Employment Opportunities


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

2017 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.


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Maine Trail Crew Leader

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, waterbars 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, 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 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
  • Will 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 20 – August 26, 2017.  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 January 31, 2017.


 

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.  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 or hiking 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 20 – August 26, 2017.  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 January 31, 2017.



Maine Trail Crew Camp Coordinator

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 20 – August 26, 2017      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 January 31, 2017.
 



Trail Internships

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

 

Join the Trail Crew Staff and volunteers on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in the mountains of Maine. Projects include building stone steps, waterbars and retaining walls.  Work is located along 267 miles of the Appalachian Trail.  Many projects are reached by backpacking to the site.  Activities focus on teamwork and learning opportunities.  On the job training with 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: 

  • some trail work experience
  • Ability to teach trail skills with training
  • Good health and physical fitness
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Sense of humor
  • Ability to maintain a safe work environment under challenging conditions
  • Ability to motivate and work with people of all ages and backgrounds

Stipend  $200.00 per week plus housing and meals provided (valued at $150 per week)

Dates:   May 20 – August 26, 2017.  Work includes weekends.

To Apply: send your resume, cover letter and 2 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 January 31, 2017.



Caretakers & Ridgerunners
on the Appalachian Trail in Maine

 

2017 Seasonal Employment Opportunities:

Caretakers & Ridgerunners on the Appalachian Trail in Maine

 Piazza Rock/Saddleback Mountain, Horns Pond/Bigelow Mountain and Gulf Hagas

 

Caretaker / Ridgerunner Job Description:

  • Meet, greet, register and provide information to hikers on the Appalachian Trail
  • Impart Leave No Trace information on where to camp, alpine ecology, water treatment, dish washing, fire regulations, safety, 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

Requirements:

  • 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 backpack
  • Desire and comfort with primitive, solitary, outdoor living/working conditions
  • Practical arrangements for transportation and local days-off housing

Schedule: May through October. All positions work weekends and holidays, 40 hrs/wk

Pay: ranges from $10-$13.25/hour depending upon experience. Backpacking and camping gear will be provided for the season.

To Apply:  submit a letter, resume and references by email (“MATC CT/ RR” in subject line) to: matcjobs@matc.org.  Preference will be given to those applying by 1/31/17.

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.

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