Internships at Great Camp Sagamore. Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks, the non-profit steward of "Great Camp" Sagamore, a National Historic Landmark located in the Central Adirondack community of Raquette Lake, New York is recruiting for paid seasonal internships. Sagamore is a 27-building complex built by William West Durant between 1894 and 1897. Sagamore, located on its own lake in the Blue Ridge Wilderness area of the Adirondack preserve was a Vanderbilt family wilderness retreat visited by the elite including writers, artists, businessmen and political figures of the early 20th century. Durant's complex is considered one of the finest of the Adirondack "Great Camps” and is an architectural model of the National Parks Services rustic building design.
Sagamore's internship program invites qualified applicants to join our staff for the season to work and learn in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state. Interns will perform a variety of duties but will specialize in one of the following areas:
• Historic Interpretation of Sagamore's history and buildings
• Environmental Interpretation and Outdoor Programming
• Event Planning and Office Support
• Culinary Arts
Interns will receive training in their specified area as well as participate in a comprehensive training program to prepare them for leading tours and completing projects at the site. The training seminars include presentations on American history of the late 19th and early 20th century, Adirondack environmental issues and concerns over time and museum practice and management. Interns will work on teams to complete substantive projects in support of Sagamore's mission.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will be self-motivated and possess great leadership, organization, communications and interpersonal skills with a commitment to non-profit advocacy and cultural work. A background and record of academic achievement in relevant college coursework, strong writing skills and interest in pursuing careers in related cultural and environmental fields preferred. Trail stewards will require at least First Aid and CPR certification, additional outdoor skills like canoeing and wilderness first responder training strongly desired.
Internships require a commitment from the first week of June through the second week of October, 2018.
Benefits: Include a stipend paid bi-weekly; room and board, professional interpretation training and content seminars on history and environment issues; and opportunities to participate in Sagamore's on-going programming.
To apply: Send cover letter confirming residency availability and explaining interest and qualifications with a resume; and titles/telephone numbers of three references to Garet D. Livermore, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Acceptances to begin January 1, 2018 on a rolling basis until filled.
Interning at Great Camp Sagamore provides a plethora of once in a lifetime opportunities. You can do anything from simply living in a bucolic setting, enjoying unique outdoor recreation, exploring a region unlike any other, and making friendships that will last a lifetime. Sagamore is truly a wonderful place that feels like home from the moment you walk in. Once you leave, your heart will always hang a little heavier as you reminisce about the memories made there. This is a place that has so much to offer in terms of personal, educational, and professional development. Personally, I can’t wait to go back there someday.
2017 Intern, Historic Interpretation