Trail Coordinator and Naturalist Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 4:00pm



Paul Smiths, NY
United States

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Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop interpretive programs for regional visitors and residents
  • Develop k-12 school programming
  • Provide educational programming, including maple sugaring, tours, and other interpretive work
  • Supervise and train student workers and temporary employees and volunteers in both interpretive work and maintenance work
  • Develop new ways of using the VIC property for commercial use, including mountain biking, expanding skiing and running racing opportunities, and more.
  • Maintenance, inspection, and development of trail system including grooming and maintaining cross country ski trails
  • Assist with the on-site maple sugaring operation.


  • Start date of July 8, 2016; sooner if possible
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience grooming ski trails
  • Experience with maple sugaring operations, including RO, preferred
  • Experience in and a passion for the Adirondacks
  • Must be a strong self-starter with excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Experience public speaking; experience providing educational programming required.
  • Experience working in teams and with volunteers
  • Ability to use chainsaw and operate other machinery preferred.
  • Preferred certifications or willingness to obtain: Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Certified Interpretive Guide, Chain Saw Training
  • Schedule will include weekends, some holidays, occasional irregular hours, and occasional evening work. Hours and weekly schedule will change seasonally.

Physical Demands:
Job responsibilities include ability to hike, carry and paddle a tandem canoe, chop and haul firewood, operate heavy machinery and lift loads of 50 pounds.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2016 

Position Start Date:

Friday, July 8, 2016

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How to Apply:

Applicants may submit a letter of intent, resume and contact information (phone number and emails) for three professional references. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent as one PDF file to: Mailing address: Human Resources, Paul Smith’s College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970. Faxed to: (518) 327-6161.