Appalachian Mountain Club
Title: Roving Conservation Corps Crew Member
Location: Various Crews Based at several locations:
Camp Dodge in Gorham, NH
Noble View Outdoor Center in Russell, MA
Baxter Park, Millinocket, ME
Valley Forge National Historic Park, PA
Supervision: AMC Roving Conservation Corps Supervisor
Job Dates: May 24th, 2021 – October 29th, 2021
Hiring Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, starting in January. Interviews are held beginning in February.
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Members of the this 5-person trail crew will be working on a variety of projects including building new trail and rehabilitating existing trail projects across the northeast. Crew members will be placed at a primary work location and will have the potential opportunity to move to another project during the field season. Some Crew members may need to end their season in late August, while others may have the ability to continue working with the crew through the fall.
Housing is provided for days-on and days-off. All Food, tools and group camping equipment are also provided.
The AMC is a member of the 21 Century Conservation Corps and is a proud partner of The Corps Network. The Corps Network is the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps. The AMC is one of 130 Corps across the country that provides young adults and veterans the opportunity to serve our country through projects on public lands and in rural and urban communities.
The Appalachian Mountain Club values diversity, equity and inclusion. We are working to create a team that is representative of the student populations that we serve and thus welcome hardworking individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities.
AMC welcomes all candidates to apply and we invite the full participation of all individuals currently underrepresented in the outdoor community. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals from racially and or ethnically diverse communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from LGBTQ+ communities, and individuals who experience intersectionality with one or more of these identities.
- Perform trail maintenance in effort to protect the natural environment
- Perform heavy reconstructive trail work including but not limited to: trail relocation, tread hardening, rock construction (waterbars and staircases), timber structures (bog bridges and waterbars), and new trail construction
- Report trail conditions to the Trails Supervisor
- Perform trail maintenance in various and sometimes adverse weather conditions
- Assist with backcountry camp chores; cooking, cleaning, proper food storage, etc.
- Use and maintain tools and equipment to the highest safety standards in both front country and back country settings
- Function well as a member of a tightly knit work crew
- Work in a professional and respectful manner with all other parts of the AMC
- Represent and support the efforts of the AMC in a professional and supportive manner to the public and cooperating agencies
- Commitment to creating equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant outdoor learning experiences.
- Commitment to creating equitable and inclusive environment for all of AMC’s guests, employees, and constituents.
- Must be a minimum of 18 years old by start date, no exceptions
- Ability and desire to live and work outdoors in the front country or backcountry for extended periods of time
- Ability to work under varying conditions
- Ability to carry heavy loads (50+ lbs.) for long distances over rugged terrain
- Commitment to backcountry stewardship and Leave No Trace ethics
- Commitment to professionalism
- Good judgment, communication, and problem-solving skills
- Must have safe driving record and practices, subject to verification through a driver's license history check
- Commitment to resource and trail protection efforts
- Trail Work experience and knowledge
- Hand- and power-tool training and familiarity
- Wilderness First Aid certification or higher
- AMC Membership
- 30% Staff discount on AMC retail products
- 4 Free Nights per year at AMC Huts, Lodges, and other facilities while employed
- Opportunity to work outdoors
- Opportunity to gain trail work and conservation experience
$12.50 To $13.00 Hourly
To apply, visit link below & complete application:
The Appalachian Mountain Club has zero tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. The AMC requires all employees who work in a program or facility which serves children, disabled persons or the elderly to have a criminal background record check performed on their name annually with employment contingent upon satisfactory results.
The AMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in the workplace. The AMC encourages the involvement of all people in its mission and activities, through its membership, programs, policies and procedures. Our goal is to be a community that is comfortable, inviting and accessible for people of any age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. Join us!