Crew Leader Position Description

Spring, Summer,
Fall (Sept 7-Nov 12)
Position Type:
$400-$500/week, plus room, board, and transportation

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WisCorps crews complete conservation and environmental service projects throughout Wisconsin, and the Upper Midwest. Projects may include trail restoration, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and carpentry projects. Each WisCorps crew typically consists of two crew leaders and four crew members.


As a WisCorps Crew Leader, you and your co-leader will be responsible for supervising and motivating crew members while you work together to complete conservation projects. You will be responsible for your personal and crew safety on and off the project site.


When you are not working on the project, you and your co-leader are responsible for creating a crew community focused on environmental responsibility and inclusion.


As a crew leader you will have the opportunity to serve our communities, natural resources, and positively impact the lives of others.


  • Supervise, motivate, and mentor a crew of up to 4 individuals for the session

  • Oversee safety and well-being of the crew on and off the worksite

  • Create a functional and positive crew community

  • Manage day to day crew tasks not limited to meal planning, cooking, and transportation of crew and crew equipment

  • Work closely with project sponsors to ensure proper completion of project goals

  • Effectively communicate with crew members, WisCorps staff, project sponsors, and members of the public

  • Model and practice Leave No Trace principals and sustainable living techniques

  • Abide by all WisCorps and AmeriCorps policies and procedures


  • Leadership experience as summer camp counselor, trip leader, mentor, tutor, resident assistant, or other related experience

  • Experience in outdoor recreation

  • Passionate about environmental causes and creating community surrounding environmental service

  • Understanding of or willingness to learn various conservation practices or land management techniques

  • Enjoys hard work and has a good sense of humor

  • Ability to problem-solve, make decisions and think creatively

  • Proficient communication skills

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record

  • Prepared to undergo a criminal background check