Highly qualified seasonal Trail crew leaders are recruited each year to lead crews that complete routine Trail maintenance, major rehabilitation/repair, and Trail relocation projects in both front-country and remote backcountry settings along the Appalachian Trail from Georgia through New York. These critical positions manage trail crews, train and supervise crew member volunteers and staff to complete high quality work, ensure crew is operating safely both in camp and on the worksite, and respond to emergency situations. Applicants must demonstrate responsibility, initiative, effective communication skills, and self-motivation. They must be able to work both independently with minimal supervision and cooperatively as a member of a team.
Two or more seasons of front/backcountry camping, or working outdoors
At least one season of crew leadership
At least one season of experience in building/rebuilding trail: constructing new sidehill, stone steps or cribbing, log steps or cribbing, improving drainage, addressing trail erosion, etc.
Ability to manage and be responsible for all aspects of a trail crew
Experience in working with volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels
In good mental and physical health; ability to hike
About Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to protect, manage, and advocate for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.