Appalachian Mountain Club- Maine Woods Initiative

Contact Name: Robert Hopkinson

Company/Organization/Agency: Appalachian Mountain Club- Maine Woods Initiative

Address: 15 Moosehead Lake Road, Greenville, ME 04441 United States

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (413) 362-4889

Job Title: Trails Coordinator

Job Description: Summary:

In collaboration with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (MBPL) and Plum Creek, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is seeking applicants for a seasonal Trails Coordinator position in the Moosehead Lake Region. The successful candidate will be tasked with direct field supervision and support for both AMC trail crews and Maine Conservation Corps trail crews working in the Moosehead Lake Region as part of the Plum Creek-funded regional trail construction effort. Additionally, the Trails Coordinator will assist with trail scouting, design, layout, planning, and mapping.

Target Deliverables:

- Assist with the planning, layout, and design of a minimum of 10 miles of sustainable trail.

- Produce draft trail construction plans for a minimum of 7 miles of trail.

- Provide organized digital data (GPS tracks, points), geo-located photographs, and accurate written descriptions of proposed and actual trail resources.

Responsibilities in collaboration with AMC & MBPL Staff:

- Scout potential trail locations, collect trail location data and detailed field notes, create trail construction plans and layouts, and flag trails

- Supervise and support both AMC and MCC trail crews in the field. Instruct and develop skills training sessions for these crews as needed

- Report to the MBPL Outdoor Recreation Planner monthly on trail construction progress

- Participate in both AMC & MBPL public meetings as well as other planning discussions

- General administration work

- Enforce established policies and guidelines to ensure the safe and responsible use of vehicles, equipment and facilities

- Ensure Federal, State, and AMC safety and environmental standards are being followed.

- Oversee department’s equipment and supplies including purchasing and inventory based on an approved annual budget

- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


- Bachelor’s degree with studies in Recreation, Natural Resources Management or other relevant disciplines

- Extensive knowledge of trail maintenance, design and construction techniques for a variety of non-motorized trails.

- Familiarity with Leave No Trace principles.

- Exceptional customer service skills and outgoing friendly attitude

- Ability to serve as an ambassador of AMC, MBPL and non-motorized recreation in the region, including working cooperatively with local motorized trail clubs, landowners, communities, state agencies and non-profit organizations. 

- Ability to be a solid team contributor, while also working alone at times

- Ability to safely operate and maintain a variety of power equipment and work for extended periods of time outdoors in all types of weather conditions alone

- Ability travel to all AMC & MBPL worksites in all seasons. Physical ability to travel safely in the backcountry in all weather conditions on unimproved trails, carrying up to 40 pounds of gear

- Ability to complete a diverse variety of work tasks and non-conventional work schedules
Commitment to the Conservation-Education-Recreation mission of the AMC

- Valid Wilderness First Aid certification or the ability to obtain, WFR preferred

- Valid drivers license

- Ability to use a computer to send and receive email, and use Microsoft Office applications. Basic GIS & database management experience preferred

The Appalachian Mountain Club has zero tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. The AMC requires all employees who work in a program or facility which serves children, disabled persons, or the elderly to have a criminal record check performed on their name.


- Free and discounted lodging at any AMC destination

- Discounts on all AMC merchandise and gear

- Discounted housing option may be available for this position

The Appalachian Mountain Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is the oldest conservation and recreation organization in the United States. The AMC has 12 Chapters throughout the Northeast and over 100,000 members and activists. The AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and wise use of the mountains, rivers and trails of the Appalachian region. The AMC encourages the involvement of all people in its mission and activities, through its membership, programs, policies, and procedures. Our goal is to be a community that is comfortable, inviting, and accessible for people of any age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

Job Start Date: 5/2/2016

Application Deadline: 4/22/2016

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