Trail Crew, MARATHON ID: 62834

Deadline Date: 2020/04/01

Location:  Marathon

The Group of Seven Lake Superior Trail Association is a tourism development project connecting the Group of Seven painting sites with a hiking trail from Pukaskwa National Park to Neys Provincial Park. The Group of Seven made annual trips to the Marathon area from 1921-1928.

This trail is a partnership project between the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation) and the Town of Marathon. The Group of Seven Trail is the primary economic project of Marathons growing tourism and ecotourism priority sectors.

The Town of Marathon is a small community (3,000 population) on the north shore of Lake Superior, just north of Pukaskwa National Park. The town boasts many amenities like a grocery store, shopping mall, library, hospital and many more all while being surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Posting Date:
Start Date:
 40 hours/week 16 weeks
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 In collaboration with the Project Coordinator, the Trail Crew staff will oversee building new trails and maintaining existing trails in the Marathon area.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Conduct trail maintenance and remediation of trail issues including building boardwalks, fixing drainage issues, trailtread etc. along 35kms of existing trail
- Build new trail sections
- Install trail signage including wayfinding, trailhead and other interpretive signage
- Work with other trail crew members to establish a safe, fun and inclusive working environment
- Positively represent G7 Trails mission and programs in all interactions with trail users and the public
- Lead guided hikes with public
- Routinely perform maintenance and safety checks on equipment and keep maintenance records
- Provide digital photo documentation of work in progress
- Any other duties as determined
 Successful candidates will:
- Ability to work in a team setting and communicate effectively
- Experience taking initiative and problem solving
- Physical ability to work outdoors all day in adverse conditions
- Some experience with outdoor power tools and/or hand tools
Preference may be given to candidates with the following experience but is not required:
- Trail maintenance experience
- Experience with landscaping or trail construction
- Chainsaw certification
- Studying Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Recreation, Tourism or related field
- Those with experience in outdoor guiding and interpreting
- Travelling in wilderness settings
- Trails Certification Program Additional Information.
- Candidates must be between 16-30 and returning to school in the fall
- This position requires working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be owned and properly used
- Personal vehicle an asset
- Assistance in finding local accommodation or travel into town can be provided
 There are 3 positions to be filled  1 Trail Crew Leader, 2 Trail Crew
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
For more information on the project, visit Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements to:
Kirsten Spence, Project Coordinator by April 1st, 2020.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Kirsten Spence
Position Title:
 Project Coordinator
Company Name:
 Group of Seven Lake Superior Trail
Postal Code:
 P0T 2E0
Web Address:

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