Jobs

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 positions at Hanging Rock 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.

Seasonal Positions

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Job Information

This position is 40 hours a week and requires working weekends and some holidays. The position will last 11 months.

The pay is $15 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

The person selected for this position will work with other General Utility Workers to ensure that the park's facilities are clean and maintained. This team performs daily cleanup of the restrooms, picnic area, campground, parking lots, and other public facilities. 

In addition to daily cleaning, the person selected for this position will perform ground maintenance, including but not limited to: mowing, weed eating, and trail maintenance.

Requirements and Qualifications

The right person for this position should have a can-do attitude, be willing to learn, and must be able to interact with the general public in a positive manner. Most of the work completed in this position is performed outdoors, in all weather conditions. Applicants must be able to work outside in hot weather for extended periods of time.

Applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be 18 years of age or older.

Job Information

This position is 40 hours a week and will last 11 months. Schedule is generally Monday to Friday but may have exceptions for holidays and some weekends and evenings as needed, to cover the needs of the park.

The pay is $17 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include providing excellent customer service, helping visitors with questions about the park, making reservations and gift shop sales, answering the phone, working the front desk, light cleaning, and other general administrative duties, such as copying and entering data.

All training will be provided.

Requirements and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be cheerful and helpful and have some customer service experience.

Job Information

This position works 32 to 40 hours a week and runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Weekday, weekend, and holiday work is required, with 8-hour workdays.

The pay is $17 per hour. In-park housing is available for a nominal fee.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lifeguards are responsible for maintaining vigilant watch over swimmers from the beach and diving platform at the lakefront swimming area at Hanging Rock State Park.

The employee will be responsible for enforcing swim area regulations, communicating with patrons and other guards, and performing proactive guarding and water rescues as needed. The employee is also responsible for maintaining cleanliness in swim area and bathhouse facilities.

The employee will be directly supervised by the chief lifeguard and park ranger.

Requirements and Qualifications

Lifeguards must hold a current American Red Cross or equivalent lifeguarding certification, including CPR/AED.

Applicant must not have any criminal convictions, beyond minor traffic violations.

Job Information

This position is 40 hours a week and runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Weekday, weekend, and holiday work is required, with 8-hour workdays.

The pay is $19 per hour. In-park housing is available for a nominal fee.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief Lifeguard is responsible for effectively working with other lifeguards to ensure duties are carried out and that the lakefront swimming area is operated in a safe manner for employees and patrons.

Work involves observing of swimmers from positions on the swim beach and diving platform, performing proactive guarding and water rescues as needed, enforcing swim area regulations, coordinating in-service training with other guards, overseeing the daily cleaning schedule, managing lifeguard rotations, and most importantly, being a leader, being willing and able to communicate, and working alongside and supervising lifeguard staff.

The employee will be directly supervised by a park ranger.

Requirements and Qualifications

The Chief Lifeguard must hold a current American Red Cross or equivalent lifeguarding certification, including CPR/AED.

Applicant must not have any criminal convictions, beyond minor traffic violations.

Job Information

This position is 40 hours a week and runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Weekday, weekend, and holiday work is required, with 8-hour workdays.

The pay is $15 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position is responsible for selling drinks and snacks and/or swim tickets at the refreshment stand/bathhouse area at Hanging Rock State Park.

The employee will operate a cash register, make change, keep inventory stocked, provide park visitors with information, and maintain the bathhouse area and restrooms in a clean and sanitary condition.

The employee will be directly supervised by a manager and a park ranger.

Requirements and Qualifications

Applicant must not have any criminal convictions, beyond minor traffic violations.

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.