Crew members will work with four to five of their peers and one crew leader to complete conservation, wildfire mitigation, and/or historic preservation projects throughout public lands in Northern Colorado. Projects can include but are not limited to, trail maintenance, wilderness patrols, trail construction, habitat restoration, historic structure stabilization and restoration, clearing trails of obstruction as wildfire mitigation, and basic carpentry. Projects are completed alongside National Park Service and USDA Forest Service staff.
Additionally, crew members will participate in orientation and training activities, educational programs, shadowing opportunities, and career development workshops. These will review safety protocols, LNT principles, backcountry preparedness, natural and cultural history topics, resume workshopping, USAJobs overview, and a review of AmeriCorps policies, expectations, and requirements.
AmeriCorps Crew Members must be able to serve effectively on a team comprised of their peers, helping fellow members achieve personal and program success through the principles of teamwork and service-learning. Crew Members must be responsive to instructions and feedback delivered by the Crew Leader, Program Staff, and project hosts from land management agencies such as the NPS and USFS.
• Positive attitude and interest in community service
• Previous experience working in a group setting
• Strong desire to want to strengthen personal growth and leadership skills
• Effective communication skills
• Interest in conservation, historic preservation, or natural resource management
* Please see official job posting to see full list of qualiciations
• Must be a US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the US
• Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and applicable State and Federal background checks
• Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, due to close living quarters
• Must successfully complete physician’s review, if requested
• Must be between the ages of 18-25
• Able to lift 40 lbs and hike long distances
• Positive attitude and interest in service and community work
• Dedication to complete the full term of AmeriCorps service
• Proven flexibility and adaptability to a changing work schedule
• An ability to empathize with others and work through adversity
• Experience using hand tools (Preferred)
About Rocky Mountain Conservancy
The Rocky Mountain Conservancy serves as the primary philanthropic and conservation partner for Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding public lands. Since 1931 Rocky Mountain Conservancy has been located in the heart of Estes Park, CO with the intention to "promote stewardship of Rocky Mountain National Park and similar lands through education and philanthropy." We are able to achieve this work through a wide variety of programs including our Conservation Corps, Educational Fellowships, creation of educational resources for the park, and a myriad of philanthropic avenues to help protect and provide invaluable resources for Rocky Mountain National Park.