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 Haw River 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

The lifeguards at Haw River State Park work when summer camps are in session. 

The pay is $17 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summer camp lifeguards will keep watch over 30 campers each day, with additional instructors poolside. The swimming sessions last 2 hours each afternoon.

The park pool is small, with a shallow end and a deep end with a depth of 5 feet.

Requirements and Qualifications

Lifeguards must hold a current certification from an accredited lifeguard organization. CPR/AED and first aid certifications through the American Heart Association or the Red Cross are also required.

These positions are perfect for newly certified individuals.

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.