Build Pro Crew (Leaders and Members)

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) is hiring young people interested and experienced in carpentry to join our Build Pro Crew. Build Pro Crews will be made up of a Leader and three Members, supported by our Build Project Supervisor. This Crew will work on the construction of a 4-season, off-grid backcountry hut at Grout Pond—measuring and cutting lumber, framing walls, using pneumatic tools, and high fiving from a distance.

Dates: June through October
Schedule: 8 days on, 4 days off, repeated throughout season (this may vary, more details will follow in an interview)
Compensation: $500/week for Members, $560 – 585/week for Leaders

-At least 21 years of age
-Minimum 1 year experience in residential construction
-Ability to read schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches, and building plans
-Ability to teach proper power tool use including miter saw, table saw, drills, drivers, nailers, and -other common construction tools

-At least 18 years of age
-Some prior carpentry, building, or trades experience
-Knowledge and experience with hand and power tools
-Interest in pursuing career in building trades work, design, architecture, weatherization, etc.

More information about VYCC Pro Crews:
Pro Crew Members and Leaders complete projects that are challenging, technical, and yield high quality results. These Crews work in one of four specialized areas- Forestry, Trails, Build, or Water Chestnut removal. Every VYCC crew is a combination of work and learning but, for Pro Crews, the focus is on the work and helping Members build a foundational skillset in the specialized areas.

At the end of the day, for most projects, Crews will have two options: camp at a VYCC designated campsite near the project or go home for the night. Some projects might require camping based on their location and accessibility.