Employment & Volunteer Opportunities
JOIN THE METHOW TRAILS TEAM
Methow Trails employs a small year-round office staff and trail crew, and a larger seasonal staff of groomers in the winter. Our staff are all avid and passionate trail users who love the Methow Valley and are lucky enough to get to work where we play. We are all guided in our work by the mission of Methow Trails: we connect people, nature, and communities through a world-class trail system.
This is a seasonal, full time position during the winter season, with some part time schedules available as well. Groomers are the backbone of our organization and work to create the perfect trail product we strive for on a daily basis. The ideal candidate has light and/or heavy machinery experience, experience in the snow or grooming industry, is an avid trail user familiar with our trail system, and has good communication skills with a keen eye for details. Groomers must be comfortable working independently within a close community of groomers and staff. Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays is important. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round for a winter season that runs December 1-April 1.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Executive Director, James DeSalvo.
Trail Technician & Groomer
Methow Trails is seeking a full-time, year round Trails Technician/Groomer to add to our talented team.
Responsibilities include winter grooming, building and maintaining trails, mobilizing and maintaining trail equipment, coordinating volunteer trail projects, providing support for Methow Trails events and programs, and interacting positively with all users, partners, and landowners. The majority of the job is conducted in the field and in close coordination with our Trail Manager.
The ideal candidate is physically active, familiar with the trail system, likes interacting with our trail community, has previous trail winter grooming and summer maintenance experience (trail building/limbing and brushing), and enjoys working hard, often independently.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Executive Director, James DeSalvo as soon as possible. We are currently interviewing qualified candidates.
To be included on our Volunteer e-mail list when opportunities open up, contact Jon Albright, Trails Manager:
Want to help keep our trails in top shape? Join our Third Thursday Trail Karma Crew! We run monthly work parties (usually the Third Thursday) from April-November, as well as occasional weekend work parties. Work parties usually include a variety of tasks including thinning, brushing, constructing new trail, or improving trailhead amenities. There is something for everyone! No experience is necessary and we have all the tools. Volunteering with Methow Trails is a great way to get to know the organization and help support the trails!