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🔗Camp Santanoni Summer Staff/Advanced Internship

  • Full Time
  • Internship
  • Adirondack region, NYS
  • $400 ($4,000 total for 10 weeks, housing provided) USD / Week
  • March 3, 2023
  • Job Summary: Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) announces the availability of three summer staff/advanced intern positions at Great Camp Santanoni in 2023, in partnership with the Town of Newcomb. Full-time from June 19-August 25, 2023.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Position Requirements:

    • Applicants must be upper-level undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level and studying/have studied historic preservation, history, or a related field in college or graduate school.
    • Independently motivated who works well in a small team environment.
    • Physically able to travel daily walking or cycling on an uneven carriage road between the Gate Lodge and Main Camp (5 miles each direction).
    • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
    • Able to lift some large and heavy objects, alone or with assistance, such as wooden window sash.
    • Comfort working outdoors all day in a rustic wilderness environment.
  • How to Apply:

    Submit a cover letter and resume to Erin Tobin, Executive Director, Adirondack Architectural Heritage, via email to In the cover letter, please outline your qualifications specific to the job responsibilities and position requirements.
    Application deadline is 5pm on March 3, 2023.

  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Physically able to travel daily walking or cycling on an uneven carriage road between the Gate Lodge and Main Camp (5 miles each direction). Ability to work in adverse weather conditions. Able to lift some large and heavy objects, alone or with assistance, such as wooden window sash. Comfort working outdoors all day in a rustic wilderness environment.
  • Contact Name: Erin Tobin
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:

Website Adirondack Architectural Heritage

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for New York State’s Adirondack region. Formed in 1990, AARCH has a mission to promote better public understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the Adirondacks’ unique and diverse architectural heritage. We preserve the architecture and communities of the Adirondacks through education, action, and advocacy. AARCH has an active and engaged membership of over 1300. AARCH membership is made up of people who care about the region’s architecture, communities, history, and quality of life. Our members are yearround and seasonal residents, organizations, local governments, businesses, and others who love the Adirondack region. AARCH’s offices are in Keeseville (Clinton County), New York.

Camp Santanoni is located within the 12,900-acre Santanoni Preserve and consists of: a Main Camp complex, a collection of rustic buildings situated on secluded Newcomb Lake; a Gate Lodge complex at the entrance to the preserve; and an early 20th-century model farm. The building of this great camp began in 1892 for Robert and Anna Pruyn of Albany. In its time, Camp Santanoni was the largest of the Adirondack Great Camps and hosted Theodore Roosevelt, among other prominent guests. After New York State acquired the site in 1972 and added it to the Adirondack Forest Preserve, Santanoni sat vacant and neglected for more than 20 years with an uncertain fate. In 2000, New York State created the Camp Santanoni Historic Area, committing to use the site for public educational and recreational purposes. Since then, more than $2 million in conservation work has been completed, and thousands visit annually.

AARCH has supported the preservation of Camp Santanoni since its founding in 1990. Since 1991, we have hosted summer interns working at the great camp, interpreting Camp Santanoni for the public and completing hands-on preservation projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Interaction with public visitors, including site explanation and interpretation. This includes the Gate Lodge, accessible from Route 28N; the Farm Complex, a one-mile walk/bike into the complex; the Main Lodge Complex, a five-mile walk/bike in each direction.
  • Participating in ongoing restoration work. This includes staining, painting, window reglazing, and other discrete conservation projects.
  • Operating a small visitor’s center at the Gate Lodge.
  • Developing programs and exhibits for ongoing site interpretation.
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