Pacific Northwest Trail Association

Seasonal Trail Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders

Posted: January 12, 2021
Location: Trail crews travel to worksites that may be anywhere in Washington, Idaho or Montana.
Time Commitment: May/June - August/September: Volunteer and/or Work-based Learning crews

PNTA Trail Crew Leaders manage crews in trail construction and maintenance projects on and adjacent to the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. Crew makeup varies according to type of crew, for example: a Performance Crew is 2-6 young adults, and occasional Volunteers. Crew Leaders are model crew members and should refer to the Performance Crew Member job description for an overview of basic field duties. The following job description outlines the leadership, managerial and administrative functions of Crew Leaders

Job Responsibilites

The Pacific Northwest Trail Association is now accepting applications for seasonal Trail Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders.

They will manage teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects across Washington. The season typically runs from June-September but may be shorter or longer depending on your placement.

The PNTA is looking for dedicated environmental stewards with a passion for education and working with young people. Crew Leaders must have a strong desire to actively engage in a field-based, trails program that will train, challenge and support participants in their work and professional development.

This is an opportunity to protect and develop America's newest and wildest National Scenic Trail. Working in spectacular Northern Washington you will have the chance to see amazing sights, meet inspiring people, do meaningful work and challenge yourself in a variety of ways.

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Salary and Benefits

Crew Leader: at least 125% of WA state minimum wage; $19/hour max | Assistant Crew Leader: at least 115% of WA state minimum wage; $17/hour max

Application Process

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