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Jobs with NC State Parks

Jobs with NC State Parks

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Lasting and meaningful work

Park rangers may be the most recognizable face of North Carolina's state parks system, but their dedication to the mission of stewardship is complemented by the skills and talents of many others - maintenance mechanics, administrative personnel, biologists, educators, planners and seasonal workers. It takes a committed team to serve millions of visitors each year.

Permanent Employment

To search permanent job listings, whether in the parks or at administrative headquarters, visit the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources

Seasonal Employment

Seasonal jobs are available at most state parks and state recreation areas. A variety of opportunities are available for park attendants, lifeguards, office assistants, naturalists and general utility workers. Begin by contacting a state park directly to ask about seasonnal job opportunities. Applicants must submit a State of North Carolina employment application.


Our state parks offer a variety of volunteer positons—everything from working with park grounds and leading education workshops to hosting a campground. Get more information in the Volunteering section.

Current job openings

Seasonal (summer) jobs

We are now hiring  Park Technicians and General Utility Workers for the summer season.  Please fill out a State of NC application and mail, e-mail, fax, or hand deliver to the park office.

Send/bring to:

Eno River State Park
6101 Cole Mill Rd.
Durham, NC 27705

Fax # 919-382-7378


Weekend Office Assistant

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area is hiring a seasonal temporary Office Assistant (OA), beginning as soon as possible.   Position would work in the Visitor Center, Saturday and Sunday 8AM - 5PM, selling 4 X 4 permits, answering visitors' questions and telephones while maintaining the office area.  Experience with money transactions and customer service highly preferred.  Must enjoy interaction with people.  Pay is $9.00 per hour.  A state application (PD-107) must be submitted and can be found at or picked up at the office, which is located at 1000 Loggerhead Road in Kure Beach. Resumes will be accepted as well.  Please email application and resume to  If more information is needed please call the park office, at (910) 458-5798.


Park Naturalist Needed

Do you have a passion for teaching kids?  We are looking for a skilled educator to work part-time this summer teaching programs designed for adults and children at Eno River State Park.  In this position we are looking for the right applicant able to work between 16-24 hours per week, teaching programs and doing community outreach.  Sharing the wonders of nature in publicly owned landsand their importance is key.  Weekend work will be required.

This work is mostly outdoors, and applicants must be prepared to walk distances with equipment and interact with strangers.  If this sounds interesting, we want to talk to you!

All applicants need to fill out an NC State application (PD107) and fax or e-mail signed PDF to:  Fax # 919-382-7378.
You may also call the park office (919-383-1686) for more information.