Want a Job with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy?

Published Dec 11, 2014

Happy campers & hikers, Claire and Laurie, at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Happy campers & hikers, Claire and Laurie, at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Yes, President John F. Kennedy said the words, "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country!" When it comes to the Appalachian Trail (AT) the same truth applies. But ... there's a secret way to make money off the AT. It's called (ready?) getting a job at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy!

Still with me? You didn't, like, fall and hit your head or anything right? Maybe roll off your parent's sofa and stab yourself on a joystick?

Yes, you can actually get paid by helping out our Beloved Path! Yes, there's a catch. There always is. Sorry. They'll actually expect you to work ... and earn your pay. (Happens to the best of us, trust me.)

Yes, there are jobs available. No, you won't get rich.

All you'll be able to do is invest your life into something you love: the Appalachian Trail. You'll meet other people who don't mind working for a living and who would rather say, "Hello! Appalachian Trail Conservancy!" than "Would you like to upsize your food to get fatter faster?"

There's a link below to one of the positions available: Trail Information Associate in Harpers Ferry, WV. What's the job?

Day-to-day duties will include updating and enhancing ATC's website and information through social media, blogs and forums that will actively engage the hiking public. The TIS will respond to mail, email and phone inquiries promptly and with accurate, responsible, and helpful information. When other staff and volunteers are not available, TIS will greet and assist visitors and assist with day-to-day operation of the visitor center.

Invest your time and effort wisely. You'll be old before you know it. Don't waste a day.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Job Opening: Trail Information Associate

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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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Tim on Jan 3, 2015
I loved one of the descriptions for the physical work environment from the ATC's job description:

"Occasional exposure to unpleasant odors."