Employment Opportunities

Working at ADK is Working for Wilderness. ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) works to protect New York’s wild lands and waters by promoting responsible outdoor recreation and building a statewide constituency of land stewardship advocates. From educating day-hikers to lobbying state legislators, our staff work year-round to ensure that this mission is upheld.

We have three locations in New York State—our Member Service Center in Lake George, the Adirondak Loj & Heart Lake Program Center near Lake Placid, and Johns Brook Lodge (JBL) in the backcountry of the Adirondack High Peaks region. Our seasonal staff work at the Heart Lake Program Center, which is famous as a historical site and for hosting the most popular trailhead in New York State, and at Johns Brook Lodge. Seasonal staff work here alongside our team of full-time staff to educate the public, assist guests, and promote ADK and its mission. Our Lake George location handles membership, development, and advocacy, among other duties vital to our organization.

Please see below for job listings, including any full-time openings.

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Full-Time Positions


Johns Brook Lodge Maintenance Assistant

The JBL Maintenance Assistant works with the Maintenance team ensuring the efficient operation of the Heart Lake property and the Johns Brook Lodge property, with the main focus being the Johns Brook Lodge property. In addition to routine daily operations, the Maintenance Assistant should work toward upgrading facilities and prevention of potential physical plant issues. The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for all of the routine maintenance tasks associated with both properties. In all aspects of this position, good communication and quality workmanship are of utmost importance.

Location: Johns Brook Lodge, Keene, NY

Compensation: Hourly wage starting at $13.50 dependent upon experience, benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, retirement plan, and paid time off. Discounts on store merchandise, rental equipment, and ADK workshops; and the opportunity to spend time in an incredibly beautiful place.
Potential housing is available for a small deduction.

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Trails Coordinator

Founded in 1922, ADK (the Adirondack Mountain Club) was created to help provide the public with access to the Adirondacks through trail building. And while ADK’s mission has expanded over the course of the past century, our commitment to maintaining and building sustainable trails continues with professional and volunteer trail crews, which are both led by ADK’s Trails Coordinator.

Location: Adirondak Loj & Heart Lake Program Center, Lake Placid, NY

Candidate Profile:

• Proven leadership, supervisory and educator skills.
• Strong knowledge of trail maintenance and reconstruction techniques.
• Working knowledge of computers and the use of word processing, spreadsheets and database programs.
• Knowledge of low-impact camping techniques.
• Desire to be both mentally and physically challenged.
• Ability to carry tools and supplies long distances over varied terrain.
• Certified in basic first aid procedures.

Compensation: Salary dependent upon experience, benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, retirement plan, and paid time off.

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Seasonal Positions


Adirondak Loj Crew

The Loj Crew forms the backbone of the Heart Lake property staff. Loj crew members are responsible for housekeeping and serving guests meals. Other duties include campground facility cleaning, assistance with food preparation, information services, and guest relations.

Candidate Profile: Previous experience working in hospitality & customer service. Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, motivated, enthusiastic, and pays attention to details. Candidates must be comfortable in a teamwork environment and with shared, coed living quarters. Enjoys living in the mountains and recreating in the outdoors.

Location: Adirondak Loj & Heart Lake Program Center, Lake Placid, NY

Position Dates: August – October, flexibility with start/end dates with the potential to be extended through the winter.
Compensation: $12.50 hour, on-site housing

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Front Desk Staff

The Front Desk personnel are the first impression many guests get of the Adirondack Mountain Club and its facilities.  Upon them lies the responsibility of creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, whether over the phone or in person.  They are also responsible for the accurate transaction of all reservations, deposits and guest bills for all facilities.

Location: Adirondak Loj & Heart Lake Program Center, Lake Placid, NY

Position Dates: May – October, flexible end date
Compensation: $12.50 hour, on-site housing

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Hungry Hiker Staff

The food stand staff are responsible for operating and handling the activities of ADK’s food stand, The Hungry Hiker. Staff duties include welcoming guests who approach the food stand, food preparation and cooking, selling food and drinks, collecting money and tendering change, following proper sanitation guidelines during preparation, service, and cleanup. Additional responsibilities include promoting ADK’s mission, facility and equipment cleaning, information services, and inventory.

Location: Adirondak Loj & Heart Lake Program Center, Lake Placid, NY

Position Dates: Now – October 11, with potential for extension through the winter
Compensation:$12.50 per hour plus tips; on-site housing with board available for a small deduction, discounts on store merchandise, rental equipment, and ADK workshops; and the opportunity to spend time in an incredibly beautiful place.

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