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Sanctuary Assistant Steward (Part Time, Seasonal Position)

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (HMS) is seeking a responsible and motivated individual to join our team as an Assistant Steward.

Compensation: $11.00/hour

Schedule: Weekends (7:00AM – 4:00PM)
September 7th – November 17th 

Position Summary:

This is a weekend position, 7:00AM – 4:00PM, which runs from September 7th through November 17th and is a key member of the HMS Stewardship Department during the Fall Migration Season. The Assistant Steward and will report to the Director of Sanctuary Stewardship. Primary duties for this position include welcoming visitors and assisting with parking logistics; assisting with morning custodial duties in preparation for the day’s visitation; and assisting Sanctuary Stewards with ALL other operational priorities of the organization as needed during scheduled hours. 


  • Must be able to perform the physical labor required for all aspects of the position including the ability to carry a 50 lb. backpack in adverse conditions for 5 miles and the ability/willingness to perform various job functions in inclement weather
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Must be available weekends
  • Red Cross First Aid Certification a plus and/or a basic knowledge first aid principles
  • A basic knowledge of Northeast flora and fauna is a plus 

How to Apply: 

If interested, please email Stephen H. Wade, Sanctuary Steward, at [email protected] to schedule an interview.

Deadline: Applicants will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been found.

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