The Green Mountain Club Long Trail Crew has been building and maintaining stretches of the Long Trail system and Appalachian Trail since 1931. Vermont’s hiking trails can be rugged, wet, and rocky, and our professional crews take on our biggest, most technical, and most challenging projects! The Crew Leaders work closely with the Field Supervisor and Field Coordinator to scout and plan work projects in late spring, and to handle project logistics throughout the work season. Role models of dedication and sound judgement, Crew Leaders guide and instruct their crews as they work hard, have fun, and forge a strong and positive community. We seek to create a more welcoming trail crew culture unconstrained by tradition, and want Crew Leaders who share this goal.
The focus of the Long Trail Crew is to work on heavily damaged sections of trail throughout Vermont that require intensive repair or rebuilding. Projects are almost entirely backcountry-based, and most involve technical stone work. Work may require power tools including impact drivers, rock drills, chainsaws, and brush cutters. Our crews build staircases, turnpike, bridges, waterbars, and stepping stones to name just a few examples.
Crews consist of a Crew Leader, an Assistant Leader, and three Crew Members. Monday through Thursday nights crews camp near their work sites and share a communal camp kitchen, as well as camp chores. Crew members provide their own personal camping gear and food. The GMC provides transportation to the work site, safety equipment, tools, and some group equipment (stove, cook-ware, first-aid supplies). Communal day-off housing is available in Waterbury Center or Danby, VT based on project locations.
To read full position description including qualifications, visit https://greenmountainclub.workbrightats.com/jobs/706806-226010.html
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.