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Hut Crew


Posted by Maine Huts & Trails on 01/18/2022

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Hospitality & Lodge Staff

Company Type: TravelandTourism

State: ME

City: Kingfield, ME

Country: United States

Required Experience: 0 - 1 year

Contact Name: Kevin Mitchell

Contact Phone:

Business Phone: 207.265.2400

Job Type: Seasonal Full Time

Salary: $15/hr

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

About Maine Huts & Trails

Maine Huts & Trails, a non-profit, operates an acclaimed backcountry recreation corridor with 80 miles of free, public backcountry trails, and among the mountains western Maine, provides opportunities for 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. 

Job Title: Hut Crew

Position Summary

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, 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. This position is a unique opportunity for someone interested in recreational or outdoor hospitality, green building design and operation, conservation education, or similar fields.


  • Customer service: welcoming guests and visitors and providing information

  • Cooking: preparing and serving three hearty meals a day for up to 35 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 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. Educating guests to promote outdoor ethics

  • Other related duties as required 


  • 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


    Winter Season: January – March 31, 2022 (Potentially into April if there is a lot of snow!)
    Priority will be given to qualified candidates able to work the full season.


    Hut staff work 40 hours per week. The day to- day work schedule is based around the full-service days. These days are typically Thursday, Friday, Saturday and into Sunday Lunch. 

    Compensation and benefits

    Hut staff are paid competitive hourly wages. Room and board are provided for the season.

About Maine Huts & Trails

The mission of Maine Huts & Trails is to provide inviting backcountry experiences that inspire reverence for Maine's western mountains, forests, and waters and help strengthen the local economy.