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Moosilauke Ravine Lodge Jobs

The Lodge is a student-run mountain hospitality facility, serving dinner and breakfast, that is open to all Dartmouth students, faculty and staff as well as the general public.

The Lodge has three seasons: Spring, Summer, and Fall.

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For more information, contact Will Maresco, Interim Lodge Manager.


Due to COVID-19, the hiring schedule has been modified. Crew applications are currently open for 2021 Fall crew. Current students on off-terms, alums, and the general public are encouraged to apply! 

The hiring process for Spring, Summer, and Fall crew occurs in December and January before the upcoming season. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line "Crew Application". Click on this link for more information about the crew member job description for this upcoming season. The assistant manager job description can be found here.

Job Details

All crew members rotate through all jobs: Desk (Hospitality), Cook, Dishes, Serving, and Projects. Because the crew shares all responsibilities for running the Lodge, crew members will perform an incredible variety of work, including menu planning, cooking, taking reservations, handling payment, helping with event planning, setting up the dining room, cleaning, gardening, unloading food, entertaining guests during "dinner talk" and projects ranging from painting to splitting wood to fixing the plumbing. No specific experience is required: just enthusiasm, and a willingness to work hard and to learn. Total earnings for the season are typically about $2000 during the summer and $1750 during the spring and fall, plus room, board, and tips ($50-$100/week). Crew members get four days off every two weeks with one day off the first week and a set of three days off the second week.

Spring Crew

Spring Crew works from April to mid-June.

Summer Crew

Summer Crew works from approximately early June to mid-August.

Fall Crew

Fall Crew works from early-September (the day after DOC Trips ends) to November (just before Thanksgiving weekend).

Early Applications

If you are off in the Winter or Spring, you are welcome to submit your application early, but we will not be able to give you a decision until all interviews have been completed. 

Other Crews

The DOC also hires for a number of positions on the DOC Summer Trail Crew. This crew performs various functions including: maintaining the DOC's cabins and facilities, trailwork, new construction and other tasks. This hiring is done February - April; watch for applications. The crew lives on their various sites during the week, but typically return to the Ravine Lodge for a great community feeling on their weekends (typically Sunday and Monday), with room and board at the lodge included in their compensation.

Applications for the DOC First-Year Trips Lodj Croo is a separate process. Details will be posted on the DOC home page in February.

Volunteer Opportunities

The DOC welcomes community volunteers to assist in maintaining the trail network on Mt. Moosilauke! If you are interested in learning more about volunteer trail maintenance opportunities, please email Willow Nilsen at 

Last Updated: 7/21/21