Access Fund Careers

Credit Photo Courtesy of:
Dan Holz | Trout Creek, OR

We are on a mission to protect America’s outdoor climbing areas. We believe that it’s not enough to just love these incredible landscapes where we climb—we must be willing to stand up and fight for them. Want to join us?

Current Opportunities

2021 Access Fund - Jeep Conservation Team East

The Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team program continues to meet the growing demand for climbing area stewardship and sustainability, while providing climbing communities and land managers with professional leaders well equipped to fulfill complex and highly technical scopes.

Access Fund is currently hiring its Conservation Team East for 2021
. This regional team will focus solely on completing several key climbing area infrastructure initiatives. The 2021 Conservation Teams East is charged with the leadership & implementation of technically varied and long-term climbing resource stabilization initiatives throughout the Eastern United States.

Team applicants must possess a passion for climbing and travel, proven technical trail-building skills, conservation and stewardship education expertise, personnel oversight experience, excellent communication skills, volunteer coordination experience, and exceptional team compatibility. Only pre-paired teams will be considered; Access Fund will not place individuals in a team. The Team will be selected for their ability to promote the mission and values of Access Fund while making critical improvements to climbing resources throughout the US. The 2021 Conservation Team program will begin on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 and continue through December 3, 2021.

Regional Conservation Teams are dispatched to specific, extended projects that require a deep bench of skills and resources to complete highly technical initiatives. Conservation Team members will be expected to leverage technical trail skills, high-line rock hauling systems, rock shaping techniques, in addition to providing additional crew management, volunteer oversight and
community partnership.

We encourage teams to apply who enjoy technical fieldwork, thrive in a unique lifestyle, love to work with people, and want to help improve climbing areas while educating the greater climbing community. Teams must make a commitment through December 3, 2021.

Position Responsibilities

  • Perform highly technical trail and infrastructure projects at climbing areas in a variety of environments, landscapes and climates. Heavy lifting, tool usage, extreme safety.
  • Safely work in a pair to efficiently complete climbing infrastructure projects to a high standard, while protecting fellow field members and adhering to all Access Fund COVID19 protocols and policies.
  • Leverage a host of technical field skills, resources and materials to complete complex trail and stewardship projects.
  • Manage on-the-ground field operations, volunteers and additional crew resources in technical and large project scopes.
  • Maintain timelines and deliverables to fulfill land manager, community and sponsor expectations.
  • Create and submit stories, photos, and videos for the Access Fund website, blog, Vertical Times, social media, and e-news.
  • Represent Access Fund, the Conservation Team program, the sport of climbing, and program sponsors in a positive, professional manner at all times.


  • Extensive knowledge and experience in trail design, construction, and maintenance practices and techniques, including: stone construction, high-line systems, technical trail structures.
  • Passion for people, climbing, education, and stewardship.
  • A very strong relationship with your partner and the ability to spend extended time with each other, in close quarters, and through challenging conditions.
  • Experience overseeing and motivating volunteers and field crews.
  • A sense of adventure and a positive attitude, flexibility, adaptability, and creativity.
  • Proactive problem solving and an ability to be self-sufficient.
  • Strong skills in time and task management, scheduling, and balancing work/life.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Computer savvy (proficient with Word & Excel, photo/video, internet and email, etc.)


  • Salary with a lifestyle requiring no full time rent, electric, water or heating bills.
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, disability, and life insurance.
  • Pro-deals with qualifying corporate partners.
  • A lifestyle that involves living on the road, new experiences and a critical partner in meaningful work.

How to Apply:

Send resume, references, and cover letter specifically addressing your team’s qualifications to [email protected]. Please write "2021 Conservation Team East" in the e-mail subject. You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application within two business days. Applications must be submitted no later than October 31, 2020. Applicant process is expected to last November – December.

No calls or paper submissions please

Access Fund is an equal opportunity employer and provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability. We seek to attract a skilled workforce that reflects the diverse demographics of current and future outdoor enthusiasts. At Access Fund, we pride ourselves on health and happiness of our staff. Together, we are building an organization and an industry where great ideas, born from a diversity of experiences, thrive.