Position Type: Seasonal
2020 Dates: Spring, Summer and Fall positions available
Spring Session: March 24-May 16
Summer Session: May 20-August 15
Fall Session: September 8-November 14
Compensation: $400-500/week*, plus room & board, transportation
For More Info: Contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org
Crew Leader Responsibilities:
- Supervise, motivate, and mentor a crew of up to 4 individuals for the session
- Oversee safety and well-being of the crew on and off the worksite
Create a functional and positive crew community
Manage day to day crew tasks not limited to meal planning, cooking,and transportation of crew and crew equipment
Work closely with project sponsors to ensure proper completion ofproject goals
Effectively communicate with crew members, WisCorps staff, projectsponsors, and members of the public
Model and practice Leave No Trace principals and sustainable livingtechniques
Abide by all WisCorps and AmeriCorps policies and procedures
Crew Leader Qualifications
Experience in outdoor recreation
Passionate about environmental causes and creating communitysurrounding environmental service
Understanding of or willingness to learn various conservationpractices or land management techniques
- Enjoys hard work and has a good sense of humor
- Ability to problem-solve, make decisions and think creatively
Proficient communication skills
Possess a valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record
- Prepared to undergo a criminal background check
How to Apply
Apply online with the link above or below. There is space on the application to indicate for which crew(s) you would like to apply. For applications in paper format or other application accommodations, contact email@example.com.
2020 Crews: Dates and Details
Travel with your crew of 4-5 corps members throughout the state of Wisconsin, enhancing public lands with projects including trail construction, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and carpentry projects.
Sessions Running: Spring, Summer 1, Summer 2, Fall
Housing: Mostly tent camping (gear provided by WisCorps), some sites may offer shelter, live & work with your crew
Preferred Qualifications: experience tent camping
Do you have an interest in restoration ecology or botany and camping is not your style? This urban based crew of 4 corps members works in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore rehabilitating the wetland ecosystem alongside National Park Service technicians.
Session Running: Summer 1&2, Fall
Housing: live & work with your crew
Preferred Qualifications: knowledge of wetland/aquatic plants, herbicide applicator certification will be required (paid for by WisCorps)
Journey to the remote island of Isle Royale National Park, located in Lake Superior. Work alongside a National Park Service trail crew restoring sections of the 165 miles of trail that spread across the island. Your crew of 6 corps members hike into base camp with all of the tools, personal gear, and food you’ll need for your 5-week stay.
Session Running: Summer 1
Housing: backcountry campsite, live & work with your crew
Preferred Qualifications: experience backcountry camping
Sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of the City of La Crosse, this crew of 6 local high school students enhances community life by improving city parks, trails, and residential properties.
Sessions Running: Summer 1 (6 week crew)
Housing: Campsite and camper provided by WisCorps or leader can find a sublease and pay their own rent, crew members will go to their respective homes at the end of the work day
Preferred Qualifications: experience working with high school students
WisCorps, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ethnic identity, disability, handicap, marital status or veteran status. If you have a disability and need to access this information in an alternative format, or need it translated to another language, please contact us at (608) 782-2494, fax at (608) 782-0606, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and TDD/TTY or the Wisconsin Relay number at 7-1-1.