2018 Summer/Fall

Employment Opportunities

Stone steps on Third Mountain

 

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

2018 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?
Do your best thinking from a mountain summit? 

Teach and lead a volunteer a 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 quality trail building, teamwork and learning opportunities for volunteers.  Advanced training with stone cutting, stone work, Griphoist 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:  $13.15 per hour plus housing and meals provided (valued at $150 per week)

            Housing is on an island in Branns Mill Pond, Dover Foxcroft, Maine.

Dates:   May 19 – August 25, 2018.  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, preference for to those received by January 31, 2018.

Assistant Trail Crew 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.

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

Qualifications: 

  • One season of trail work or leadership experience
  • Interest in building a career in the trail world
  • Ability to teach
  • Good health and physical fitness
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Willing to take over a project when the Crew 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)

            Housing is on an island in Branns Mill Pond, Dover Foxcroft, Maine.

Dates:   May 19 – August 25, 2018.  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, preference for to those received by January 31, 2018

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.

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)

            Housing is on an island in Branns Mill Pond, Dover Foxcroft, Maine.

Dates:  May 19 – August 25, 2018

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, preference for to those received by January 31, 2018

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.

 

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:  May19 to August 25, 2018 – 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 to trailser@twc.com.

Applications accepted until positions are filled, preference given to those received by January 31, 2018.

Ridgerunners on the Appalachian Trail in Maine

2018 Seasonal Employment Opportunities

 (a) Saddleback Mountain (b) Bigelow Mountain and (c) Gulf Hagas

Saddleback Mountain Ridge Runner

 

Ridgerunner Job Description:

  • Meet, greet, register and educate hikers on the Appalachian Trail
  • Impart Leave No Trace knowledge, ethics and skills to hikers focusing on youth groups and long distance backpackers, for example: where to camp, how to protect water sources, minimizing fire impacts, etc.
  • Provide education about rare alpine plants and stewardship on summits and ridgelines
  • Manage and provide light maintenance at campsites
  • Deliver Leave No Trace awareness workshops at campsites to hiking groups

Requirements:

  • Significant long distance hiking experience on the Appalachian Trail
  • Leave No Trace knowledge, skills and ethics
  • Public/customer service skills
  • 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 19 through October 13, 2018.  All positions work on weekends and holidays, days off are mid-week.Pay: ranges from $12-$14/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 Ridgerunners” in subject line) to matcjobs@matc.org.  Preference will be given to those applying by 1/15/18.

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.