Lead the volunteer skills development on the world’s most iconic footpath, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. This position helps advance training opportunities on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) by working with A.T. clubs, new volunteers and A.T. staff to provide access to solid skills development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
– Work alongside A.T. club volunteers on routine work days to enhance safe operations, reduce over-construction, enhance sustainability, and drive forward “the best” in current trail maintenance standards.
– Deliver discrete workshops that serve as a training for existing volunteers and a recruitment tool for new volunteers via affinity groups, A.T. fans, A.T. Community members, or the general public with interest in volunteering.
– Represent ATC in the field by welcoming, offering good information and leading by example.
– Provide feedback to regional managers of observed areas of improvement in field work operations or identified deficiencies that could be the focus for future training workshops.
– Enhance or refine written training resources that accompany training for participants and trainers.
- Minimum of three years of relevant professional experience or five years of substantial volunteer experience specific to trail design, construction, and maintenance
- Minimum of two years of experience in leading trail crews
- Experience in training others in essential trail maintenance and/or more advanced trail skills
- Minimum basic: OSHA compliant first aid and CPR certifications, wilderness first aid preferred
- USFS saw certification, chain and/or crosscut saw certification desirable
About Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to protect, manage, and advocate for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.