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Backcountry Hut Naturalist

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Appalachian Mountain Club | Gorham, NH
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Appalachian Mountain Club


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The Hut Crew Naturalist is responsible for initiating on-site interpretive programs including pre-dinner programs, evening programs, sunrise walks, weather talks, and post-breakfast programs. They will advertise the programs, gather the audiences, conduct the programs, evaluate and organize materials, maintain equipment and keep records pertaining to the program. AMC depends on this individual as part of the hut crew to represent our organization and provide an enjoyable and educational mountain experience for each overnight guest and day visitor.


Hut Crew Naturalists should note that there is an increased emphasis on Mountain Watch, AMC’s long- term ecological monitoring program. Naturalists are instrumental in introducing this program to the public, collecting data as appropriate and reporting findings and observations in a timely manner. Background information of Mountain Watch as well as local ecology will be forwarded to Naturalists well before the season begins.


All hut positions require excellent guest service skills, backcountry experience, and a commitment to the goals of AMC. Environmental education experience is strongly preferred. The standard work schedule is 11 days at the hut and 3 days off. Daily assignments (packing, cleaning, morning and evening support, interpretive programs) are all shared and will be organized by the resident Hutmaster (onsite manager). 


Responsibilities:   

  • Present daily local natural and cultural history programs for guests and visitors.   
  • Develop and maintain program materials and daily record of program offerings.   
  • Hike food and supplies to the hut (40 pounds or more) twice a week.   
  • Assist hut crew in providing information and selling supplies to guests and visitors.   
  • Prepare, serve and clean up after breakfast and dinner.   
  • Voluntarily participate in search and rescue operations.       

Qualifications:   

  • Due to the hours worked, applicants must be 18 years old by the start of the season.   
  • Program development and presentation experience.   
  • Backcountry experience.   
  • Friendly, outgoing manner and commitment to public service.   
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.   
  • Interpretive and public speaking experience.   
  • Demonstrated interest in field of environmental education, preferred.   
  • Degree (or working towards degree) with course work in Environmental Studies or Natural Sciences, preferred.  

To Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Anticipated start date is early to mid-August. No phone calls, please. 


The Appalachian Mountain Club has zero tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. AMC requires all employees who work in a program or facility which serves children, disabled persons or the elderly to have a criminal background record check performed on their name annually with employment contingent upon satisfactory results. 


AMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in the workplace. AMC encourages the involvement of all people in its mission and activities, through its membership, programs, policies and procedures. Our goal is to be a community that is comfortable, inviting and accessible for people of any age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. Join us!

The Hut Crew Naturalist is responsible for initiating on-site interpretive programs including pre-dinner programs, evening programs, sunrise walks, weather talks, and post-breakfast programs. They will advertise the programs, gather…

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  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary

Location

Gorham, NH
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