Temporary Employment

Temporary and seasonal jobs are available at most state parks and recreation areas, with varying durations of employment to include more opportunities during our peak season. A variety of opportunities are available, including park attendants, lifeguards, office assistants, naturalists, maintenance workers, and grounds keepers.

All seasonal position at Gorges State Park are listed below. Not all of them are currently open for hiring. Please check the top of the park's web pages for a green alert that lists which job applications are currently being accepted by park staff. If there is no green alert, that means the park has no vacancies; visit our general Jobs page to find currently open positions at other state parks.

All Seasonal Positions

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Job Information

Gorges State Park has two types of general utility workers, with varying employment term length: a 6-month position and an 11-month position.

GUWs work 32-40 hours per week, with weekend and holiday work required.

The pay is $15 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

GUWs are responsible for facility and grounds maintenance, including but not limited to: cleaning restrooms, campsites, and the visitor center; emptying trash cans and disposing litter; mowing and trimming grass; maintaining trails; assisting visitors; and performing other duties to assist in necessary park operations.

Requirements  and Qualifications

Applicants must have a valid driver's license and must enjoy working with the public.

Job Information

The Visitor and Nature Center Office Assistant works 40 hours per week, with weekend and holiday work required. The position lasts 11 months.

The pay is $17 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

The daily duties of the Visitor and Nature Center Office Assistant involve answering phone calls, talking to visitors, and monitoring radio calls from the park.

The position also assists the Administrative Specialist in routine office duties such as recording weather and precipitation, making sales and reservations in the central reservations system (CRS), maintaining inventory of retail items and office supplies, stocking park maps and brochures, checking campers in and out in the CRS, arranging retail items for display, tidying the visitor center and offices, and any other duties as assigned by the administrative specialist or park superintendent.

This position may also assist other park staff in operational duties in the field if needed, or if office duties are completed. Fieldwork may include cleaning restrooms, picking up ground litter in and around the visitor center, and other associated grounds work. It may also include some forms of trail work, maintenance projects, and natural resource management projects as assigned.

Requirements  and Qualifications

This position requires answering visitor questions regarding hiking trails, campsites, and general park information.

Permanent Employment

All permanent job listings are posted through the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources Online Job Application System.

Please note that most permanent employment opportunities have a very short posting period of only a few days. As such, permanent employment opportunities are not posted in this page.

The Online Job Application System allows you to create a "Get Job Alerts" link that will notify you via email when a position matching your interests and skills becomes available.

To use the Online Job Application System, you will need to create an account in order to submit an application for employment. Sign in or create a new account through the "Sign In" button at the top right of the page. There is a link at the bottom of the pop-up box to create a new account.