Are you looking for an active and fun summer workplace? Join the crew at Ausable Chasm for an unforgettable work experience! Whether you’re a teacher on summer break, a high school student saving for college, on break from college and looking for a positive work experience, an aspiring outdoor leader, or just looking for a fun summer job- Ausable Chasm is the place for you!
Work side by side with like-minded individuals in a host of positions, both full and part-time. If you enjoy outdoor recreation and meeting new people, then becoming a guide in our Adventure and Rafting program is a great opportunity. If you prefer problem solving and hands on work, our grounds crew and maintenance department are the perfect fit. Perhaps you have a natural smile, the ability to communicate clearly, and would like to welcome people from all over the world: working at our admissions desk would be perfect for you. Think you might like to work in food service or retail? Well, we have a cafe and gift shop too! Whatever your motivation, if you’re seeking a fulfilling work experience this summer, Ausable Chasm is the best place to find it!
Ausable Chasm is a natural attraction that welcomes over one hundred thousand visitors every year. They come to see the Mighty Ausable River flowing between walls of Potsdam Sandstone towering at more than one hundred feet on either side. Being in the chasm is like being transported through history while looking at the numerous layers of rock that are many millions of years old and it is truly a privilege to get to work in this natural setting. On top of the natural sights, there are five miles of well-maintained trails, a mile long raft or tube ride through the lower part of the chasm, and many thrill seekers participating in the adventure activities. In any of the various positions available, you will be kept active and engaged regularly while working with the melting pot that makes up our massive customer base.
Rafting: Get the satisfaction of assisting customers as they enjoy the scenic float tour or the tube ride down the waters of Ausable Chasm by working as a raft guide or one of the positions that make the operation run smoothly.
Adventure Program (Adventure Trail, Rock Climbing, & Rappelling): Assist clients as they hike the river walk through the upper chasm or as they strap on a harness and head out on their via ferrata, rappelling or rock climbing adventure.
Café: Help prep, cook and serve the many customers looking to refuel after their chasm adventure.
Gift Shop: Assist customers as they search out their perfect keepsake to remember their time visiting the Ausable Chasm.
Ticket Sales: Selling entry tickets at Ausable Chasm puts one on the front lines of the staff and sets the mood for our customers’ visit.
Maintenance: As part of the maintenance department, you'll uphold the high standards of cleanliness and maintain equipment throughout the Welcome Center and other buildings on the property.
Grounds Crew: Grounds Crew keep up appearances on the outside of the buildings and assist with any equipment repairs.
Trails Crew: Help maintain the standard of cleanliness and ease of travel along our 5 miles of well-manicured trails.
Guest Information Services: Being a part of Guest Information Services, one spends their time within the trail network conversing with guests, answering their questions, and pointing them in the right direction for where they would like to go.
Trolley/Bus Driver (Trolley driver requires CDL): Transport guests from the multiple bus stops near the trail system back to the Welcome Center as well as pick up clients that just completed the journey across Lake Champlain aboard the Port Kent ferry. (Trolley driver requires CDL)
Campground: Help guests with their various camping needs and campground activities, as well as maintaining the facilities and sites of the Campground.
Night Watchman: Patrol the company property at night, as well as assist campers with any problems they face or answer questions as needed.
We hire all ages from 14 and up, but there are certain restriction within specific positions. (i.e. must be 16 to be a guide)
If you are seeking employment but aren't keen on working outside all day, there are plenty of positions available in the Welcome Center where you can put your interpersonal skills to the test. (i.e. Ticket Sales, Guest Information Services, Gift Shop, Café, etc.)
Previous guiding experience is definitely an advantage but is not required. If you have a thirst for adventure and good interpersonal skills, we will train on the job for our unique guide positions.
Only a CPR/First Aid (or equivalent) certification is required for all guide positions.
We provide on-site CPR/First Aid courses for a discounted rate available to all employees. You can also obtain your certification by searching for accredited organizations online to find a local course to attend or taking one of the online courses that may be offered.
Ausable Chasm is a vacation destination, so it is expected that all employees are available for the July 4th and Labor Day weekends since those are easily the busiest times of the summer. With most employment opportunities being seasonal, hiring someone that is unavailable for large portions of the summer is not ideal; and candidates with open availability will have priority. It is best to notify us of any such dates on the questionnaire below.
For any other questions not listed on this page, feel free to email us at Jobs@AusableChasm.com and we will follow up with you as soon as possible.
If interested in seeking employment, please fill out an application via the link below.
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 390
Ausable Chasm, NY 12911
Please save a copy of your employment application for your records.
Of course, you can also visit our front desk/office located in the Welcome Center for an application or to drop a completed one off.