The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail is seeking qualified candidates for a Backcountry Crew for 11 weeks starting the week of May 16th through week of July 25th. The Trail Crew will be camping & working on 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, rock steps, and other structures using hand tools and mechanical equipment in this remote area. They must work with others effectively and safely to complete trail construction & maintenance projects. The Trail Crew will share in camp chores each day. Camping overnight is required.
The work week will be 37.5 hours. The weekly schedule*:
- Day 1 - Arrive at the office, transported to the camp location, set up camp, and build trail.
- Day 2, 3, & 4 – Trail construction
- Day 5 – Trail construction, break down camp, and depart for office
The Trail Crew members will also take turns performing the role of camp keeper, maintaining the camp and performing related duties.
*Weekly schedule subject to change due to weather conditions or logistical necessity.
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 Member positions $9.50/hr.
Trail training, use of our camping gear, we provide the food while camping.
To request an application or to be considered for future crew opportunies, submit the following form: