Trail Crew Member I

Cottonwood Canyons Foundation
Salt Lake City, UT
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$17-$19/hour DOE
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Cottonwood Canyons foundation is seeking professionals for a five- to seven-member Trail Crew for the 2023 field season. We are looking for applicants that have experience in building trails and are passionate about conservation, stewardship, and education. You will be part of a professional trail crew working on a variety of projects that will improve conditions on hiking trails in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Little Cottonwood Canyon, and Millcreek Canyon. The position is field-based and labor-intensive, with work ranging from technical stone masonry projects to coordinating volunteer events. Trail Crew Members must be able to navigate demanding physical work in often adverse conditions with a positive attitude. This position requires a combination of trail maintenance experience and proven ability to work with volunteers and organizational partners. Crew members are expected to navigate an often-changing schedule and dynamic work environment. Trail crew members will be responsible for working with and leading public volunteers on various projects while maintaining and overseeing a safe working environment. The Trail Crew Level I Member position is geared toward applicants with some trails or outdoor work experience and a desire to expand their trail skills. Trail Crew Level I Members will work with the Trail Stewardship Director and Trail Crew Level II Members to learn critical trail-building skills, with a focus on heavy rock construction. This position may require employees to work with partner groups as well as fellow CCF departments in the completion of large-scale projects not related to invasive species. For the 2023 season, this could include the USFS Trails Master Plan project, CCF education department events, and CCF Naturalist program participation.
-Trail work experience or similar job experience that demonstrates an ability to learn needed skills. -Proven ability and willingness to work with volunteers. -Outdoor leadership skills. -Strong communication skills. -Strong interpersonal skills. -First Aid / CPR certification (will provide training). -Willingness and ability to work in a dynamic environment, and in a team setting. -Willingness and ability to work in a variety of weather conditions and challenging environments. -Willingness and ability to perform daily tasks relating to trail maintenance and construction, including but not limited to hiking, walking, or standing for 8 or more hours, strenuous digging and moving rock and occasional tasks relating to other CCF program needs. -Strong work ethic, drive for a quality finished product and strong problem-solving ability. -Willingness to learn and master new trail-building techniques and skills. -Enthusiasm for working with volunteers and the general public. -Mature and positive attitude. Professionalism and good communication skills. -Able to work May-October, 40 hours/week. -At least 18 years of age. -Ability to work legally in the United States. -High School Diploma or GED. -Able to pass a background check and drug screening as requested.
Contact Person
Tim Cromwell, Trails Stewardship Director -
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