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 page 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 $12 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.

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.