Environment Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner
Ridgerunner Job Description:
• Meet, greet, register and educate hikers on the Appalachian Trail.
• Impart Leave No Trace knowledge, skills and ethics to hikers focusing on youth groups and long distance backpackers, for example: where to camp, how to protect water sources, how to minimize fire impacts, etc.
• Provide education about rare alpine plants and stewardship on summits and ridgelines.
• Manage and provide light maintenance at campsites.
• Schedule: May 16 through October 18, including all weekends and holidays, days off are mid-week.
• Some backpacking and camping gear will be provided, as well as off –day housing assistance.
• Leave No Trace knowledge, skills and ethics.
• Desire and comfort with primitive, solitary, outdoor living and working conditions, including all types weather.
• Good physical condition – able to hike with a 40 lb. backpack.
• Public/customer service skills
• Professional appearance and attitude.
• Good communication skills (including oral, by phone, and written).
• Personal transportation is required to get to assigned trail head.
• Long-distance hiking experience.
The Maine Appalachian Trail Club manages and maintains 267 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Maine. Founded in 1935, MATC is volunteer managed nonprofit that welcomes new members and inspires respect for this natural treasure. Visit MATC at www.matc.org.
MATC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How to ApplySubmit a letter, resume and references by email (“A.T. Ridgerunners” in subject line) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference will be given to those applying by 1/31/20.
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