Want to join an RMYC crew? View our positions and apply here.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply!
Applications are available at our Middle Rio Grande Office in Albuquerque and our Upper Rio Grande Office in Taos for those who do not have access to the internet and need to complete a paper application.
What does it mean to join an RMYC crew?
Joining a crew can be an amazing, life-changing experience! It is an opportunity to serve in beautiful places doing important work that benefits local communities. During the course of their season, RMYC crew members gain new skills and connect with a variety of passionate individuals.
Is RMYC right for me?
RMYC’s conservation-based crews partner with federal, state, tribal and local land managing agencies. Crew projects can include maintaining trails, erosion control, invasive species removal, forest restoration fire prevention activities, and more. Members of RMYC receive job-specific training and many other personal and professional development opportunities throughout the season.
Successfully completing a season requires commitment to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, and a willingness to promote a safe, productive, and inclusive environment while working with a team of peers.
What is an Assistant Crew Supervisor? Is that position right for me?
The Assistant Crew Supervisor (ACS) is part of the crew leadership team and acts as the liaison between fellow crew members and the Crew Supervisor. This person is expected to model appropriate behavior, demonstrate great initiative, and display strong work ethic. The ACS will often take on additional responsibilities as a way to promote personal growth as leaders. This includes the potential to lead the crew in the absence of the Crew Supervisor.
What types of crews exist? What seasons? What locations?
See the table below for an overview of our different crews:
|Program Start||Crew Type||Dates||Locations||Age Range||Schedule||Camping required?|
|Spring||URG Camping Crews||March/April to August||Based out of Taos, with spike trips throughout NM||18-25||8 days on, 6 days off (“spike” schedule)||Yes|
|Spring||MRG Urban Conservation Corps Crews||March/April to August||Based out Albuquerque; some crews will take spike trips throughout New Mexico||18-25||Some crews will be on a Day Schedule (Monday-Friday), some will be on a “Spike” Schedule (8 days on, 6 days off), or a combination of the two||Some Crews|
|Summer||Youth Conservation Crews||June to early August||Based out of Taos, Albuquerque, and some additional communities||17-25||Monday to Friday (day schedule)||No (most crews)|
|Fall||MRG Urban Conservation Corps Crew||September to February||Based out of Albuquerque; some crews will take spike trips throughout NM||18-25||Some crews will be on a Day Schedule (Monday-Friday), some will be on a “Spike” Schedule (8 days on, 6 days off), or a combination of the two||Some Crews|
|Fall||MRG Part-time crew (Youth Ambassadors)||September to May||Albuquerque area||17-25||Part-time schedule, 15-20 hours per week||No|
|Fall||MRG/URG Camping Crews||September to early December||Based out of Taos, with spike trips throughout NM||18-25||8 days on, 6 days off (“spike” schedule)||Yes|