Jobs at MSHP

Guide Trainee Positions

Notice: Monterey State Historic Park hires Guide Trainees ($15.00 - $18.14 per hour). Hiring takes place seasonally, prior to and during the busy season. 

This job is part-time with a limit of 1,500 hours per calendar year. Job duties include, but are not limited to, staffing park museums, leading guided tours, monitoring special events, and assisting with school programs. 

Depending on classification, employees are sometimes required to separate from state service after 9 months, then are eligible to re-apply for the next hiring cycle. Some positions are for year-round part time work for candidates wishing to remain in State Park service.

Candidates must be able to work weekends and holidays (except Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day when the park is closed). Must pass LiveScan background check and purchase own uniform.

To apply, download a State of California application in pdf format, click on this link:

Complete and email to:

or mail to:

Erica Hedlund, Interpreter I 

20 Custom House Plaza

Monterey, CA 93940