Job Board

About the South Mountain Partnership Job Board

The South Mountain Partnership represents a broad range of organizations that are run by talented people. We look forward to connecting our network with job postings, check back often for new postings in the fields of conservation, recreation, planning, cultural resources, non-profit management, and much more.

Current Opportunities

  • Animal Care Internship

    Internships are available with the West Shore Wildlife Center for any individual interested in wildlife rehabilitation, animal behavior, zoology, conservation biology, veterinary medicine, animal rescue, animal husbandry, environmental education and non-profit operations. You do not need to be in an academic program to qualify for an internship position. Internship positions are an excellent opportunity for college students, recent graduates and local individuals interested in becoming a wildlife rehabilitator or being more involved with the work at the wildlife center. Learn more and apply

  • Education and Outreach Internship

    Internships are available with the West Shore Wildlife Center for any individual interested in wildlife rehabilitation, animal behavior, zoology, conservation biology, veterinary medicine, animal rescue, animal husbandry, environmental education and non-profit operations. You do not need to be in an academic program to qualify for an internship position. Internship positions are an excellent opportunity for college students, recent graduates and local individuals interested in becoming a wildlife rehabilitator or being more involved with the work at the wildlife center.

    Learn more and apply


  • Environmental Education Intern – Kings Gap Environmental Education Center (College)

    Calling all college students! Are you on the hunt for an internship that will not only be rewarding but also provide valuable work experience for your future career? Look no further! The Department of Conservation Kings Gap Environmental Education Center is currently seeking an Environmental Education Intern. If you have a passion for public service and want to make a difference, apply now! This is your chance to learn about park operations and environmental education while helping visitors enjoy the beauty of Pennsylvania’s state parks.

    Learn more and apply by February 16, 2024


  • Environmental Educators

    The Institute is searching for two environmental educators/naturalists. The Institute is a non-profit organization serving the region with outdoor programming in environmental and cultural education, and a wide variety of family events. Activities are conducted at various parks and natural areas around the greater Waynesboro area.

    View the job descriptions and apply.


  • Executive Director – Partnership for Better Health

    The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board of Trustees and staff team to provide leadership, vision and direction for the organization and develop organizational strategies in pursuit of the foundation’s mission. As a community foundation with health equity at the center of their mission, the director provides organizational and community leadership on the principles and practices of diversity, health equity, inclusion, health justice and belonging. Core responsibilities include strategic planning, public relations, and fiscal and human resource management.

    Learn more and apply by February 20, 2024


  • Forestry Intern – Michaux State Forest (College)

    If you are a student bursting with energy and enthusiasm, we have the perfect internship for you! Join the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as a Forestry Intern for the Michaux State Forest and discover the fascinating world of forest management while making a positive impact on our environment. They’re looking for students who possess a passion for learning about forest management in Pennsylvania and who are dedicated to preserving the natural beauty that surrounds us.

    Learn more and apply by February 16, 2024


  • Hospitality and Tourism Intern – Kings Gap Environmental Education Center (College)

    Calling all college students! Are you on the hunt for an internship that will not only be rewarding but also provide valuable work experience for your future career? Look no further! The Department of Conservation Kings Gap Environmental Education Center is currently seeking an intern in the field of Hospitality and Tourism. This is an incredible opportunity to gain hands-on experience in public service and learn about park operations and environmental education. Don’t miss out on this chance to make a difference and have a memorable internship experience.

    Learn more and apply by February 16, 2024


  • Lifeguard (Seasonal) – Caledonia State Park

    The DCNR is seeking a highly skilled and qualified individual to join their team at Caledonia State Park. As a lifeguard, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of visitors at the state park. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with exceptional water rescue skills and a passion for outdoor recreation to make a difference in the community.

    Learn more and apply


  • Lifeguard (Seasonal) – Codorus State Park

    The DCNR is seeking a highly skilled and qualified individual to join their team at Codorus State Park. As a lifeguard, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of visitors at the state park. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with exceptional water rescue skills and a passion for outdoor recreation to make a difference in the community.

    Learn more and apply


  • Lifeguard (Seasonal) – Pine Grove State Park

    The DCNR is seeking a highly skilled and qualified individual to join our team at Pine Grove State Park. As a lifeguard, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of visitors at the state park. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with exceptional water rescue skills and a passion for outdoor recreation to make a difference in the community.

    Learn more and apply


  • Program Associate

    This position will provide critical day-to-day support in the execution of core Network for Landscape Conservation activities including the Catalyst Fund, providing support to and working closely with the Network Director and Network leadership to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Network. Application reviews begin in early December.

    Learn more and apply


  • Seasonal Ridgerunner – Cumberland Valley

    Appalachian Trail Conservancy Ridgerunners provide information about the A.T. and its intended primitive experience, location, regulations, and traditions. They work to encourage the best behavior on the part of hikers to facilitate a positive Trail experience (particularly for those who are poorly prepared), and to elicit the support of those who live nearby. They discourage and mitigate misuse of the Appalachian Trail and its environments by performing educational and public-relations functions. Term Length: Approximately May 13, 2024 to September 2, 2024

    Learn more and apply


  • State Park Intern – Codorus State Park (College)

    Are you a college student brimming with energy and enthusiasm? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Pennsylvania’s state park system is a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers, drawing in countless visitors each year. The DCNR is seeking individuals who are passionate about public service and eager to learn about park operations and environmental education. As an intern, you will have the chance to assist visitors in exploring and enjoying the wonders of Pennsylvania’s breathtaking state parks. Plus, this internship is paid, providing you with valuable work experience that can pave the way for a successful career after graduation.

    Learn more and apply by February 16, 2024


Past Positions

  • 2023 Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps Cultural Resources Crew

    The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps is now hiring for its 2023 nine-month cultural resources crew. This crew completes preservation and archaeological work throughout Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests. Crews will work Monday, March 20 through Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at locations across the state. This program is a great way to provide aspiring archaeologists and preservationists the professional skills to build successful careers in land and resource management.

    Crew members receive $15.00 an hour, benefits, and paid time off. Additional information about the nine-month cultural resources crew, including how to apply, is available at the DCNR website.


  • Administrative Assistant

    York County Economic Alliance is seeking an Administrative Assistant to provide confidential administrative support to the Executive Leadership Team and support various YCEA departments and initiatives as #WeMakeThings happen in York County.

    Learn more and apply


  • Boundary Survey Tech

    The Center for Workforce Inclusion has an open position in the National Park Service’s (NPS) Experienced Services Program (ESP). The Appalachian National Scenic Trail (ANST) is recruiting for a Boundary Surveyor Technician that will work as an assistant to a Lead Boundary Surveyor on a prioritized list of lands prepared by NPS staff.   Work will primarily involve collecting physical boundary evidence, line posting, and as required, assisting with reestablishing missing or lost monuments and preparing draft plats or reports for review and approval by the lead surveyor.  Preference will be given to applicants living within 50 miles of Harrisburg, PA.

    Learn more and apply


  • Cumberland Valley Ridgerunner

    ATC Ridgerunners provide information about the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) and its intended primitive experience, location, regulations, and traditions. They work to encourage the best behavior on the part of hikers to facilitate a positive Trail experience (particularly for those who are poorly prepared), and to elicit the support of those who live nearby. They discourage and mitigate misuse of the Appalachian Trail and its environs by performing educational and public-relations functions.

    The Cumberland Valley Ridgerunner works a 16-week season between mid-May and Labor Day on a 74-mile section of the A.T. in Pennsylvania between Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Rausch Gap.

    Click here for more information and to apply


  • Food Programs Coordinator

    The Food Programs Coordinator will serve the Adams County Farmers Market and Healthy Adams County to assist with overall logistics and management of the farmers market, as well as direct oversight and management of the Health Options Program.

    Learn more and apply


  • Forest Maintenance Supervisor – Buchanan Forest District

    Are you someone who loves being surrounded by nature while working? If so, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Buchanan Forest District has an exciting opportunity. Take charge of supervising maintenance and trades positions involved in equipment operation, repair, and the construction of forest roads and facilities.

    Apply by January 16, 2024


  • Kitchen Coordinator

    LEAF is seeking someone who is passionate about creating quality food from local products (including our own farm). LEAF is growing our kitchen ventures, and this position will support this area of growth. The Kitchen Coordinator will serve as a lead project manager in the areas of kitchen production and youth skill building in the kitchen. This is a part-time position.

    Learn more and apply.


  • Lead Boundary Surveyor

    The Center for Workforce Inclusion has an open position in the National Park Service’s (NPS) Experienced Services Program (ESP). The Appalachian National Scenic Trail (ANST)  is recruiting for a Lead Boundary Surveyor who will conduct boundary survey work on a prioritized list of lands prepared by NPS staff.  Work will primarily involve boundary retracement, reestablishing missing or lost monuments, resolving conflicting survey evidence, line posting, and as required, preparing and filing plats or reports to document results and findings. There may be limited areas where new survey monuments will need to be established.  Preference will be given to applicants living within 50 miles of Harrisburg, PA.

    Learn more and apply


  • Manager of Events and Programs

    The Manager of Events and Programs coordinates the Keystone Trail Association’s major events (hiking weekends, hiking vacations, Trail Challenge, etc.) and smaller outings and programs (slackpacks, backpacks, single-day hikes, etc.). The position works closely with the Executive Director, Manager of Communications and Membership, Manager of Trail Maintenance and Training, and Manager of Operations and Merchandising.

    Learn more and apply by January 26, 2024


  • Program Coordinator

    This full-time position is at the heart of LEAF and we are seeking an individual motivated by the growth and development of others, especially teenagers. The Program Coordinator will be someone who is emotionally intelligent, capable of being authentic and playful, and committed to supporting a team with diverse life experiences. The Program Coordinator should be dedicated to LEAF’s mission, passionate about youth development, and invested in fostering a vibrant and just community.

    Learn more and apply.


  • Recreation and Conservation Advisor 2

    Do you like working with local and governmental officials in planning, developing and implementing local recreation sites, parks, and promoting conservation projects?  Do you like sharing knowledge with others to help promote safe recreation for the public through parks and conservation programs?  If so, a Recreation and Conservation Advisor job with DCNR may be your pathway to new opportunities.  While the position is in the Rachel Carson State Office Building, there will be some travel throughout the Commonwealth which will include State Parks.

    Learn more and apply


  • Recreation and Conservation Advisor 2- PA DCNR

    This position serves within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, Partnerships Division, Trails, Greenways and Statewide Planning Section. This employee works directly with the Section Chief to administer a variety of trail and partnership grant projects and that includes participating in the planning, development, coordination, review, approval and management of assigned projects. This position also provides assistance in developing and implementing statewide and regional Trail programs and services.

    Learn more and apply Closing 2/20/2023 11:59 PM Eastern


  • Regional Trail Care Coordinator – PA Wilds​

    The Regional Trail Care Coordinator – PA Wilds supports Keystone Trail Association’s trail maintenance activities across a 13-county portion of north central Pennsylvania working closely with the Manager of Trail Maintenance and Training, volunteers, and agency and organizational partners. This individual will evaluate trail conditions, prioritize improvements, perform trail maintenance, and bolster volunteerism for such activities on hiking trails in the region.

    Learn more and apply by January 26, 2024


  • Technical Trail Specialist

    Lead the volunteer skills development on the world’s most iconic footpath, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. This position helps advance training opportunities on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) by working with A.T. clubs, new volunteers and A.T. staff to provide access to solid skills development. Trainings will focus on safety, group leadership, and essential to intermediate trail maintenance best practices. Two positions will cover the following geographic areas: 1) GA-VA, and 2) VA-NY.

    Click here for more information and to apply


For more updates

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Submit your organization’s job posts to our board by emailing jchain@appalachiantrail.org.

Other resources:

Commonwealth of PA Job Postings

Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts Job Postings