Employment OpportunitiesWork for Friends!
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.
Annual Salary: $45,000
About the Position: The Project Manager works closely with the Operations Director, other Friends’ staff, State Park staff and volunteers in developing and implementing Friends’ projects and programs supporting excellent state parks and beaches in the Santa Cruz District.
Visitor Service Aide
Hourly Wage: $14.01
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.
Senior Visitor Service Aide
Hourly Wage: $17.00
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.
Retail Sales Assistant
Hourly Wage: $14.60
About the Position: This full-time position works with the Sales Director in carrying out daily and weekly duties necessary to maintain Friends’ five retail stores (Wilder Ranch State Park, Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, New Brighton State Beach and Seacliff State Beach), popup stores, online sales and wholesale customers. This employee also provides program and administrative support to interpretive staff and volunteers in the parks.