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


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Seasonal Positions


Teen Trails Program

Seth Jones

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.

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

Position Dates: May-August (flexibility with start/end dates)
Compensation: $13.00 per hour; on-site housing

Full job description here

A staff member cooks eggs on a flat topThe Hungry Hiker 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’s 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.

Location: Adirondak Loj & Heart Lake Program Center (near Lake Placid, New York)

Position Dates: June – October
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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Staff posing in front of the new Hungry Hiker

Benjamin Brosseau

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 (near Lake Placid, New York)

Position Dates: May-August and/or October (flexibility with start/end dates)
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.

Full job description here