The Conservation Department of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) ensures the permanent protection and stewardship of Appalachian Trail Lands (ATC lands) and Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands (National Park Service lands) and their associated resources through effective implementation of a cooperative management system involving ATC, Trail-maintaining clubs, and public-agency partners.
The incumbent will work cooperatively to manage the Appalachian Trail Information and Visitor Center in Monson, Maine an A.T. Community. The Visitor Center’s core mission is to address the increased popularity of the Appalachian Trail in northern Maine and Baxter State Park, concerns with hiker behavior, and to support the growing ecotourism industry in the Moosehead Lake region. The incumbent will be the lead staff for the Visitor Center and will be the primary point of contact for all visitors to the Visitor Center including thru-hikers, section hikers, short term backpackers, day hikers camp groups and casual visitors. The Visitor Center Manager will provide education on Leave No Trace, management regulations, permitting and visitor expectations in Baxter State Park, day hiking opportunities in the area, and trail and river conditions. They will also organize Visitor Center events, lead presentations and interpretive hikes, oversee a small retail operation, and engage volunteers at the Visitor Center and on the Trail. The incumbent will provide administrative support for visitor center operations and will provide local supervision for the Ridgerunner and Visitor Center Representative and the Visitor Center Intern.
The Monson Visitor Center Manager will be expected to work with the Ridgerunner and Visitor Center Representative, Visitor Center Intern and Maine Program Manager as a team, and also cooperatively with Appalachian Trail Conservancy staff, Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) volunteers and staff, Monson A.T. Community volunteers, Monson town staff and Baxter State Park staff. They will also be expected to work weekend days and some holidays.
Incumbents must be available the end of May through mid October.