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Employment Opportunities

Various employment opportunities are available at Mount Washington Observatory, both on and off the mountain. Our staffed facilities include our legendary weather station and Mount Washington Museum on the summit of Mount Washington, and our Weather Discovery Center museum and administrative offices in downtown North Conway.

Summit positions require an eight-day shift on the mountain followed by six days off, while most valley positions follow a more typical Monday through Friday work week. In addition to full-time staff positions, we often have part-time and seasonal volunteer and/or intern opportunities.

Current openings, if any, are listed below. Thank you for your interest in working with us!

Staff Positions

Director of Advancement

The nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory (MWO) is searching for the ideal candidate to fill its full-time, year-round Director of Advancement position, which is based in the organization's administrative offices in North Conway, New Hampshire.

The Director of Advancement is responsible for providing vision, direction and strategic leadership for all aspects of MWO's fundraising, communications and marketing efforts. He/She designs, executes, and evaluates the immediate and long-range fundraising program of the organization, including the component parts: membership, annual giving, special events, corporate support, grants, planned giving, and capital giving. He/She also works to strengthen relationships with MWO's various constituencies through a robust external communication program that includes the MWO website, social media, Windswept magazine, email communications, graphic design, advertising, public relations, and branding.

With approximately $1 million in annual revenue flowing through the Advancement Team, as well as the responsibility for managing the public image of this well-known, well-respected, historic nonprofit institution, this is a truly critical job position within MWO's personnel structure. At the same time, this is an immensely fulfilling and interesting position. The Director of Advancement leads the team of employees whose work provides the fuel that powers the Mount Washington Observatory and is an integral member of the organization's senior management team.

Click here to view/download the full job description. To apply, please send a resume, cover-letter, three writing samples and references (email is preferred) to:

Scot Henley
Executive Director
Mount Washington Observatory
P.O. Box 2310
North Conway, NH 03860

We will be accepting applications for this position until it is filled.

Intern Positions

Please see our Summit Intern Program page for more information.

Volunteer Positions

Please see our Volunteer page for more information.

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