Job Opportunities

Trail Crew Leader

DEPARTMENT: Stewardship
POSITION TYPE: Full time / Hourly / Seasonal (June-August)
REPORTS TO: Sanctuary Stewards / Director of Stewardship

The mission of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association is to conserve birds of prey worldwide by providing leadership in raptor conservation science and education, and by maintaining Hawk Mountain Sanctuary as a model observation, research and education facility.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Trail Crew Leader will head up a trail crew focused on restoring a section of the Golden Eagle Trail at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and participate in invasive species control within our trail corridors. These individuals will report directly to the Sanctuary Stewardship Staff, and the Director of Stewardship. Successful candidates must be able to effectively lead the crew in the performance of demanding physical work in adverse environmental conditions with a positive attitude.  The best candidates for this position will have a combination of trail maintenance experience, leadership experience, as well as the ability to utilize best management practices in a trail/forest restoration. This position requires a passion for conserving natural resources, willingness to learn, and flexibility with various work projects and conditions.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND BACKGROUND:

  • Trail maintenance with leadership experience in constructing/managing/restoring trail systems
  • Willingness and ability to work in a variety of weather conditions and challenging environments
  • Willingness and ability to work with rock to create steps, walls, drainage devices and other features for multiple weeks during the season.
  • Willingness and ability to perform daily tasks relating to trail maintenance and construction, including but not limited to hiking, walking or standing for 8 or more hours, strenuous digging and moving rock, carrying and using hand tools, etc.
  • Ability to carry a pack weighing 65 lbs for 5 miles over varied terrain.
  • Experience in operating equipment such as 4WD pickup, plate compactor, and front end loaders
  • Able to work June through August, 40 hours/week
  • At least 18 years of age
  • First Aid and CPR Certifications A PLUS
  • Knowledge of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s trail system A PLUS
  • Ability to communicate professionally with crew members, supervisors, volunteers, and visitors
  • Willingness to follow safety management plans and practices throughout the season

Primitive housing options available to the right candidates.

To apply please send resume and cover letter to Sanctuary Steward Noah Rauch
[email protected]
610-756-6961 x220

Trail Crew Member

DEPARTMENT: Stewardship
POSITION TYPE: Full time / Hourly / Seasonal (June-August)
REPORTS TO: Trail Crew Leader / Sanctuary Stewards / Director of Stewardship

The mission of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association is to conserve birds of prey worldwide by providing leadership in raptor conservation science and education, and by maintaining Hawk Mountain Sanctuary as a model observation, research and education facility.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Trail Crew Members will be focused on restoring a section of the Golden Eagle Trail at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and participate in invasive species control within our trail corridors. These individuals will report directly to the Trail Crew Leader, and to Sanctuary Stewardship Staff.  Trail Crew Members must be able to perform demanding physical work in adverse environmental conditions with a positive attitude.  The best candidates for this position will have a combination of trail maintenance experience as well as the ability to utilize best management practices in a trail/forest restoration. This position requires a passion for conserving natural resources, willingness to learn, and flexibility with various work projects and conditions.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND BACKGROUND:

  • Trail work or similar job experience that demonstrates an ability to learn needed skills.
  • Willingness and ability to work in a variety of weather conditions and challenging environments
  • Willingness and ability to work with rock to create steps, walls, drainage devices and other features for multiple weeks during the season.
  • Willingness and ability to perform daily tasks relating to trail maintenance and construction, including but not limited to hiking, walking or standing for 8 or more hours, strenuous digging and moving rock, carrying and using hand tools, etc.
  • Ability to carry a pack weighing 65 lbs for 5 miles over varied terrain.
  • Willingness or ability to operate equipment such as 4WD pickup, plate compactor, and small front end loader
  • Able to work June through August, 40 hours/week
  • At least 18 years of age
  • First Aid and CPR Certifications A PLUS 
  • Knowledge of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s trail system A PLUS 
  • Ability to communicate professionally with crew members, supervisors, volunteers, and visitors
  • Willingness to follow safety management plans and practices throughout the season

Primitive housing options available to the right candidates.

To apply please send resume and cover letter to Sanctuary Steward Noah Rauch
[email protected]
610-756-6961 x220