Green Mountain Club field staff are supported by two Field Supervisors; one supporting trail crews, and the other supporting the Backcountry Caretaker program. The Field Supervisors are critical to the annual success of the GMC Field Program, serving as the bridge between year-round staff at the GMC headquarters and the seasonal field staff implementing projects on the trail.
The Field Supervisor will supervise three two professional Long Trail Crews (LTC) and one Volunteer Long Trail Crew (VLTC). Trail projects are almost entirely backcountry-based, most spanning multiple work weeks and sometimes spanning multiple seasons. LTC projects frequently involve technical rock work, along with new tread construction and some carpentry projects. VLTC projects vary year-to-year while being suited for volunteer crews.
The Trail Crew Field Supervisor will work closely with the Director of Field Programs, Field Coordinator, and seasonal Crew Leads to scout and plan work projects in late spring, and to handle project logistics throughout the season. The Field Supervisor ensures a fluid field season through facility and gear management, training, supervision, and trail management and logistical support of caretakers and crews.
The Trail Crew Field Supervisor should bring a depth of experience in trail construction, crew management, seasonal staff supervision, backpacking, and backcountry living.
We seek to create a more welcoming trail crew culture unconstrained by tradition, and seek a Supervisor who shares this goal.
The Trail Crew Field Supervisor is based out of GMC headquarters in Waterbury Center, VT. This position will require frequent travel to visit crews in the field, including overnight trips.
Position Dates: Hiring ASAP
Trail Crew Field Supervisor will start work as soon as possible in order to become acquainted with upcoming projects, begin planning for the 2022 season, and assist with seasonal hiring. Position will run until November.
Schedule: Monday-Friday. Infrequent weekend work may be required.
Benefits: Employer matching retirement account (403b), WFA class provided, Field Supervisors will have opportunity for other trainings (Chainsaw, crosscut)
Valid Driver's License
Extensive trail building and maintenance skills. experience with trail building tools
Experience in leadership positions, preferably in trail crew or outdoor education
Comfort and experience instructing others in diverse work environments
Strong backcountry living skills, including cooking and waste management
About Green Mountain Club
The Green Mountain Club is the steward and maintainer of the Long Trail and the Vermont section of the Appalachian Trail.
The mission of the Green Mountain Club is to make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people by protecting and maintaining the Long Trail System and fostering, through education, the stewardship of Vermont’s hiking trails and mountains.
Each season we hire 30-40 field staff to build, maintain, and steward our 500+ miles of trail.