Job Board

Be part of a wonderful team and help protect the places you love. ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and responsible recreational use of the New York State Forest Preserve and other parks, wild lands, and waters vital to our members and chapters.

Now accepting applications for seasonal positions for the spring/summer 2019 season.

Current Openings:

Seasonal Positions

Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) and is responsible for the overall management and direction of ADK in accordance with its Mission, Vision and Bylaws. The ED works under the general oversight of the Board of Directors (Board), the President and the Executive Committee. The ED works closely on a daily basis with the Chief Operating Officer, a long term ADK employee, who is responsible for many of the

day to day operations. ADK is, and will continue to be, a Volunteer-Staff partnership. Development and implementation of the budget, strategic plan, and promotion of ADK’s mission will continue to be a shared responsibility of the volunteers and staff. The ED will work with ADK senior staff, the

Executive Committee, and the Board in defining and implementing ADK policies and furthering its mission.

A law degree is mandatory and status as a member of the New York State Bar in good standing or ability to obtain same during her/his tenure as Executive Director of ADK is required.

Responsibilities:

The ED assumes a strong leadership role throughout the State of New York and surrounding areas in partnering with governmental agencies, government officials, other not-for-profit environmental and advocacy organizations, and funding agencies, organizations, and Foundations.

The ED has responsibility for knowing and keeping current on all laws, regulations, and government policies that govern the activities of ADK and the public lands it strives to maintain “forever wild”. The ED provides oversight, and overall management, planning, vision, and

leadership for all aspects of ADK including Programs, Services, Finance, Resource Development, Human Resources, Member Services, Communications, and Advocacy.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Development and Coordination of Advocacy Efforts
  • Chief strategist of ADK’s Conservation and Advocacy program, working closely with the Conservation and Legislative Director.
  • Coordinate ADK’s advocacy relationships and campaigns with like-minded organizations to ensure success in joint advocacy efforts.
  • The ED is responsible for media relations.
  • Build effective and collaborative working relationships with state and local government officials.
  • Develop relationships with state and national organizations involved in national environmental and conservation issues which affect New York such as acid rain and climate change.
  1. Legal Duties (with appropriate legal qualifications)
  • Review all legal agreements and contracts for ADK and its chapters, research, develop and communicate legal opinions for members, chapters, and staff as legal issues and questions arise.
  • Collaborates with staff and volunteers on various insurance and Risk Management related issues.
  • Being able to serve as co-counsel for ADK when necessary, in cases such as the Clean Air Act and Forest Preserve cases and actively participate in preparation and review of legal briefs and proceedings before the courts.
  • Oversee the drafting and institutional compliance with the applicable federal and state laws and ADK By-Laws and Board of Director Policies.
  1. Internal Organizational Management:
  • Provide overall strategic direction, assisting the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the supervision and program management of staff as needed, and develop yearly work plans with senior staff.
  • Provide oversight to assure ADK stays within approved plans and budgets.
  • Represent when needed, with the COO and Chief Fiscal Officer, ADK in negotiations with contractors and government agencies.
  • Effectively manage the human resources of ADK in a manner which supports a productive, professionally competent work force in an environment respectful of personal well-being, professional development and cultural diversity. Coordinate all HR efforts and policies with the Volunteer Human Resources Committee.
  1. Finance
  • The ED, together with the COO and CFO, shall be responsible for the financial health of ADK and shall work with the Finance and Audit Committees.
  1. Fundraising
  • Collaborate with the Development Director in the implementation of all ADK fund raising programs, activities, policies and in the identification and cultivation of donors, foundations and maintain relationships with donors and grant makers
  • The ED shall be responsible for continuing to obtain public funding for ADK programs and activities.
  1. Program and Member Services
  • Ensure program quality and consistency with ADK goals through ongoing evaluation of all programs and services
  • Serve as Publisher of Adirondac magazine.
  1. Support and work with the Board of Directors
  • The Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee in accordance with ADK Bylaws to insure that ADK operates with a clear mission and a long-range strategic plan that is consistent with the mission.
  • Keep the Board of Directors fully informed on conditions, opportunities, issues, and challenges for ADK and the environment.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Required:

  • Law Degree and ability to obtain Bar Admission in New York State.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred in environmental, not for profit, corporate management or related studies with at least 10 years in public policy advocacy and management.

Desirable:

  • Excellent public speaking and oral communications skills with the demonstrated ability to communicate complex environmental and conservation arguments to a variety of lay and expert audiences.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to achieve ADK’s public policy objectives through well researched and reasoned legal and scientific policy arguments.
  • Substantial and demonstrated experience and success with the workings of the legislative process and an understanding of the workings and decision-making process of the executive branch and it’s public agencies such as the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of    Parks and the Adirondack Park Agency.
  • Demonstrated experience including individual staff development and cultivation and writing for foundation grants.
  • Development and implementation of strategic plans, institutional initiatives and identification and prioritization of short and long term organizational goals, needs and resource acquisition.
  • Demonstrated success in managing and incentivizing an experienced well qualified senior management staff to achieve ADK’s major initiatives and policy objectives within our Annual and Capital budgets.

Competitive salary and benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Send letter, resume and three references by November 30, 2018 to:
Executive Director Search Committee, Adirondack Mountain Club, 814
Goggins Road, Lake George, NY 12845 or e-mail virginia@adk.org

Education Director

The Education Director is responsible for overseeing and managing ADK’s diverse education department, which includes outreach programming, outdoor skills workshops, guided hikes, a full suite of interpretive programming and backcountry education and stewardship. Core department programs include: ADK’s Three Seasons at Heart Lake School Outreach Program which involves working with fourth graders from several schools in the Adirondacks, skills workshops including the 5-day Leave No Trace Master Educator course, a summer internship offering free naturalist programming throughout the summer and the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship program.

This is a full-time staff position, with responsibility for all aspects of the department including development, implementation, and evaluation of the departmental and organizational strategic plans, support and management of four full-time staff and eight seasonal staff along with some direct instruction.

Desired skills and experience:
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree preferred. S/he will have at least five years of professional experience in outdoor or environmental education. Desired skills include: curriculum development, program evaluation, grant writing and fundraising, interpretive planning and program development, budget development and management, minimum-impact recreation, and outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

To Apply:
Email cover letter and resume to virginia@adk.org
Submission deadline: November 1, 2018

Professional Trail Crew

The Adirondack Mountain Club’s professional trail crew conducts maintenance and rehabilitates backcountry trails in both the Adirondack and Catskill parks. Using basic hand tools, a wide variety of trail stabilization structures are constructed using native materials. The crew camps for a week at a time nearby work locations in the back country. Training is provided prior to the beginning of the field season.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:Applicants should have experience using trail building tools and be familiar with trail reconstruction/maintenance techniques. Candidates should have the desire to be both physically and mentally challenged while working in the out-of-doors in extreme conditions, to include but not limited to rain, snow, sleet, gales, hot and cold temperatures, insects and lots of mud! Candidates should have the desire to work on solo trail projects and as a team member on a 4-6 person crew.

Applicants should have experience backpacking with ability to carry a heavy load for a long distance. Crew members share in the packing of group camping gear, tools and food, along with personal gear to the various project sites and assist in food preparation. Crew members are responsible for maintaining trail tools, equipment and the trail cabin facility to the highest standard.

Position: Professional Trail Crew
Location: ADK, Heart Lake Property
Position Dates: May 18- August 16, extended season available
Work Schedule: 5 days in the backcountry (including weekends and holidays) 1 1/2 days off
Compensation: $10.50 per hour
Closing Date: February 15, 2018

Please send resume and cover letter to:
ADK Jobs
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Re: Professional Trail Crew
Fax: 518-523-3518
Ph. 518-523-3480

Trails Food Coordinator

The Trails Food Coordinator is a paid seasonal employee of the Adirondack Mountain Club Trails Program, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s principle partner in the maintenance and reconstruction of backcountry facilities on Forest Preserve lands within the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. The primary role of the Trails Food Coordinator is the efficient and timely provision of food for both the ADK Professional and Volunteer Trail Crews. The food that the trails program receives is crucial in maintaining a positive and safe work environment.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: Candidates should have a working knowledge of ordering, receiving, packaging, and inventory of food and supplies. Candidates must be highly organized, have excellent communication skills, and be able to work both as an individual and as a team. Candidates must also love to cook and hike!

Position: Trails Food Coordinator
Location: ADK, Heart Lake Property
Position Dates: May 11 – August 16,  extended season available
Work Schedule: Varies depending on crew schedule
Compensation: $10.75 per hour
Closing Date: February 15, 2018

Please send resume and cover letter to:
ADK Jobs
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Re: Trails Food Coordinator
Fax: 518-523-3518
Ph. 518-523-3480

Supervised Volunteer Trail Crew Leader

The Volunteer Trail Crew Leader is a paid seasonal employee of the Adirondack Mountain Club, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s principal partner in the maintenance and reconstruction of backcountry trails on Forest Preserve lands. The Volunteer Trail Crew Leader is responsible for working with, educating, supervising and motivating volunteers. Crews live and work in a backcountry setting in the Adirondack Park. Using basic hand tools, a wide variety of trail stabilization structures are constructed using native materials. Approximately half of the trail projects in a given season are specifically for high school age (14-17) participants. The Volunteer Trail Crew Leaders provides for a safe, positive, and educational volunteer experience while accomplishing the highest quality trail work possible.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: Applicants should have prior experience leading and teaching groups of all ages in a wilderness setting and have trail work experience while keeping an open mind to learn new trail construction/maintenance techniques. Candidates should have an exceptional ability to motivate and engage volunteers under adverse conditions (i.e. insects, mud, poor weather, and difficult group dynamics) and the capability to keep a positive attitude while supervising a group to accomplish the task at hand. Applicants should have experience backpacking and the capacity to carry tools and supplies for a long distance. Candidates should have a current first aid certification and knowledge of low-impact camping techniques. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and be 21 years old.

Position: Volunteer Trail Crew Leader (2)
Location: ADK, Heart Lake Property
Position Dates: May 11 – August 16,  extended season available
Work Schedule: 5 days in the backcountry (including weekends and holidays) 11/2 days off
Compensation: $11.00 per hour
Closing Date: February 15, 2018

Please send resume and cover letter to:
ADK Jobs
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Re: Trails Food Coordinator
Fax: 518-523-3518
Ph. 518-523-3480

Catskill Trails Coordinator

The Catskill Coordinator oversees day to day operations and is responsible for all aspects of the Professional and Volunteer Trail Crews working in the Catskill Forest Preserve in New York State. You will be the direct line supervisor for a 12 member trail crew during a 10 week summer season.

Qualifications & Responsibilities:  The Catskill Coordinator candidate must be a highly motivated, organized individual who has a strong knowledge of trail maintenance and construction techniques.  Must have at least four years of trail work experience and at least two years’ experience leading crew (s). Past work with volunteers a plus. Ability to communicate effectively in meetings or to large groups a must. Applicants should be competent with Microsoft programs and utilizing a G.P.S. unit. He/She should have experience and feel comfortable working in an outdoor environment. Must be physically and mentally capable for intensive manual labor and hiking. Responsibilities include, coordinating and planning trail work projects and schedules. Will oversee and direct training.  Supervise the Catskill trail crews throughout the work week to ensure safety and work standards are being met.  Applicant will act as liaison with supervisors in Lake Placid, and keep them abreast of all developments pertaining to your employees.  Assist in maintenance and ordering of equipment, keeping all purchases within budgetary guidelines.  Ensures employees safety and personnel protocols are being adhered to at all times.

Position: Catskill Trails Coordinator
Location: Catskill Park
Position Dates: April 1 – August 18, 2017 – extended season available
Work Schedule: 3-4 days in the backcountry, 1-2 days administrative work.  1 & 1/2 days off (including weekends and holidays).
Compensation: Salary dependent on experience.  Room and Board provided
Closing Date: February 15, 2017

Please send resume and cover letter to:
ADK Jobs
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Re: Catskill Coordinator
Fax: 518-523-3518
Ph. 518-523-3480

Lodging

Adirondak Loj Front Desk

The Front Desk personnel are the first impression many guests get of ADK 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.

Qualifications: Applicants should have strong communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a wide variety of guests, members, and staff. Prior experience in lodge/bed and breakfast field and customer service with an emphasis on telephone skills. Front Desk personnel are responsible for all operations of the front office including check ins, check outs, all reservations, general information, and handling all phone calls. Applicants should be detail oriented with the ability to thrive in a busy and stressful work environment, have a clear speaking voice, and clear and legible handwriting. Knowledge and interest in the surrounding hiking trails is also preferred.

Position: Front Desk
Location: Adirondak Loj, Heart Lake Program Center, Lake Placid, NY.
Position Dates: May – October (1 position)
Work Schedule: 5 days on (including weekends and holidays), 2 days off
Compensation: $11.10 per hour, 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.
Closing Date: February 15, 2019

Please send resume and cover letter to:
ADK Jobs
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Re: Adirondak Loj Front Desk
Fax: 518-523-3518
Ph. 518-523-3480

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. Loj Crew sets up and serves breakfast, makes trail lunches, cleans rooms, bathrooms, and common areas of the Adirondak Loj, and sets up and serves dinner.  Other duties include campground facility cleaning, assistance with food preparation, information services, and guest relations.

Qualifications: 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.

Position: Loj Crew
Location: Adirondak Loj, Heart Lake Program Center, Lake Placid, NY.
Position Dates: May – October (4 positions)
Work Schedule: 5 days on (including weekends and holidays), 2 days off
Compensation: $11.10 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.
Closing Date: February 15, 2019

Please send resume and cover letter to:
ADK Jobs
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Re: Adirondak Loj Crew
Fax: 518-523-3518
Ph. 518-523-3480

Johns Brook Lodge Hutcrew

The JBL crew is responsible for the daily operation of the main Lodge and the up keep of the outbuildings, which include Grace Camp, Camp Peggy O’Brien and the 3 Lean-tos, as well as patrolling, in general, the 20 acres of ADK property in the Johns Brook Valley.   Daily operation includes preparation and serving of two hot meals and a bag lunch each day in July and August.  The position requires initiative, communication and organizational skills, knowledge of safe hiking and backpacking practices, and a strong commitment to ADK’s backcountry goals.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the daily operation of JBL (packing of supplies, removal of garbage and waste products, cooking, meal service, cleaning and maintenance).
  • Acting as informal host of the JBL facilities, welcoming visitors to the area and checking guests in and out in a friendly, hospitable manner.
  • Providing educational service to the public on backcountry awareness.
  • Maintaining radio contact with the ADK Loj at scheduled times to coordinate occupancy, reservations, cancellations and no-shows.
  • Filling out guest checks, legibly and according to format, assuring accurate cash transactions and safe cash storage.
  • Assisting with maintenance projects as necessary.
  • Patrolling the property and checking the conditions of the outbuildings.
  • Reporting emergencies (in order to enlist the aid of the DEC when necessary) or property misuse to a senior staff member at ADK Loj and being prepared to assist in a crisis situation as instructed, or advised, by said staff person.
  • Promoting ADK’s goals of conservation, education and recreation (along with membership) whenever possible.

Qualifications

  • Must be able to hike into a facility 3 ½ miles in the woods, carrying loads of up to half your body weight
  • Good communications skills and ability to work and live with staff.
  • General cooking and baking experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of backcountry camping and the Adirondack Eastern High Peaks a plus.

Position:Johns Brook Lodge Hutcrew
Location: Johns Brook Property, Keene Valley
Position Dates: Early June – Labor Day
Compensation: $10.40/hour
Responsible to:  Hutmaster, Johns Brook Property Coordinator, North Country Operations Director,
In coordination with:  Maintenance Director, Front Desk Staff, N.C. Business Manager

Classification and Work Schedule

  • Non-exempt classification
  • 36-44 hours per week, seasonal
  • The Hutcrew works a five day on, two day off schedule, including and especially weekends and holidays. Schedules are arranged such that four nights will be spent in the woods, three nights out.
  • Housing is provided in the Henry Young hutcrew cabin on the Johns Brook property and in a platform tent on your days off at the Adirondak Loj.

Closing Date: February 15, 2018

Please send resume and cover letter to:
ADK Jobs
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Re: Adirondak Loj Front Desk
Fax: 518-523-3518
Ph. 518-523-3480

Wilderness Trip Leader

ADK is seeking a dynamic individual for the position of Wilderness Trip Leader. The Wilderness Trip Leader has primary responsibility for leading backpacking trips and day hikes up High Peaks in the Adirondack Park.

Responsibilities: The Wilderness Trip Leader will spend 3-4 days per week leading backpacking and hiking trips in the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Along the way the Trip Leader will teach Leave No Trace skills and ethics to the group.  The Trip Leader is responsible for all trip logistics, managing risk and group dynamics.

Qualifications:

  • College student or graduate with degree in related field
  • At least two years experience and demonstrated ability in outdoor trip leading & teaching backcountry skills with adults
  • Excellent people skills – communication, friendly, personable
  • High level of competence in areas of instruction: backpacking, low-impact camping, map & compass, off-trail navigation, natural history
  • High level of competence with trip logistics: route identification, navigation, equipment needs, dietary restrictions, food packing, backcountry cooking, group dynamics and conflict resolution
  • Knowledge of the natural history of the Adirondacks helpful
  • Act as professional role model for ADK, demonstrating at all times a stewardship ethic and responsible wilderness leadership
  • Maintain ongoing communication between education staff and front desk personnel concerning programming/lodges needs
  • Willingness to work extended hours/days in the field while on trips
  • A valid driver’s license and personal vehicle for transportation necessary
  • Current Wilderness First Responder certificate required or willingness to obtain
  • A valid New York State Guide’s license or willingness to obtain before the start date is required
  • Previous experience backpacking and hiking in the Adirondack Park

Position: Seasonal Wilderness Trip Leader (1)
Location: Heart Lake in the High Peaks Wilderness
Position Dates:Late May – October 20 (end date may have some flexibility)
Work Schedule: 3-4 days in the backcountry plus 1 prep day, 2 days off per week
Compensation: $11.50 per hour with the option for room and board for a small deduction. Additional certifications through Leave No Trace Trainer course, ACA Instructor course, NAI Certified Interpretive Guide possible.
Closing Date: February 4, 2019

Please send resume and cover letter to:
ADK Jobs
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Re: Wilderness Trip Leader
Fax: 518-523-3518
Ph. 518-523-3480

Road Scholar Trip Leader

ADK is seeking a dynamic individual for the position of Road Scholar Trip Leader. The Road Scholar Trip Leader has primary responsibility for leading day hiking, paddling and mountain bike trips for ADK’s Road Scholar participants in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Park, as well as giving evening presentations about the natural and cultural history of the Adirondack Park.

Road Scholar is a non-profit travel organization for adults 50 years and up.  ADK hosts 7 Road Scholar programs every summer; 3 hiking based programs and 4 multi-sport programs.  Participants stay at ADK’s Adirondak Loj and go out on outdoor adventures each day.

Responsibilities: The Road Scholar Trip Leader will spend 5 days a week leading day trips in the Adirondack Forest Preserve.  Along the way the Trip Leader will provide natural and cultural history interpretation and teach Leave No Trace skills and ethics to the group.  The Trip Leader is responsible for trip logistics, managing risk and group dynamics.

Qualifications:

  • College graduate with degree in related field
  • At least two years experience and demonstrated ability in outdoor trip leading & teaching backcountry skills with adults
  • Excellent people skills – communication, friendly, personable
  • High level of competence in areas of instruction: low-impact hiking, map & compass, natural history
  • High level of competence with trip logistics: route identification, navigation, equipment needs, dietary requirements, and group dynamics and conflict resolution
  • High level of competence is giving oral public presentations
  • Competency in paddling a canoe and riding a mountain bike
  • Knowledge of the natural history of the Adirondacks helpful
  • Act as professional role model for ADK, demonstrating at all times a stewardship ethic and responsible wilderness leadership
  • Maintain ongoing communication between education staff and front desk personnel concerning programming/lodges needs
  • Willingness to work extended hours/days in the field while on trips
  • A valid driver’s license and personal vehicle for transportation necessary
  • Current Wilderness First Responder certificate preferred, current Wilderness First Aid certificate is required.
  • A valid New York State Guide’s license
  • Previous experience hiking and paddling in the Adirondack Park

Position: Seasonal Road Scholar Trip Leader (1)
Location: Heart Lake in the High Peaks Wilderness
Position Dates:Mid May – September 15
Work Schedule: 5 days leading trips, 2 days off per week
Compensation: $11.50 per hour with the option for room and board for a small deduction. Additional certifications through Leave No Trace Trainer course, ACA Instructor course, NAI Certified Interpretive Guide possible.
Closing Date: February 4, 2019

Please send resume and cover letter to:
ADK Jobs
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Re: Wilderness Trip Leader
Fax: 518-523-3518
Ph. 518-523-3480

Summer Naturalist Intern

The Summer Naturalist Internship with ADK is an excellent opportunity to learn and gain experience creating and conducting natural history programs, promoting responsible recreation and Leave No Trace; and environmental education programs for children and adults. Intern assumes a diversity of responsibilities including: elementary school outreach programming, serving as a summit host on Mt. Jo; developing environmental education and evening programs; public presentations; guided hikes; community outreach; development and maintenance of self-guided trails; managing and staffing the Heart Lake Natural History Museum; and exhibit development. Opportunities for special projects in exhibit design; flora/fauna inventory; interpretation; outdoor recreation; and visitor studies are available during the season.

Qualifications:

• Educational background in environmental education/interpretation, natural history, natural sciences or related field.
• Previous experience working in education, outdoor recreation, or a nature/visitor center
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, public speaking, professionalism, and outdoor leadership
• Ability to work both independently and as a team member
• High level of organizational skills to effectively plan, teach, and administer the diverse demands of the job, and keep detailed records
• Motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and willing to work with people of all ages
• Familiarity with the Adirondacks a plus and love of the outdoors a MUST!
• Must attend an institution of learning with courses leading to a degree, certificate or diploma.

Position: Summer Naturalist Intern
Location: Heart Lake in the High Peaks Wilderness
Position Dates: Mid May – late August
Work Schedule: Varies according to programming needs; 44 hours/week
Compensation: Stipend: $200/week, full room (rustic!) and board, academic credit, extensive training and certifications, opportunity to attend ADK workshops w/out charge, opportunity spend the summer in an incredibly beautiful place!
Closing Date: February 4, 2019

Please send resume and cover letter to:

ADK Jobs
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Re: Summer Naturalist Intern
Fax: 518-523-3518
Ph. 518-523-3480

High Peaks Information Center Staff

ADK seeks hard working, outgoing individuals to staff the High Peaks Information Center (HPIC- RECENTLY RENOVATED!), located at our Heart Lake Program Center in the Adirondack High Peaks Region. HPIC Staff interact directly with the many visitors to the area, providing trail information, trail conditions updates, weather information, and safety alerts. Other responsibilities include merchandise sales, renting of equipment, parking fee collection (operating ADK’s parking booth), general facilities upkeep & cleaning, promoting the ADK mission and promoting membership. In addition, staff may be called upon to act as a liaison between our visitors and the backcountry forest rangers, facilitating communication of critical information to the rangers during search and rescue operations.

Qualifications:

Candidates must be comfortable working both as a team and individually, and willing to work in close quarters with their co-workers. HPIC employees must have high comfort level speaking and working with high volumes of visitors and working in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must be highly motivated, enthusiastic and have the flexibility to work and communicate with people of all ages and experience levels. ADK expects the highest level of courtesy and customer service from its employees; previous retail and customer service is helpful (especially using a point of sale system and cash register). Previous hiking experience in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks is helpful. Familiarity with Leave No Trace principles is helpful; love of hiking and being outdoors is a must!

Position: HPIC staff
Location: Heart Lake Program Center in the Eastern High Peaks Wilderness Area of the Adirondack Park, near Lake Placid, NY.
Position Dates: Late May – Early September (2 positions). Early May through mid October (3 positions)
Work Schedule: Varies according to programming needs; up to 44 hours/week including weekends /holidays; normally 5 days on and 2 days off.
Compensation: $11.10/hour; LNT training, discounts on store merchandise, rental equipment, and ADK workshops; ADK membership; limited, rustic, on-site housing with board available for a small deduction, opportunity to spend time in an incredibly beautiful place.
Closing Date: February 4, 2019

Please send resume and cover letter to:
ADK Jobs
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Re: High Peaks Information Center Staff
Fax: 518-523-3518
Ph. 518-523-3480

ADK Food Stand Staff

The food stand staff are responsible for operating and handling the activities of ADK’s new food stand.  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.

Qualifications:

Previous experience working in food service & customer service. Excellent customer service skills, communication, interpersonal skills, motivated, enthusiastic, and pays attention to details. Familiar with Department of Health standards.  Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time and lift weight in excess of 50 pounds.  Candidates must be comfortable in a teamwork environment and with shared, coed living quarters. Enjoys living in the mountains and recreating in the outdoors.

Position: Food Stand Staff
Location: Heart Lake Program Center in the Eastern High Peaks Wilderness Area of the Adirondack Park, near Lake Placid, NY.
Position Dates: May – October (3 positions)
Work Schedule: 5 days on (including weekends, evenings, and holidays), 2 days off
Compensation: $11.10 per hour; 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.
Closing Date: February 15, 2019

Please send resume and cover letter to:
ADK Jobs
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Re: Food Stand Staff
Fax: 518-523-3518
Ph. 518-523-3480

ADK Food Stand Cook

The food stand cook is responsible for operating and handling the activities of ADK’s new food stand, The Hungry Hiker.  The cook is responsible for preparing and cooking menu items in a fast paced environment and must adhere to high food quality standards to ensure guest satisfaction.  The cook duties will also include inventory, ordering, menu planning, welcoming guests who approach the food stand, 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, and information services.

Qualifications:

Previous cooking experience in a fast-paced environment and food service establishment.  Excellent customer service skills, communication, interpersonal skills, motivated, enthusiastic, and pays attention to details. Familiar with Department of Health standards.  Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time and lift weight in excess of 50 pounds.  Candidates must be comfortable in a teamwork environment and with shared, coed living quarters. Enjoys living in the mountains and recreating in the outdoors.

Position: Food Stand Cook
Location: Heart Lake Property, Lake Placid, NY.
Position Dates: May – October
Work Schedule: 5 days on (including weekends, evenings, and holidays), 2 days off
Compensation: Hourly wage dependent upon experience; 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.
Closing Date: February 15, 2019

Please send resume and cover letter to:
ADK Jobs
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Re: Food Stand Staff
Fax: 518-523-3518
Ph. 518-523-3480