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Recently Posted Job Openings

 

Kayak River Guides & Shuttle Drivers (Waitsfield, VT)
compensation: Hourly wage based on experience
We are looking for fun, enthusiastic Kayak & Canoe River Guides and Shuttle Drivers for the upcoming season. Positions are part-time to full-time. Knowledge of and experience with local rivers preferred, paddling Class I - II moving water. Outgoing and friendly personality and good people/group skills a plus. Various certifications such as ACA, WFR, First Aid, and CPR preferred. Shuttle drivers should have experience with 15 passenger vans and canoe trailers and be able to lift heavy kayaks and canoes. Must be able to work weekends and have reliable transportation. Please email a cover letter with resume if interested. clearwatersport@madriver.com  www.clearwatersports.com



EarthWalk Vermont Seeks Business Manager

Job Description
Organization:
EarthWalk Vermont is an innovative 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2005, with the mission to inspire and, empower children, families and communities to reconnect with and care for one another and the earth. We offer long-term, year-round nature education programs to over 300 families annually, including: weekly full-day and after-school programs and summer camps, professional development opportunities for educators, a mentor apprenticeship, and seasonal intergenerational community festivals. EarthWalk is an affiliate of the Wilderness Awareness School of Duval, Washington, which is a guiding partner in a network of over 300 nature mentoring programs and schools located in eight countries.

Position Summary:
The Business Manager plays a leadership role managing the day-to-day operations including administrative and financial functions of the organization. The Business Manager ensures a high degree of professionalism, quality customer service, and exemplary community relations.

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and financial management skills with excellent attention to detail. EarthWalk values a caring community, nature-connection, a love of children, gratitude, peaceful communication, earth stewardship, and educational change.

This position is part time with 24 hours per week. Salary commensurate with experience.
https://media.wix.com/ugd/3fbad8_2cf64f92d08148a990b719a4b43e7db6.pdf

 

Forestry Technician Opening
The Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests is seeking candidates to fill one permanent position for a GS-0462 Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation) to be located at the Manchester Ranger District in Manchester Center, Vermont. Applicants at the GS-06 level that are eligible for promotion, or those currently at the GS-7 level, are encouraged to express interest in this opportunity. This is a great prospect for someone who is looking for a challenging position that is integral to forest management on a National Forest that is rich in natural and cultural resources. stacystratton@fs.fed.us  Attn: Stacy Stratton.

 

March 21, 201​7​, Green Mountain College’s Spring 2017 Career Fair
Green Mountain College, Wthey Hall Lobby, One Brennan Circle, Poultney, VT 05764. ​ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

 

Job opportunity on the Rochester and Middlebury Ranger District of the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests.

The Vacancy Announcement 17-0920-321500G-KS for the Forestry Technician (Timber Stand Improvement), GS-0462-06/07/08 with a duty location of Rochester, VT, opened December 8, 2016 in USA Jobs. The Announcement is open to Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities. The Vacancy closes Friday 12/16/2016. Here is a link to the vacancy announcement: www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458871500

This position supports silviculture and timber management activities on the District and forest-wide. The Green Mountain and Finger Lakes has a growing and active forestry program. The Rochester District nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains.

I hope that you will consider applying for this position in our growing timber program on the District and Forest. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have about the position, District or Forest.

 

Green Mountain Club Seasonal Job Openings

Long Trail Patrol
The Long Trail Patrol is the official trail crew of the Green Mountain Club. The focus of the crew is to work on heavily used and blown out sections of trail that require intensive trail structures and advanced technical skills.
Crews consist of six members, including a Crew Leader. Crews work in all weather for 40 hours per week in the field. Crew members provide their personal camping gear and food. Day-off housing is available. Transportation to the work site, tools and some group equipment (stove, pots, first-aid supplies and tents) are provided.

Construction Crew Members
Works as a member of a small crew performing work throughout the state of Vermont, often in the backcountry, and commonly camped out for the duration of the work week. Projects may include bridge repair and construction, restoration and repair of historic shelters and cabins, building kiosks and informative displays, and constructing trail related structures. Crew members provide their personal camping gear and food. Housing is available for days off as well as during projects which require a daily commute. Transportation to the work site, tools and some group equipment (stove, pots, first-aid supplies and tents) are provided.

Backcountry Caretakers
Overview: Caretakers employ hiker education and backcountry stewardship to promote Leave No Trace principles and to protect our natural resources. During the months of peak hiking activity, caretakers are stationed at overnight campsites associated with vulnerable natural areas. Caretakers Maintain ten to twenty miles of trail, encourage Leave No Trace camping techniques, collect trail-use data, keep site and privy in good condition, and serve as the GMC liaison with partners. Caretakers live at their assigned sites from June to October and are on duty 24 hours a day, with days 2 days off a week. Caretakers are responsible for their own food. Green Mountain Club will provide tents or shelters, training, tools and equipment.

To Apply: www.greenmountainclub.org/about/employment-opportunities/
Contact: Caitlin Miller, (802) 241-8327 or cmiller@greenmountainclub.org

 

Need a job? Burke Mountain has lots of openings for the new hotel! http://skiburke.com/jobs/
 

EarthWalk Vermont Seeks a Part-Time Development Coordinator

Position Summary: The Development Coordinator plays an important role by assisting the executive director, business manager, and other relevant staff with fundraising administrative support and participating in fundraising activities including gift processing, donor research and stewardship, grant writing, direct mail appeals, and special events.
Part-time Employment–15 hours per week with potential to increase over time
Compensation: $15/hour
Flexible scheduling: This position is based in Plainfield, Vermont, but a flexible schedule and some work from home could be available to the right candidate.

This 15 hour per week position will assist the executive director, business manager, and other relevant staff with gift processing, data entry/management/analysis, donor and foundation research, and other development support as needed.

The ideal candidate will have a love a nature and community, development experience, strong communication skills (oral and in writing), attention to detail and a sense of humor.

The candidate should be an enthusiastic self-starter with the ability to prioritize, and work both independently and together with the executive director, business manager and other relevant staff.
Strong technology skills are required and experience in database management and social media are preferred.

Please email a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, and three (3) references to the EarthWalk Hiring Committee at: info@earthwalkvermont.org  by December 7th, 2016. Please write: EarthWalk Development Coordinator in the subject line. No phone calls please.

 

"Bridges" (Freshman Orientation) Program Director at Marlboro College

Position Description

Marlboro College is seeking a part-time, temporary position as an
outdoor and student life professional to lead its first year freshman
orientation outdoor adventure program. This individual will come
equipped with a strong aptitude for outdoor programming and carry
skills in leadership, program planning, program development, student
development and cultural competence. The Bridges Director will work
closely with the Director of Outdoor Programs and a staff of student
leaders. The initial work will begin at the end of November and extend
through May 1 with the recruitment and training of Bridges leaders.
The amount of work will vary, but approximately 2-3 days a month will
be needed. The bulk of the position begins in late May with training
and planning of leaders and trips. The Bridges Program Director will
be expected to work full time, 5 days per week from May 30 through the
end of August.

Essential Functions:

· Outdoor trip planning
· Leadership training
· Student development training
· Cultural competence and Diversity
· Program planning and development
· Facilitation skills
· Leadership recruitment
· Supervision

Qualifications:

· 1-3 years’ outdoor leadership training
· Strong organizational skills
· Leadership training skills
· Program management skills
· Understanding of Student Development
· An awareness of Diversity and cultural competence
· Strong computer skills
· Experience with program recruitment

Pay commensurate with experience.

Contact Randy Knaggs at 802-258-9253
or rlknaggs@marlboro.edu  with questions.

 

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters in Stowe, VT is hiring. www.umiak.com/employment

 

R&L Archery now has an open full time sales position!

We are in search of one dedicated individual who shares our passion for the outdoors and wants to share that passion with our customers. Basic knowledge of hunting and/or fishing equipment is a plus. Must be able to work weekends. Please submit resume in person to Jon at R&L. R & L Archery Inc., 70 Smith St., Barre, VT 05641. 1-800-269-9151 http://randlarchery.com/

 

Wilderness Expedition Leaders/Assistants

Join our farm-based wilderness expedition school that is awakening consciousness and altruistic will in young people. Our international group of guides and educators envision, design and execute programs that have consistent life-changing impact on children and youth. Our staff live what they teach and are committed to mastery of their skills.
Schedule April - October
Responsibilities

Educators will teach and support one to three weeklong wilderness programs for highly motivated students ages 9-18 at Kroka's base camp and on expeditions throughout New England and beyond including:

Canoeing expeditions
Open water and ocean expeditions
Multi-element expeditions
Base camp programs
Farm based programs
Summer programs within Kroka's seven adventure schools (introductory, rock climbing and caving, white water paddling, open water, mountain biking, wilderness skills, rite of passage)

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation at Kroka is based on experience and meets or exceeds that of other guides in the outdoor education industry.
Being part of a diverse and energetic community that is deeply engaged in making a positive difference in the world.
Room and board: simple and beautiful Kroka Village housing, and meals whenever you are on campus or traveling for Kroka. Ongoing adventure sports and wilderness skills training opportunities from master teachers. http://www.kroka.org/hiring/seasonal_teacher.shtml

 

Internships available at Farm & Wilderness in Plymouth, VT

 Farm & Wilderness Foundation (F&W) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, educational organization operating six summer camps for children and young adults, a family camp, and off season retreat and rentals. Set on a beautiful 500-acre campus in the Green Mountains of Vermont, F&W programs are rich in adventure, community, history, and spirit and foster an individual relationship with the natural world. While each camp and initiative provides unique programs based on age and interests, all F&W activities are shaped by Quaker principles and the common belief that individuals and communities are strengthened by justice, honesty, self-reliance, diversity and respect for all persons. People of any race, background, religion, sexual orientation or economic status are encouraged to apply to our camps as campers or staff. To learn more about F&W please visit: https://farmandwilderness.org/.

 Farm Internship Position Summary:

Farm Interns assist the farm managers in the care of the livestock, barns, and gardens and help administer program activities such as homesteading, crafting, and food preservation within the summer camps. Throughout the internship, the farm interns will learn hands on farm based skills including but not limited to animal identification, animal husbandry, pasture management, crop rotation, weed identification, various types of garden skills, and develop an understanding of community living. Using a beautiful wilderness and farm setting and innovative approaches toward teaching, organic farming, and environmental education, interns will become strong leaders by developing connections to each other and the land through work, service, and community. This position starts in April and runs through October.

Buildings and Grounds Internship Summary:

Farm & Wilderness employs staff throughout the year to maintain and improve Farm & Wilderness’s facilities, farms and forests. These positions are both a job and an opportunity to acquire new skills by working with the resource staff in the areas of Maintenance and Carpentry. The staff assists in ongoing maintenance and repair of Farm & Wilderness buildings, grounds and equipment. The work includes plumbing, carpentry and various maintenance repair projects. This position begins in March or April and runs through October.

 For more information or to apply please email Julie Sanderson, julie@farmandwilderness.org.


Umiak Seeks Summer Staff

Lake Outpost Staff- Waterbury Reservoir

Are you looking to enjoy your summer and get paid? Umiak Outdoor Outfitters is hiring canoe kayak and sup enthusiasts with great customer service to work at out Lake Outpost on Waterbury Reservoir. Typical day is 9 am to 6 pm renting boats at the waterfront. Training starts May 3rd. All staff must have ACA, First Aid and CPR certification by May 25th. We are looking for a commitment for the summer

Requirements:

Must have or obtain American Canoe Association Certification
We will train and help you obtain ACA certification.
Must have clean driving record and reliable vehicle to travel from Stowe to Waterbury
Job requires standing all day, ability to lift 65 lbs and carry it by yourself
Must have or obtain CPR and First Aid or better medical certification.

Season runs from May – August

Benefits:
· Outdoor industry pro deals and in store discounts
· We will help you get your ACA certification
· Personal use of our boat fleet

Shuttle Driver/ Kayak, Canoe and SUP Instructor/Guide:

Umiak Outfitters is looking for qualified drivers for our river shuttle and boat drop programs. We are looking for people passionate about kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding who want to get ACA (American Canoe Association) certified as well as obtain their commercial driver’s license. River trips run 7 days a week with custom program boat drop offs throughout the summer. If you are looking for a great job experience with enjoyment and perks, Umiak should be atop your list. Training starts in April with work starting in May. We are looking for a commitment for the summer.

Requirements:

Must have a clean driving record
Paddling experience in Kayaks, Canoes, or Stand Up Paddle Boards
Must have or obtain American Canoe Association Certification
We will train and help you get your ACA certification
Must have or obtain CPR and First Aid or better medical certification

Season runs from April - August

Benefits:
· Outdoor industry pro deals and in store discounts
· We will help you get your ACA certification
· Personal use of our boat fleet

Brett Bascom
Program Coordinator
(802) 253-2317
Programs@Umiak.com
www.umiak.com

 

Facilitators needed for UVM Adventure Ropes Course

The UVM Adventure Ropes Course is looking for new facilitators! Facilitating at the UVM Adventure Ropes Course is fun, stimulating and rewarding. Our facilitators are drawn to this work by many things: a beautiful work environment, a flexible schedule, thoughtful coworkers, and unique programs. Facilitators are constantly challenged to acquire new skills, learn new games and initiatives, and help people find deeper meaning and connect the dots.  For those who intend on working with us we offer free facilitator training. This year’s training will be help on April 9th, 23rd and 24th (must attend all three days). No previous experience is necessary, but previous teaching, outdoor, group management and/or facilitation experience is preferred. Anyone wishing to attend the training should submit a cover letter and resume to Megan Meinen at ropes@uvm.edu . Please note, facilitation is a “per diem” job. Have past challenge course facilitation experience? Please email Megan and we can discuss opportunities for you. 
 

Marketing and Development Coordinator at Kroka Expeditions

Kroka Expeditions is seeking an outgoing, passionate community member with innovative marketing ideas and a love of the wilderness. Kroka Expeditions is a nonprofit wilderness school providing summer, school, and semester programs to students ages 9-19. Our basecamp and office are in Marlow, NH, but our programs take us across the US, Eastern Canada and Ecuador. We are celebrating our 22nd year in service of youth and our planet.
Mission: Kroka Expeditions awakens a connection to nature and spirit, and develops willpower for conscious living and compassionate service through adventure sports, community living, farming, and the practice of traditional and indigenous skills.
Description: The Marketing and Development Coordinator is a member of the year-round full-time administrative staff team and will work in collaboration with Kroka’s Founding Director to enhance Kroka’s marketing and fundraising. Both areas are critical to the sharing of our mission through full enrollment and a robust scholarship program that allows any student who wishes to attend Kroka to do so, regardless of ability to pay. Kroka has recently completed the first phase of a capital campaign and will be embarking on the second phase within a year after reinvigorating the annual appeal. www.kroka.org/hiring/marketing_coordinator.shtml
 

Hiking Guides Needed

Position available for two local friendly, outgoing, knowledgeable people to give guided hiking tours in the Dover, Wilmington, Stratton areas.
Hikes will be small groups on Saturday and Sundays from May to October
Please email resume to innkeeper@westdoverinn.com  Philip Gilpin, Innkeeper, West Dover Inn, (802) 464-5207,  , 108 Route 100, West Dover, VT 05356
www.westdoverinn.com


Now Hiring: 2016 Conservation Corps Leaders & Members


Do you know anyone who would make a fantastic crew leader or a dedicated crew member?
The Corps is looking for enthusiastic Crew Leaders and Assistant Leaders (ages 18+) - who are motivated to inspire a new generation of stewards while working to protect and improve local natural communities - and Crew Members (ages 15-18) who are eager to learn and develop their skills through invaluable experience in the conservation field.

www.northwoodscenter.org/wordpress/conservation-corps
 

CARTAKER WANTED for a historic Vermont trout club. Seeking a resident caretaker for the April-October 2016 season. Salary plus residence and utilities provided (see our website at www.meccaweclub.org ). Please respond to loye1@comcast.net  or call (603) 298-5878.


Outreach Notice: Forester

Description of Position Duties:

This position provides technical and administrative support to the District Silviculturist/Timber Management Assistant and the Forest Vegetation Management Program Leader. The position will be located in Rochester VT and serves as the pre-sale forester for the Rochester/Middlebury Districts. The position also occasionally supports pre-sale activities on the Manchester and Hector Ranger Districts. Duties will include: The incumbent evaluates and analyzes the project sale folder information and conducts preliminary field reconnaissance. Assembles and reviews the timber sales contract package. Determines, plans and arranges for the resources needed to complete the layout of sales. Identifies and verifies the land status and environmental constraints affecting layout of the proposed project on the ground. Reviews, compiles and analyzes field data. Other duties will include preparing and ensuring the quality of documentation such as detailed maps, timber sale appraisals, timber sales write up, advertisements, prospectus, and sample contracts for the sale. Arranges for meetings with prospective purchasers and explains contract clauses, road development, and cutting practices. Individuals needing additional information on duties of the position may contact Christopher Mattrick, District Ranger cmattrick@fs.fed.us  at 802-767-4261 ext. 513.
 


Positions with Camps: Available Now!

Seasonal positions with camps are now open! If you know someone that you think would be a good fit at GMCC, please encourage them to apply. For more info, click here: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/cms/one.aspx?portalid=73163&pageid=178497

If you want to help clean up camps before the season starts, volunteer at work weekend for Buck and/or Kehoe! May 16 & 17 at Kehoe, May 28 & 29 at Buck Lake. More info: www.vtfishandwildlife.com/cms/one.aspx?portalid=73163&pageid=114682   (the website may not be up to date as far as the Buck Lake date. Trust me, it’s the 28 & 29 at Buck!). To sign up for work weekend, click on the Event Manager listings here: https://www.register-ed.com/programs/vermont/133-vermont-fish-and-wildlife-seminars
For more information about any of these programs, contact the camp coordinator, Caroline Blake at Caroline.Blake@vermont.gov by calling 802-461-6487.
 

Adventure Job Opportunity

The League of Adventurous Women is seeking an individual with fundraising experience for the position of president. The ideal candidate has fundraising/grant writing experience, excels in long-range planning, thrives in a flexible work environment, and enjoys working with volunteers. The position secures funding and oversees the daily operations of the League, promotes the growth and development of the network, and works with the Board of Directors and Advisory Board to fulfill the League’s mission.

This position has the opportunity to help build the League into the primary resource for adventurous women and women’s adventure organizations. Salary is based on income secured through fundraising/grant-writing activities.

The League of Adventurous Women is a national network of adventure groups and active individuals dedicated to creating new friendships and helping all women expand their horizons by trying something new, interesting or challenging. The League encourages women to break from their routines, leave their comfort zones and pursue their dreams.

Send resume and cover letter to info@leagueofadventurouswomen.org
- See more at: http://leagueofadventurouswomen.org/adventure-job-opportunity/#sthash.8RDEJ6T8.dpuf



The Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests will soon be advertising for a Wildlife Biologist - GS-0486-9 with a duty station in Manchester, VT.

 This is a permanent, full-time position. This notification is being circulated to determine the potential applicant pool and to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming job opportunity and vacancy announcement.

Interested applicants should complete the response form (see attached outreach notice) and submit it along with a resume to Manchester District Ranger David Francomb by Wednesday, 19 August 2015. For additional information about the position, please contact David Francomb at 802-362-2307 ext. 212. All respondents will be notified via email when the announcement is available on the USAJobs.gov webpage.

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Becoming a Vermont Game Warden

The Law Enforcement Division of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is looking for people who would like to be part of our unique team. We are seeking highly motivated individuals who want to be game wardens to help continue our mission of providing protection to our state’s natural resources. www.vtfishandwildlife.com/laws_job.cfm

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Green Mountain Club is hiring!
Full-time Membership Coordinator

We're looking for an enthusiastic and organized person to develop and manage GMC's membership and work with our fourteen sections and steadfast volunteers. You will be working with and supported by a staff of fifteen dedicated and passionate people committed to protecting and maintaining the Long Trail, the Appalachian Trail in Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom Trails.

If this interests you, please send your resume to GMC by December 11. Full job description:
http://www.greenmountainclub.org/news.php?id=363

 

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Bolton Valley is gearing up for another great winter. Would you like to join our team for a fun and exciting work environment? Jobs are posted online and you are encouraged to apply today. We are also holding two job fairs where you can interview with hiring managers. Fairs will be held at the main base lodge at Bolton Valley on Saturday, November 8 and Saturday November 15. Each job fair will run from 10am - 3pm. http://www.boltonvalley.com

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Seasonal Job Opportunities

Jobs at Zoar Outdoor
http://www.zoaroutdoor.com/jobs.htm?_
ga=1.214966494.854835556.1421108415

Green Mountain Club Internships
www.greenmountainclub.org/about/employment-opportunities/

Green Mountain National Forest
www.fs.usda.gov/main/greenmountain/about-forest/jobs

Northern Forest Canoe Trail
www.northernforestcanoetrail.org/GetInvolved-2/Internships-49

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
http://www.vycc.org/

Jay Peak Resort - www.jaypeakresort.com/about/employment

Killington Ski Resort has Job Openings
www.killington.com/company/employment

Kroka Expeditions -
http://kroka.org/hiring/hiring.shtml

Mount Snow
www.mountsnow.com/employment

Okemo Mountain Resort
www.okemo.com/about-us/employment-opportunities

Q Burke Mountain Resort
www.skiburke.com/jobs

Smugglers' Notch Resort
www.smuggs.com/jobs/

Stowe Mountain Resort
www.stowe.com/about/employment/

Stratton Mountain Resort -
www.stratton.com/stratton-information/jobs/employment-landing-page.aspx

Sugarbush Resort -
www.sugarbush.com/about-vermont-resort/employment-jobs

Vermont Recreation & Parks Association
www.vrpa.org/job-postings.html

Vermont State Parks
www.vtstateparks.com/htm/employment.htm

 


 


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VOGA
P.O. Box 10
North Ferrisburg, VT. 05473
info@voga.org