The Trail Crew Leader is responsible for supervising and leading a crew of 2-3 individuals as well as youth corps groups and volunteer groups on both frontcountry and backcountry trail and restoration projects. Approximately half of the season will be spent in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, with the other half of the season focusing on frontcountry projects throughout our service area. This position requires excellent leadership skills, an ability to think on your feet and effectively respond to fluid conditions and crew dynamics within various frontcountry/backcountry settings, and an ability to build and support an effective team. In addition the Trail Crew Leader will possess a strong skill set in trailwork, particularly in a wilderness setting; ability to assess and manage risks; and organizational skills in logistics and time management.

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


Demonstrated capacity for managing and leading people, excellent judgment and decision-making skills, and ability to navigate difficult decisions in the moment, outdoor leadership, self-directed, flexible, highly motivated, excellent communication.

Required Skills:

Trail building/maintenance experience with at least one year in a supervisory role, practical knowledge of methods and techniques to design, layout, and construct/reconstruct natural surface trails, ability to hike up to 10 miles a day with heavy hand tools, strong rock work experience, ability to lift up to 50 lbs regularly.

About Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers promotes stewardship of our public lands by engaging our community in education, restoration, and conservation projects.

Application Instructions

Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Jack Douglas, Program Manager by email at [email protected]. Phone and email questions and inquiries acceptable: [email protected], 970-927-8241.