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. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Thank you for your interest in working with us!

Museum Operations and Retail Manager 
The Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS) has operated a weather station at the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak for ninety years. The Extreme Mount Washington (XMW) Museum Operations & Retail Manager (RM) works with the Director of Finance to staff and operate the XMW, oversee all Observatory retail operations, and assist with volunteer programs. MWOBS offers flexible and remote work options for this position as allows. Opportunities for professional development exist with this position as well.

Please apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and three references to by February 10, 2023.

Full Job Description 
Weather Observer – Research and IT
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-day, six-day off schedule, changing shifts on Wednesdays.
Updated Oct. 7, 2022. 

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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