Employment Opportunities at Friends of Acadia

If you love Acadia National Park and are inspired to use your skills and experience to help protect and preserve one of our greatest national treasures, consider joining our team.

Friends of Acadia employs a full-time staff of 19 people in our Bar Harbor office. We also support seasonal positions in our office and in Acadia National Park, both through direct employment and through grants to the park.

These include the Summit Stewards (formerly Ridge Runners) , and Recreational Technicians, the Acadia Digital Media Team (formerly Acadia Youth Technology Team), Stewardship Crew for the Stewardship Volunteer Program, the Wild Gardens of Acadia Internship and full-time and seasonal positions in the Friends of Acadia office. Positions hired by Acadia National Park will be indicated as such.


Current Job Openings


Stewardship Assistant, Friends of Acadia

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine
Compensation and Hours: $ 17.85/hr., 40 hrs./week
Service Periods: April 25 – November 10, May 30 – August 18

Do you enjoy maintaining trails in beautiful places? Do you enjoy empowering volunteers to connect with their public lands? Friends of Acadia is accepting applications for two seasonal Stewardship Assistants for 2023 in Acadia National Park.

The assistants work with the Friends of Acadia (FOA) Stewardship Coordinator and the Acadia National Park (ANP) Volunteer Coordinator, to facilitate a long-standing volunteer stewardship program on Acadia’s trails and carriage roads. The program works with weekly drop-in volunteers and service group volunteers, contributing greatly to the maintenance of Acadia’s natural and cultural resources.


Recreation Technicians, Friends of Acadia

(Two positions available)
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine
Compensation and Hours: $17.85/hour (40 hours/week)
Long Season: One position, End of April – November 24, 2023 (30 weeks);
Short Season: One position, June 5-August 25, 2023
(12 weeks)

Friends of Acadia is accepting applications for seasonal recreation technicians for the 2023 season. The “Rec Techs” will assist Acadia National Park staff in studying the recreational use of the park, with a particular emphasis on the carriage roads for the 12-week position. These positions are funded by Friends of Acadia and co-managed by Acadia National Park’s Resource Management Division and Friends of Acadia’s Recreation Technician Lead.


Wild Gardens of Acadia Intern, Friends of Acadiaa

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine
Compensation: $17.85/hour
Hours: approximately 40 hours/week; 500 hours total
Period of Service: To be determined by candidate’s academic calendar

Friends of Acadia is accepting applications for the Wild Gardens of Acadia Intern for the 2023 summer season. Located at Sieur de Monts in Acadia National Park, the Wild Gardens of Acadia is an important park destination with thirteen habitats displaying native plants in habitats that are similar to those found in the park. The intern will perform regular maintenance activities, such as weeding, watering, transplanting, pruning, raking paths, turning compost, and setting up informational materials. They will also greet visitors to the Wild Gardens and answer their questions, in addition to other other duties.


Friends of Acadia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Friends of Acadia is an independent nonprofit organization, founded in 1986. Its mission is to preserve the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality and cultural distinctiveness of Acadia National Park and the surrounding communities, and thereby to ensure high quality experiences for visitors and residents.