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The AMC offers a range of fun and rewarding employment opportunities! From seasonal to year-round positions in terrific locations throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States! 

Explore our career center, and see your Connection to the Outdoors as an AMC employee! 

  • Teen Wilderness Instructor

    Joe Dodge Lodge & Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, New Hampshire

    The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is now seeking to fill the role of Teen Wilderness Instructor on our Teen Wilderness Adventures team! To learn more about Teen Wilderness Adventures, click here: www.outdoors.org/teenwilderness

    Teen Wilderness Adventures are 5-20 day back-country trips for teenagers age 12-18 as well as 3-5 day college wilderness orientation programs. All trips are over-night, multi-day expeditions and take place either in the back-country or base camping out of forest service or national park campgrounds.

    Instructors work with a co-leader to facilitate educational experiences that are safety-focused, positive, and meaningful. Instructors are responsible for leading team-building and other developmentally constructive activities and for teaching backpacking and canoeing skills in northern New Hampshire, Maine, and New York. Field Instructors need to work effectively with contracted guides from partner organizations that assist in the delivery of whitewater kayaking and rock climbing.

    The AMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in the workplace. Click here to learn more and apply: https://bit.ly/2UgNehL. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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  • Leadership Training Assistant (Bretton Woods, NH)

    Highland Center at Crawford Notch, New Hampshire

    Live and work in the heart of Crawford Notch, a multi-sport outdoor destination unlike any other! With an extensive trail network at its front door, waterfalls, lakes and more, the Highland Center is the perfect base for your outdoor adventures. If this sounds like a destination for you, then consider joining our team! 

    The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), America's oldest conservation, education and recreation organization, is now searching for a Leadership Training Assistant! AMC’s Leadership Training & Risk Management Department is responsible for providing training and risk management expertise to staff and volunteer activity leaders. Using both indoor and outdoor classrooms, the department instructs AMC leaders in guiding safety-focused excursions across the club’s region in addition to sharing our expertise with like-minded organizations. 

    This is a full time, 6-month seasonal position that starts in Fall 2019. Candidates with the availability to work through the entire season are preferred. Standard workdays are Monday through Friday with some weekends scheduled in advance. 

    Housing and meals are available at a minimal cost to employees, however, space is limited so don’t delay in applying and reserving your spot now! 

    Primary Responsibilities: 
    • Conduct both classroom-based and field-based leadership trainings for AMC program participants, staff and volunteers. 
    • Assist with trip logistics and paperwork for all Leadership Training programs. 
    • Organize and maintain program gear, including group backpacking materials, first aid kits and backcountry radios. 
    • Work with volunteer field instructors and staff to plan menus, food requisitions and distributions, curriculum needs and other instructor logistics for Mountain Leadership School programs. 
    • Promote AMC’s excellence in leadership training through blog posts, new curriculum development and communications with volunteers, staff and participants. 
    • Periodically travel to locations across AMC’s geographic region to facilitate training and/or attend meetings with staff and volunteers. 
    • Help coordinate transportation for groups; drive passenger vans when needed. 
    • Fill in as an instructor for other AMC programs as necessary. 

    Employment Qualifications: 
    • Education: B.A. or B.S. degree (or completing course work toward a degree) in the field of adventure education, outdoor leadership and recreation, environmental studies, education or a related field. Or appropriate work history demonstrating ability to perform work as outlined in this description.
    • Experience: Background in both “front-country” and “backcountry” leadership. Comfort with public speaking and using various instructional techniques. Prior positive working relationships with adults, program participants and volunteers preferred. 
    • General Knowledge: Experience meal planning, managing equipment and selecting routes for backcountry groups. Familiarity with the AMC and White Mountains is desired. Demonstrated knowledge of outdoor leadership and the ability to provide instruction to groups of various sizes and ages. 
    • Certification Requirements: Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA), WFR or WEMT and CPR preferred. WFA certification can be provided to the appropriate candidate. 
    • Physical Requirements: Ability to carry a 40+ pound backpack for 3-8 miles/day over a variety of terrain in varied weather conditions. Ability to perform computer-based work in an office setting. 
    • Background Checks: Satisfactory driving record and background check as verified by state record check. 21+ years old and ability to obtain DOT medical clearance to drive vehicles. 

    Employee Perks: Benefits include a 30% discount on all merchandise sold at AMC facilities and in AMC catalogs, access to various pro deals that help you purchase gear at deeply reduced rates, a one-year AMC membership and 4 free nights for you and your immediately family members at AMC facilities. 

    To Apply: Now accepting applications! Please include your resume and a cover letter when applying via the below link. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

    http://bit.ly/2vI1hCg

    The Appalachian Mountain Club has zero tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. The 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. 

    The AMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in the workplace. The 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!

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  • Leadership Training Assistant (Boston, MA)

    AMC Main Office, Massachusetts

    The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), America's oldest conservation, education and recreation organization, is now searching for a Leadership Training Assistant! AMC’s Leadership Training & Risk Management Department is responsible for providing training and risk management expertise to staff and volunteer activity leaders. Using both indoor and outdoor classrooms, the department instructs AMC leaders in guiding safety-focused excursions across the club’s region in addition to sharing our expertise with like-minded organizations. 

    This is a full time, 6-month seasonal position that starts in Fall 2019. Candidates with the availability to work through the entire season are preferred. Standard workdays are Monday through Friday with some weekends scheduled in advance. 

    Primary Responsibilities: 
    • Conduct both classroom-based and field-based leadership trainings for AMC program participants, staff and volunteers. 
    • Assist with trip logistics and paperwork for all Leadership Training programs. 
    • Organize and maintain program gear, including group backpacking materials, first aid kits and backcountry radios. 
    • Work with volunteer field instructors and staff to plan menus, food requisitions and distributions, curriculum needs and other instructor logistics for Mountain Leadership School programs. 
    • Promote AMC’s excellence in leadership training through blog posts, new curriculum development and communications with volunteers, staff and participants. 
    • Periodically travel to locations across AMC’s geographic region to facilitate training and/or attend meetings with staff and volunteers. 
    • Help coordinate transportation for groups; drive passenger vans when needed. 
    • Fill in as an instructor for other AMC programs as necessary. 

    Employment Qualifications: 
    • Education: B.A. or B.S. degree (or completing course work toward a degree) in the field of adventure education, outdoor leadership and recreation, environmental studies, education or a related field. Or appropriate work history demonstrating ability to perform work as outlined in this description.
    • Experience: Background in both “front-country” and “backcountry” leadership. Comfort with public speaking and using various instructional techniques. Prior positive working relationships with adults, program participants and volunteers preferred. 
    • General Knowledge: Experience meal planning, managing equipment and selecting routes for backcountry groups. Familiarity with the AMC and White Mountains is desired. Demonstrated knowledge of outdoor leadership and the ability to provide instruction to groups of various sizes and ages. 
    • Certification Requirements: Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA), WFR or WEMT and CPR preferred. WFA certification can be provided to the appropriate candidate. 
    • Physical Requirements: Ability to carry a 40+ pound backpack for 3-8 miles/day over a variety of terrain in varied weather conditions. Ability to perform computer-based work in an office setting. 
    • Background Checks: Satisfactory driving record and background check as verified by state record check. 21+ years old and ability to obtain DOT medical clearance to drive vehicles. 

    Employee Perks: Benefits include a 30% discount on all merchandise sold at AMC facilities and in AMC catalogs, access to various pro deals that help you purchase gear at deeply reduced rates, a one-year AMC membership and 4 free nights for you and your immediately family members at AMC facilities. 

    To Apply: Now accepting applications! Please include your resume and a cover letter when applying via the below link. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

    http://bit.ly/302ksEz

    The Appalachian Mountain Club has zero tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. The 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. 

    The AMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in the workplace. The 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!

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  • Outdoor Guide

    Highland Center at Crawford Notch, New Hampshire

    Title: Outdoor Guide
    Location: Highland Center at Crawford Notch, Bretton Woods, NH
    Reports to: Highland Programs Manager 

    Summary Description: The full time, year-round Outdoor Guide leads outdoor trips and teaches outdoor activities based throughout AMC’s Outdoor Program Centers. The Outdoor Guide also acts as an interpretive and informational resource to participants and guests, providing high-quality guest service. The Outdoor Guide also assists in the training, supervision, and evaluation of seasonal Outdoor Guide staff. The Outdoor Guide reports to the Highland Program Manager, and works as part of a collaborative team of staff and volunteers. We seek a skilled guide and an energetic team member that shares a passion for the AMC’s mission to make the outdoors accessible to all.

    General Responsibilities:

    • Lead and teach programs that focus on backcountry travel skills, safety, and local natural history in all seasons. 
    • Lead and co-lead day and multi-day backpacking programs, including travel to AMC Backcountry Huts.
    • Prioritize the safety of all participants and guests. Be responsive and sensitive to participant needs. 
    • Provide accurate and relevant information and advice on a variety of topics including backcountry conditions, White Mountain National Forest regulations, outdoor equipment, and area points of interest.
    • Develop and maintain educational materials, including program manuals, on-site libraries and games, self-guided activities, posters and displays. 
    • Meet regularly with the Program Manager and Outdoor Guide team to assess progress and make needed changes to the program. Assist with new program development.
    • Cross-train in order to support other AMC functional areas, including front desk staff, AMC’s A Mountain Classroom school programs, and others as assigned. 
    • Maintain outdoor gear and equipment in our equipment room. 
    • Assist in the training, supervision, and evaluation of seasonal staff.
    • Perform all other duties within the AMC as assigned. 


    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Demonstrated experience leading outdoor trips. 
    • Strong outdoor skills and teaching ability in backpacking, hiking, camping, canoeing, winter hiking, Nordic/backcountry skiing.
    • Experience with group management, including creating and maintaining a welcoming and safe environment.
    • Strong interest in working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.
    • Wilderness First Aid and CPR (can be obtained upon hire). 
    • Ability to hike several hours per day on uneven terrain, in remote areas, while carrying a backpack and other equipment up to 40 pounds, in all weather conditions. 
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
    • Excellent guest service skills.
    • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings. 
    • Ability to safely drive 12 passenger van, and possession of clear personal driving history. 
    • Must be over 18 years old.


    To Apply: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until hired. Anticipated start date ASAP. Please include your resume (or work history) and a cover letter along with three professional references when applying via the below link.

    http://bit.ly/2Jht0l0

    The Appalachian Mountain Club has zero tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. The 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.

    The AMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in the workplace. The 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!

    View Job Description

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