The NorthWoods Pro Crew is designed for people who are looking to build their skills and experience. This year’s Pro Crew will be performing trail maintenance in the White Mountain National Forest, Green Mountain National Forest, and other remote locations and trails in Northern Vermont and New Hampshire. Traditionally, this crew works on the most challenging and technical trail building projects in northern Vermont and New Hampshire, all while living in a “spike camp” during the week close to their project location. Projects generally are a range of high-priority natural resource and recreation management tasks.

NorthWoods Stewardship Center is seeking a Pro Crew Leader to lead a crew of 3 adults on a variety of trail projects throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. Along the way, leaders gain technical trail and conservation skills while building their professional network. A successful Pro Crew Leader is able to work in challenging conditions, complete high-quality work, provide support for their crew, and work well both independently and as a part of a small team. If you are excited to develop your technical skills, work alongside other conservation professionals, and have a positive impact in Vermont and New Hampshire, this position is for you. Crew leaders will have the opportunity to refine their leadership skills, engage in crew dynamics, gain hands-on trail work experience, and meet the rest of the NorthWoods leadership team. In addition, they will receive specific, on-site training throughout the season. At the end of the season, leaders will walk away as greater stewards of the natural environment.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Full Time, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Minimum 1-2 years of experience in trail building required
Backcountry camping experience required
Strong interest in natural resource conservation, management, and education
Demonstrate leadership skills and experience managing groups
The ability to work responsibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
Commitment to protecting and improving the quality of the environment for human and natural communities
Experience in best practices for field safety and a general understanding of Leave No Tr

Preferred Skills:

Supervise and manage a crew of 3 adult crew members
Delegate tasks to crew members to effectively complete projects
Coordinate project logistics with NorthWoods Staff
Compile project work logs, timesheets, and crew member evaluations
Serve as an exemplary leader and role model for crew members
Maintain good communication and professional working relationships with NorthWoods staff, program participants, partners, and the general public
Work independently and with coworkers to produce project outcomes on-s

About NorthWoods Stewardship Center

NorthWoods is a non-profit conservation organization serving the communities of northern Vermont and New Hampshire through our Education, Conservation Corps, Conservation Science, and Forest Stewardship programs. Our Charleston, Vermont campus and 1,450 acre demonstration forest are a destination for outdoor recreation, as well as a hub for youth and adult education, sustainable land management, and ecological conservation.

Application Instructions

How to Apply: Submit application online application here: https://northwoodscenter.wufoo.com/forms/p3inx470fzmomj/ including cover letter, resume, and references or Submit directly to [email protected] If you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected] Hiring Timeline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; apply early. If selected, applicants will be notified of an invitation to interview. Deadline for applications is March 31st 2022.