Job Title:  Professional Trail Crew Member

Position Start Date:  May 4, 2020 - flexible

Position End Date:   November 25, 2020 - flexible

Hiring Schedule:  Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 



Position Description:  Trail crew members work 35-40 hours a week, generally working four 10 hour days, followed by three days off. The schedule is subject to change with notice. 

Project sites will be located in Maine and New Hampshire. 

Members work with and report to Jed Talbot and the Project Supervisor. Crew structure is project dependent, and members can expect to either work together as one crew, split into multiple crews, or occasionally work solo.


Position Requirements Include:

  • Minimum 2 years experience with varied trail maintenance and construction techniques, and/or relevant manual labor
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, equipment operation such as skid steer loaders and mini-excavators
  • Ability and willingness to work safely, efficiently, and unsupervised while outside in all weather conditions
  • Physical ability to carry a 50 pack for 10 miles over rough terrain
  • Physical ability to sustain long days of intensive manual labor
  • Experience and comfort with being in the woods for long periods of time, sometimes alone
  • Flexibility with work schedule
  • History of safe working practices
  • Reliable personal vehicle for transportation to/from project sites
  • Personal camping gear (tent, sleeping pad, bag, headlamp, etc.)
  • Wilderness medical training (preferred)
  • Chainsaw safety training (preferred)


Qualifications Include:

  • High level of self motivation and discipline  
  • Ability to execute a high standard of work while being mindful of production rates
  • Capacity to take direction and constructive criticism
  • Ability to communicate effectively with crew members, supervisor, and owner
  • Desire to contribute to a shared community environment
  • Capacity to act as a respectful, professional representative of OBP to clients and partners



  • Hourly rate based on experience and commitment
  • Travel compensation at the start and end of each project
  • End of season bonus, based on combined weekly and seasonal commitment
  • On site housing provided during work weeks- some projects require camping (OBP provides base camp gear)
  • Seasonal housing option available 
  • Company attire
  • Skills training and experience, including technical trail skills, equipment operation, rigging, stone splitting, shaping, setting and pinning, chainsaw milling, etc.
  • Opportunity to travel, work, and explore beautiful areas such as the White Mountains of NH, the coast of Maine, and the North Maine Woods.
  • Possibilty for paid winter work in the Patagonia region of Argentina.


To apply

Applicants should email a cover letter stating reasons for seeking employment with OBP, a résumé, and contact information for two to three references to


Please feel free to contact us with any questions.