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Alex Dugas and Sean Butler working on Butler - Ilana or Kurt 2017
Clearing a blowdown with a crosscut saw
GMC staff and Sugarbush volunteers on Mt Abe with BTB equipment
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Join the Green Mountain Club’s hundred-year legacy of maintaining and protecting Vermont’s Long Trail System!
Fall 2022 Hiring is now open! For 2023 positions, we will begin hiring in early January.
If you have questions about the application process or Field Programs positions, feel free to reach out to [email protected]
2022 Pay Scale:
First-year Crew or Caretaker: $560/week
Second-year Crew or Caretaker: $575/week
Third-year Crew or Caretaker: $595/week
First-year Assistant Crew Lead: $680/week
First Year Lead: $750/week
First-year Field Supervisor: $775/week
All field staff must be 18 years of age before their first day of employment. All positions require living in the woods for at least five days at a time with two days off a week. Most Backcountry Caretaker positions require working weekends. Most positions run from May or June through mid-October, with some staff turnover in mid-August.
Housing is provided free of charge to active field staff members, either at “The Back Forty” near the GMC Headquarters in Waterbury Center or at our satellite housing in Danby, VT. All days-off housing is communal, with shared sleeping quarters, kitchens and bathrooms. All staff must sign a Housing Policy Agreement and participate in periodic all-staff cleaning days to utilize these options.
Why work for the GMC?
“Every day your impact as an environmental steward is tangible in the forms of decreased trail erosion and increased appreciation for non-human entities. Every interaction on the trail is a chance to educate and be educated. The Green Mountain Club does so much more than provide a paycheck.”
-Marla, GMC Caretaker 2015-2018
The GMC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, place of birth, age, disability, health coverage status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. The GMC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment at the GMC. Feel free to contact us with specific questions.