Appalachian Trail Conservancy seeks Trail Crew staff for 2017 season

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Trail Crew staff
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy seeks outstanding outdoor professionals to lead the nation's longest running Volunteer Trail Crew program. Each year the ATC and our partners hire seasonal staff to lead 6 volunteer trail crews from Georgia to Maine. Staff positions include: Crew Leader, Assistant Crew Leader, and Camp Coordinator. Crew members are key in the protection and improvement of the legendary Appalachian Trail, and assist in a wide variety of ways for the development and maintenance of the A.T. For more information, download the 2017 ATC Crew Staff Application at
ATC 2017 Seasonal Trail Crew Staff
Application deadline: January 13, 2017
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail—ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. ATC was founded in 1925 and is a private nonprofit organization with more than 40,000 members. It is responsible to the federal government for ensuring proper management of the 2,184-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail (known as the A.T.), most of which is located on public lands administered by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, or agencies of the 14 states through which it passes. ATC assigns sections of the A.T. to 31 Trail-maintaining clubs and provides numerous services to their volunteers, who work to build and maintain the Trail and its facilities. ATC’s crew programs supplement the work done by those volunteers. More information about ATC can be found at

Highly qualified seasonal Crew Leaders, Assistant Crew Leaders, and Camp Coordinators are recruited each year. They may be hired and managed by ATC or by its affiliated clubs or agencies. Applicants must demonstrate responsibility, initiative, and self-motivation. They must be able to work both independently with minimal supervision and cooperatively as a member of a team. Crew staff applicants should demonstrate the interest and ability to contribute to the public-service effort of working on a national scenic trail and to promote volunteerism and membership in ATC and its club affiliates. They should possess the required skills listed in the application and be able to attend required training before the crew’s field season begins.


All positions are seasonal and vary in length. Wages vary according to positions and individual qualifications. The pay is competitive, and some positions include room and board. Crew staff may be able to extend their employment by working for more than one crew. Those interested will need to interview with the administrator for each crew.
Visit to download the application. Submit completed application, a detailed cover letter (or detailed e-mail message) describing the qualities and skills that make you a good candidate, resumeand two letters of referenceApplications must be complete for consideration.


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