Trail Crew Leaders and Assistant Leaders

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Maine Appalachian Trail Club
Job Overview

Crew Leaders ($16.50/hour) and Assistant Leaders ($12/hour) will lead volunteer trail crews at remote sites on the Appalachian Trail.

Projects include building stone steps, waterbars and retaining walls, and re-locations.

Activities focus on quality trail building, teamwork and learning opportunities for volunteers.

Advanced training with stone cutting, stone work, rigging systems and other trail work will be presented as well as training with first aid and leadership techniques.


  • experience with trail work and outdoor leadership, willingness to take responsibility for of all aspects of a trail crew;
  • back country camping skills;
  • willingness to maintain records and take photos of each week’s project ;
  • previous experience building stone structures;
  • good health and physical fitness;
  • valid driver’s license and clean driving record;
  • ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment under challenging conditions;
  • ability to teach, motivate and work with people of all ages and backgrounds;
  • and comfortable working without direct supervision.


Interns ($200/week) will help rebuild and restore heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Interns will utilize Griphoist® rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps, waterbars and retaining walls.  They will camp in remote, rugged and stunning beautiful parts of the Appalachian Trail.

Qualifications: desire to live and work in the outdoors; interest in building a career in the trails and conservation; ability to teach skills and support volunteer workers; good health and physical fitness; valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Volunteer Positions (one to six weeks) are also available on the Maine Trail Crew. Email for more information