FALL 2018 TRAIL CREW POSITIONS
OCTOBER 8th – NOVEMBER 16th
CUMBERLAND TRAIL STATE SCENIC TRAIL
TENNESSEE STATE PARKS
The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail is seeking qualified candidates for a Backcountry/Base Camp Crew starting the week of October 8th to the week of November 17th. The Fall Trail Crew will build new hiking trail and perform trail maintenance on the Cumberland Mountain Segment located 40 miles North of Knoxville in Campbell & Claiborne Counties. The Cumberland Trail will be a 330 mile hiking trail from the Cumberland Gap at the Virginia/Kentucky/Tennessee state corner to Signal Point near Chattanooga.
Trail Crew Members will construct new hiking trail using hand tools 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:
Monday – Arrive at the office, transported to the camp location, set up camp, and build trail.
Tuesday & Wednesday – Trail construction
Thursday – 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.
Must be 18 and have a valid driver’s license.
Crew Member positions $9.75/hr.
Trail training, use of our camping gear, & we provide the food while camping
Application due by September 26th
You do not need to be available the entire six weeks to be considered. Schedule flexible.
Additional Information and Application Contact:
Mark Stanfill – Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail