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2019 Seasonal Job Opportunities

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2019 Seasonal Job Opportunities

Are you interested in working at one of North Carolina’s beautiful state parks? Do you enjoy beautiful views and working with the public?  Come join our staff at Mount Mitchell State Park, the highest mountain east of the Mississippi. 

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 summer season.
Season begins: April 2019
Season ends: October 2019
Available positions:
1. Naturalist ($9.00/hr)
2. Maintenance-Utility Workers ($8.00/hr)
3. Retail-Concessions Clerks ($8.00/hr)
4. Retail-Concessions Shift Leader ($9.00/hr)
WORKING WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS IS REQUIRED.  Pay rate is $8/9/hour; housing is available for staff only at no charge.   
Download an application here.  Mail completed application to:
Mount Mitchell State Park
2388 State Highway 128
Burnsville, NC 28714
Or scan and email to

Contact the park office for more detailed information on available positions 828-675-4611

Thank you for your interest in working at Mount Mitchell State Park.  Mount Mitchell, the first state park, being the highest elevation east of the Mississippi creates a challenging and extremely beautiful environment to work in.  The park is located at mile marker 355 off of the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and is approximately one hour from Asheville and Marion.  On a clear day, views can be seen from up to 100 miles away.

A dark view of Mount Mitchell State Park

Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128
BurnsvilleNC 28714
Latitude: 35.752800
Longitude: -82.273700

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November - February: 7am - 6pm
March, April: - 7am - 8pm
September, October: 7am - 9pm
May - August: 7am - 10pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office Hours:
8am - 5pm Monday - Sunday, April - October
8am - 5pm Monday - Friday, November - March

Museum Hours
May - October: 10am - 6pm 

Restaurant Hours: 
May 1 - August 31, 10am - 8pm daily
September 1 - October 31, 10am - 7pm daily

Concession Stand / Gift Shop:
May - October, 10am - 6pm Thursday through Monday