Our Temporary & Seasonal Opportunities

SCPRT offers a variety of seasonal and part-time employment opportunities. Looking for full-time positions? Explore our current openings here. 

South Carolina State Parks

South Carolina’s state park system includes over 90,000 acres and operates year-round facilities, activities, and programs. South Carolina State Parks offer a variety of experiences and landscapes ranging from the Blue Ridge Mountain peaks to picturesque inland lakes and from the sand hills of the Midlands to the barrier islands along the coast. Some of nature’s most spectacular creations are on display throughout the state. Throughout the year the Park Service will hire between 300-350 temporary and seasonal employees to work in our parks.

Temporary and Seasonal Positions Include:

  • Park attendants
  • Concession workers
  • Assistant rangers
  • Seasonal rangers
  • Interpreters (wildlife)
  • Interpreters (historical)
  • Activities/tour leaders
  • Park/trail maintenance
  • Administrative support
  • Lifeguards (Waterfront personnel require lifesaving, CPR, and First Aid certifications.)

Salary and Housing:

  • Pay for these positions will begin at minimum wage. There is a barracks facility in several parks: Table Rock, Kings Mountain, Santee, Hunting Island, and Myrtle Beach.

Preferred Majors:

Traditionally our temporary workforce has been made up of college students, high school students, school teachers (not teaching during the summer), and retirees. College majors most appropriate for these positions typically include:

  • Natural Resource Management, Parks Management, and Recreation
  • Life Science, Biology, Forestry, and Zoogoloy
  • Education, Physical Education, Outdoor Education, and Environmental Education
  • Business, Hospitality, and Tourism
  • History, Art, and Criminal Justice

How to Apply:

  1. Complete an application form. In the Job Title field, be sure to specify the type of position you are applying for using the list of temporary and seasonal positions above.
  2. Park Managers determine which applicants are selected for temporary and seasonal positions. These applications should be submitted in January or February or as soon as possible before the summer season begins. You must submit your completed application directly to the park. Find our State Park locations here

South Carolina Welcome Centers

Our South Carolina Welcome Center team is the face of Palmetto State hospitality. In our nine centers across the state, our team is standing by to assist visitors with information on South Carolina tourist attractions, free reservation services, maps, trail guides, discount coupons, and much more. Open 361 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., our centers offer complimentary services such as accommodation reservation assistance, attraction discounts, and free Wi-Fi. 

Available Positions:

  • Welcome Center Staff provide excellent customer service to every Welcome Center visitor. These positions increase visitor spending in South Carolina through front-line information service and promotion of South Carolina destinations while influencing current and future visitor travel plans. The ideal candidate is high-energy with a positive mindset and a sincere passion for the Palmetto State. 

How to Apply:

  1. Complete an application form. In the Job Title field, be sure to specify that you are applying for a "Welcome Center Staff" position. 
  2. Individual Welcome Center managers determine which applicants are selected for temporary and seasonal positions. Applications should be submitted to the Welcome Center of your choice by email, in person, or by mail. Find locations and contact information here

The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or handicap and is an equal opportunity employer. If anyone feels that they may have been discriminated against, a complaint may be filed with the Equal Opportunity Office, US Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.