Thank you for your interest in joining the Green Mountain Club’s hundred-year legacy of maintaining and protecting Vermont’s Long Trail System! Each year we employ 30 to 40 seasonal field staff members as Backcountry Caretakers or as part of our Long Trail Patrol program. Please follow the links below to learn more about each position.
All positions require living in the woods for at least five days at a time with two days off a week. Many staff positions require working weekends. Most positions run from mid-June through mid-October, with some staff turn-over in mid-August as students return to school and through-hikers finish trails. All field staff must be 18 years of age before their first day of employment.
We are no longer accepting applications for the summer season. Applications for the fall season are accepted on a rolling basis.
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
Housing is provided free of charge to active field staff members, either at Mt. Tabor Work Center in Southern Vermont or at “The Back Forty” near the GMC Headquarters in Waterbury Center. 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.
The Green Mountain Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer.