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-May 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.
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
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 field season. Applications for the 2020 field season will open in December.
Southern Field Assistant
Long Trail Patrol Crew Member
Long Trail Patrol Crew Leader
Volunteer Long Trail Patrol Crew Leader
Volunteer Long Trail Patrol Assistant Crew Leader
Volunteer Long Trail Patrol Crew Coordinator
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 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.