JOBS/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES at Big Sur State Parks
Maintenance Park Aides
The Big Sur Sector, which includes Pfeiffer Big Sur, Andrew Molera and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Parks, is accepting applications for Maintenance Park Aides. Come join the park team at three beautiful Big Sur State Parks! Must be able to communicate effectively in English, have a valid CA Driver's License and be willing to clean shower and restroom facilities. Starting pay is $11.64 per hour. Dormitory style housing may be available. Work shifts may include weekends and holidays. State Parks uniform required.
Download an application. Fill in "Maintenance Park Aide" under Examination Title/Job Title.
Complete and mail application to:
Visitor Services Park Aide
Pfeiffer Big Sur SP, Andrew Molera SP and Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP are accepting applications for Visitor Services Park Aides. Visitor Services Park Aides staff the campground entrance stations and interact with the public. They sell day-use tickets, register campers, operate the computer reservation system, explain rules and regulations, and answer a wide variety of questions from the public. Park Aides are the first people the public see when entering a State Park. You must be prepared to represent State Parks in a positive way. Applicants must be willing to purchase and wear a uniform and conform to minimal grooming standards. Enthusiasm for the mission of State Parks and an appreciation of our natural and cultural heritage are a definite plus. These are great positions for anyone interested in a career in Parks. Training is provided. Hiring process requires fingerprinting and a background check. You must be willing to work day shift or swing shift, weekends and holidays. The starting wage is $11.62 per hour and a 40 hour work week is normal. Limited housing may be available. Applications are accepted continuously. Interview will be held at Big Sur Station. Phone interviews are available for those living over 100 miles away.
Download an application. Fill in "Visitor Services Park Aide" under Examination Title/Job Title.
Complete and mail or email application to:
Ranger Bernadette Davis
Big Sur Sector Park Aide Application
47555 Highway One
Big Sur CA, 93920
For questions, call Ranger Davis at: (831) 667-0148
Camp Host in Big Sur!
Camp host positions available in three parks in beautiful Big Sur. Minimum 4 month commitment of 30 volunteer hours per week for an active and friendly person or couple. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis. If applying as a couple, please submit an application for each individual.
Andrew Molera State Park
One RV site with full hook ups and one RV site with water and sewer (no electricity). 35' limit, no pull-through. Both sites are located in an area closed to the public. There is no campground at this park. Typical responsibilities involve assisting with kiosk operations, parking, trail and beach monitoring. This coastal park is on the west side of Highway 1 and features access to a wilderness beach. Only cell phones on the AT&T network will work. No internet or satellite reception. Hosting opportunities available year-round. Located approximately 30 minutes south of Carmel. Visit the ANDREW MOLERA WEBSITE for more information on this state park.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
One RV site with water and electric hook-ups located in the parking area of a heavily-used day use area. Pumpout service for gray and black water provided once a week. No cell phone service, internet or satellite reception available. This is a remote park on the Big Sur coast, with the nearest services 11 miles away (20 minutes) and "town" (Carmel/Monterey) 40 miles away (1 hour). Julia Pfeiffer Burns, home to McWay Falls, is one of the area's most popular attractions. It's located along the beautiful, rugged Big Sur Coast and offers hiking trails, scenic views, and two environmental campsites. Host duties include greeting and assisting visitors, trail monitoring, map and firewood sales, interpretation, and light facility maintenance. Smaller rigs are preferred as there is limited turnaround area and requires backing in on a curved road over a narrow bridge. Hosts with larger rigs (over 26') are advised to scout the location before applying. No pull-through. Hosting opportunities available for spring, summer and fall seasons. Visit the JULIA PFEIFFER BURNS WEBSITE for more information on this state park.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Five RV sites with full hook-ups along the Big Sur River in a beautiful redwood forest. 35' limit, no pull-through. Approximately 40 minutes south of Carmel, this popular 189-site campground offers hiking trails, river access, waterfalls, a Nature Center, a lodge and restaurant concession. Duties vary and can include camp checks, firewood sales, staffing the Nature Center, kiosk operation and interpretation. Unreliable phone, internet and satellite service, but most local businesses provide adequate internet. Hosting opportunities available year-round. Visit the PFEIFFER BIG SUR WEBSITE for more information on this state park.