Job Opportunities at Portland Trails

Seasonal Professional Trail Crew (2 positions)

Portland Trails is a nonprofit land trust now celebrating over 25 years of conserving land and building trails and infrastructure for recreation and transportation in greater Portland. We are seeking two full-time Seasonal Trail Crew members to conduct trail construction, trail maintenance, habitat enhancement, school ground enhancement and other physical work throughout the trail network.



– Responsible for the functionality, ecological integrity and appearance of Portland Trails’ network of properties and trails.

– Responsible for the safe use, maintenance and repair of equipment and tools.

– To support safe and rewarding volunteer engagement experiences for local groups.

– To serve as a representative of Portland Trails at all times. (this is a public position)



– Equivalent experience

– Knowledge and understanding of land conservation strategy.

– Demonstrated experience building trails and boardwalks, mowing, tree work, stonework, mechanical maintenance, invasive plant removal, and structure repair.

– Familiar with southern Maine ecosystems.

– Demonstrated success managing groups of volunteers.

– Proficient with carpentry and landscaping tools and techniques such as power saw, chainsaw, skid-steer loader, brush mower.

– Strong attention to detail, demonstrating accuracy and thoroughness

– Excellent interpersonal skills

– A passion for the Portland Trails mission.

– Available for monthly evening and weekend activities.


Portland Trails offers a friendly work environment and an opportunity to make a contribution to your community. Position is full time with paid holidays and vacation time. Pay DOE but is in the range of $15/hour.


Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by May 4 (deadline extended!) to: Jaime Parker, Active Transportation Manager, info [at]