Trail Stewardship Team

2019 applications have closed. See you next year!

Get paid to work outside, make new friends, learn new skills, and make a difference in your parks!

The Trails Stewardship Team (TST) of Jeffco Open Space is a fun program that employs youth for trail maintenance and natural resource restoration of parks. TST promotes a positive work and stewardship ethic among team members while helping to maintain and improve natural surface trails, mitigate noxious weeds, and restore natural areas. TST employs 80 youth each summer, placed into crews of eight to 10 team members, supervised by adult Crew Leaders. Join over 3,000 TST alumni for a program that has been happening since 1975!

Participants will work Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from June 11 through July 25. Wage for 2019 is $11.10/hr.

Crew Members

Minimum Qualifications

  • Jefferson County resident
  • Age 14 through 18 on June 4, 2019
  • Available to work from June 11 to July 25, 2019, Tuesday through Thursday, with no more than two absences 
  • Able to legally work in the United States
  • Be able to provide and carry all personal gear, as well as tools and equipment, to and from the job sites


  • Be on time at Jeffco Open Space headquarters, with equipment and in uniform each workday
  • No more than two excused absences, no exceptions
  • Able to hike two to five miles every day in extreme weather
  • Safely use hand tools to move heavy rocks, branches, and dirt 
  • Be able to stoop, bend, push, pull, lift and perform all manners of motion related to outdoor labor

More Info

Crew Leaders

Responsibilities include:

  • Attend two-week training May 28 - June 6, 2019
  • Work from 7:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
  • Transport crews in county vehicles
    (valid drivers license required)
  • CDL bus driver position available

Hope to see you on the trails this summer!

TST crew 2017