2020 Linville Information Cabin Host

Join our team: Do you have a strong work ethic and a desire to work in protected public lands? Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) is hiring for the following positions.

Position Title: Cabin Host

Position Duration:  Late April  –  Early November, 2020

Status: Temporary/Part-time

Typical Schedule: Friday – Sunday, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Compensation: $13.00 per hour

Position Supervisor: Program Manager

Location: Linville Falls, NC

About Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS)

We are a passionate and inclusive team of employees, volunteers, and supporters, dedicated to a mission of educating, cultivating, and empowering an engaged public for the stewardship of protected public lands. We pride ourselves on being a transformative conservation non-profit: for the resource, the individuals who work with us, federal land management agencies, and our local partners. SAWS was founded in 2010 to respond to a regional need for stewardship focused on federally designated wilderness. We work with the national forests in the mountain regions of Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Arkansas to provide stewardship through our four program areas: trail crews, wilderness rangers and specialists, volunteers, and education.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Program Manager and Linville Gorge Wilderness Ranger, a Linville Cabin Host’s work may include, but is not limited to:

  • Provide visitors with information about Linville Gorge Wilderness and surrounding area
  • Educate visitors of wilderness regulations and practices
  • Issue Linville Gorge camping permits
  • Educate visitors in Wilderness and Leave No Trace ethics
  • Conduct sales operations
  • Facility upkeep

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collect, manage, and report work output
  • Assist in developing and maintaining strong, positive relationships with US Forest Service personnel, partner organization staff, and partner organization volunteers
  • Follow and practice SAWS organizational policies
  • Maintain a fun, safe, and positive working environment
  • Maintain high standards of work


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Point-of-sale experience
  • Familiarity with federally designated wilderness
  • Knowledge of Linville Gorge and surrounding area
  • Enthusiasm for the SAWS mission, environmental conservation, and public lands
  • Desire to be a vibrant member of an enthusiastic working team and transformative non-profit organization and to make a difference for the surrounding landscape and communities

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume online using the form below. Questions regarding the application may be submitted via email to David Cohen at [email protected]

SAWS is an equal opportunity employer and provides a drug-free workplace.

2020 Linville Cabin Host Employment Application

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