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6 Feb 2020

Trek & Backpack AMC Backcountry Hut Caretaker

Appalachian Mountain Club – Posted by egriffin Bethlehem, New Hampshire, United States

Job Description

Hut Caretaker- Spring Self-Service Season 2020
Supervision: Huts Manager and Huts Field Supervisors
Job Dates: Please make sure you are available for the entire length of a season before applying (Priority will be given to qualified candidates available for the full range of dates).

Long Spring: Carter Notch Hut, Zealand Falls Hut, or Lonesome Lake Hut
March 23rd, 2020- June 1st, 2020 Work schedule: 7 days on-7 days off

Short Spring: Mizpah Spring Hut, Galehead Hut, Greenleaf Hut
April 25th, 2020- June 1st, 2020 Work schedule: 7 days a week at location, with days off to be scheduled upon job offer.

Please note specifically in your application which season you are interested in being considered (long spring and/or short spring)
Hiring Timeframe: Applications will be accepted until February 26th, 2020.

Summary Description:
Hut Caretakers are the AMC’s primary representatives in these backcountry facilities during the self-service seasons. To assure the best possible public service, the caretaker must be attentive to both the care of the guests and the maintenance of the hut. Backcountry medical training (WFA, WFR) is required. Ski, snowshoe and climbing skills are desirable for some positions. All positions require the ability to travel alone in the backcountry in a variety of weather. Caretakers must be physically and mentally able to endure solitude and extreme weather conditions. All hut caretakers must be willing and able to hike long distances and carry up to 50 pounds over rugged terrain. AMC has zero tolerance for the abuse of children. Any employee with access to children will have a criminal record check performed and have references checked regarding their past work with children.

-Record daily statistics, respond to morning radio call, announce and post the weather report.
-Provide backcountry information and trail advice for guests.
-Clean the kitchen, scrub the bathrooms, and sweep all floors.
-Maintain all hut systems as directed in the Operations Manual including USFS Hut permit, regulations and responsibilities.
-Welcome overnight guests and give an official welcome and orientation talk during dinner.
-Build and tend a fire in the wood stove in cold months. (Only at Lonesome, Zealand Falls, Carter Notch)
-Establish a schedule for and explain kitchen use to guests.
-Sell OTC items and AMC memberships to support the AMC’s public service efforts.
-Complete the daily hut report.
-Be available for day visitors and overnight guests on weekends and holidays.
-Collect water and/or maintain the water hole.
-Shovel snow and remove ice from building, walkways, systems, and fire exits.
-Conduct scheduled inventories of food, supplies and OTC items.
-Voluntarily provide support in Search and Rescue situations.

-Friendly, outgoing manner and commitment to public service.
-Extensive backcountry experience.
-Ability to work alone and unsupervised for long periods of time.
-WFA, WFR or WEMT certification.
-Environmental education/interpretation experience, desirable.
-Strong knowledge of White Mountains/AMC, desirable.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume through the application on the Appalchian Mountain Club's website,

Job Categories: Volunteer. Job Types: Trek & Backpack. Job Tags: Appalachian Mountain Club, backpacking, Caretaker, conservation, environmentalism, hiking, huts, mountaineering, new england, New hampshire, outdoors, outside, seasonal, skiing, trails, and white mountains.

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