Maine Conservation Corps is dedicated to conservation projects, volunteers, education, and leadership skills. MCC is recruiting enthusiastic people to participate in a trail training program starting February 22, 2010. Successful participants will lead MCC teams from late May until mid August. Teams are young adults (18 or older). Team members are both men and women from Maine and other States. As a team leader, your responsibilities would include teaching and leading an MCC team doing trail construction, completing reports, coordinating food and logistics for 6 people, camping in tents and living with team members during service sessions. You would also have to be a safe driver.
Benefits: $240 per week during training, $290 -$425 per week after leadership begins, a Maine State Park Pass, Health Insurance, and an AmeriCorps Education award (if eligible) $2360.
For the program, training topics will include Wilderness First Responder, Outdoor Leadership, Managing Conflict, Trail Design, Construction and Maintenance, Chainsaw Safety, Carpentry, Building with Stone and Stonecutting, Griphoist operations, Camping skills, Food planning for groups, Trucks and Trailers
Qualifications: One season outdoor living experience – Ability to teach – Must be in good health and physically fit with a clean driving record – Job requires a sense of humor and the ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment – Must be at least 20 years old, and a US Citizen – Must be able to motivate and work with people of all ages and backgrounds – Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: January 8, 2010
For information and application:
Maine Conservation Corps
124 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333
207-624-6085 (In Maine 1-800-245-5627)