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Employment Opportunities

Various employment opportunities are available at Mount Washington Observatory, both on and off the mountain. Our staffed facilities include our legendary weather station and Mount Washington Museum on the summit of Mount Washington, and our Weather Discovery Center museum and administrative offices in downtown North Conway.

Summit positions require an eight-day shift on the mountain followed by six days off, while most valley positions follow a more typical Monday through Friday work week. In addition to full-time staff positions, we often have part-time and seasonal volunteer and/or intern opportunities.

Current openings, if any, are listed below. Thank you for your interest in working with us!

Staff Positions

Mountain Transportation Coordinator/Road Crew
A joint position with the Mt. Washington Auto Road

Mount Washington Observatory and the Mt. Washington Auto Road are proud to announce the creation of the new year-round, salaried position with benefits. In winter, this individual will coordinate the Observatory's mountain transportation needs and serve as its primary snow-cat operator; transporting staff, supplies, visitors and media to/from the summit. In summer, the position transitions over to the Auto Road, where this individual will serve on the Road Crew.

This unique shared position requires a multi-talented and flexible candidate with a great personality, strong mechanical aptitude and a keen interest in all things Mount Washington.

Click here to view/download the full job description. To apply, please send a resume, cover-letter and references to:

Cyrena Briede
Director of Summit Operations
Mount Washington Observatory
P.O. Box 2310
North Conway, NH 03860

Extreme Mount Washington Museum Attendant
Full-time, seasonal position ( mid-May through mid-October)

The Extreme Mount Washington museum attendant is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Extreme Mount Washington, Mount Washington Observatory's brand new educational experience (opening May 2014) located in the Mt. Washington State Park Sherman Adams Visitor Center at the summit of Mount Washington.

The museum attendant works a standard summit shift week of eight days (Wednesday to the following Wednesday), followed by six days off (Wednesday night through the following Tuesday night). This position must reside at the summit of Mt. Washington in Mount Washington Observatory's living quarters for the duration of the eight-day shift. Transportation to and from the summit, bunkroom lodging and all meals are provided.

Candidates must be friendly and very comfortable speaking to visitors in an educational and retail setting. They must also be well versed in retail procedures appropriate to a high volume gift shop, including handling cash, merchandising, customer service, and cash register operation.

As the museum attendant lives and works at the summit with the rest of the weather station staff and volunteers, candidates must also be easy going and comfortable living in close quarters with people of different ages and backgrounds. For the right individual with a great attitude, this is a wonderful opportunity to live atop the tallest peak in the Northeast!

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to jobs@mountwashington.org.

Intern Positions

Please see our Summit Intern Program page for more information.

Volunteer Positions

Please see our Volunteer page for more information.

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