Mount Washington Observatory Seeking Volunteers

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/25 2014 11:57AM

Updated 03/25 2014 12:21PM

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. - The Mount Washington Observatory is seeking volunteers to lead programs at their new Extreme Mount Washington museum on the summit this summer.

A press release says Extreme Mount Washington is an extreme education experience that will share the science and wonder of a Mount Washington winter. Exhibits will feature information on various topics, like rime ice formation and work of the Mount Washington Observatory.

Volunteers will follow 8 day shifts, working Wednesday to the following Wednesday. Transportation to and from the summit, bunk room accommodations, and all meals will be provided. Applicants will also have to meet the Observatory's standard health and safety requirements.

A press release says requirements for the volunteer position include a cheerful disposition, a passion for education, and a love for working with people. Docents must have a positive attitude and be comfortable living with people of different ages, backgrounds and personalities. A criminal background check will be required, along with a three-day training session in April 2014. 

Training will be held at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, N.H., and at the Observatory's weather station. Transportation to the summit will be provided.

Interested applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to or Mount Washington Observatory, Attn: Docent Program, P.O. Box 2310, North Conway, NH 03860. Applications are due April 4, 2014.

Extreme Mount Washington is scheduled to open in May 2014.

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