Programs Director & Trail Crew Leader

The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation (ABWF) in Red Lodge, MT is seeking a seasonal, full-time individual for the summer to lead ~10-12 trail projects (single-day and multi-day projects) per summer, working with untrained volunteers on trail-building and maintenance, weed-eradication, and backcountry rehabilitation projects in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. We employ a workforce that is composed largely of volunteers from all over the region & country who are willing to join us in doing physically strenuous trail-work. We are a close partner with the Custer Gallatin National Forest on all work that we do.

The ABWF needs a capable outdoors person who will plan and organize the trips, help lead the trail work efforts and facilitate our volunteers’ experiences–providing leadership, and ensuring safety in a backcountry environment. Trip leadership is a must. We’re looking for someone with reasonable knowledge and experience in trail-work. Most important of all we’re looking for someone with great “people skills”; i.e. someone who is gregarious and willing to make the experience safe, fun, and fulfilling for the volunteer and who is passionate about Wilderness and capable of being ‘the face’ of wilderness volunteerism for the ABWF.