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Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends) is a nonprofit organization that supports our local California State Parks. Friends employs a variety of park staff, including Visitor Service Aides who greet park visitors at entrance kiosks.

Open Positions


Visitor Service Aide

Hourly Wage: $15.27

About the Position: Our Service Aide positions are an exciting opportunity to work in the some of California’s most beautiful State Parks. Enjoy assisting day use or overnight campers in beautiful natural environments within a team atmosphere. Friends is looking for individuals who would enjoy working with State Parks staff in the operations of the campground and day use areas at one of our State Parks. If you have considered a career in California State Parks, this is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of park operations knowledge and skills.

View Job Description for Visitor Service Aide |  > Apply online or via PDF application


Senior Visitor Service Aide

Hourly Wage: $18.53

About the Position: This position is a lead entrance station kiosk staff support role through Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks for state parks in the Santa Cruz District. Friends is looking for individuals who would enjoy working with State Parks staff to ensure the smooth operation of all campground and day use facilities at our beautiful state parks and beaches.This full-time permanent position includes a comprehensive health care package and other benefits.

View Job Description for Senior Visitor Service Aide | > Apply: send a cover letter and resume

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