Adirondack Mountain Club seeks Professional Trail Crew Member for Fall season


July 10, 2015


Position: Professional Trail Crew Member, Fall Crew
Location: Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), Heart Lake Property
Closing Date: August 15, 2015
Start – End Date: August 17, 2015 – October 15, 2015
The Adirondack Mountain Club’s professional trail crew conducts maintenance and rehabilitates backcountry trails in both the Adirondack and Catskill parks. Using basic hand tools, a wide variety of trail stabilization structures are constructed. The crew camps for a week at a time nearby work locations. Days off are spent at the Weizel Trails Cabin at the Heart Lake Program Center in Lake Placid, NY
Responsibilities:
• Learn the intricacies of trail maintenance, while maintaining the highest quality work at all times.
• Share in the packing of group camping gear, tools and food, along with personal gear to the various project sites.
• Assist in food preparation and clean up at both project sites and trails cabin facility.
• Maintain trail tools, equipment and trail cabin facility to the highest standard.
• Work individually and as a coordinated crew to complete assigned projects.
Qualifications:
• Experience with “trail” tools and trail reconstruction/maintenance techniques OR the desire to learn the intricacies of trail maintenance and be both physically and mentally challenged.
• Desire to work in the out-of-doors in extreme conditions, to include but not limited to rain, snow, sleet, gales, hot and cold temperatures, bugs and lots of mud!
• Experience in low-impact camping and backpacking.
• The ability to carry a heavy load for a long distance.
• The desire to work as an individual on a solo project and as a team member on a 4-6 person crew.
Salary: $385.00 per week including room and board. Based on a 44 hour work week.
Application: Send letter, resume and references to Andrew Hamlin, Trails Coordinator. trails@adk.org, PO Box 867, Lake Placid, NY 12946
The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and responsible recreational use of the New York State Forest Preserve, parks and other wild lands and waters.

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