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Posted: 01/31/2016

Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks

The Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks is the non-profit steward of Great Camp Sagamore a National Historic Landmark in Raquette Lake, New York: the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Sagamore, designed and built by William West Durant in 1897, is considered the model for the rustic architecture style that was later used throughout the Adirondacks and in the developing National Parks of the early 20th century. Owned as a wilderness retreat by the family of Alfred Vanderbilt I from 1901-1954, Sagamore was visited by celebrated artists, musicians, actors and dignitaries. Today, Great Camp Sagamore is a non-profit educational institution where you can stay and experience the Adirondacks in a historic setting including touring the complex, taking classes in history, art and nature or simply relaxing in the solitude.

David & Janet Griffith Intership
Internship Opportunity
Raquette Lake, NY

David & Janet Griffith Internship Program


Raquette Lake, NY



            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.  The camp is located on its own lake in the Blue Ridge Wilderness area of the Adirondack preserve and was a Vanderbilt family wilderness retreat. From 1900 through the 1940s Sagamore was visited by the leading 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.

            The David & Janet Griffith 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

·         Trail stewardship and environmental interpretation

·         Event planning and support

·         Public Programs Supervisor

            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 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 Sagamore season.

Benefits: include a stipend paid bi-weekly; room and board in a National Historic Landmark Adirondack Great Camp, professional interpretation training and content seminars on history and environmental issues; and opportunities to participate Sagamore's on-going programming

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
To apply: send cover letter confirming residency availability and explaining interest and qualifications with a resume; and titles/phones of three references to Garet D. Livermore, Executive Director at info@greatcampsagamore.org Acceptances on a rolling basis until positions filled. For more information visit www.greatcampsagamore.org .
Garet Livermore
Phone: 6074374509
Fax: 6074374509
PO Box 40
Sagamore Road
Raquette Lake, NY 13436

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