The Appalachian Mountain Club seeks applicants for the position of Manager of Echo Lake Camp, an affordable, rustic, family camp located on Mount Desert Island, ME. The Manager’s primary responsibility is to manage the day-to-day operation of the Camp with the other seasonal hired staff, while maintaining a welcoming, friendly, and safe atmosphere for all guests and staff.
The Manager is supervised by the Echo Lake Camp Committee Chair. Approximately 85 guests arrive at Echo Lake Camp each week of the summer to enjoy hiking and exploring the flora and fauna of Acadia National Park as well as biking, swimming, and sailing. The Manager will recruit, train, and supervise a seasonal staff of up to 10 crew members and up to 4 additional senior staff.
The ideal candidate will foster the wonderful sense of community that characterizes Echo Lake Camp and has drawn families back for generations. Each week, guests join a community that welcomes them, celebrates their interests, and enables them to enjoy each other’s company as they seek refreshment in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park and its surroundings.
This is a residential position from mid-June through the Labor Day weekend (80% of the position) . Managers perform year-round administrative responsibilities in preparation for the summer season as well (20% of the position).
The ideal candidate will possess outstanding management skills as demonstrated through similar work in summer camp management and will demonstrate the ability to create an environment in which guests can relax, recreate, consider and act on environmental issues, and socialize with each other. Mentoring young adults is an essential part of this position.
About Appalachian Mountain Club
Founded in 1876, the AMC (www.outdoors.org) is the oldest conservation, education, and recreation organization in the United States. The mission of the Appalachian Mountain Club is to foster the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the outdoors.
We envision a world where our natural resources are healthy, loved, and always protected, and where the outdoors occupies a place of central importance in every person’s life.