The Appalachian Mountain Club’s backcountry huts serve as a source of information, accommodation, and aid for many of the thousands of hikers who visit New Hampshire’s White Mountains every year. The huts are a popular, public-facing resource for the AMC, one of the country’s longest operating conservation non-profits, and play a vital role in the club’s mission of promoting recreation, environmental stewardship, and outdoor education to the public. The hut crews support this mission by providing an unforgettable experience for all hut visitors, from crafting homemade meals, to presenting nightly naturalist programs. Working on a hut crew is an incredibly rewarding experience, and we are now accepting applications to work during the 2021 Fall season!
All hut positions require excellent guest service skills, backcountry familiarity, and a commitment to the AMC’s goals of conservation, education, and recreation. Employees are expected to continue the traditions of High Mountain Hospitality: providing good company, great food, and clean, comfortable accommodations to all. Just as important, you will be a member of a close-knit crew that lives and works together for the duration of the season which requires the whole crew to contribute to a positive, respectful, and inclusive community supported by open communication and effective group feedback discussions. Hut crew work 11 days on and 3 days off in rotation throughout a 14-day pay period. Starting payrates are $8.25/hour, for 96 hours within those 14 days. Daily assignments (cooking, hiking in supplies, regular cleaning, and presenting educational programs) are all shared and will be organized by the resident “Hutmaster” (onsite location manager).
– Provide a positive hut experience for all day and overnight guests.
– Share in the cooking, baking, and serving responsibilities for breakfast and dinner meals (guest counts dependent on hut placement and dates, but can range from 36-96 guests nightly)
– Hike food and supplies to the hut (40 pounds or more for 1.5 – 5 miles) twice a week.
– Present educational programs for overnight guests.
– Answer questions and give trail advice at the hut information desk.
– Clean public spaces, sleeping quarters, and bathrooms daily.
– Greet, register, and assist overnight guests.
– Handle transactions of retail items and basic backcountry supplies.
– Maintain and uphold all COVID-related safety and cleaning measures implemented by the AMC
– Voluntarily participate in search and rescue operations.
- Due to hours worked, applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
- Comfort in a kitchen and at least a knowledge of cooking basics.
- Experience in a restaurant preferred, but not necessary.
- Demonstrated ability to live and work closely within a community made up of a small staff of 4-10 coworkers.
About Appalachian Mountain Club
At AMC, connecting you to the freedom and exhilaration of the outdoors is our calling. We invite and help people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world. AMC helps you get outdoors on your own, with family and friends, and through activities close to home and beyond. With chapters from Maine to Washington, D.C., including groups in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia, you can enjoy activities like hiking, paddling, cycling, and skiing, and learn new outdoor skills. We offer advice, guidebooks, maps, and unique lodges and huts to inspire your next outing. You will also have the opportunity to support our conservation advocacy and research, youth programming, and work maintaining 1,800 miles of trails. We invite you to join us in the outdoors.