Job Titles: Professional Trail Crew Members and Trail Crew Leaders
Position Start Date: May 1, 2023 - flexible
Position End Date: November 20, 2023 - flexible
Hiring Schedule: Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
Professional Trail Crew Members and Leaders are expected to have a diverse skill set and be willing to learn about all facets of trail maintenance and construction. Team members work 40 hours a week. The schedule is either four 10 hour days followed by three days off or eight 10 hour days followed by six days off. The schedule is subject to change with notice, project dependent. Project sites will be located in Maine, New Hampshire, and Argentina. Members work with and report to company owner Jed Talbot and the Project Supervisor. Crew structure is somewhat project dependent- members can expect to either work together as one crew or split into multiple crews with occasional solo work and collaboration and/or facilitation of other crews.
Typical duties include corridor clearing with chainsaws, hand saws, pole saws, and loppers, constructing full bench, hand built trail, conducting hand finish work behind machine built trail, installing rock staircases and other rock structures in backcountry and wilderness areas, steel and timber bridge construction, operating loaders and tracked dump trucks to move materials, and finish grading and compacting gravel surface trails.
2023 season projects will include trail maintenance in the White Mountains, wilderness trail reconstruction, stone staircases in non-wilderness areas, accessible trail construction, steel bridge construction, meticulous stonework including notched and pinned steps, tightly fit stone paving, etc. Late fall and winter opportunities will be in Patagonia, leading volunteers and working in Patagonia Park Argentina. All US projects are expected to be within a four hour drive of the headquarters in Turner, Maine where crew housing is available in a beautiful setting with access to garden space and trails.
Position Requirements and Qualifications Include:
Applicants should email a cover letter stating reasons for seeking employment with OBP, a résumé, and contact information for a minimum of three references to Jed@obptrailworks.com.