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Hut Staff

The 2015/16 winter season runs from December 11th to March 30th at Flagstaff Hut, Stratton Brook Hut, and Poplar Hut, and January 10th to March 30th at Grand Falls Hut.

The 2016 summer season runs from July 1st to October 26th at Flagstaff Hut, Stratton Brook Hut, and Poplar Hut, and July 1st to October 12th at Grand Falls Hut.

Priority will be given to qualified candidates able to work the full season. On-site accommodation and food are provided for all positions. The standard schedule is 10 days on / 4 days off. The day to-day work schedule is determined by Hut Masters, with a variety of morning, mid-day, and evening shifts.

Hut Master

The Hut Master oversees daily operations at the hut and ensures high standards of customer service. In addition to performing all aspects of the hut crew position, the hut master is responsible for leading and motivating staff and volunteers, creating and implementing daily schedules, performing daily facilities inspections, managing inventories of supplies and merchandise, and overseeing routine maintenance of the hut. Applicants should be personable, effective problem-solvers capable of maintaining high standards in an isolated environment. This position requires strong leadership skills and supervisory experience in the food service or hospitality industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing staff: Provide supervision, support, and training to hut crew and volunteers to ensure efficient operation of the hut. Develop a 10 day on 4 day off schedule, accommodating hut crew day off requests.
  • Customer service: Assure high standards of customer service, respond to problems and special requests, and gather guest feedback with the goal of continual improvement of guest services.
  • Cooking: Direct hut crew in preparation of three meals for up to 48 guests daily, implementing Servsafe procedures, prioritizing kitchen safety, dietary restrictions and food allergy accommodations.
  • Housekeeping: Perform daily facilities inspections to ensure a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for visitors and crew.
  • Retail sales: Supervise timely and accurate reporting of sales records and inventories, and general upkeep of the hut store. Manage all money handling issues. Work with the MH&T office to resolve concerns and follow procedures.
  • Operation and maintenance of facility: Supervise operation and maintenance of solar array, propane generator, hydro generator, battery bank, wood boiler, and composting toilets, and ensure that accurate written maintenance records are kept. Work with the Facilities Manager to determine maintenance priorities and coordinate service calls.
  • Provisioning: Conduct scheduled inventories and orders of food, supplies and retail.
  • Stewardship: Implement energy conservation and environmentally sound practices in daily operations. Educate guests to promote outdoor ethics.
  • Other related duties as required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience
  • Prior experience in hospitality, food service, or facility maintenance
  • Exceptional customer service skills and a friendly, outgoing manner
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to perform work with minimal supervision and to work well under pressure
  • Enthusiasm for living in a remote wilderness setting.
  • Interest in outdoor recreation, especially hiking, biking, paddling, skiing and snowshoeing
  • ServSafe certification or other food handling certificate preferred
  • CPR/First Aid certification desirable, Wilderness First Aid preferred
  • Physical abilities required: ability to stand, sit, bend at waist, lift and carry up to 50 pounds; all hut staff must be willing and able to ski or hike to the hut – there is no vehicle access.
  • Excellent spoken English

Compensation and benefits:

Hut Masters are paid competitive bi-weekly salary starting at $800. Hut masters live on-site in staff quarters at the huts. Room and board are provided. Seasonal staff benefits include free Maine Huts & Trails membership, $25 stays at Maine Huts & Trails facilities for family, and friends, pro discounts on outdoor gear, and free or discounted services at other local recreation businesses.

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Hut Crew

Hut crew are responsible for providing a welcoming, friendly, and clean environment for overnight guests and day visitors at Maine Huts & Trails’ backcountry huts. Hut crew undertake a variety of responsibilities on a rotational basis, including front desk management, food preparation, housekeeping and custodial duties, and assisting with operation and periodic maintenance of green energy systems.

The right person for this position will have a proven commitment to customer service, the ability to work as part of a team, and the ability to maintain high standards in an isolated setting. Food service, hospitality, or related experience is preferred. This position is a unique opportunity for someone interested in recreational or outdoor hospitality, green building design and operation, conservation education, or similar fields.

Responsibilities:

  • Customer service: welcoming guests and visitors and providing information
  • Cooking: preparing and serving three hearty meals a day for up to 48 guests
  • Housekeeping: cleaning and sanitizing food service and dining areas, washing dishes, sweeping, mopping, washing windows, and cleaning restrooms.
  • Retail sales: store, maintaining accurate retail sales records and inventories
  • Operation and maintenance of facility: including maintenance of solar array, propane generator, hydro generator, battery bank, wood boiler, composting toilets
  • Provisioning: conducting scheduled inventories of food, supplies and retail, loading and unloading supplies, and properly storing items
  • Stewardship: implementing energy conservation and environmentally sound practices in daily operations, and educating guests to promote outdoor ethics
  • Other related duties as required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in hospitality, food service, or facility maintenance.
  • Exceptional customer service skills and a friendly, outgoing manner.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to perform work with minimal supervision and to work well under pressure.
  • Enthusiasm for living in a remote wilderness setting.
  • Interest in outdoor recreation, especially hiking, biking, paddling, skiing and snowshoeing
  • ServSafe certification or other food handling certificate preferred
  • CPR/First Aid certification desirable, Wilderness First Aid preferred
  • Physical abilities required: ability to stand, sit, bend at waist, lift and carry up to 50 pounds. All hut staff must be willing and able to ski or hike to the hut – there is no vehicle access.
  • Excellent spoken English

Compensation and benefits:

Hut crew are paid competitive bi-weekly salary starting at $700. Crew live on-site in staff quarters at the huts. Room and board are provided. Seasonal staff benefits include free Maine Huts & Trails membership, $25 stays at Maine Huts & Trails facilities for family and friends, pro discounts on outdoor gear, and free or discounted services at other local recreation businesses.

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Short-Term Jobs

Volunteer Caretaker

Maine Huts and Trails is seeking volunteer hut caretakers during the shoulder seasons. Caretakers live  at the huts for a period of one to twelve weeks. Room and board are provided. This is a unique opportunity to live rent-free and off-the-grid, with a recreational playground at your fingertips. Kayaking, canoeing, biking, hiking, and camping are all possible from the huts. Caretakers welcome assist visitors, and must be attentive to the cleanliness and maintenance of the hut. The caretaker will ideally be an outgoing person who enjoys sustainable living and outdoor recreation and appreciates the Maine outdoors.

Apply Online Now,  or submit an application by email to employment@mainehuts.org, by fax to (207) 265-2209 or by mail to 496 Main St, Kingfield, Maine 04947.

Year-Round Jobs

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Applications are accepted at any time. Applicants should Apply Online Now or submit a completed application by email to employment@mainehuts.org, by fax to (207) 265-2209 or by mail to 496 Main St, Kingfield, Maine 04947.