Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is looking for three crew members who will work under the direction of a crew leader on many of the Trust’s mainland and island preserves for twelve weeks over the summer months.
Work will include trail clearing, trail improvement (including building steps and erosion control structures), boundary marking, painting of structures, basic carpentry, and vegetation control (brush saw work, clipping, etc.) Although not directly responsible for public education, the crew will be representing MCHT and will be expected to interact positively with the public when there is an opportunity. The crew will move frequently, although will occasionally work on the same site for more than one week.
Accommodations for the crew will vary, depending on location. There will be cabins at some sites, other sites will require camping. Days will be long and days off will be clustered. Some basic gear will be provided.
Some personal work gear, camping equipment, and mainland transportation will be needed. Boat transportation will be provided to island sites.
The crew members will be supervised by a Crew Leader. The schedule of work will depend somewhat on weather, but will generally involve outdoor work at sites spread along the coast from Penobscot Bay to Lubec. The crew will need to be able to work and live together in the field.
The following skills are needed for crew members: