For Immediate Release: FAMB’s Flathead Trail Crew is Hiring!
Flathead Area Mountain Bikers is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and advance mountain biking opportunities in the Flathead Valley of Northwest Montana (Whitefish, Kalispell, Bigfork, and Columbia Falls). We provide free mountain bike programming to the community and organize volunteer trail work events. We also manage and maintain Spencer Trails in Whitefish and built the pump track in Whitefish’s Armory Park. 2020 was the first year of operations for our Flathead Trail Crew (FTC), a valley-wide trail maintenance and construction crew. The FTC’s 2021 work season was funded by generous contributions from the community in the 2020 Great Fish Community Challenge. FAMB’s projects and programs are led by an Executive Director, with trail projects being managed by a Trail Project Coordinator, all with guidance from FAMB’s volunteer Board of Directors.
Reporting to FAMB’s Trail Crew Leader (TCL) Trail Crew will carry out trail maintenance and construction projects on state and federal lands as well as city and county parks in the Flathead Valley, on trails that FAMB has identified as high value to the mountain biking community. Identify and prioritize needed maintenance on each trail project. Perform trail maintenance both independently and as a team, including clearing downed trees, brush cutting, performing reroutes, drainage and tread work. Act as an ambassador for FAMB on the trail.
Previous trails and/or chainsaw experience is not required but helpful. Self-motivated; able to multi-task with excellent attention to detail; can perform duties successfully without constant supervision. The ability to collaborate with the entire crew to complete projects is important. Reliable transportation and driver’s license is required. Must be able to perform strenuous physical work for long periods of time, lift 50 pounds, and be comfortable hiking with tools and heavy loads. Familiarity with bike-friendly trails is a plus.
Current CPR/First Aid cert
Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or similar (WFR/OEC) is required; applicant must enroll in and pass WFA course in Kalispell May 22-23 if s/he doesn’t have a current cert.
Compensation and Schedule
Pay $14-$16/hour DOE. This is a part-time seasonal position. Scheduling is flexible, 30-50 hours / week.
Send resume and cover letter to Bryan Tremayne, FAMB’s Trail Project Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until filled. FAMB is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our hiring practices.
Flathead Area Mountain Bikers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is working to promote mountain biking and improve trail access in the Flathead Valley.