Employment Opportunities

 

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

2012 Summer/Fall Employment Opportunities

 


Maine Trail Crew Leader

Teach and lead a volunteer trail crew doing footpath reconstruction work on the Appalachian Trail at remote sites on the mountains of Maine. Projects include building rock 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, Griphoist rigging systems, First aid, and leadership techniques will be provided. Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Qualifications:

  • At least one season of trail work experience
  • At least one season in an outdoor leadership role
  • Ability to teach trail skills
  • Previous experience using power tools and building rock 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

Salary: $12.50 per hour plus housing and meals provided

Dates: May 12 – August 19, 2012

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, 2012.


Maine Trail Crew Camp Coordinator

Support 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:

  • At least one season working in food service
  • At least one season working in an outdoor recreation setting
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • 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

Salary: $12.50 per hour plus housing and meals provided

Dates: May 12 – August 19, 2012

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, 2012.


Caretakers & Ridgerunners on the Appalachian Trail in Maine

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club is a volunteer, non-profit organization.

We manage, maintain and protect the Appalachian Trail (AT) in Maine.

Caretaker / Ridgerunner Job Description:

· Located at Piazza Rock (Saddleback Mt.), Horns Pond (Bigelow Range) and Gulf Hagas

· Meet, greet, register and provide information to hikers on the Appalachian Trail

· Impart Leave No Trace information on backcountry practices on where to camp, how to protect water sources, water treatment, dish washing, fire regulations, etc.

· Manage high use camping sites on the AT

· Deliver educational presentations at campsites to hiking groups

· Maintain a composting privy system (Horns Pond site)

· Ridge run, hike north and south on overnight trips to patrol other areas

Requirements:

  • Experience in teaching Leave No Trace knowledge, skills and ethics
  • Extensive long distance backpacking experience
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Good physical condition – able to hike with a 40 lb. backpack
  • Desire to live and work outside and alone
  • Reliable transportation and own arrangements for days-off housing

Dates: Piazza Rock Caretaker: May 18 – September 22; Horns Pond Caretaker: May 18 – October 13. Gulf Hagas Ridgerunner: May 18 – October 15. Work schedule may be 10 days on/4 days off. All positions work on weekends and holidays, days off are mid-week.

Pay: Starting salary $12.50/hour. Backpacking/camping gear is provided for the season.

To Apply: Email a letter, resume and references to Bill Millis at wemillis@gmail.com. Preference will be given to applications received by January 15, 2012.