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 and Weather Discovery Center museum 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!

Staff Positions

Weather Observer

 Basic Function 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. Working holidays and weekends over scheduled shifts is required. An Observer reports directly to the Summit Operations Manager and additionally takes direction from the assigned Shift Leader. 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.

Please return periodically for future opportunities.

Internship Program

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.


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