Wild Arizona, in partnership with the Coronado National Forest’s Douglas Ranger District, is announcing its six-week summer residential Youth Conservation Corps program for 2020 and is seeking Crew Leaders and Crew Members to join the program in June and July.
Camp crew leaders will be responsible for managing ten crew members 7 days a week while in camp, whether at a permanent Forest Service facility that we will be basing out of, in car camping scenarios during the workweek, or when spiked out in a backcountry camp for up to four days at a time. Responsibilities will include interpersonal behavior management, camp chore management and distribution, camp kitchen management, and outdoor skill and conservation education. Camp crew leaders will also be working alongside the crew during the day on trail maintenance activities (4 days a week) and during collaboration with Forest Service staff (one day a week) providing educational opportunities about various agency career paths and specialities.
Crew leaders will be responsible for creating a plan that incorporates all crew members to participate in camp maintenance activities, as well as creating a meal plan and shopping list and teaching crew members how to prepare group food for 12 – 14 people. All food will be purchased by the camp crew leaders and paid for by Wild Arizona. Camp crew leaders will also be responsible for managing the care and use of all gear while in the field including, but not limited to, kitchen supplies, tents, and other group gear.
This contract is expected not to exceed a total of 7 weeks for a total contract fee of $4200 (or the equivalent of $600 per week). A mobilization fee of $500 will be paid upon contract signing and two subsequent payments of $1,850 will be distributed on June 29th and on the final day of the contract, August 5, 2020.
Are you or your child a high school student who enjoys the outdoors and conservation and would like to get paid to work and live together with a crew of similarly aged people, camping and backpacking to remote areas in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeast Arizona and learning the skills required to maintain and repair hiking trails?
The program will run from June 15 to July 31, 2020, with an arrival day on June 14 and departing August 1. To be eligible to participate, you must be available for the entire program duration.
Crew members will be compensated at the Arizona state minimum wage rate of $12 per hour, for a total of $480 per week. Food and housing while in the program are provided at no cost.
Please visit http://www.azwild.org/ycc to download the application form and send a completed copy via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
P.O. Box 40340
Tucson, AZ 85717
Applications must be submitted or postmarked by April 1, 2020.