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2021 Seasonal Job Opportunities

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Park office

2388 N.C. 128
Burnsville, NC 28714

GPS: 35.7528, -82.2737



  • November to February:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
  • May to August:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
  • September to October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • November to March:
    9:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays; closed on weekends
  • April to October:
    9:00am to 5:00pm daily
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • The museum is currently closed until further notice.
  • May to October:
    10:00am to 6:00pm


  • The restaurant is currently closed all year for renovations.
  • May 3 to August 31:
    11:00am to 7:00pm
  • September 1 to October 31:
    11:00am to 7:00pm


  • May 24 to November 22:

Friday to Tuesday:
10:00am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:00pm 


  • This service is temporarily unavailable until further notice.
  • July 1 to October 31:

Friday to Sunday:
10:00am to 6:00pm

  • At any other time:
    Please call the park office several days ahead of your visit to schedule this assistance.




2021 Seasonal Job Opportunities

Mt. Mitchell State Park is currently accepting applications for qualified and passionate seasonal employees to work May 2021 through October 2021. Positions include: Office Assistant, Maintenance-Utility Workers and Retail Sales Associates. We offer $12 per hour, and the opportunity to earn experience in parks and recreation. (No housing is available.)

Office Assistant 1 position available. Serve as the primary point of contact for the majority of visitors coming to the park by staffing the front desk at the Park Office / Ranger Station. Answer phones, check in overnight campers, provide information about the park and surrounding areas, sell firewood, give directions, perform clerical duties such as preparing bank deposits, paying invoices, printing reports, taking messages, etc. Assist the Administrative Assistant and Park Rangers with any other duities as assigned.

Maintenance-Utility Worker 3 positions available. Maintain the landscaping by mowing and weedeating, clean and service the restroom facilities, empty the trash bins and haul off cardboard and recyling to dumpsters, perform trail work, and other maintenance duties as assigned.

Retail Sales Associates 4 positions available. Associates sell packaged food items, retail merchandise such as clothing and souvenirs, restock items for resale, clean bathrooms, and provide park visitors with general information about the park, hiking trails, and surrounding area. They are responsible for operating a cash register and taking credit card payments. 

Please print, completely fill out, and email the application linked below to:, or mail it to:  Mount Mitchell State Park, 2388 State Hwy. 128, Burnsville, NC 28714. If you have any questions about what it is like to work at Mt. Mitchell State Park, please feel free to contact us via phone at the Park Office by calling 828.675.4611. 

Seasonal Employee Application: