TRAIL STEWARD POSITION DESCRIPTION
Trail stewards are assigned to either Breakneck Ridge, the Appalachian Trail at Bear Mountain or summits in the Catskills. Trail Stewards provide information about hiking and the responsible use of trails. They supply the public with educational information that ensures the safe enjoyable use of hiking trails in the area. Trail Stewards offer outreach and education in reference to the regulations, and traditions of the region. Trail Stewards work to encourage the best behavior on the part of hikers and to facilitate a positive trail experience (particularly for those who are poorly prepared). They discourage and mitigate misuse of the trails and the surrounding lands by performing educational and public-relations functions. Stewards will be on site every Saturday and Sunday and Monday Holiday from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day with the occasional weekend off.
Stewards must be able to work both independently with minimal supervision and cooperatively as a member of a team. Applicants should demonstrate the interest and ability to contribute to the public-service effort of working to promote the responsible use of hiking trails, volunteerism and membership in the Trail Conference. They should possess the required skills listed below and be able to attend required training. Applicants must demonstrate maturity, responsibility, initiative, and self-motivation and be 18 years or older.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To apply, please submit the following items via email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Start all attachment filenames with your last name. Your email subject line should be: “Trail Steward Position.”
All application materials will be kept confidential. The position is available until filled. Candidate interviews will begin immediately. No calls please.