2019 Summer/Fall

Employment Opportunities

Stone steps on Third Mountain

 

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

2019 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.

 Maine Trail Crew Leader

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

 

Apply for summer trail crew jobs in Maine and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

The Maine Trail Crew Leader will teach and lead a volunteer Appalachian Trail crew doing trail reconstruction work at remote sites on the mountains of Maine. Projects include building stone steps, waterbars and retaining walls, as well as new trail.  Activities focus on quality trail building, teamwork and learning opportunities for volunteers.  Advanced training with stone cutting, stone work, rigging systems and other trail work will be presented as well as training with first aid and leadership techniques. 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 and photos 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
  • Ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment under challenging conditions
  • Ability to motivate and work with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Comfortable working without direct supervision

Pay:  $16.50 will be per hour plus housing and meals. Housing is on an island in Branns Mill Pond, Dover Foxcroft, Maine.

Dates:   May 18 – August 24, 2019.  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 (preferred) to trailser@twc.com.

Applications accepted until the positions are filled, preference for to those received by January 31, 2019. MATC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maine Trail Crew Assistant Leader

Love to hike? Dream of working on the Appalachian Trail in Maine?
Apply for summer trail crew jobs today and build high standard trail skills.

 

The Assistant Team Leader will build leadership skills and support outdoor stewardship this summer. The position will provide supervision and training to volunteers on the A.T. in the mountains of Maine. Projects include building stone steps, waterbars and retaining walls.  Activities focus on quality trail building, teamwork and learning opportunities.  Training will be provided around stone work, rigging systems,  other trail work and first aid. Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Qualifications: 

  • One season in an outdoor leadership role
  • Interest in building a career in the trail world
  • Ability to teach trail skills
  • Good health and physical fitness
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • 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:  $12.00 will be per hour. Housing and meals will be provided on an island in Branns Mill Pond, Dover  Foxcroft, Maine.

Dates: May 18 to August 24, 2019. 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 (preferred) to trailser@twc.com

Applications accepted until the positions are filled, preference for to those received by January 31, 2019

MATC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maine Trail Crew Camp Coordinator

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.

 

The Crew Camp Coordinator will support the operation of our volunteer trail crews by: planning and preparing meals, purchasing food, maintaining base camp facility, recruiting volunteers, assisting with transportation, arranging leisure time opportunities, and participating at job sites on a limited basis.  A personal vehicle is 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:  $16.50 per hour plus housing and meals on an island in Branns Mill Pond, Dover Foxcroft, Maine.

Dates:  May 18 – August 24, 2019

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

Lester C. Kenway

PO Box 8057

Bangor ME 04402

Or by email (preferred) to trailser@twc.com.

Applications accepted until the position is filled, preference for to those received by January 31, 2019

MATC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maine Trail Crew Internships

Dream of working on the Appalachian Trail in Maine?
Apply for summer trail crew internships today and build high standard trail skills.

Consider this opportunity to build your skills with trail work, outdoor living and leadership.  Experience some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail.   Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail.  Crews utilize Griphoist® rigging equipment, and hand tools to build stone steps, waterbars and retaining walls to repair the Appalachian Trail. Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Qualifications: 

  • Enthusiasm for working and living outdoors
  • Interest in building a career in the trail world
  • Ability to teach skills and support volunteer workers
  • Good health and physical fitness
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Willing to develop both trail building and leadership skills
  • Ability to motivate and work with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Sponsorship from a college or university

Experience helps, but we teach trail skills here.

Benefits:

  • Develop your professional background
  • Housing and meals are provided, including off time between work sessions (Base Camp is on an Island in Branns Mills Pond, Maine)
  • Tents and packs are provided if needed
  • Stay in mountain-side campsites
  • Make new friends
  • Learn new trail skills
  • Lots of hiking on the Appalachian Trail and elsewhere
  • Build works in stone to last for the ages
  • Recreational trips to the mountains, ocean and lakes on days off

Dates:  May18 to August 24, 2019 – Work includes weekends.

Living Allowance – $200 per week

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

Lester C. Kenway

PO Box 8057

Bangor ME 04402

Or by email (preferred) to trailser@twc.com.

Applications accepted until positions are filled, preference given to those received by January 31, 2019. MATC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ridgerunners on the Appalachian Trail in Maine

2019 Seasonal Employment Opportunities

* Saddleback Mountain  *  Bigelow Mountain and * Gulf Hagas

Saddleback Mountain Ridge Runner

 

Ridgerunner Job Description:

  • Meet, greet, register and educate hikers on the Appalachian Trail.
  • Impart Leave No Trace knowledge, skills and ethics to hikers focusing on youth groups and long distance backpackers, for example: where to camp, how to protect water sources, how to minimize fire impacts, etc.
  • Provide education about rare alpine plants and stewardship on summits and ridgelines.
  • Manage and provide light maintenance at campsites.
  • Schedule: May 18 through October 20, including all weekends and holidays, days off are mid-week.
  • Some backpacking and camping gear will be provided, as well as off –day housing assistance.

Qualifications:

  • Leave No Trace knowledge, skills and ethics.
  • Desire and 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).
  • Wiliness to work in unfavorable weather conditions.
  • Personal transportation is required to get to assigned trail head.
  • Long-distance hiking experience.

To Apply:  submit a letter, resume and references by email (“MATC Ridgerunners” in subject line) to matcjobs@matc.org.  Preference will be given to those applying by 1/15/19.

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

MATC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.