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Looking to work in a beautiful setting? We have seasonal and full-time positions available throughout the year. Join our team of dedicated, fun, and passionate people this season.

Covid-19 Safety Information

Employee safety is important to SPC, and we are taking steps to ensure our employees’ safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks may be required to be worn when county community risk levels are elevated, and barriers are in place in the Visitor Centers stores. SPC has also implemented employee COVID-specific safety training and additional cleaning of workspaces. SPC has masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer readily available to all employees at all times.

General Information

Sequoia Parks Conservancy employees interact with park visitors throughout the year in retail and outdoor settings. Our team prides itself on treating customers and each other in a manner that’s honest, accurate, and friendly.

We provide staffing for the visitor centers at Kings Canyon, Lodgepole, Giant Forest, Foothills, and Lake Kaweah. We also hire seasonal Field Institute naturalists for tours of Crystal Cave, Giant Forest, and other areas of the park.

Travel times vary depending on park locations, traffic, and conditions:
Central Fresno to Kings Canyon NP: 60 miles
Central Visalia to Sequoia NP Foothills: 38 miles
Central Visalia to Giant Forest: 51 miles
Central Visalia to Lodgepole: 56 miles

Map of the park

Current Job Openings

COVID-19 Update: While no longer a requirement of employment, Sequoia Parks Conservancy STRONGLY recommends that all employees be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus. Working in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks exposes employees to people visiting from around the world, and the Conservancy sees recommended vaccines as one tool to keep staff, volunteers, and local communities healthy, safe, and operational.

Year-Round Positions

While we are still accepting applications, hiring for this position has been put on hold and will resume on or around August 30, 2024.

Are you passionate about sharing your love of the outdoors and educating others? 

Sequoia Parks Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural beauty of Sequoia National Park. We are seeking a qualified and enthusiastic Field Institute Manager to oversee our programs, manage staff, and ensure exceptional visitor experiences within the parks.

Starting Salary: $1280.00 per week Salary Range Potential: $66560 -$124235 per year

Job Type: Year-round Full-time / Overtime Exempt

Benefits:

  • Medical
  • 401k
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Health Savings Account, plus more

Primary Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Manage daily operations on-site at the Crystal Cave (May-Nov) and remotely for Pear Lake Winter Hut (Dec-Apr)
  • Develop and deliver high-quality interpretive programs on diverse topics related to the natural and cultural history of the parks and surrounding areas.
  • Hire, train, and supervise staff, including naturalists, guides, and hut keepers.
  • Schedule staff and programs, ensuring effective communication and collaboration with various park partners.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to park visitors, answering questions and addressing their needs.

Qualifications:

  • Strong supervisory and organizational skills with the ability to motivate and lead a team.
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills to effectively engage diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching, conducting tours, or resource interpretation.
  • Proficiency in tools and software to support staff scheduling, inventory, reservations, and using various software programs (Microsoft Office, Google Suite).
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks effectively, and thrive in a physically demanding environment.
  • Valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background and DMV check.
  • Commitment to safety and a willingness to comply with all park regulations and safety protocols.
  • First aid, CPR, and AED certifications are required.

Location:
Ash Mountain or Lodgepole in Sequoia National Park. Peak Season park housing may be available for employee only. However, year-round housing is not available at this time.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit an application online by clicking the appropriate button below.

Note: This position involves working in potentially unpredictable and challenging environments and can be physically demanding. The work environment includes working and driving in the early morning, daytime, evening, and night. Working in the parks exposes employees to unpredictable and potentially dangerous situations.

Sequoia Parks Conservancy is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Join us in our mission to preserve the natural beauty of Sequoia National Park and provide visitors with meaningful experiences that inspire conservation efforts for generations to come.

View the full job description.

Seasonal Positions

Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC) is seeking a part-time Marketing Coordinator with a focus on communications and content writing background. They will have a solid understanding of social, web, and print copywriting. Knowledge of SEO best practices and brand-centered storytelling is a plus. They will also provide administrative support to the Director of Marketing and Communications, including scheduling meetings, managing marketing plans, coordinating social media calendars, and distributing website inquiries. The ideal candidate should be creative, strategic, detail-oriented, and able to work independently at times.

This is primarily a telecommute position with occasional requirements to work from the SPC main office in Sequoia National Park or off-site within the local communities. Applicants must reside in the state of California

This seasonal position ends on December 31, 2024

Starting Salary: $18.75 per hour

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Up to 24 paid Sick Leave hours during the season
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Seasonal employees receive 1.5x hourly wage when scheduled to work on an SPC-observed holiday.
  • Job Types: Part-time, seasonal – Less than 30 hours per week
  • Salary Range: $18.75 – $27.85 per hour

Requirements:

  • A degree in marketing, communications, or a related field is preferred. Relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, a compelling writing style, voice, and tone that aligns with SPC brand standards, and a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in social media platforms and basic marketing concepts. Knowledge of industry trends and best practices in both communications and marketing.
  • Familiarity with design programs (e.g., Canva, Adobe Creative Suite) is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite applications (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, etc.), including advanced skills in organization, collaboration, and productivity features.
  • Previous experience in marketing or communications roles is advantageous.
  • Familiarity with WordPress content management system (CMS), including a basic understanding of website administration, content publishing, and management features, is a plus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and independently when necessary.

View the full job description.

Sequoia Parks Conservancy is seeking a reliable, professional, and conscientious person to join our team as a Field Institute Naturalist. The Naturalists provide educational programs for the public, school educational programs, guided hikes, and astronomy programs. Naturalists may also sell Conservancy merchandise, and memberships, and provide park information and services in the Park Visitor Centers.

This position can be physically demanding and Naturalists must be able to carry a
loaded daypack on the trails and assist with moving heavy inventory, such as telescopes
under various weather and air quality conditions. This position works primarily outdoors.

To be successful in this role, you must work well with your coworkers, the public, and agency partners.

Starting Salary: $16.00 per hour

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary/Seasonal
Salary Range: $16.00 – $24.00 per hour

Housing may be available but availability is not guaranteed. Local applicants are
preferred but all applicants will be considered.

Benefits:
● Employee discount
● Up to 24 paid Sick Leave hours during the season
● Employee Assistance Plan
● Seasonal employees receive 1.5x hourly wage when scheduled to work on an SPC-
observed holiday.

Requirements:

● Minimum availability through November 1, 2024, preferred
● Must have valid First-Aid, CPR, and AED certifications,
● Must have a valid driver’s license and be approved to drive our vehicles by our
company insurance
● Must be able to work in a physically demanding NON-ADA compliant job site

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Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC) is seeking a reliable, professional, and conscientious person to join our team as a Park Store Associate in the Kings Canyon Visitor Center. In this role, you will be responsible for selling Conservancy merchandise, providing park visitors with information, and maintaining the retail area of the Park Visitor Centers, all within the Conservancy guidelines and procedures.

You must be available to work any day, including weekends and holidays, and may be required to be on your feet for up to eight hours daily. This position works primarily indoors.

To be successful in this role, you must work well with your coworkers, the public, and agency partners.

Should be available to work through November 2024

Housing Availability: No in-park housing is available for positions in Kings Canyon Visitor Centers.

Minimum Requirements: Prior retail experience and cash-handling experience.

Starting Salary: $16.00 per hour

This is an excellent opportunity to help protect and preserve Sequoia National Park while making an immediate impact and contribution to the business. If you are a self-starter with a passion for your work, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Up to 40 paid Sick Leave hours during the season (accrual based on hours worked)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Seasonal employees receive 1.5x hourly wage when working on an SPC-observed holiday.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $16.00 – $24.50 per hour

Shift:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Day shift

Required Experience:
Retail sales: 1 year (Required)
Retail math: 1 year (Required)

View the full job description.

SPC is always accepting applications. Current openings are listed above. Please note that we can only respond to those who meet our hiring needs due to the large number of applications we receive.

Sequoia Parks Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

​Sequoia Parks Conservancy is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any applicant based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.