Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) hiring up to 4 Trail Crew members for 6-month seasonal positions, April 17-October 15, 2023. The TCM works with a crew of 3-5 individuals as well as youth and adult volunteer groups on both frontcountry and backcountry trail and restoration projects.
Half of the season will be in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass and Hunter-Frying Pan Wilderness Areas, with the rest of the season on frontcountry projects. This position requires the desire and ability to live and work in a backcountry setting for up to eight days, the ability to assess and manage risks, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Projects may require hiking up to 10 miles per day at altitude, using heavy hand tools, extensive heavy stonework, and working and contributing as part of a team.
● An excellent team builder who has experience in bringing a group of diverse individuals together for a common cause.
● Outdoor leadership, outdoor education, or environmental education experience.
● Self-directed, highly motivated, reliable, with a result and solution-oriented perspective, organized with an attention to detail, flexible with strong time-management skills.
● Excellent communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills applicable to a group outdoor setting.
● Experience backpacking in the outdoors for multiple days at a time.
● Demonstrated ability to effectively manage the inherent risks to the outdoors.
● The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion. The work projects may require hiking up to 10 miles per day at altitude, using heavy hand tools, extensive heavy stonework, and working and contributing as part of a team.
● Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
● Ability to live and work in potentially a
About Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote stewardship of our public lands by engaging our community in education, restoration, and conservation projects.