Fall Trail Crew Member

Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards

Asheville, North Carolina

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $16.00/hr
Deadline Aug 09, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Four Field Crew Members will work under supervision of a Field Crew Leader and an Assistant Field Crew Leader while camping and working on remote projects with limited to no cell service. Crews are expected to backpack and live in physically demanding, remote environments for at least 8 (and sometimes 10) days at a time. Conditions of this environment may vary significantly including freezing temperatures, high humidity, persistent rain, and high elevation. The remote nature of our work may mean delayed access to medical care. Crew Members should have good communication skills and judgment, an ability to be trained in the field, professionalism, initiative, willingness to learn, ability to express needs and concerns, emotional maturity and resilience, resourcefulness, and comfort in the outdoors with minimal contact to others while on hitch.

A typical work hitch includes meeting at the SAWS office, driving several hours to a trailhead, backpacking into the project site, staying in the field for 8 days at a time, hiking out, traveling back to the office, cleaning gear, tools, vehicles, and preparing for the next hitch.


Follow the link below to find the full job description and apply at the bottom of that page by submitting a resume and cover letter.


Questions regarding the application may be submitted to Blake Garrison, SAWS Field Crew Coordinator at blakegarrison@wildernessstewards.org

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Category General / Stewardship, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Trail Maintenance