Baxter Park Trail Crew Member 2023 Season

Millinocket, Maine, United States | Parks & Recreation | Full-time

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$15.00 - $18.56 Hourly (New hires start at Step 1)

Seasonal - May through October 2023

Are you a motivated individual wanting to become part of a dedicated team?  Do you like challenging hikes and steep mountain climbs? Are you looking for a challenging experience in trail work? You’ll find working at Baxter State Park is not just a job, it’s an adventure.


As a Baxter Park Trail Laborer, a typical season might include the following:

  • Assisting in trail repairs including deck bridge, bog bridge and trail construction/restoration in order to ensure Baxter State Park trails are properly constructed and maintained.
  • Assisting with backcountry rock projects such as construction of waterbars, rock staircases, check steps, stepping stones and rip-rap layout in order to control erosion
  • Assisting with new trail construction including grubbing out tread way and refining conditions up to the Baxter State Park trail standards.
  • Cutting and clearing brush along trail corridors in order to remove hazards.
  • Maintaining tools, equipment and facility in order to maintain and improve trails.
  • Assisting with the creation of hiking trails on washed out sections.

We Have:

  • Some of the most remote, rugged country in the Northeastern US, including Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak, 46 other mountain summits, more than 50 pristine lakes and ponds, and over 200 miles of hiking trails.
  • Support from year-round trail staff, reliable contractors, and dedicated volunteers.
  • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10.150.80-$11,345.04 annual value), depending on salary.
  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
  • Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes at least 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

You Have:

  • Education and/or experience providing knowledge trail construction, maintenance and the proper use of tools/equipment associated with trail construction and maintenance.

You May Also Have:

  • Knowledge of Advanced Wilderness First Aid techniques.
  • Knowledge of chainsaws and previous training felling, limbing, and bucking trees.
  • Knowledge of backpacking, camping, and hiking techniques.
  • Knowledge of modern Search and Rescue techniques and practices.

To Apply:

Please submit the following documentation through this post –

  • Cover letter
  • Resume


Questions may be directed to Desirae Mishou at

Are you ready to begin your adventure at Baxter State Park, the iconic four-season wilderness park, as a dedicated and hardworking trail laborer?