Guided Outdoors Youth Educator
Appalachian Mountain Club

Lead backpacking trips for kids in the White Mountains!

Get paid to go camping through the White Mountains!


Guided Outdoors Youth Educator

Appalachian Mountain Club
Alexandria, New Hampshire, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, and Gorham, New Hampshire
$14.00 - $16.00 / hour
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!


FALL SESSION: Mid August - Start of November

Position Summary:

Through Guided Outdoors programming, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) offers an engaging slate of staff-led outdoor experiences for the youth, adults, and families, which promote the appreciation, understanding, enjoyment, and responsible use of natural resources. We provide people of all ages and backgrounds with the skills to enjoy the outdoors and an increased understanding of their connection to the natural world. Our Youth Environmental & Outdoor Educators predominantly lead trips for participants in grades K-12 and teens, but will also be cross-trained and occasionally scheduled to lead with adults and families as well. Schedules are varied and include all days of the week. Trips range in length, but time off and work are balanced for staff.  

Guided Outdoors (GO) Youth Educators are responsible, energetic people who are excited to share their knowledge and love of the outdoors with young people. During the fall months, educators primarily work with public, private, and home-schooled students and other youth groups. These 1 – 5 day programs are based at Pinkham Notch, The Highland Center, Cardigan Lodge, facilities in NY, ME, NJ, the AMC’s backcountry huts, and in local schools and communities. Academic lessons on forest and watershed ecology, map and compass, geology, weather and climate, outdoor skills, community building and leadership development are integrated and taught in a nature- and student-centered hiking-based program.  

Compensation and benefits:

  • Salary Range: $14.00-$16.00/hour
  • Onsite housing + meals provided for $45 per week
  • Free use of AMC Destinations: 4 nights per year
  • Free annual AMC membership
  • Health Plan & Optional Vision + Dental Insurance (30+ hours per week for 6+ months)   
  • Matching 403(b): 4% with vesting schedule
  • Paid Sick Time: eligible to accrue up to 14 days

How to Apply

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