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Job Overview: Summer Trail Crew (Canada Summer Jobs)

JobID: 2024-001STC 

Date Posted: April 5, 2024

Closing Date: April 19, 2024

Company Profile: The North Shore Mountain Bike Association (NSMBA) is the voice for the mountain biking community of the North Shore. We protect and maintain the trails as environmental leaders, focused on sustainability through education & action. We develop trail networks that provide challenge and progression while fostering mountain bike culture and a community that embraces our sport as a positive force. The North Shore Mountain Bike Association (NSMBA) operates on the shared territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Employment Status: Full time (40 hours per week). Estimated start date April 29, 2024. Contract will be 16 weeks in length from the start date as per the Canada Summer Jobs requirements. As this job is being subsidized through the Canada Summer Jobs program it is only open to those between the ages of 18 and 30 years old and is subject to funding availability. 

Salary Level: The hourly pay is $20-$25 per hour based on experience. 

Overview: As a member of the trail crew, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the outdoors and make a meaningful impact on the preservation and maintenance of mountain bike and multi-use trails on the Shore. This position is ideal for individuals who possess a passion for environmental stewardship, physical fitness, teamwork and mountain biking! You will work alongside a dedicated and experienced crew, tackling various trail projects in order to enhance the overall trail user experience while preserving the integrity of the natural environment. 

Performance Expectations:

The successful candidate will support the work of the Trail Director, including but not limited to:

  • Fulfill the tasks and duties assigned by the Lead Builder of the Trail Crew;
  • Trail Maintenance: Your primary responsibility will be to perform trail maintenance tasks, including clearing fallen trees and debris, repairing erosion damage, and maintaining trail markers and signage. This work will ensure safe and accessible trails for hikers, bikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Follow best management practices as they evolve, including those set out by the Land Managers and those of the NSMBA;
  • Record Keeping: Accurate documentation of work completed, materials used, and any relevant observations is crucial. You will maintain detailed records and reports, providing valuable information for future trail planning and maintenance.
  • Additional duties/responsibilities as required.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Passion for the Outdoors: A genuine interest in environmental conservation and an appreciation for outdoor recreation are essential for this position.
  • Physical Fitness: Trail work can be physically demanding, involving lifting heavy objects, using tools, and navigating uneven terrain. Good physical fitness and the ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions are important.
  • Basic Construction Skills: Familiarity with basic construction techniques, the operation of hand and power tools, and a general aptitude for working with your hands will be advantageous.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: The ability to think critically, adapt to changing situations, and solve problems independently or as part of a team is crucial for success in this role.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Strong communication skills are necessary to effectively collaborate with team members, interact with trail users, and provide information or assistance when needed.
  • Safety Awareness: A commitment to maintaining a safe work environment for yourself, your team, and trail users is paramount. Knowledge of safety protocols and the ability to identify potential hazards is important. 
  • The following are considered an asset but are not required to apply for this role:
    • Knowledge and familiarity of the North Shore trail network
    • OFA1 or equivalent first aid training
    • Trail building experience 

The NSMBA is an equal opportunities employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, disability, genetics or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics. 

Additional Information:
Ideally, the employee will have access to reliable transportation to get to various trail locations on the Shore (vehicle, or e-bike). 

E-mail your resume and covering letter to by April 19, 2024.