Access and Grounds Assistant Application Form- Summer 2019

SLA ACCESS AND GROUNDS ASSISTANT  (Boat Rentals, Gift Store & Lawn Maintenance)- Summer 2019

The SLA is looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals for full-time and part-time positions as an SLA Access and Grounds Assistant. This position reports directly to the SLA’s Facilities Manager and directly supports the needs of the SLA’s conservation, access, and education mission. Duties of the access and grounds position are varied changing day to day and hour to hour.  Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Greet visitors and provide them with information regarding the Squam Lakes area, the SLA and SLA programs, while running the SLA store;
  • Process boat rental reservations and liability waivers and collect boat rental fees;
  • Inspect and maintain boat rental craft and equipment;
  • Instruct customers in basic canoe, kayak, and paddle board operation and safety practice;
  • Maintain the grounds and waterfront area of the Resource Center.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older as of May 25, 2019
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be available to work weekends
  • Must have good communication skills and customer service skills
  • Must be able to work as part of a team
  • Must be self-motivated and capable of working on projects independently
  • Dates of position: Memorial Day weekend (5/25) through Labor Day Weekend (9/2). For those interested, the position can continue into the fall as a part-time weekend position.

Compensation: $8 per hour

All employees of the SLA receive discount on merchandise in the SLA store; personal use of kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards so long as it does not impact rental use; and discounts on campsite rentals. Successful applicant gain experience with the day-to-day functioning of a conservation non-profit and build a network within the environmental non-profit field.

To Apply: 

Fill out application below.   Position open until all positions filled.

This application must be filled out in one sitting.  There is no save option.

Please attach your resume as a pdf or word document.
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg txt pdf doc docx.
Successful applicants must be available to work most if not all of this time period.
Please give a date range in the format of MM/DD/YY - MM/DD/YY
This is a requirement of this summer position..
Canoes and Kayaks typically weigh 30-60 pounds.
Not yetOnce or twiceBeginner IntermediateAdvancedExpert Professional
Swimming *
Snorkeling *
Scuba diving *
Camping *
Hiking *
Backpacking *
Trail work *
Outdoor Sports *
Canoeing *
Kayaking *
Power boat operating *
Sailing experience *
Working with children *
Working with the public (Customer service) *
Using Cash registers *
Computer Skills *
Lawn care equipment *
Beginner = I would need some training & more practice, Intermediate = I have done this quite a few times, Advanced = I have done this many times, Expert = I participate or compete in this regularly, Professional = I have been paid to do this.
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Please enter the 2nd to last employer that you have worked for.
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