Access Fund

Conservation Team Crew

Job Description

The Access Fund is hiring a two-person technically focused stewardship team to join the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team as a second crew. This position requires a passion for climbing, proven trail-building skills, conservation and stewardship education expertise, excellent communication skills, volunteer coordination and outreach experience, and team compatibility. Only pre-paired teams will be considered—the Access Fund will not place individuals in a team. The team will be selected for their ability to accomplish highly technical stewardship projects, recruit volunteers, inspire the climbing community, and promote the mission and values of the Access Fund. This Conservation Team crew will begin their term on February 9, 2016 and will travel throughout the US, in a branded Jeep Cherokee through November 2016.
The Conservation Team program leads and inspires climbing area stewardship activities throughout the United States by assessing climbing area conservation needs and working with Local Climbing Organizations (LCOs), land managers and owners, and volunteers to address those needs. The Conservation Team crew will concentrate their efforts at select climbing areas and provide focused, deliberate, and substantial infrastructure improvements. The crew will spend several weeks at each site to complete projects.
We encourage couples or pairs to apply who enjoy travel and adventure together, love to work on trail projects, want to improve climbing areas, can be self-sufficient, and are able to work alongside volunteers. Teams must make a commitment through the end November 2016.

Position Responsibilities
∙ Perform highly technical trail and infrastructure projects at climbing areas in a variety of environments and landscapes.
∙ Safely work in a pair to efficiently complete projects to a high standard.
∙ Recruit, lead, and organize regular volunteer trail work projects (Adopt a Crag events) involving LCOs, local climbers, youth teams, other user groups, and land managers/owners.
∙ Communicate regularly and professionally with land managers and general public.
∙ Represent the Access Fund at occasional events to educate the public on issues facing the climbing community, as well as promote the Access Fund’s work and the importance of membership.
∙ Create and submit stories, photos, and videos for the Access Fund website, blog, Vertical Times, social media, and e-news.
∙ Communicate regularly with Programs staff at Access Fund headquarters.
∙ Represent the Access Fund, the Conservation Team program, the sport of climbing, the Jeep brand, sponsors and partners in a positive, professional manner at all times.

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Ty Tyler

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