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Moosilauke Ravine Lodge Jobs

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

Recent crews have included current students, alumni from the classes of ‘07-’11, more recent alumni, and others who have never before been affiliated with Dartmouth who found their way to us! This team takes care of all daily operations.

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

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For more information, or to submit an application,  contact Margaret Nichols, Lodge Manager.


Crew applications are currently open for 2023 Spring, Summer, and Fall crew! Current students on off-terms, alums, and the general public are encouraged to apply to one or more seasons! 

The hiring process for Spring, Summer, and Fall crew occurs in January and February before the upcoming season. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line "Crew Application". Click on this link for  the crew member job description as well as this crew member info sheet

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.


Crew members and assistant managers are paid hourly and are eligible for overtime. New crewlings are currently paid $13/hr and assistant managers are paid $15.50/hr. Both positions are eligible for a $1/hr increase per prior season of lodge experience, up to a total of $3/hr. Overtime (more than 40 hours in one week) is paid at time and a half. Additionally, the crew occasionally receives tips from the guests, which are split evenly based on days worked. 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. This schedule then repeats throughout the season. While not a part of the compensation, crew members do have access to the facilities and pantry at the Lodge for meals, and are provided a bunk onsite in the Crew Cabin. 

Spring Crew

The 2023 Spring Crew will run from from April 24th to June 16th.

Summer Crew

The 2023 Summer Crew will run from early June 9th to August 28th. The start date for graduating students is flexible. 

Fall Crew

The 2023 Fall Crew will run from September 8th to November 20th. Folks looking to apply to First Year Trips lodj crew should head to the Trips webpage!

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: 1/23/23