The Pinkham Notch Naturalist Guide is responsible for guiding day and multi- day programs for guests. Our goal is to better connect guests and visitors with their natural environment through quality programming.
The Naturalist Guide will actively deliver programs at both Joe Dodge Lodge and Pinkham Notch Visitor Center as well as all other AMC destinations as assigned. The Naturalist Guide will act as an interpretive and informational resource to guests and visitors, providing high-quality customer service at all times. The Naturalist Guide will report to the Pinkham Notch Program Manager and work with fellow staff and volunteers to develop and implement high quality educational and recreational programs for guests and visitors. This is a seasonal position, 40 hours per week.
List of responsibilities:
- Develop and present interpretive programs throughout the day, four-five days a week. Presentations may include natural/cultural history walks and talks and educational/ safety talks surrounding hydration, hiking, and Leave No Trace principles.
- Lead outdoor programs, including but not limited to: ½ day to full day and overnight, multi-day hikes in the area in all types of weather
- Facilitate and lead multi- day family and adult programs at front country lodges and back country huts
- Assist with special events and custom programs
- Facilitate the evening program series as needed.
- Staff the information desk in the Visitor Center as needed, providing excellent guest and visitor services and providing accurate back country information
- Maintain and develop self guided interpretive materials for the Lodge and Visitor Center
- Act as an interpretive resource for staff, volunteers and visitors.
- Help coordinate efforts to integrate Leave No Trace principles and HikeSafe into programs
- Meet regularly with supervisor to assess progress and make needed changes to the programs. Complete all forms including end-of-season report.
- Must be willing to work weekends, evenings and holidays
- AMC has zero tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. The Appalachian Mountain Club requires all employees who work in a program or facility which serves children, disabled persons, or the elderly to have a criminal record check performed on their name in their state of primary residence with satisfactory results.
List of qualifications (include physical requirements)
- College graduate or currently enrolled in a natural science or environmental interpretation/ education degree program, or relevant experience.
- Previous experience in program delivery and techniques
- Previous trip leading experience a plus.
- Wilderness First Aid Certification, Wilderness First Responder preferred
- Comfortable traveling in the backcountry
- A valid driver’s license, and the ability to obtain a DOT medical card
- Ability to work independently
- Familiarity with natural history of the Northeastern US
- Physical ability to travel to all AMC destinations in all weather conditions is required, carrying loads of up to 40 pounds in a backpack, hiking on unimproved trails.
- Strong organizational and written/verbal communication skills.
- Excellent guest service skills and a demonstrated commitment to AMC goals.
This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by their supervisor.
Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews by email.
Job Categories: guiding, family progams, naturalist