Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Contact Name: Noah Pollock

Company/Organization/Agency: Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Address: PO Box 565, Waitsfield, VT 05673 United States

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (802) 496-2285

Job Title: Stewardship Crew Leader

Job Description: The Stewardship Crew Leader will work with three Stewardship Interns to implement projects along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The Stewardship Crew Leader will be responsible for overseeing crew operations, ensuring adherence to safety guidelines, and working with interns and volunteers to complete river access, campsites, and portage trails projects.

As the only dedicated water trail crew in the Northeast, NFCT’s stewardship crew specializes in projects at the interface of land and water, including campsites, portage trails, and access points. We work with partners to implement projects along the NFCT and throughout adjacent waterways of the Northern Forest. Drawing on our extensive experience working in challenging, ecologically sensitive, and often remote environments, our crew implements practices that are flexible, durable, and innovative

Position Details
Duration: May 28th—August 9th  
Field based, full time (40 hours/week).
$5,500-$6,000 ($500-550/week) compensation, depending on experience
Opportunity for additional work fall 2019
Food provided (during work week)
$.505 per mile reimbursement for work related travel in personal vehicles

Minimum Qualifications
• Prior trail crew experience; competence in both timber and stone construction techniques.
• Strong outdoor skills; ability to live and work in remote settings
• Experience operating various types of equipment, including chainsaws and power tools
• Experience working in a team environment
• Confidence with flatwater paddling
• Enthusiasm for physical work and outdoor living
• Valid driver's license
• Prior Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder Certification
Desired Qualifications
• Prior trail crew leader experience
• Experience leading and instructing others in a field setting
• Experience working with volunteers
• Chainsaw certification
• College degree in applicable field

Note: this is a roving, field-based position. The crew camps at rotating project sites. To accommodate volunteers, the crew typically works a Wednesday-Sunday schedule. During days off, the crew typically explores the unique recreational opportunities the region offers.

Job Start Date: 5/28/2019

Application Deadline: 2/22/2019

Additional Information: Learn more about our stewardship crew at

To Apply, send cover letter and resume to Noah Pollock at 
Please include your name followed by “Stewardship Crew Leader Ap” in the subject line

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 15th

(Sent via Professional TrailBuilders Association)