Summer 2021 MATC 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 AT Ridgerunner and Maine Trail Crew positions are looking for applications.

Ridge Runner

Ridgerunners will meet, greet, register and educate hikers on the Appalachian Trail. They will impart Leave No Trace knowledge, skills and ethics focusing on youth groups and distance backpackers, for example: where to camp, how to protect water sources, ford a stream and minimize fire impacts. Ridgerunners will provide education about rare alpine plants and stewardship on summits and ridge lines. They will manage campsites and provide light maintenance. Personal transportation is required to get to assigned trail heads.

Maine Trail Crew Field Coordinator will be responsible for trail crews (two teams of 4 people) working on the Appalachian Trail at backcountry locations. Duties include organizing pre and post season logistics, teaching skills, leading crews in the field, making inventories of trail conditions, and submitting reports. The Field Coordinator will train and supervise crew members in trail design, construction, reconstruction, maintenance and backcountry camping. Trail work will involve: stone steps, waterbars, other erosion control structures and rigging systems. The Field Coordinator will ensure safe and sanitary conditions at campsites and worksites, transport crews, and respond to emergencies.  CPR/First aid training will be provided.

Maine Trail Crew Leaders will lead a 4-person trail crew on foot, over rough terrain and for long distances while carrying equipment in all types of weather. They will train crew members in trail design, construction, reconstruction, maintenance and back country camping. The crew will build stone steps, waterbars and other erosion control structures. Crew leaders will ensure safe and sanitary conditions at campsites and worksites, transport crews safely, and respond appropriately to emergencies.  They will follow the direction of supervisors with respect to duties, logistics, timetables and projects. Advanced training with stone cutting, stone work, rigging systems and other trail work will be provided as well as training with CPR/First aid and leadership.

Maine Trail Crew Members will be an integral part of a small team camping on the Appalachian Trail and reconstructing targeted trail sections. Work will involve building stone steps, waterbars, retaining walls and other erosion control structures. Advanced training with stone cutting, stone work, rigging systems and other trail work will be taught as well as training in CPR/ First-aid.

For More Information check out the MATC Employment page.

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