Saturday, July 15th
8:00 AM CT/9:00 AM ETNorth Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area
300 Montlake Rd
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379If you'd like to get involved as a maintainer on the Cumberland Trail, this training will get you off to a good start. Rangers will conduct both class...read more
Saturday, August 12th
8:00 AM CT/9:00 AM ETLaurel-Snow State Natural Area
1099 Pockett Wilderness Rd
Dayton, TN 37321Join us for a volunteer training at beautiful Laurel-Snow State Natural Area from 10a.m.-2p.m. If you'd like to get involved as a maintainer on the C...read more
Monday, August 21st
10:00 AM CT/11:00 AM ETHead of Sequatchie
225 Tranquility Ln
Pikeville, TN 37367Join the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail and the Friends of the Cumberland Trail for an exclusive viewing of the solar eclipse! Ticket price incl...read more
Saturday, September 16th
7:00 AM CT/8:00 AM ETBicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT)
312 Rosa Parks Ave. 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243Welcome to the 28th Annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee presented by Tennesseee State Parks! The BRAT is a bike tour that takes riders through a diff...read more
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CUMBERLAND TRAIL STATE SCENIC TRAIL
TENNESSEE STATE PARKS
The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail is seeking qualified candidates for a Backcountry Crew for 10 weeks in May – July. The Trail Crew will be in the Cumberland Mountain Segment located 40 miles North of Knoxville in Campbell & Claiborne Counties. The Cumberland Trail (CT) will be a 330 mile hiking trail from the Cumberland Gap at the Virginia/Kentucky/Tennessee state corner to Signal Point near Chattanooga. An estimated 120 miles are remaining with completion date by 2019. You can help us reach our goal!
Trail Crew Member will construct new hiking trail, foot bridges, rock steps and other structures using hand tools and mechanical equipment in remote areas. They must work with others on the Trail Crew effectively and safely to complete trail construction & maintenance projects. The Trail Crew will require camping overnight in remote locations along the CT corridor.
Trail Crew Leader will do the same work as Trail Crew Members, with additional responsibilities. The Leader will have oversight in assigning tasks on the trail and in camp. Other responsibilities include working with supervisor to coordinate trail and camp logistics; ensure safety procedures are followed in trail work & camp; and assist with all administrative work for the Trail Crew.
Skills & Abilities:
Aptitude for physical work in the back country; effectively work and communicate with others, comfortable working and living in the backcountry for days at a time.
Crew Leader position: $10.00/hr. to $11.00/hr.
Crew Member positions $7.74/hr. to $9.50/hr.
Training, use of camping gear, food while camping
Additional Information and Application Contact:
Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail
Main Office – (423) 566-2229