Courtesy RTC

Trails don't just happen. They take the passion and energy of many dedicated people to become a reality.

Our employees come from diverse backgrounds but with a common purpose—to enrich the lives of millions of Americans by creating a nationwide network of trails, which supports active transportation, health and wellness, environmental sustainability and economic vitality in communities across America.

Being part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) team is a rewarding experience. Working together, and bound by common objectives and mutual respect, there is no goal that we cannot accomplish.


Current Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with RTC! If you want to be a part of our ambitious mission and believe your values, experiences and skills would be a good fit, please apply for one of the jobs listed below.

Full and Part-Time Positions

  • There are no current openings

Internship Openings

  • There are no current openings.

Our Culture

At the very heart of RTC are our core values: leadership, teamwork, service, respect, quality and effectiveness—in a casual and fun work environment! These values inform how we treat each other, how we relate to external partners and how we go about our daily work.

To make these values real, we are committed to creating an internal culture that—

  • Gives all of us the opportunity to participate in decision-making
  • Fosters a stimulating and rewarding work environment that encourages teamwork and cooperation across the organization
  • Recognizes and celebrates high-quality work
  • Supports our professional development
  • Helps us to balance the demands of work and home life in a manner consistent with achieving our personal and organizational objectives
  • Creates an atmosphere conducive to friendship and fun

Employee Benefits

RTC proudly offers a wide range of benefit programs to our employees—benefits that are both comprehensive and competitive within our industry, including—

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Medical,Dental and Vision insurance
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Life insurance, short- and long-term disability
  • Dependent care flexible spending
  • Commuter pre-tax benefits and commuter bike benefit
  • On-site bike storage (and shower)
  • Generous leave benefits
  • Flexible work schedule

Where We’re Located

Visit our location page to see where we work!


Commitment to Diversity

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy seeks diverse, passionate and qualified individuals who want to make a difference in the world. RTC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, and other legally protected characteristics. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please e-mail and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.