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 Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
Training typically takes place in the Augusta area; field projects are conducted throughout Maine.
Start Date: June 1, 2021
End Date: October 1, 2021
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 are 675 hour AmeriCorps members
Team Members will attend a one-week member orientation to MCC and AmeriCorps. Topics will include: backcountry wellness, Leave No Trace ethics, diversity and inclusivity, and an introduction to trail tools and safety standards. A portion of Field Team Members will undergo Chainsaw Safety Training depending on assigned projects. During the Field Season members will participate in ongoing job readiness training including job searches, resume and cover letter writing, and goal setting.
Field Team Members will complete conservation projects as part of a team primarily focused on rehabilitation and construction of recreational trails across Maine. You can expect to serve on physically challenging 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.
This position requires serving in adverse weather conditions, including cold, rain, heat, 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, pro-deals, a Maine State Park Pass, and an education award of $2,360.00. Some members may also be eligible for student loan deferment and childcare reimbursement.
To Apply: By March 15, 2021. Submit an MCC Application, and send a copy of your resume to Corps.Conservation@maine.gov. You will be contacted with further instructions. You may direct questions to the same email above.