Employment Opportunities

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

2015 Summer/Fall Employment Opportunities

Updated 12-20-15


 

Maine Trail Crew Leader

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, waterbars and retaining walls and as well as new trail.  Activities focus on teamwork and learning opportunities for volunteers.  Training with stone cutting, stone work, and Griphoist rigging systems will be presented by trail pioneer Lester Kenway. 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:  $12.75 per hour plus housing and meals provided (valued at $150 per week)

Dates:   May 16 – August 22, 2015

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@myfairpoint.net.

Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by January 31, 2015.


Assistant Trail Crew Leader

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.  Training with stone cutting, stone work, and Griphoist rigging systems will be presented by trail pioneer Lester Kenway. 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 16 – August 22, 2015

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@myfairpoint.net.

Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by January 31, 2015.


Maine Trail Crew Camp Coordinator

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:  $12.75 per hour plus housing and meals (valued at $150 per week)

Dates:  May 16 – August 22, 2015

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@myfairpoint.net.

Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by January 31, 2015.

 


Caretakers & Ridgerunners on the Appalachian Trail in Maine

 (a) Piazza Rock/Saddleback Mt., (b) Horns Pond/Bigelow Mt. and (c) Gulf Hagas

Caretaker / Ridgerunner Job Description:

Two Caretakers and one Ridgerunner will greet, register and teach Leave No Trace information to hikers. The Caretakers will manage the Piazza Rock and Horns Pond campsites. All positions will patrol north and south of the campsites on overnight trips. Sorry, no pets are allowed.

  • Meet, greet, register and provide information to hikers on the Appalachian Trail
  • Impart Leave No Trace information on where to camp, how to protect water sources, water treatment, dish washing, fire regulations, etc.
  • Deliver Leave No Trace awareness workshops at campsites to hiking groups
  • Maintain a composting privy system (Horns Pond site) and site maintenance
  • Ridge run – hike north and south of the caretaker’s camp site on overnight trips – to perform the same tasks at other areas

Qualifications:

  • Significant long distance hiking experience on the Appalachian Trail
  • Leave No Trace knowledge, skills and ethics
  • Experience working with the public/customer service
  • Good physical condition– able to hike with a 40 lb. backpack
  • Desire and comfort with primitive, solitary, outdoor living and working conditions
  • Practical arrangements for transportation and local days-off housing

 

Schedule: May to October. All positions work on weekends and holidays. 5 days on, 2 days off with the occasional 10 days on, 4 days off schedule.

Pay: $12.75 per hour

To Apply: Submit a letter, resume and references by email (“MATC CT/RR” in subject line) to Daniel Simonds at danjsimonds@gmail.com. Preference will be given to those applying by January 31, 2014.

 

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..