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White Mountain Assistant Trail Crew Leader

Appalachian Mountain Club


Opportunity summary

Term length

5/1/2024 - 10/24/2024

Application window

4/1/2024 - 5/20/2024


Gorham, New Hampshire

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

These projects are natural resource preservation/conservation oriented and give people the opportunity to master and learn trail work techniques and construction in a variety of settings with a variety of tools with an eye toward restoring and maintaining trails in a sustainable way.

Opportunity description

2024 work includes several large-scale projects on iconic trails like Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, and Webster Cliff.  At Rumney climbing area, we will build belay pads and steps with dimensional lumber. Projects range in duration from two to fourteen weeks. There is opportunity to master and learn trail work techniques in a variety of settings with a variety of tools amongst the five crews and more than a dozen projects


  • Housing
  • Healthcare

Requirements and qualifications


Coordinate and support crew members to ensure a safe working environment and quality trail work in the field with Crew Lead. Supervise the construction of trail structures like staircases, drainages, bridges, and retaining walls. Layout project work and continually check specifications using levels, measuring tape, chalk lines, etc. when needed. Safely and effectively use hand tools like pick mattocks, rock bars, hammers, loppers, saws, axes, and pulaskis. Train and supervise crew in use.

Preferred qualifications

Must be a minimum of 18 years old by start date. Ability and desire to live and work outdoors for extended periods of time. Ability to work under varying weather conditions. Ability to carry heavy loads (50+ lbs.) for long distances over rugged terrain. Commitment to backcountry stewardship and Leave No Trace ethics. Must have a commitment to professionalism, good judgment, communication, problem-solving skills, and a safe driving record.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • Forestry

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Rural
  • Traveling
  • Outdoor