Maine Appalachian Trail – Ridgerunner Positions Available for Summer 2021

Job Details

  • Date Posted: December 26, 2020
  • Location: , Maine
  • Company: Maine Appalachian Trail Club
  • Job Type: Seasonal
  • Salary: $16.50 to 17.50 / hour
  • Housing Offered: Yes
  • Experience: 0-2 yrs

Company Contact

  • , Maine
  • $16.50 to 17.50 / hour

Maine Appalachian Trail Club

Maine Appalachian Trail Club

Dates: May 19 – October 17, 2021

Pay: $16.50 to 17.50/hour

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.


  • Background in Leave No Trace knowledge, skills and ethics
  • 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
  • Long-distance hiking experience

To Apply:

  • Submit a cover letter, resume and references by email (indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line) to our email address.
  • Preference will be given to those applying by 1/31/21.
  • MATC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

More info here:

Maine Appalachian Trail Ridge Runners