Jobs at MSHP


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 is an ideal job for a student or retired person. Hours are primarily weekends with some weekday school programs for 3rd and 4th graders. Will train in Monterey History and presentation techniques. Monterey State Historic Park hires seasonally, depending on operational need. Most positions are part-time with a limit of 1500 hours per calendar year. 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