Wa Ale Tented Camp

Contact Name: Cassandra Owen

Company/Organization/Agency: Wa Ale Tented Camp

Address: 382 Shweminwon Baho Road, Padouk Shwewar Quarter, Kawthaung, Taninthayi Region ***** Myanmar

Email Address: cassandra.y.owen@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (714) 625-9237

Job Title: Trail Designer/Crew Lead

Job Description: The Wa Ale Tented Camp (waaleresort.com) seeks one experienced member of the trail world to head the creation of a recreational foot trail system on Wa Ale Island in Myanmar. This knowledgeable individual will conduct the survey, layout, design, and mapping of the trail system, and will train and direct the trail crew comprised of skilled local workers. This person will be wholly in charge all management and organizational aspects of planning and building these trails.

This job takes place on Wa Ale Island in the Myeik Archipelago. It is a fantastic chance to live and work on a small tropical island with primary forest and good coral reef, and in a country that has seen relatively few foreign visitors. The proceeds of this eco-resort (more like luxury tented camp) will fund a foundation that funds conservation efforts throughout the Lampi Marine National Park of Myanmar.

This project is from the ground up. This person will dive in and provide structure and organization to the trail-building aspect of this project.

Compensation includes a monthly stipend, travel to and from the job site at the start and end of the job, a medical insurance plan covering care outside of the U.S., room and board, and travel by boat to the mainland every week or so as desired.

This person will train and lead the trail crew. The crew consists of approximately eight skilled Burmese workers, most of whom do not speak English.


We need someone with at least four solid years of purely trail work experience, though more would be vastly preferable (as would additional supervisory experience).

Those who can provide their services for just a few months are encouraged to apply, though the ability to commit for several months is favorable.

Resource protection in this fragile environment is of utmost importance - successful applicant will provide evidence of previous experience with sustainable trail building practices. Experience with mudstone, shale, granite, highly weathered clay soils, and heavy seasonal rains is favorable.

The successful applicant will have full, communicable understanding of safe, effective, and efficient practice. Must be organized, communicative, patient, and have a mind for planning. International travel experience is favorable.

To comply with visa requirements, successful applicant must have a passport valid through 2018. Must submit to criminal and sex offender background checks.

To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to cassandra.y.owen@gmail.com. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Job Start Date: 2/15/2017

Application Deadline: 2/1/2017

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