Minimum 1+ season of trail experience preferred. Crew members prepare logistics for and supervises volunteer trail maintenance projects at 15+ peaks in the Colorado Rockies. Works together with the Project Leader and the Kimberly Appelson Memorial Outdoor Leadership Intern to implement volunteer trail maintenance projects. $14-16/hr depending on experience. Housing provided on all available positions.


Please visit www.14ers.org/employment/ for more information on this position.

 

POSITION DUTIES

Implement trail construction and maintenance projects at high altitude (11-14,000+ feet), including:

Extensive rock work including rock steps and walls.

Restoration including alpine tundra stabilization and re-vegetation.

Serve as the on-mountain expert on technical trail construction or restoration/re-vegetation work and ensure that project work is being constructed to established quality standards and timelines.

Set regular project goals/priorities.

Provide/facilitate solutions for working through problem areas.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Technical/Physical

Trail building/maintenance experience in a supervisory role (or trail experience plus other project and people management experience). 

1+ seasons of trailwork experience preferred.

Strong rock work experience (stairs, retaining walls, check dams, etc) as pertaining to trails.

Proficiency in travelling (hiking and navigating) and living in mountain backcountry environments.

Excellent physical condition.

Willingness and ability to live and perform strenuous work at high altitude for multiple consecutive days.

Leadership

Outdoor leadership experience (or other leadership background).

Positive, professional attitude.

A strong passion for and experience in leading volunteers and/or young adults in outdoor based conservation activities.

Excellent communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills applicable to a group outdoor setting.