About Us


North Country School is located in the heart of the six-million acre Adirondack Park, of which two million acres are forest preserve. Our 220-acre campus includes extensive vegetable and flower gardens, a working farm, a maple sugaring operation, a six-trail ski hill, a thirty-six-route rock climbing crag, two riding rings, and over 3 miles of recreational trails. North Country School has long practiced a progressive, hands-on, and place-based education, taking full advantage of its campus, the High Peaks region, and the cultural and recreational opportunities offered in nearby Lake Placid.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references to . Interviews including demonstration lessons will take place until the position is filled.

We seek both part-time and full-time employees who like working in an amazing environment catering to summer campers using our own locally sourced foods. Employment for summer staff goes from mid-June through August. We are also seeking full time, year round staff. Our kitchen cooks have the opportunity to cook using their individual skills. Meals are prepared from scratch everyday in a family style setting. Wages are commensurate with experience and the benefits of working in our environment are outstanding.

If interested, please contact Fritz at  or call 518-523-9329 for further details.

We seek an independent maintenance technician who will be responsible for performing preventative maintenance work orders; coordinate maintenance tasks that enhance the aesthetics of the campus including landscaping, painting, general repairs; and assist with tasks required for maintaining our wastewater treatment plant.

The ideal candidate will have safely worked with hand tools, power tools, and machinery. Candidate must have a keen eye toward aesthetic improvement. Candidate must present a positive attitude, and enjoy working in a school community.

If you like working independently, can handle getting your hands dirty, and have a good eye on maintaining an aesthetically pleasing environment, this is a great place to be. We provide benefits, including health insurance, from day one.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist wastewater treatment operator with required tasks
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks including painting, checks to fire extinguishers, bait mouse traps, snow removal
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks as assigned by a computerized maintenance management system
  • Safely operate hand tools, power tools, and machinery including tractors and mowers
  • Perform landscape improvement to flower beds and other plantings

If you are interested, please contact  with a resume that includes prior job experience.

Located in the Adirondacks in Lake Placid, NY, Camp Treetops (CTT) is a residential summer camp for children ages 8-14. Our 220-acre campus (also home to North Country School) features a working farm, organic gardens, and is surrounded by vast wilderness, all of which provide hands-on opportunities for learning, work, and growth. Summer Farm and Garden Interns participate in daily farm and garden work, learning the basics of organic vegetable and flower growing, as well as animal husbandry. Interns also work with CTT counselors to offer campers farm-related activities ranging from vegetable harvests and animal care to cooking and garden-inspired games. Combining learning and work with opportunities for creativity and leadership, the Summer Farm and Garden Internship is a great fit for someone who is passionate about farming and education, enjoys physical work and spending time with children, and is looking for a deeply rewarding summer experience.


Summer Farm and Gardens must:
• be available June through August
• be a minimum of 18 years old
• want to work at an educational institution with animal and plant production
• be able to work well with others and independently
• be able to provide instruction and supervise groups of children
• be able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
• be able to communicate effectively with a diverse staff


Throughout the summer, Summer Farm and Garden Interns will:
• assist with all aspects of greenhouse and field plant production systems
• seed, transplant, weed, and irrigate crops
• help with soil building (mulching and composting)
• lead morning and afternoon work crews
• assist with community work projects
• develop and coordinate farm and garden program activities
• prepare special meals from garden produce
• harvest produce and provide produce to kitchen and help produce storage prep
• help with plant/animal record keeping
• supervise daily barn chores and garden chores


Summer Farm and Garden Interns receive a weekly stipend of $160, plus room and board
For more information please contact Garden Manager Tess Faller at

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Tess Faller at

North Country School is committed to providing a working and living environment that fosters mutual respect and relationships free of discrimination based on a protected characteristic, and to complying with the spirit and letter of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to equal employment opportunity. For purposes of subsection A and B below, protected characteristics at North Country School are an individual’s race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition to the guidance set forth below, a full explanation of equal employment opportunity and harassment prevention requirements, as defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is available in the business office of North Country School.

A. Non-Discrimination

North Country School is committed to:

  • Administering all personnel actions, including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, work assignments, classification, discipline, termination, compensation, benefits, training, education, tuition assistance and social and recreational programs, without regard to any protected characteristic;
  • Administering all human resources policies, processes, and/or procedures without regard to any protected characteristic; and
  • Making required reasonable accommodation for the physical and/or mental disabilities of qualified employees and job applicants.

B. Harassment

North Country School is committed to providing a harassment-free work environment, which includes time an employee spends interacting with co-workers in work-related settings such as during business-related travel, as well as meetings, conferences, training sessions and social events sponsored by North Country School.

Impermissible harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Making an individual’s terms or conditions of the provision of their services to North Country School contingent on rendering sexual favors,
  • Insinuating or conducting oneself in a manner that suggests that the submission to or rejection of sexual favors by any individual covered by this policy will in any way influence decisions concerning the employment or contractual relationship between North Country School and the individual; or
  • A comment, material, gesture or any other communication or conduct, which is unwelcome and offensive, demeaning, or derogatory towards any person or group of persons, based on a protected characteristic.
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