Trail Crew Level II

Boulder Climbing Community

Boulder, Colorado

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $22-23.00/hr
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

2024 BCC Trail Program Level II Crew Position Description 

 The Boulder Climbing Community is looking to hire professional individuals for its Trail Program for the 2024 field season. This position requires a passion for the outdoors, proven trail-building skills, conservation and stewardship education experience, excellent communication skills, volunteer coordination experience and team collaboration. 


This position will be based out of Boulder, CO, with work in the surrounding areas. Some overnight remote work will be required.

Position Goals

  • Develop advanced trail building, restoration, quarrying, rigging, and project management skills.
  • Develop leadership skills to train, supervise and/or manage other staff and volunteers.
  • Actively contribute to scope of work and project strategy discussions with BCC staff by providing ideas, feedback, and questions.
  • Actively engage and educate the outdoor community about BCC’s work via volunteer opportunities and events by working alongside and supervising volunteers, leading safety discussions, and teaching trail skills.

 Position Responsibilities 

  • Work alongside land management staff, fellow trail crew members and volunteers to create sustainable climbing related structures. 
  • Lift, transport, position materials into stable structures following specifications established by the land manager and BCC staff.
  • Safely & efficiently work with a variety of tools including rigging equipment, power tools, rock hammers & chisels, rock bars, hammer drill and feathers & wedges, chainsaw and maintain equipment conditions. 
  • Assess, train and supervise volunteers on safe and efficient techniques for material gathering, transport and construction into permanent quality structures. 
  • Work closely & follow directions from the BCC Trail Crew Lead and Trail Program Manager. 
  • Be available to work on a regular schedule, as determined by the BCC Trail Program Manager.
  • Interact with community members in a polite and professional manner to promote the mission of BCC and land managers. 
  • Create and ensure a collaborative work environment by maintaining consistent communication with all parties involved. 
  • Represent the BCC at community events; communicating our mission, all of the BCC programs and how these programs fulfill the mission. 
  • Perform an average of 8 hours of outreach, education and other tasks per month. 

 Desired Qualifications 

  • Moderate to advanced knowledge and experience in trail construction and restoration with an emphasis on intensive projects, stonework, stone quarrying, rigging, and material management.
  • Moderate to advanced experience in rope work and anchor building.
  • Experience training, supervising and/or managing other staff and volunteers.
  • Keen judgment and experience managing risk. 
  • Possesses a very strong work ethic, drive for a quality finished product and strong problem-solving skills. 
  • An ability to work in both a team and  independent setting.
  • A high level of fitness: Hiking with weight and on varied terrain, strong cardiovascular fitness, ability to lift up to and exceeding 50 lbs on a continual basis. 
  • Extreme flexibility, adaptability, creativity and ability to multitask and think quickly on one’s feet. 
  • Ability to learn and master new skills on a continual basis.  
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.  
  • Passion for people, the outdoors, education, and stewardship coupled with experience working with, supervising and motivating volunteers. 
  • Must have reliable transportation and ability to commute to a variety of job sites within the Front Range. 

Start Date/Season/Schedule 

  • Start date: March 25th, 2024
  • The season is scheduled from late March through the middle of November 2024 and is based predominantly in the Golden/Boulder area. 
  • Some remote work will be required. 
  • Four 10 hour workdays per week: 7am to 5pm.  Workdays vary upon the week and 1-2 weekend work days are anticipated monthly 
  • 30 to 40 hour work weeks dependent upon weather conditions and project requirements. 


  • Hourly Salary of $22.00-23.00/hr depending on experience level. 
  • One week-40 hours PTO
  • Field Expenses compensated during overnight projects: workday food per diem and mileage reimbursement.
  • Outdoor industry pro deals.

Send resume, and cover letter, specifically addressing your qualifications as related to the position, electronically to the Trail Program Manager: trails@boulderclimbers.org Please write "2024 BCC Trail Program Level II Crew position" on the subject line. The job search will continue until the positions are filled. No calls or paper submissions please.  

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship, Outdoor Recreation, Restoration
Tags Trail Maintenance