Job: Trail Crew Leader
Description: Greenagers seeks responsible supervisors for summer trail crews. Responsibilities include overseeing teenage crews as they build and/or rehabilitate trails in a variety of out-of-doors environments, driving vans to work site, educating teenagers on a variety of environmental issues, and reporting to Trails Coordinator.
Requirements: Must possess a valid Massachusetts or New York Driver’s license. At least 21 years old. Ability to perform physical labor for the duration of the summer.
Preferences: Individuals interested in pursuing a career in the field of conservation, environmental science, farming, or forestry. Experience building, maintaining, or rehabilitating trail systems and/or construction, carpentry, masonry, farming, landscaping. Familiarity with trail systems in southern Berkshire County and eastern Columbia County. Experience managing, leading, or supervising teenagers. First Aid and CPR certified, Wilderness First Aid certified, Wilderness First Responder certified.
Background: Greenagers, through its paid employment programs, internships and apprenticeships, engages teens and young adults in meaningful work in environmental conservation, sustainable farming and natural resource management. In the Berkshires and nearby New York State, our trail crews maintain existing trails and build new trails for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Trustees of Reservations, Columbia Land Conservancy and other conservation organizations. Our Farm Apprentices work with local farmers, learning animal husbandry and organic agriculture. Our volunteer teams install front-yard gardens for area families, to encourage home-based food growing. Greenagers participants learn the value of teamwork, collaboration, initiative and solid work ethics. They learn about community partnerships through collaborations with area nonprofits, businesses and organizations that both hire Greenagers and partner with Greenagers’ broader mission of youth and community engagement. We embrace the values of service and stewardship, and we support social and environmental progress in all of our work.