Optional Training: June 8 – 12, 2020
Member Orientation and Field Season: June 15 – October 16, 2020
A small number of seasonal positions may be available (8-week summer or fall terms)
Live, serve, and explore Maine’s wilderness, coast and mountains with Maine Conservation Corps (MCC). Members serve in teams of three to six, using traditional construction and maintenance skills to enhance hiking, biking, skiing, and other types of recreational trails throughout the state. Learn how to highline a 500-pound boulder to construct a stone staircase, build timber structures, or open access to treasured natural areas. You’ll make a difference in local communities, while connecting to nature, peers and yourself. Build a path, while finding yours.
54 Independence Dr.
Augusta, ME 04330
Training typically takes place in the Augusta area; field projects are conducted throughout Maine.
Field Team Members are 675 Hour AmeriCorps members, with an end date in mid-October.
A small number of 300 hour AmeriCorps positions may be available starting in June or August
Full time, 40 hours a week, 7:00am – 4:30pm, for 9 days (Monday – Tuesday), followed by 5 days off OR Monday – Friday with weekends off. It is typical to have a mixed schedule, and each team has a unique project and travel schedule. Overnights and weekends required.
Field Team Members will participate in job readiness training, covering essential hard and soft skills, and will complete conservation projects as part of a team. You can expect to serve on physically challenging conservation projects in any kind of weather, gaining hands on experience in the groundwork of stewardship. The Team Member position requires a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, the ability to live and serve collaboratively in a team setting, and the physical ability to carry out the essential functions of the position.
Team Members will:
This position requires serving in adverse weather conditions, including cold, rain, hot, and humidity, exposure to biting and stinging insects, hiking with all tools and gear over difficult terrain, and sleeping in tents. This position should be viewed not as a traditional job, but as an experience where long hours and extended time away from home, often in remote locations, are to be expected.
Team Members are AmeriCorps members who will receive a weekly living stipend of $270 (less taxes). Other benefits include a wide range of training and networking opportunities, housing during training, pro-deals, a Maine State Park Pass, and an education award of $2,321.90 ($1289.95 for 300 hour members). Some members may also be eligible for student loan deferment and childcare reimbursement.