What is The Corps Network?

Our Impact FY19

Appalachian Mountain Club

Actively Recruiting:

Position title :
Acadia Youth Conservation Corps Trail Crew Leader

Town, City, Park, etc :
Acadia National Park

State / Territory :
Maine,New Hampshire

Organization/Program Description :

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. AMC’s Volunteer Trails Programs engage teens and adults in meaningful and enjoyable trail stewardship opportunities.

The AMC is a member of the 21 Century Conservation Corps and is a proud partner of The Corps Network. The Corps Network is the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps. The AMC is one of 130 Corps across the country that provides young adults and veterans the opportunity to serve our country through projects on public lands and in rural and urban communities.

Position Description :

AMC has partnered with Acadia National Park and the Friends of Acadia to offer summer employment and job training opportunities for high school students to work on trail maintenance and construction in Acadia National Park. Under the supervision of the AMC North Country Trails Volunteer Programs Supervisor and NPS Acadia Trails Supervisor, a total of four Crew Leaders work together to plan, supervise, train, and lead a group of up to sixteen high school-aged employees on trail stewardship projects. Work will be 5 days per week for an 8 week summer employment program. This is a non-residential youth program, there is no overnight supervision responsibilities of the youth participants.

Job Duties :

Set and uphold expectations for workplace conduct.

Manage moderate-skill trail work projects that could include construction of boardwalks and other rough-carpentry structures; construction and maintenance of trail drainage structures such as ditches, waterbars and culverts; construction of trail tread; excavation, hauling materials, revegetation of disturbed areas; operation of backcountry rigging systems set up by trail crew riggers.

Communicate decisions and group management techniques with other leaders.

Foster a spirit of cooperation, safety, teamwork, responsible stewardship, and fun.

Coordinate occasional enrichment and professional development activities

Emphasize safety and minimum-impact outdoor practices

Communicate regularly with AMC Trails Program staff, NPS Acadia Trails Supervisor, and Friends of Acadia program coordinators

Data collection and reporting on projects and program accomplishments

Assist with maintenance of tools, equipment and program facility as needed

Drive 12-passenger vans/heavy-duty crew cab pickup trucks to transport participants to and from project areas

Requirements :

Demonstrated desire to learn and develop skills relating to leadership, trail work, and conservation

Experience spending extended periods of time outdoors

Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and youth in particular

Ability to set goals, prioritize tasks, assign roles to a group, assess needs and manage tasks simultaneously

Strong self-motivation and communication skills

Ability to carry heavy loads (50 lbs.) for long distances

Must be at least 21+ years of age and hold a valid driver’s license and clear driving record required (driving record check will be performed)

Clear criminal background check (performed by AMC Human Resources Dept.)

Additional Benefits :

Four weeks of training, including Wilderness First Aid/CPR

Housing will be available, provided by Acadia National Park

AMC Membership

30% Staff discount on AMC retail products

4 Free Nights at AMC Huts, Lodges, and other facilities while employed

Contact Information :

Alex DeLucia
Volunteer Programs Manager
[email protected]

Amanda Peterson
Camp Dodge Training Center Supervisor
[email protected]

Additional Information :

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 background record check performed on their name annually with employment contingent upon satisfactory results.

The AMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in the workplace. 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. Join us!