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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. 

To apply:
Download an application. Fill in "Maintenance Park Aide" under Examination Title/Job Title.

Complete and mail application to: 

Gary Harp
Maintenance Park Aide Application
47555 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920



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.

To apply:
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. 

Andrew Molera State Park
Two RV sites with full hook ups. Typical responsibilities include trail and beach monitoring, staffing the kiosk, and interpretation. This coastal park is on the west side of Highway 1 and features access to a wilderness beach.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
One host site with water and electric hook-ups located within day use area. 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, map and firewood sales, interpretation, and light facility maintenance.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Five RV sites with full hook-ups along the Big Sur River in a beautiful redwood forest two miles from the ocean.  Approximately 40 minutes south of Carmel, this popular campground offers hiking trails, river access, waterfalls, a Nature Center, a lodge and restaurant concession. Duties vary and can include camp checks, firewood sales, resource protection, field collections, staffing the Nature Center, kiosk operation and interpretation.  

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION. Send completed applications to or 47555 Highway 1, Big Sur, Ca 93920. Contact Sharon Pieniak at (831) 667-1103 for more information.