Current as of January 2019    (CTC is taking applications for Trail Construction Crew.  See below.

——-  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:

Send resumes by email to: or U.S. Mail to 409 Thurman Avenue, Suite 102, Crossville TN 38555 (931-456-6259). 

Trail Building Assistant (Crew)

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

Positions open. 

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. Previous trail building preferred but not necessary.

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


Per current policy.

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 Scenic Trail (CTSSP) and any partnering organizations or communities.

Deadline for Application:

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)


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