Hut staff at Maine Huts & Trails work together with a small team to deliver backcountry hospitality and create memorable outdoor experiences. Interaction with hut staff is at the heart of the visitor experience.
The 2013/14 winter season runs from December 20 to March 30. 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. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews for winter 2013/2014 starting September 1.
The hut master oversees daily operations at the hut to assure 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 inspections to ensure that all public areas are clean, well maintained, and safe, finding solutions for guest complaints, managing inventories of supplies and merchandise, overseeing routine maintenance of the hut, and overseeing operation of green energy systems. 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 a related work environment.
The hut cook oversees kitchen operations, with overall responsibility for the quality of food service at the hut. This includes catering breakfast and dinner for up to 48 guests, and preparing and serving soups, sandwiches, breads, baked goods, and lunch specials. Responsibilities include supervision and training of staff, safety and sanitation practices, managing inventory, controlling food waste, and maintaining kitchen equipment. This position requires experience in all aspects of kitchen operations. Supervisory experience is preferred. The hut cook will be required to obtain a Certified Food Protection Manager certificate prior to commencement of employment.
Hut crew are responsible for providing a welcoming, friendly, and clean environment for overnight guests and day visitors. Hut crew undertake a variety of responsibilities on a rotational basis, including front desk, food preparation, housekeeping and custodial duties, and assisting with operation and periodic maintenance of green energy systems. Successful applicants 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.
Grand Falls Hut Masters
The Hut Masters at our most remote hut have the same responsibilities as Hut Masters at the other huts, but at Grand Falls Hut there are no staff other than the two hut masters. The maximum number of guests at Grand Falls Hut is 32. Successful applicants will be capable of maintaining high standards and working independently in an isolated environment. This position is ideally suited to mature couples.
Maine Huts and Trails is seeking volunteer hut caretakers during the shoulder seasons (April 1 – June 21 and November 1 – December 21). 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.
Recreational Programs Manager
The Recreational Programs Manager will be responsible for expanded program offerings in all four seasons. Beginning in 2014, Maine Huts & Trails will begin offering non-guided and guided excursions to help visitors to maximize their outdoor recreation experiences at MH&T and fully appreciate the natural assets and cultural history of the area. We envision a menu of specific itineraries including, logistically supported, well documented, self-guided offerings, volunteer or staff led trips, and fully guided adventures.
To develop and manage these offerings we seek a highly motivated, outgoing, and experienced outdoor recreation enthusiast who has extensively organized and led trips, planned logistics, and served guests. A background in the environmental sciences and/or outdoor education as well as certifications/experience in outdoor leadership, safety and first aid will round out the ideal candidate. We are seeking a person who is a self starter with a passion for the outdoors and for sharing experiences and expertise with others. Required skills include the ability to plan and manage logistics, develop and manage partnerships, promote the product, and operate within a budget.
This is a full-time, year-round position based out of the Kingfield office but will involve occasional local and statewide travel.
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