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by February 29, 2016

 

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club manages and maintains 267 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Maine. Founded in 1935, MATC is an all-volunteer, nonprofit that welcomes new members and inspires respect for this natural treasure. Visit MATC at www.matc.org or on Facebook.