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Chief Summit Steward

Seasonal Position

The Chief Summit Steward will aid the Stewardship Manager in overseeing Summit Stewards and volunteers. The Chief Summit Steward and Summit Stewards are responsible for educating the hiking public about the rare and fragile alpine communities of the High Peaks Wilderness. Their foremost goal is to encourage hikers to walk on the solid bedrock above the treeline, thereby protecting the threatened and endangered flora of the alpine zone. As educators and interpretive naturalists, summit stewards teach hikers about minimizing impacts on alpine summits, the significance of alpine vegetation in the context of the state’s natural heritage, and alpine ecology.

Location: Adirondak Loj & Heart Lake Program Center, Lake Placid, NY

Position Dates: May 1-October 31, dates negotiable

Compensation: $14.00 per hour, backcountry accommodations included, additional housing available; paid sick time; paid certification in Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Leave No Trace Trainer workshop; free ADK workshops, discounts on store merchandise and rental equipment.

Application Deadline: February 1

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