Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is in search of qualified on-water trip leaders for their summer teen expedition programs.

The On-Water Trip Leader will co-lead two to three teen expedition programs at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum during summer 2024.

Champlain Discovery is a unique and challenging 16-day kayak expedition for up to 10 teens paddling the length of Lake Champlain from Whitehall, NY to Burlington, VT.

Expedition Champlain is an eight-day rowing expedition for up to 12 teens that departs from the Museum in Vergennes and rows north to the Canadian border in two 32’ rowing gigs. These 6-oared boats are capable and sea worthy. We will provide training in use of the boats.

For a candidate who is looking for a full summer’s worth of work we may have some day programs that allow us to fill out the work schedule. There will also be outfitting and preparation work for the expeditions on an hourly basis.

Pay will be based on experience, up to $160/day on trail, and will be hourly when in base camp. Housing and food will be included while the programs are on the trail. There is an option for tent camping on-site.

Check out our web-site for program information: https://camps.lcmm.org/summer-expeditions/.

Tagged as: Water Skills


- WFA or WFR certificate (WFR preferred).
- Experience with on-water trip leading, preferably in kayaks, and leading and managing group dynamics needed.
- Enthusiasm, flexibility, positive energy and a desire to work with teenagers is essential.
- A desire to share your knowledge in ways that are relatable to teens.

About Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum opened its first building, a historic stone schoolhouse, in 1985 with the mission to preserve and share the cultural and natural heritage of the Lake Champlain region. Today, the Museum serves a broad community throughout the Champlain Valley and beyond, working to connect all people with Lake Champlain through learning experiences, exhibits and collections at its 3-acre waterfront campus, digital engagement, boat building, underwater archaeology research projects, and more.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and three references to Krissy Navrat, Expeditionary Programs Manager at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Start Date: Late June 2024

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