Crew Leadership positions work with crews to complete conservation projects throughout Northwest Colorado and Wyoming. These challenging and rewarding roles will receive 5 weeks of paid training including a Wilderness First Responder and a Chainsaw Safety Certification in addition to incredible experience in outdoor leadership. RMYC partners with federal and state land management agencies to give participants a diverse understanding of conservation work and a variety of hard and soft skills that will help them succeed in a conservation-based career. Leaders supervise a crew of 8-10 people in the field at worksites and at camp. To learn more, please visit https://www.rockymountainyouthcorps.org/employment

Summer Season: Crews will remain together 24/7 in the field either on a project or doing weekend recreational travel and activities. You are considered ‘ON’ RMYC time the entire summer.

Fall Season: Crews will Travel to projects, work and camp together 5-9 days at a time and then will return to the office and be ‘OFF’ for 2-5 days at a time. Some projects/logistics may require crews to operate in a 24/7 setting ‘summer model’ for a portion of the Fall. During your ‘OFF’ time in the Fall, you are responsible for your own food, transportation, and lodging.

All corps members will participate in project work, daily camp chores, educational activities throughout the week, and weekend recreation (summer only). Spending a season with RMYC can be a life-changing and rewarding experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to service, diversity, self-development, and the team environment.

A detailed position description can be found on our website.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Crew, Medical, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


-Must be at least 21 years old
-Past environmental education, outdoor leadership or conservation experience preferred
-Ability to serve on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people
-Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently but also collectively, self-motivated, confident, flexible, and open-minded
-Clean driving record
-Pre-service background screening required, including FBI background check
-Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States

About Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps engages young people in the outdoors, inspiring them to use their strengths and potential to lead healthy, productive lives. We teach responsibility for self, community and environment through teamwork, service and experiential education.

RMYC's home base is in Steamboat Springs, CO and has crews and internship positions that operate all over Colorado, Wyoming, and parts of Utah. Get ready to live and work amidst sub-alpine forests, high desert, snowy peaks, rocky canyons, lush valleys and more!

Application Instructions

Please go to our website https://www.rockymountainyouthcorps.org/ to fill out an application!