Published Jul 22, 2013
You might be young or old. You have hopes, goals, dreams and school loans and/or credit card bills out the wazoo.
Most of the time, you could pass for a normal person. You're not wanted by the law and you hardly ever wear tin foil on your head to thwart aliens from reading your mind.
As with 70% of Americans, you hate your job.
You're saying to yourself:
"If you-know-who does you-know-what one more time, I'm going to quit and get a job doing something that makes a difference ... at a cool job where I can meet new people all the time. If only I could work to preserve the heritage of the Appalachian Trail ... near a place that serves ice cream."
Somebody reading this -- unless they're thwarted by those pesky aliens -- is going to be the next manager of one of the coolest museums anywhere: the Appalachian Trail Museum, conveniently located within Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Pennsylvania.
The current manager, Howard Davis, has set a great standard of performance, as have the museum's volunteers. Alas, Howard will be leaving at the end of the 2013 season and it's time to search for a new museum manager.
The AT Museum deserves a dedicated, friendly, knowledgeable person to help keep it growing and serving the history and the future of the Appalachian Trail.
If you think you might be that person or if you know someone else who might be, contact the good folks at the AT Museum.
o If you would like to apply for this intriguing position, please send a cover letter and a resume to: info@ATMuseum.org.
Tags: Tourism, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Appalachian Trail, Hiking, Appalachian Trail Museum, and US Forest Service
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