The applicant will assist in all aspects of the Monson A.T. Visitor Center through the summer months.
The Visitor Center’s core mission is to address the increased popularity of the Appalachian Trail in northern Maine and Baxter State Park, concerns with hiker behavior, and to support the growing ecotourism industry in the Moosehead Lake region. Applicant will assist staff for the Visitor Center on various projects as well as take on a project of their own. Projects could include curriculum development, outreach material development or event series planning. In the Visitor Center, the applicant will be the primary point of contact for all visitors to the Visitor Center including thru-hikers, section hikers, short term backpackers, day hikers camp groups and casual visitors. They will provide education on Leave No Trace, management regulations and visitor expectations in Baxter State Park, day hiking opportunities in the area and trail and river conditions. They may also provide on-trail interpretation and education.
Applicant will be expected to work together with the Visitor Center Manager, Ridgerunner and Visitor Center Representative and Maine Regional Manager as a team, and also cooperatively with Appalachian Trail Conservancy staff, Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) volunteers and staff, Monson A.T. Community volunteers, Monson town staff and Baxter State Park staff. They also may be expected to work weekend days and some holidays. Low-cost housing will be available for the applicant.
Applicant will have the opportunity for learning multiple aspects of on-the-ground visitor use management and education. Educational and networking opportunities will also be available to the applicant.
Applicant should be available June through mid-October.