Current as of 11 November 2016    Two openings, one for Central Crew, One for Southern Crew

——-  Taking Applications   —————

About us:
The Cumberland Trails Conference (CTC) is an affiliated organization of Tennessee Trails Association charged with acquisition and construction of the Cumberland Trail, a Tennessee State Scenic Trail and the core of the 300-mile linear Cumberland Trail State Park.  CTC manages both paid and volunteer staff in cooperation with Tennessee State Parks to complete this work.  CTC also works with local communities to establish and build connecting trail corridors throughout East Tennessee.

Positions Available:
Trail Building Assistant (Crew)

Date of Job Opening:
     – – – – – current – – –  –

Two Positions open.  One for Central Crew, One for Southern Crew

Part time, flexible; average 2 to 4 days per week, including some weekends.  Work days vary with season and scheduled construction projects.

Central Crew currently working near Crab Orchard, Cumberland County

Southern Crew working near Graysville, Tennessee

Community members who love to build trail.

Individual Considerations:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Coordination Skills
  • Trail Building Related Experience (helpful but we do train)



Map Reading

Safety Education

First Aid Education

  • Good Physical Condition
  • Able to lift 40 pounds easily
  • Able to hike six miles with 20 pound pack and tools
  • Comfortable in a Back Country Setting
  • Comfortable with power tools and chain saw


Beginning salary of $10.00 per hour, to be increased to $10.50 after 90 days satisfactory job performance.

Application Requirements:
Resume: Please focus on work, educational, or volunteer related experiences
References: Three
Interview: Qualified applicants will be notified for interview with CTC’s staff.

Job Description:
General responsibilities include 90% trail construction and maintenance, 10% volunteer and community relations.  Responsibilities are completed in cooperation with Cumberland Trails Conference’s (CTC) Board, paid staff, volunteer leadership, staff of Cumberland Trail State Park (CTSSP) and any partnering organizations or communities.

Deadline for Application Requirements:

Mail, E-mail, or Fax resume to:
Cumberland Trail Conference
409 Thurman Ave, #102
Crossville, TN 38555
931-456-6259 (Phone)
931-456-4934 (Fax)


CTC Trail Building Assistant (Job Description)

Trail Development and Maintenance 90%:
Work in a team environment building trail under the leadership of the Trail Building Program Coordinator.

Work in tandem and lead trail construction teams, to include trail, rock, bridge, and mechanized teams.

Work cooperatively with all Wagon Masters, Adopt-a-Trail, partnering organizations, and volunteers as it relates to trail construction.

Ensure all activities are done with the utmost concern for the safety of all participants.

Transport volunteers, material, tools, and equipment to trail construction work sites.

Maintain and monitor trail equipment and material.

May be required to work independently to complete construction tasks in remote trail areas.

Build trail and erect trail head facilities, to include signage, kiosks, and other related facilities.

Conduct trail maintenance and inspection.

 Volunteer and Community Relations 10%

Work well with volunteers in a wide range of ages and abilities.

Present well as the face of the Cumberland trail during public events and during trail activities.


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