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Maine Backcountry Off-grid Hut Crew


Posted by Maine Huts & Trails on 10/20/2022

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Hospitality & Lodge Staff

Company Type: Recreation

State: ME

City: Kingfield

Country: United States

Required Experience: 0 - 1 year

Contact Name: Wolfe Tone

Contact Phone: 2073408084

Business Phone: 2072652400

Job Type: Seasonal Full Time

Salary: $16-$18/hr

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

Hut Crew Member

Hut Crew are responsible for providing a welcoming, friendly, and clean environment for overnight guests and day visitors at Maine Huts & Trails' backcountry huts. The position blends backcountry hospitality, green building design and operation, conservation education, and other Similar fields. 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, Hut staff work 40-50 hours per week, with a variety of morning, mid-day, and evening shifts. Hut staff are paid competitive hourly wages. Room and board are provided for the season.


Hut Crew Responsibilities


  • Customer Service: welcoming guests and visitors and providing information
  • Cooking: preparing and serving three hearty meals a day on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and select winter Sunday/Monday holidays (New Year's, MLK, President's)
  • 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 solar array, propane generator, battery bank, wood boiler, composting toilets
  • Provisioning: conducting scheduled inventories of food, supplies and retail. loadingand unloading supplies, and properly storing items
  • Stewardship: Implementing energy conservation and environmentally soundpractices in daily operations. Educating guests to promote outdoor ethics.
  • Other related duties as required





  • Prior experience in hospitality, food service, or facility maintenance
  • Exceptional customer service skills; a friendly, outgoing manner; and strongcommunication skills
  • 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 50pounds. All hut staff must be willing and able to ski or hike to the hut-there is no vehicle access



Winter Season: Mid-December (December 17) - End of March





About Maine Huts & Trails

Maine Huts & Trails, a non-profit, operates an acclaimed backcountry recreation corridor among the Western Mountains of Maine, with 80 miles of public backcountry trails, and provides opportunities for human-powered recreation including groomed hut-to-hut skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, paddling, and mountain biking. Along the trail MH&T maintains four award-winning and accessible eco-lodges that have earned a widespread reputation for their healthy, locally sourced meals. In its recent past the organization has welcomed tens of thousands of visitors to Maine's western mountains, forests, and waters inspiring lasting reverence for the region while contributing to the local economy.