Love trails? Have a passion for mountain biking? Join RFMBA’s seventh annual Seasonal Trail Crew, May through August! Enquire for potential to start in April and end in October. Ideal candidates will have volunteer or professional experience with singletrack trail maintenance and will be passionate about mountain biking and trail culture. Spend the summer outdoors, improving local trails from Aspen to New Castle. Maintain trail tread and drainage structures, trim corridor vegetation, clear fallen trees, and generally improve bike trails in both high-use and remote backcountry areas. During 2024, five or more Trail Crew Members will serve as ambassadors for public lands and RFMBA. Personal vehicle required for remote trailhead access; mileage reimbursement offered for all travel. Equipment stipend and mobile phone reimbursement offered. Health Stipend and Holiday Pay offered. Training is provided to improve your trail, tool, safety, and backcountry knowledge. $18-$23+/hour (or more with valid experience), 40 hours/week.
To Apply: If interested, please submit a PDF resume to email@example.com. Resumes & Email introduction statement of interest & experience must be submitted by Friday, March 22 (earlier is better), with availability to work starting between late April and early June.
Position Summary – Maintain and improve existing public trails open to mountain biking. Report accomplishments and identify future maintenance needs on a daily basis. Serve as an ambassador for public lands and RFMBA.
Note: RFMBA does not provide or coordinate housing. If considering moving to the area for a position, please research regional housing options from Aspen to Glenwood Springs in advance. Job offers will be provided to those with secured local housing only. Unfortunately, camping on public lands for this seasonal position is not an option.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Promote public trails and RFMBA’s mission as a friendly ambassador.
• Responsible for the assigned maintenance of specific trail corridors, treads, drainage structures, turn structures, and other trail features.
• Clearly communicate with RFMBA supervisors regarding scheduled and assigned work.
• Learn and utilize online system for daily descriptive reporting of accomplished work and trail issues identified for potential future work.
• Work with RFMBA staff and volunteers on trail maintenance, trail system improvement, or trail construction projects when assigned and scheduled to do so.
• Responsible for all tools provided for the use within the Seasonal Trail Crew Program.
• Additional duties as assigned by RFMBA supervisors.
Education, Experience & Skills
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Passion for mountain biking and trail culture (strong understanding of trail experiences desired by all types of mountain bikers on various trail types).
• Trail maintenance or trail construction experience with traditional hand tools (volunteer or professional).
• Experience using a chainsaw or brush cutter (safety training to be provided).
• Ability to handle high stress situations.
• Ability to work both independently and in small groups, while remaining motivated without on-site supervision.
• High intermediate to expert mountain biking skills with the physical dexterity to carry heavy loads while moving downhill.
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
License and Certifications
• Must have a valid, current, and unrestricted Driver’s license.
• Must maintain standard auto insurance coverage.
• Candidates must be willing and able to work in all conditions relative to outdoor weather up to 8 hours per day.
• Must be able to lift and move up to 80 pounds.
• Must be able to lift reasonable weight and will be expected to lop/shovel/chainsaw/etc. for considerable amounts of each work day.