Job Openings

Work passionately on behalf of the finest hiking and equestrian trail in the Western United States. Work for the Pacific Crest Trail Association!

The Pacific Crest Trail Association, headquartered in Sacramento, California is dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

The following staff positions are open:

Trail Crew Technical Advisors in Washington’s North Cascades – April 05, 2021

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Seasonal Positions: June 17th to September 16th (14 weeks) – 3 positions to be filled

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with and supervise volunteer and corps crew trail crews while teaching trail
    maintenance skills.
  • Coordinate and oversee a variety of projects on the Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Manage project planning, backcountry logistics, and project implementation.

This is a full-time hourly seasonal staff position in which a majority of work time will be spent in the field leading trail maintenance projects. Weekly compensation will depend on the project schedule but will generally exceed $800 per week. Dependable personal transportation is required and mileage is reimbursed up to PCTA travel reimbursement guidelines. Rental vehicles can be provided when needing to transport large quantities of tools and equipment or when extensive travel on rough unpaved roads is required. The temporary position makes a meaningful impact on the maintenance of the PCT and the experience it provides. The position is an excellent introduction to PCTA, which is a growing organization planning to add more year-round trail positions.

Director of Marketing and Communications – March 25, 2021

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An essential member of the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA)’s staff leadership team, the Director of Marketing and Communications leads the creation and implementation of a unified marketing and communications strategy to advance the organization’s strategic goals. The person in this position works closely with other members of the staff leadership team to plan for the future of PCTA; directs and implements central marketing and communications; and works in collaboration with staff throughout the organization to support alignment of PCTA’s program communications (Philanthropy, Trail Operations, Trail Information, Advocacy, and Volunteers) with the central strategy. The Director of Marketing and Communications understands and effectively leverages all marketing channels including digital and social media, print, visual media, and public/media relations. The Director of Marketing and Communications is a key leader in implementing PCTA’s commitment to inclusive engagement of diverse communities including communities of color. This position serves as one of the spokespersons for the organization to the media and other audiences, and positions the CEO, Board of Directors, or others to represent PCTA in these forums.

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