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Explore Maine's beautiful places by landing a job with the Maine Conservation Corps.

Explore Maine's beautiful landscapes with the Maine Conservation Corps.

Summer Jobs, Seasonal Jobs, Internships and Volunteer Work in the U.S. & Abroad

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Fun Fact: More than 90% of Maine's total land area is forested, the highest percentage of any state.

If you like learning new things and want to explore Maine's beautiful places, the Maine Conservation Corps has a job for you!

Maine Conservation Corps

Seasonal Field Team Leaders & Members, Environmental Stewards, Trail Training Members and Training Coordinators

Beautiful outdoor locales including Baxter State Park, the Appalachian Trail, Public Lands, State Parks and more!

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedProgram in the Spotlight Rebuild the Appalachian Trail. Improve hiking trails on Maine's coast. Develop trails with boardwalk bridges in wetland areas. Provide community education and outreach. Build great things with great people. If you like spending time outside, learning new things, aren't afraid to get a little dirty and want to explore Maine's beautiful places, the Maine Conservation Corps has a job for you! Positions are available for 3-9 months throughout the year. Unemployed or underemployed youth and military Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Maine Conservation Corps
124 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0124
(207) 624-6085
(800) 245-5627 toll free in Maine
(207) 287-3342 fax

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The New England Outdoor Center believes in the spirit of adventure and promoting quality outdoor experiences that will have long lasting positive effects in people’s lives.

New England Outdoor Center

Whitewater Raft Guides, Office, Reservations and Front Desk staff and a Kitchen & Food Services team

NEOC has two locations that are six miles apart. NEOC Twin Pines is located on Millinocket Lake, eight miles from Baxter State Park and Penobscot Outdoor Center is just two miles from the south entrance and and Mount Katahdin, Maine's highest mountain and the northern terminus for the Appalachian Trail. Baxter State Park offers hundreds of miles of hiking trails and the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Region is just minutes from your doorstep.

Program in the Spotlight Named Best Adventure Resort in New England by Yankee magazine in 2014, the New England Outdoor Center (NEOC) is home to Twin Pine Cabins, the award winning River Driver’s Restaurant and Penobscot Outdoor Center campground. In addition to lakeside lodges and cabins, NEOC offers a number of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Depending on the season, activities include whitewater rafting on Class I-V rapids, moose & wildlife tours, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. NEOC is seeking hardworking, devoted individuals who are passionate about the outdoors, hospitality and customer service. Positions start as early as April/May through September or longer, with winter season options. If you have experience in raft guiding or the hotel, restaurant and guest services industry, connect with

Recruitment Team
New England Outdoor Center
P.O. Box 669
Millinocket, ME 04462

(207) 723-5438
(800) 766-7238 toll free
(207) 723-0008 fax

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Kingsley Pines Camp: the way camp should be!

Kingsley Pines Camp

Summer Camp Counselors, Instructors & Staff Members

Raymond (Sebago Lake region; 2 hours north of Boston)

If you are looking for a stimulating and rewarding experience where you can make a difference in a child's life, summer counselors, instructors and staff members at Kingsley Pines Camp enjoy the many rewards of outdoor (and indoor) fun. As the core of the camp staff, Counselors supervise, lead, guide and live with campers. Counselors also teach in one of these areas: arts & theater, waterfront, sports, or outdoor adventure activities. The camp season kicks off on June 9, 2018 and consists of one week of staff orientation, eight weeks of children's camp, and two weeks of family camp. To apply for a counselor position fill out the online application; for Director or staff job openings, send your resume to Alan Kissack.

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Summer 2018 Employment Alert
Kingsley Pines will begin accepting applications for summer 2018 on December 15th.

Alan Kissack
Kingsley Pines Camp
51 Coughlan Cove Rd.
Raymond, ME 04071

(207) 894-9030
(855) 799-7788 (toll free)
(207) 655-4121 fax

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Put your passion for the Appalachian Trail to work! Apply for summer trail crew jobs in Maine and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

Maine Appalachian Trail Club

Trail Crew Camp Coordinator, Crew Leaders & Assistant Leaders, Ridge-runners, Interns and Volunteers

The MATC has been maintaining, protecting and preserving the 267-mile Appalachian Trail in Maine since 1935!

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club is seeking energetic and motivated individuals to serve as a Trail Crew staff, interns and volunteers to help take care of this exceptional natural outdoor legacy during the summer months. Projects include building stone steps, waterbars, retaining walls and new trails. On the job training with stone work, griphoist rigging systems and other trail work will be presented by an experienced trail pioneer. Whether you thrive on working in the outdoors in any weather condition, enjoy planning expedition-focused trips for individuals and groups, or simply content with living alone in remote areas, the MATC has a seasonal job for you! Positions run from May through October, with varied start/end dates.

Maine Appalachian Trail Club

To apply for a Trail Crew Leader, Assistant Leader, Camp Coordinator or Intern position, email your cover letter, resume and 3 references to Lester C. Kenway. Preference will be given to those applying by January 31st.
To apply for Ridge-runner positions, email your cover letter, resume and references by email to Preference will be given to those applying by January 15th.
To reserve a space as a Trail Crew Volunteer contact Holly Sheehan.

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Maine Huts & Trails offers a perfect year-round backcountry hospitality vacation for soft adventure outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.

Maine Huts & Trails

Hut Master, Hut Cook, Hut Crew, Backcountry Hut Caretakers

Maine’s Western Lakes and Mountains region is truly a four season recreational destination, boasting some of Maine’s highest peaks, the Bigelow Range and Mahoosuc Mountains, and hundreds of glacial lakes. Some of Maine’s largest lakes are located here, including Flagstaff and Rangeley lakes. In time, the Maine Huts & Trails system of backcountry eco-lodges will be connected by people-powered trails that will stretch nearly 200 miles from near the New Hampshire border to the Moosehead Lake region.

Maine Huts & Trails operates four off the grid backcountry huts accommodating up to 48 guests each and 80 miles of trails, offering hiking, mountain biking, paddling and hut-to-hut cross-country skiing. A Hut Master and Hut Crew work as a tight-knit team to create memorable outdoor experiences and a welcoming and friendly environment for visitors. The Crew will undertake a variety of responsibilities on a rotational basis, including front desk, food preparation, housekeeping and custodial duties as well as assisting with operation and periodic maintenance of green energy systems. Winter season dates are December 15th-March 28th at Poplar, Stratton Brook, and Flagstaff Huts; January 12th-March 14th at Grand Falls Hut. Positions are also available during the summer/fall; the standard schedule is 10 days on, 4 days off. Apply online or email Sarah Pine for more information. Priority will be given to qualified candidates able to work the full season.

MH&T also seeks Volunteer Hut Caretakers from 2-12 weeks during the self-service season. Room and board are provided. This is a unique opportunity to live rent-free and off the grid, with a recreational playground at your fingertips!

Winter Season Jobs Update
MH&T has filled all of their winter season positions. Check back in the new year for summer job opportunities!

Sarah Pine
Hut Operations Manager
Maine Huts & Trails
496C Main St.
Kingfield, ME 04947

(207) 265-2400
(207) 265-2209 fax

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Summit Achievement is an adventure-based wilderness therapy program that combines the best features of a wilderness program and special-needs boarding school by integrating a residential milieu, traditional academic instruction, weekly outdoor expeditions and therapeutic services.

Summit Achievement


Spanning 54 acres the Summit campus is located in Stow (19 miles north of the town of Fryeburg, Maine) and features a central lodge containing a commercial kitchen, dining room, and living room. This is the hub for campus activities. A fully equipped Academic Center is the base for academic instruction. The majority of expeditions are conducted in the White Mountain National Forest.

Summit Achievement combines the best features of a wilderness program and special needs boarding school by integrating a residential milieu and traditional academic instruction with outdoor adventure-based therapy. Guides are responsible for providing supervision, guidance, mentorship and instruction to a small group of adolescents with mild to moderate social, emotional and educational challenges. Responsibilities include facilitating activities, group processing sessions, 4-season backcountry expeditions and working as a member of a team fulfilling the duties of a Logistician, Medic or Team Leader. Summer seasonal (May through mid-August) and year-round positions are available, with a work shift schedule from Tuesday to Tuesday every other week. To apply, email your resume and cover letter (specifying whether you're looking for year-round or seasonal work) to Anson McNulty.

Anson McNulty
Program Director
Summit Achievement
69 Deer Hill Rd.
Stow, ME 04037

(207) 697-2020
(207) 697-2021 fax

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The Ecology School: Teaching the Science of Ecology and the Practice of Sustainability on Maine's Southern Coast.The Ecology School

Seasonal Ecology Educators

Saco Bay can be found on the southern coast of Maine, just 20 miles south of Portland and an 1½ hour drive to Boston

Looking to accentuate the magic, mystery and wonder of nature so that students can better understand and care for the environment? Every spring and fall 15 Ecology Educators are hired to teach in various residential, day and outreach programs. Responsibilities include developing and leading up to three ecosystem-based lessons per day for groups of 10-12 students, with lessons that focus on the ecology of areas including the coastal forest, beach, dunes, rocky tide pools, and a salt marsh estuary. Educators are also responsible for shared supervision of students between and after lessons plus providing some general maintenance of the site and program. Positions are available during the spring (mid-March to mid-June) and fall (early September to mid-November) seasons. To apply, send a completed application found on the Staff & Employment page at, cover letter and resume to Alex Grindle. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Spring Season Employment
The Ecology School is now accepting applications for Ecology Educators for the spring season (March 19th–June 8th). View the full job description »

Alex Grindle
Director of Programs
The Ecology School
8 Morris Ave., Building 1
Saco, ME 04072

(207) 283-9951
(207) 391-6174 fax

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The mission of the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond is to educate and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds toward social, economic, and environmental sustainability and conservation through affordable, experiential learning.

University of Maine 4-H Center at Bryant Pond

Field Teachers

Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center is nestled on the shores of Lake Christopher in Bryant Pond with 160 acres of forest and mountain trails leading to remote campsites, streams, ponds, wetlands and a mountain summit. The local area provides many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts including rock climbing, backpacking, hunting and fishing, canoeing and a large winter ski and sport industry. The Center is just a short drive to the beautiful White Mountain National Forest and the Rangeley Lakes area and Portland is an hour’s drive with live music, great food and shopping.

Bryant Pond 4-H Center is seeking qualified, high-energy individuals to work in the Lakeside Classroom and summer camp program. Field Teachers will provide groups of 8-15 students (kindergarten through college) with high quality programming in ecology, team building, challenge course, climbing wall and outdoor skills. Group management and group building skills will also play an important part of your daily work routine. Preference is given to those who are at least 21 years old with WFR certification and a Bachelor’s degree in the environmental or adventure education fields (although those with other educational backgrounds are welcome to apply). Experience educating and managing children in an outdoor setting, multi-day backcountry trip leading, challenge course facilitation and ecology education are also helpful. Positions are available during the spring (early April to mid-June), summer (mid-June through August) and the fall season (late August to early November), with a multiple season option. To apply, email your cover letter, resume and three reference contacts (phone and email) to Lyndsey Smith.

Lyndsey Smith
Lakeside Classroom Coordinator
University of Maine 4-H Center at Bryant Pond
P.O. Box 188
Bryant Pond, ME 04219

(207) 890-8625

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In a fun and stimulating environment, Tripp Lake Camp provides a range of opportunities for girls to challenge themselves, gain confidence and expand their horizons.

Tripp Lake Camp

Outdoor Living Program Summer Camp Staff

Featuring 260 acres of land, towering pines and sparkling waters (with a mile of private shore), the camp is located midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and about an hour north of Maine's biggest city, Portland.

In a fun and stimulating summer camp environment, Tripp Lake Camp summer staff provide a range of opportunities for girls to challenge themselves, gain confidence and expand their horizons. The Outdoor Living Program is seeking Counselors to lead activities that include a 40-foot climbing wall and bouldering ring, a ropes & initiative course, and camp craft that focuses on camping, hiking and canoeing. Responsibilities include facilitating teamwork and leadership activities, teaching rock climbing and belaying techniques, assisting campers navigate the high and low elements ropes course, teaching basic camps skills (from setting up a tent to cooking a meal), and leading campers on overnight or day trips outside of camp. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college (or at least 18 years old) and make a commitment from June 4th to August 10th. Candidates for Head of Department positions must have outdoor education experience and training/managing a staff. If you are warm, compassionate, love working with children and enjoy being outdoors, fill out the online application.

Nancy McCann
Assistant Director
Tripp Lake Camp
132 Tripp Lake Camp Rd.
Poland, ME 04274

(207) 998-4347

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The Appalachian Mountain Club — Your Connection to the Outdoors!

Appalachian Mountain Club

Lodge & Hut Crews, Trail Crews, Outdoor Education Team and Support Staff

The Appalachian Mountain Club operates from Maine to Pennsylvania with offices or facilities in the following locations: Maine (Acadia National Park and 70,000 acres in central Maine just east of Greenville), Massachusetts (Boston, Northampton and South Egremont), New Hampshire (Alexandria, Chatham, Lake Winnipesaukee and the White Mountain National Forest), New Jersey (Delaware Water Gap), New York (Harriman State Park and NYC), and Pennsylvania (Bethlehem).

Program in the Spotlight If you are passionate about the outdoors and looking for a supportive and fun culture, AMC offers a range of rewarding employment opportunities in terrific locations throughout the Northeast! Seasonal employment, summer jobs and internships are broken into four categories: Lodge & Hut Crews (Help serve food, prepare facilities, and offer trail information to outdoor enthusiasts who visit AMC outdoor lodges throughout the year), Trail Crews (AMC is responsible for over 1,800 miles of trails throughout the Northeast and they need your help to maintain them), Outdoor Education Team (Serve as an Educator, Guide or Naturalist for various environmental educational programming), and Support Staff (During the high season, thousands of guests pass through AMC facilities, hundreds of staff who need supplies, and dozens of buildings that need maintenance). Positions are available year-round and seasonally.

Hot Fall Season Jobs @ AMC!
More job exploration!AMC has immediate job openings for Maine Wilderness Lodge Crew, with work through November (and a winter option from mid-December to mid-March).

James Wrigley
Huts Manager
Appalachian Mountain Club
5 Joy St.
Boston, MA 02108

(603) 466-2721

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Employment Opportunities at Nature's Classroom!Nature's Classroom

Environmental & Outdoor Educators, Medical Team, Kitchen Staff

Ocean Park

Through unique, hands-on experiential education programs, Nature's Classroom immerses student groups ranging between the 4th and 8th grades in community awareness, motivational learning and conservation of our natural resources at one of 13 centers in the Northeast, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. In addition to Outdoor Educators, Medical staff (Nurse, LPN, EMT) and a Kitchen team (Head Cook, Assistant Cook, Co-Cook) are hired during the spring (as early as February through mid-June) and the fall (Labor Day through about Thanksgiving). The fabric of the Nature's Classroom community is woven by the individual uniqueness of staff who work, grow, live, and play closely together. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred (paid Intern positions available for those without degrees). A science/math background is helpful; as are special interests and talents (music, singing, storytelling and group dynamics). If you have a strong commitment to children and learning, connect with Ashley Bame or download an application.

Ashley Bame
Associate Director
Nature's Classroom
19 Harrington Rd.
Charlton, MA 01507
(508) 248-2741
(800) 433-8375 toll free
(508) 248-2745 fax

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