Contact Name: Andrew Hamlin
Company/Organization/Agency: Adirondack Mountain Club
Address: PO Box 867, Lake Placid, NY 12946 US
Email Address: email@example.com
Contact Phone: (518) 523-3480
Job Title: Professional Trail Crew
Job Description: The Adirondack Mountain Club’s professional trail crew conducts maintenance and rehabilitates backcountry trails in both the Adirondack and Catskill parks. Using basic hand tools, a wide variety of trail stabilization structures are constructed using native materials. The crew camps for a week at a time nearby work locations in the back country. Training is provided prior to the beginning of the field season. The entire 24 member trail crew will be broken up into two smaller groups. One group will work throughout the Adirondack Park and live in Lake Placid. The other group will work and live in the Catskill Park in New York State.
Qualifications & Responsibilities: Applicants should have experience using trail building tools and be familiar with trail reconstruction/maintenance techniques. Candidates should have the desire to be both physically and mentally challenged while working in the out-of-doors in extreme conditions, to include but not limited to rain, snow, sleet, gales, hot and cold temperatures, insects and lots of mud! Candidates should have the desire to work on solo trail projects and as a team member on a 4-6 person crew.
Applicants should have experience backpacking with ability to carry a heavy load for a long distance. Crew members share in the packing of group camping gear, tools and food, along with personal gear to the various project sites and assist in food preparation. Crew members are responsible for maintaining trail tools, equipment and the trail cabin facility to the highest standard.
Position: Professional Trail Crew
Location: Adirondack Mountain Club, Heart Lake Property
Position Dates: May 19- August 18, extended season available
Work Schedule: 5 days in the backcountry (including weekends and holidays) 1 & 1/2 days off
Compensation: $10.00 per hour, Room and Board provided
Closing Date: February 15, 2017
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Re: Professional Trails Program
Job Start Date: 5/19/2017
Application Deadline: 2/15/2017