Virginia State Parks is hanging out the “Help Wanted” sign for everyone from high school students to senior citizens.
Seasonal positions – from lifeguards and snack bar workers to contact rangers and housekeepers – are available in all 37 state parks, which are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
“Seasonal employees are the backbone of our operations and allow us to provide a wealth of outdoor recreational and programming experiences for our guests,” said State Parks Director Craig Seaver. “A state park seasonal position is a great way to enhance job experience in a variety of unique outdoor related locations and facilties.”
Virginia State Parks will host more than 5 million visitors between Memorial Day and Labor Day and fill about 1,000 seasonal positions to support them.
Many seasonal park employees spend significant time working outdoors. Employees receive customer service training in addition to job-specific training.
A list of available positions can be found here: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/jobs.