SCA, in conjunction with Aerie Backcountry Medicine, is hosting a Wilderness First Responder Course in beautiful Napa, CA between Sept 19 – Sept 29 and you’re invited!
At the time of this posting there are still a handful of openings available for this course. Reserve your spot while there’s still time! Food and lodging is provided. Participants are responsible for their own course fees and transportation. Click here for more course information!
Trailkeepers of Oregon (TKO) is hiring a Crew Leader for the Columbia River Gorge Trail, rehabilitating trails after fire damage at Eagle Creek. This is a 1 year position, $160/week, $650 for travel, bunk housing provided, and AmeriCorps education award eligible. Start date is ASAP.
Check out the position posting for more information (https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/trailkeepers-oregon-intern/po-00724265)
To Apply: Fill out an SCA internship application and email [email protected] with your interest
Workforce Board is hiring for two Houston-area Crew Leaders. The Student Conservation Association and Workforce Solutions is partnering with Houston Parks and Recreation to provide a youth conservation crew to establish an edible trail in Clinton Park during the Summer of 2018!
Program dates: July 16th- Aug 24th
Crew leader dates: July 9th- Aug 31st (one week of training and wrap-up each at start and end of program)
Location: Clinton Park in Houston
- Lead an SCA Conservation Crew with youth community members while completing various service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship and giving experience in and exposure to the youth in careers in conservation. Crews consist of two SCA Leaders and twelve Crew members.
- Priority Focus: Clinton Park is situated in a food desert outside of the 610 loop in eastern Houston in a predominantly urban neighborhood. The green space will be planted with native edible trees, shrubs, and vines and will serve as a “green hub” and eventual orchard and lath house to hold native prairie plants, a tree farm, and future community garden.
To apply: Email Marsha Towns with your resume and interest!
Partnership Director- Gulf Coast
Student Conservation Association
Maine Appalachian Trail Club
Put your passion for the Appalachian Trail to work! Apply for summer trail crew jobs in Maine and make friendships that will last a lifetime.
Maine Trail Crew Leader
Passionate about the outdoors? Do your best thinking from a mountain summit?
Teach and lead a volunteer a trail crew doing trail reconstruction work on the Appalachian Trail at remote sites on the mountains of Maine. Projects include building stone steps, waterbars and retaining walls and as well as new trail. Activities focus on quality trail building, teamwork and learning opportunities for volunteers. Advanced training with stone cutting, stone work, Griphoist rigging systems and other trail work will be presented as well as training with first aid and leadership techniques. Sorry, no pets are allowed.
- One or more seasons of trail work experience
- Some experience with outdoor leadership
- Willingness to take responsibility for of all aspects of a trail crew
- Maintain records and photos of each week’s project
- Ability to teach trail skills
- Previous experience building stone structures
- Good health and physical fitness
- Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
- Ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment under challenging conditions
- Ability to motivate and work with people of all ages and backgrounds
- Comfortable working without direct supervision
Pay: $13.15 per hour plus housing and meals provided (valued at $150 per week)
Housing is on an island in Branns Mill Pond, Dover Foxcroft, Maine.
Dates: May 19 – August 25, 2018. Work includes weekends.
To Apply: send your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:
Lester C. Kenway
PO Box 8057
Bangor ME 04402
Or by email to [email protected].
Applications accepted until the positions are filled, preference for to those received by March 31, 2018.
Lead Crew Leader (summer) *Must be a City of Boston resident*
Employment Dates: June 25 – August 24, 2018
SWBCDC’s Green Team is a youth jobs and environmental stewardship program which employs Hyde Park youth ages 15-18 to restore Hyde Park’s urban wilds, clean and beautify the business district and educate and engage residents in these efforts. Youth receive job readiness training and environmental education through workshops and field trips. They develop job readiness skills such as proper workplace conduct, team work and conflict resolution. They gain landscaping and trail-building skills; youth leadership and civic engagement skills; and knowledge of local ecology. The Team travels between work sites by bicycle, learning about road safety and basic bicycle maintenance. To learn more about the Green Team please visit our website: www.swbcdc.org.
Learn more about the position here.
Please send resume and cover letter via email or mail to: Patricia Alvarez, SWBCDC Assistant Director, [email protected]; 11 Fairmount Ave. Suite 101, Hyde Park, MA 02136; 617-364-7300 (o), 617-990-4498 (c).
Southwest Boston CDC is an equal opportunity employer.
SCA is gearing up for another big training season and is currently recruiting qualified Conservation Work Skills Instructor apprentices! Apprenticeships are an important part of the SCA Conservation Work Skills history. Serving as an apprentice allows SCA staff to become more familiar with you and the specific skill sets you bring to the SCA Conservation Work Skills program.
The roots of Conservation Work Skills began with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the traditional skills that they employed to work on projects that are still in place today. As many of the staff in our federal lands retire, the need for these skills has become more apparent. The CCC trained many of the National Park Service employees that have worked over the past few decades in these traditional work skills. To do this, there was an impetus to create a training program to ensure that trail teams and fire teams had the proper skills to do lasting impactful work in our national public lands. Training programs have been run a few different ways over the years, but SCA continues to provide these skills vital with our Conservation Work Skills training. A large portion of SCA alumni find themselves working in the federal land management system and much of that is the result of the training SCA provides to our members
and partners. The success of this depends on recruiting high quality instructors. By joining this process you are stepping into the conservation lineage of our nation’s public lands.
Over 50 Central region Community Crew Leaders completed their week-long orientation at Chicago State University in South Chicago. Thank you to all of our CL’s for your excitement and enthusiasm!
Last week at National Crew Leader training our returning leaders had the opportunity to present and lead modules. Pictured below are Brice Smith and Scott Milliman teaching crosscut saw techniques. We want to send a great big THANK YOU to all of our returning leaders for helping out!
Want to get psyched for this years trail season? Check out this “Story Map” created by 2014 National Crew alum Signe Lynch.
Training doesn’t end when we head into the field each spring. It’s up to every one of us to continue our own professional development and to learn new skills that can be applied to being a successful outdoor leader. With help from the ETE (Education, Training, and Evaluation) department, we will continue to post informative articles and technical tips that will provide ways to expand your skills and knowledge. Find an archive of Tech Tips to come on our “Professional and Skills Development” tab in “The Sump” drop down menu.
Tech Tips #1: Here’s a great resource for trail construction and maintenance techniques from the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s Trail Skills College. John Schubert, one of our senior Conservation Work Skills instructors authored much of the content. It’s available for use by anyone as long as credit is given to PCTA for the content. Here’s a link
Please feel free to send your own Tech Tips submissions to Josiah Downey and we can get them posted for all to see!