Historic Interpretation of Sagamore's Buildings and Grounds
Interns lead public tours that explain the purpose of Sagamores 27 buildings and convey the camps role in Adirondack and American history, couching that understanding in context for modern audiences. They also conduct research on the history of Sagamore and the Adirondacks that links the site's history to its programming.
Great Camp Sagamore is considered one of the most successful historic preservation projects in the United States. Through the combined effort of preservationists, building professionals and volunteers this rustic complex in the middle of a designated wilderness has benefited from 40 years of preservation activities. The intern will work on a dedicated hands-on or research project based upon their skills and interests. They should have training in historic preservation practices and documentation.
All Interns will also gain experience in hospitality services that are pivotal to the function of a historic wilderness Great Camp including helping with visitor arrivals, kitchen duties and hospitality. (10 hours per week)
Qualifications: Successful candidates will be self-motivated and possess great leadership, organization, communications and interpersonal skills, with a commitment to non-profit advocacy, sustainability, and cultural education. A record of achievement in relevant college coursework, strong writing skills, and interest in pursuing careers in related cultural or environmental fields are preferred. Outdoor skills such as canoeing and wilderness first-aid training are strongly desired, especially for outdoor programming interns. Internships generally require a commitment from early June through late October, although the end date is flexible.
A bi-weekly stipend of $225
Room and Board at a registered National Historic Landmark included
Professional interpretation training and content seminars on historical, cultural, and environmental topics
Opportunities to interact and learn from New York Council of the Arts supported artisans including storytellers, naturalists, basket makers, canoe builders, traditional Adirondack musicians, and many more
Contributing to a highly recognized not-for-profit promoting historical and environmental education
Opportunity to live in a wilderness setting with unparalleled access to outdoor recreation opportunities
CPR and First Aid Certification Training