Head Maverick

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people in this category. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required of people in these positions.

Work Team:
Reports To:
Operations Manager
Position Classification:
Length of Service:
2+ Weeks


This position is open year round. Performs a variety of tasks throughout the village that involve manual labor! Helps keep the village safe and functioning in so many ways!


(principal duties and responsibilities; such as categories supported, staff size, volume managed, etc)

  • Lifting, carrying, loading and unloading.
  • Hauling of luggage, wood and other items.
  • In the winter, this position involves significant snow stomping and shoveling.
  • Work is usually outdoors and often dirty.
  • The Mavericks will be split into different sectors of work for Summer 2024. The three sectors are the following:
    1. Wood Yarding/Rigging Crew – works on securing wood with Heavy Equipment Operator and Porch Project Head on the road. This will be worked on consistently from late May to late July. Short Term Mavericks here three or more weeks will have the potential to be trained on this. 
    2. Wood Processing Crew – runs the woodlot and manages chainsaw maintenance. Short Term Mavericks here three or more weeks will have the potential to be trained on this. 
    3. In-Village Maverick Crew – manages in-village responsibilities such as green slips, departmental support, luggage transport, maverick duties. This crew will be made up of Short Term Mavericks here less than three weeks.


(position specifications; such as knowledge/education, skills, problem solving/decision making, risk/bottom line results, management responsibility – people and functions)

• Physical strength to lift and haul items weighing at least 50 pounds.
• Significant physical stamina.
• Maintains enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
• Ability to work independently and with a team.
• Willingness to work outdoors most of the time.


(particular knowledge/skills related to client and/or agency needs)

• Enthusiasm for and ability to work in a remote wilderness setting.
• Pledges to work in ways that support and fulfill Holden Village’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
• Abides by Holden Village’s Community Health Protocols and Practices.
• Extends genuine hospitality to all villagers.
• Upholds and works to further Holden Village values of diversity, equality, respect, sustainability, and spirituality as articulated in the Strategic Plan.


As a Short-Term Volunteer, you are eligible for the following benefits:
• Food (three meals per day)
• Housing & utilities
• Free parking at Fields Point
• Access to amazing hiking opportunities, community events, teaching sessions, art studios and other educational opportunities!


Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
Check out a list of the 2024 Summer Faculty.