Careers & Internships
Employment opportunities exist at our weather station and Extreme Mount Washington museum on the summit of Mount Washington, and in our administrative offices in downtown North Conway, NH.
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. Part-time and seasonal work is available, and we also offer a highly competitive internship program at our summit weather station.
Current openings, if any, are listed below. Thank you for your interest in working with us!
Director of Weather Operations
The Director of Weather Operations is responsible for the research portfolio of Mount Washington Observatory, the effective operations of the weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, and the MWOBS mesonet system. The Director assures this work is aligned with the mission, vision, and strategic plan of the Observatory. MWOBS is a highly collaborative work environment. The Director must work well and lead well in teams of staff, volunteers, and collaborating partners.
Updated April 5, 2022.
Weather Observer/Education Specialist
A Weather Observer’s principal role is weather observation – the collection of hourly weather data at the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire. Assigned to one of two shifts, the Observer helps operate the remote weather station by rotating an eight (8) day on six (6) day off schedule, changing shifts on Wednesdays. THe Observer works holidays and weekends over scheduled shifts is required. Responsibilities include helping to maintain the summit facility, providing hospitality to visitors and members, and the overall quality of our data gathering and dissemination. A secondary set of responsibilities is assigned based on open or needed integral roles (Education, Technology, Research, and Meteorology). This position indirectly assists many other departments and positions on and off the summit within the Observatory.
Summit Museum and Retail Attendant
We have and immediate opening for a friendly, outgoing and self-motivated individual for the position of Museum Attendant at our Extreme Mount Washington Museum, located in the Sherman Adams building located on the summit of Mount Washington in the Mount Washington State Park. This is a full-time seasonal position that runs from May through October (end of season).
The schedule for the position mirrors the shifts of our weather observers, one week on the summit and one week off, Wednesday to Wednesday. While on shift you have the opportunity to stay overnight on the summit for the week. Meals and sleeping arrangements will be provided for the duration of time on the summit. Transportation may be provided by other Observatory staff on shift days.
Please visit our internship page for openings, application instructions, and more information.
Mount Washington Observatory provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mount Washington Observatory complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.