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Welcome to Employment Opportunities with the Arkansas Department Parks and Tourism.

We have developed this Internet job opportunity page to help you better understand our Department and employment opportunities. As State government employees, we are responsible for making sure taxpayers' money is spent effectively and efficiently. We are obligated to serve the public fairly and courteously. We gladly accept these responsibilities and know a rewarding career is possible with our Department.

I wish you the best of luck and success in your career search and choices. An interesting and challenging experience awaits employees of the Department of Parks and Tourism. We may be the employer for you.
Sincerely,
Richard W. Davies
Executive Director

The Mission of the Department of Parks and Tourism is:

  • to provide optimum quality state park recreation facilities conveniently located and in sufficient quantity to meet the needs of all state citizens and visitors;
  • to provide adequate facilities and skilled leadership for developing and safeguarding natural resources;
  • to enhance the economic impact of tourism in the state and increase the state's tax base;
  • to collect, preserve, and make available for public use historical items and resource materials;
  • to provide executive direction and effective administration of fiscal controls, accounting, purchasing, internal audit, personnel management, and public information for all divisions of the Department;
  • to enhance the quality of life for all citizens; and
  • to promote associated social, cultural and economic values.

We Provide Equal Opportunities and Do Not Discriminate

The Department of Parks and Tourism is committed to the concept and practice of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability. This commitment is supported by our positive and practical efforts to implement a policy of nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action.

The Department of Parks and Tourism complies with the nondiscrimination provisions of State and Federal regulations. Our Department recruits, hires, and promotes employees without discriminating. Personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returning from layoffs, training, education, and tuition assistance are not approved or denied on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability.

Benefits

Our Department offers an excellent benefit package including immediate accrual of annual and sick leave, eleven paid holidays, and a contributory retirement plan. Our Department pays the major portion of medical health insurance for full-time employees and offers several medical plans from which to choose. These plans range from an indemnity plan with a PPO option to HMO's.

Other benefits include maternity leave, court and jury duty leave, military leave and a catastrophic illness leave program as well as Family and Medical leave. Employees with our Department may choose to participate in a deferred compensation plan and various options for life insurance, accident insurance, cancer care and intensive care insurance. Employees are also able to participate in the Arkansas Cafeteria Plan which is a program designed to allow an employee to pay for group health and life insurance premiums, dependent day care and out-of-pocket medical care costs tax free. All employees of our Department are also covered under workers' compensation and unemployment insurance.

How To Apply For Our Jobs

We only accept applications submitted online through the Arkansas State Jobs website:  www.arstatejobs.com.  After reviewing our vacancies listed here, you may follow the link above to begin the application process.  You will need to list the job title and/or position number to locate the vacancy listing, so make note of that information.

Nothing in our application process, its language, policies or procedures, establishes, constitutes or implies an employment contract, the guarantee of employment or benefits, or employment for any specific duration. The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is an "at-will" employer. We hope our employment relationship is long-term; however, either you or our Department may end this relationship, at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.

Applications are only accepted through http://www.arstatejobs.com.

Vacancy Listings


Maintenance Assistant

Location: PrairieGroveBattlefieldState Park,Prairie Grove,AR
Salary: $20,788
Position Number: 22125441
Closing Date: Closing date:5/29/2015
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
 

PrairieGroveBattlefieldState Park,Prairie Grove,AR

The Maintenance Assistant at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park focuses on facility and grounds maintenance with custodial and janitorial tasks, including planning and cleaning supplies inventory control. Other duties include: grounds keeping (mowing, weeding, landscaping, etc.) overseeing the park recycling plan, assisting with the volunteer program and working with local service groups and organizations. Basic maintenance repair skills (carpentry, plumbing, use of hand and power tools, etc.) are necessary. Position reports maintenance and repairs needed in maintaining facilities. Maintains records and prepares reports including weekly task accomplishments, vehicle utilization, and purchasing needs. Performs other duties as assigned. This position works weekends and several holidays. Must have valid driver’s license and a good driving record, as a driving record check will be performed. 

Position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement pension.

Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus two years of experience/on-the-job training, performing grounds keeping and/or the maintenance of lawn-care equipment. 

EOE/AA/ADA Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted online only atwww.arkansas.com


Office Manager I

Location: Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas, AR
Salary: $25,268
Position Number: 22125453
Closing Date: 5/29/2015
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

This position manages all bookkeeping in the park and is responsible for cash receipt reports, bank deposits, budget reports, purchase orders, new hire and payroll documents, maintaining files, time sheets, leave records, receptionist duties, ordering supplies and taking inventories, keeping statistics on visitation and facility usage, and other duties as assigned. Good communication and customer service skills are necessary. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. A criminal background check is required.

Position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension.

Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications: the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus three years’ experience in bookkeeping, administrative support, or related field. 

EOE/AA/ADA - Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.

 


Park Office Manager I

Location: Village Creek State Park, Wynne, AR
Salary: $25,268
Position Number: 22092355
Closing Date: 5/29/2015
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position manages the park’s bookkeeping and administrative support functions. Responsible for auditing invoices, posting and reconciling cash receipt reports, preparing bank deposits, and compiling information for various reports. Job duties include posting transactions to park ledgers, computing current budget balances, issuing purchase orders, completing personnel and payroll documents, maintaining files, time sheets, leave records, typing, acting as a receptionist, etc. Good communication skills are necessary. Knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office is required, and knowledge of AASIS is preferred. May be required to work on weekends and holidays. Criminal background check required.

Offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension.

Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: the formal equivalent of a high school diploma; plus three years of experience in bookkeeping, administrative support, or a related field. 

We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer. Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Maintenance Specialist

Location: Village Creek State Park, Wynne, AR
Salary: $25,268
Position Number: 22092057
Closing Date: 5/22/2015
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position is responsible for the maintenance and operation of park facilities grounds, and equipment. Job duties include performing both skilled and non-skilled tasks, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, basic HVAC, janitorial, grounds keeping, trash removal, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and other duties as assigned. This position also supervises and trains seasonal employees in park maintenance projects. Must be able to work in inclement weather, traverse rough terrain, lift up to 50 lbs., and work a varied schedule, including weekends and holidays. A valid driver’s license is required, and a driver’s record check will be performed. 

Position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension.

Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience or training in the building construction trades, general building maintenance, or in the repair or maintenance of mechanical equipment. 

We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer. Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.

 

 


Waitress/Waiter

Location: Mt. Magazine State Park, Paris, AR
Hourly Wage: $7.25/hr. plus tips
Position Number: 22143421
Closing Date: 5/15/2015
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

This position is a first-line greeter in the 125-seat Mt. Magazine Lodge Restaurant.  Duties include greeting customers, setting up tables, taking food orders, waiting on guests, serving food and cleaning tables.  Additional duties include operating cash register, as well as setup and wait service for banquets and conferences.  This position has regular contact with food service personnel and the general public, so excellent public relations skills are required.  Applicant must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays.  Will be paid an hourly rate plus tips.  A criminal background check is required.

Position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension.

Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: the ability to read and write plus three months of experience in a full-service restaurant.  Must be 21 years of age or older.  

We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer.  Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted online ONLY:  www.arstatejobs.com.

 


Assistant Restaurant Manager

Location: Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, AR
Salary: $26,531
Position Number: 22092327
Closing Date: 5/15/15
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

This position assists in the management of a 104-seat restaurant and 50-seat meeting room at Mather Lodge. Duties include assisting with hiring, training, and supervising of restaurant staff, preparing work schedules, completing performance appraisals, ordering food and supplies, maintaining food cost, quality control and customer service standards. Must be able to train others to prepare quality food items. Other duties include assisting with menu creation, cash control, group meal planning and other duties as assigned. Applicant must be able to work a varied schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays, and must possess a valid driver’s license. A criminal background check and driver’s record check will be performed. 

Position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension.

Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications:  the formal educational equivalent of a high school diploma; plus three years of experience in restaurant management or a related field, including six months in a supervisory capacity. Unqualified individuals need not apply.

We are an EOE/AA/ADA employer.  Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted online ONLY:  www.arstatejobs.com.


Assistant Lodge Sales Director

Location: Mt. Magazine State Park, Paris, AR
Salary: $25,268
Position Number: 22134026
Closing Date: 5/22/2015
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

This position meets with clients, greets & assists guests, gives tours of the property and makes suggestions for group events and special activities.  Maintains files, statistical data and account histories on qualified leads. Schedules meeting room space, equipment and personnel.  Attends and participates in community events, sales meetings, vendor fairs, and other activities that assist in the promotion of the park. Applicant must possess excellent communication and organizational skills.  This position will work a varied schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays as required.  

This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and a retirement pension.

Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications:  the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in event planning, sales or hotel/motel management, or a related field. 

We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer.  Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted online ONLY:  www.arstatejobs.com.


 


Lodge Cook

Location: Mt. Magazine State Park, Paris, AR
Salary: $22,919
Position Number: 22143417
Closing Date: 5/22/2015
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

This position prepares orders from a menu for individuals and groups, prepares buffets, and assists with ordering supplies. Other duties include monitoring food preparation and storage for quality, temperature, portion control and appearance, as well as taking an inventory of supplies, checking deliveries, and assisting with the cleanup and daily maintenance of the kitchen area. Applicants must be able to work varied shifts, including weekends, nights, and some holidays. Free van transportation to the Lodge available for some shifts.

 

Position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension.

 

Applicants must meetor exceed the following qualifications: the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma, plus one year of experience in restaurant cooking or related field. Unqualified individuals need not apply.

 

We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer. Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

 

Applicationsaccepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.

 


Shoreline Restaurant – COOKS, SERVERS

Location: DeGray Lake Resort State Park- Bismarck, AR
Hourly Wage: $7.50 plus benefits
Position Number:
Closing Date: On Going
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
Shoreline Restaurant – COOKS, SERVERS
Cooks with previous kitchen experience preferred. $7.50/hour + benefits.
Servers must have experience handling money, public contact & criminal background check. $3.00/hour +
tips + benefits.
Please complete an application at the Lodge Front Desk
PART-TIME/SEASONAL BENEFITS
The benefit package offered to part-time/seasonal employees includes paid holidays, a contributory
retirement plan, and coverage under workers' compensation. Part-time/seasonal employees with our
Department may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation plan.
We Provide Equal Opportunities and Do Not Discriminate
The Department of Parks and Tourism is committed to the concept and practice of equal employment opportunity without
regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability. This commitment is supported by our positive and
practical efforts to implement a policy of nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action.
The Department of Parks and Tourism complies with the nondiscrimination provisions of State and Federal regulations.
Our Department recruits, hires, and promotes employees without discriminating. Personnel actions such as compensation,
benefits, transfers, layoffs, returning from layoffs, training, education, and tuition assistance are not approved or denied
on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability.
Nothing in our application process, its language, policies or procedures, establishes, constitutes or implies an employment
contract, the guarantee of employment or benefits, or employment for any specific duration. The Arkansas Department of
Parks and Tourism is an "at-will" employer. We hope our employment relationship is long-term; however, either you or our
Department may end this relationship, at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.


Lodge – FRONT DESK CLERKS

Location: DeGray Lake Resort State Park- Bismarck, AR
Hourly Wage: $7.50 plus benefits
Position Number:
Closing Date: On Going
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
Immediate PART-TIME Openings
Lodge – FRONT DESK CLERKS
Clerks must have experience handling money, public contact and computer skills.
Criminal background check required. $7.50/hour + benefits.
Shoreline Restaurant – COOKS, SERVERS
Cooks with previous kitchen experience preferred. $7.50/hour + benefits.
Servers must have experience handling money, public contact & criminal background check. $3.00/hour +
tips + benefits.
Please complete an application at the Lodge Front Desk
PART-TIME/SEASONAL BENEFITS
The benefit package offered to part-time/seasonal employees includes paid holidays, a contributory
retirement plan, and coverage under workers' compensation. Part-time/seasonal employees with our
Department may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation plan.
We Provide Equal Opportunities and Do Not Discriminate
The Department of Parks and Tourism is committed to the concept and practice of equal employment opportunity without
regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability. This commitment is supported by our positive and
practical efforts to implement a policy of nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action.
The Department of Parks and Tourism complies with the nondiscrimination provisions of State and Federal regulations.
Our Department recruits, hires, and promotes employees without discriminating. Personnel actions such as compensation,
benefits, transfers, layoffs, returning from layoffs, training, education, and tuition assistance are not approved or denied
on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability.
Nothing in our application process, its language, policies or procedures, establishes, constitutes or implies an employment
contract, the guarantee of employment or benefits, or employment for any specific duration. The Arkansas Department of
Parks and Tourism is an "at-will" employer. We hope our employment relationship is long-term; however, either you or our
Department may end this relationship, at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.
Employment Opportunities
Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
at
DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Lodge/Convention Center
DeGray Lake Resort Lodge & Convention Center
is a 94-room hotel, restaurant and conference
center facility located off of Hwy 7 on DeGray
Lake, approximately 10-minutes north of
Interstate 30 (Exit #78 Caddo Valley).
Visit our website:
www.degray.com


Extra-help Travel Consultant

Location: Arkansas Welcome Center, Helena-West Helena, AR
Hourly Wage: $7.25
Position Number: 22092047
Closing Date: On Going
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
This position will work as needed year around and part time, greeting visitors entering the center, mapping out routes, and providing travel and tourism information about Arkansas.  Other duties include stocking and helping to maintain the cleanliness of the center.  Must be able to move up to 50 pounds and be available to work weekends and holidays.  Applicants must have the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; experience in customer service and computer literacy preferred.

Apply in-person or send a completed state application to:       Arkansas Welcome Center
                                                                                               1007 Martin Luther King Drive
                                                                                               Helena-West Helena, AR  72342


Seasonal Jobs

Location: Statewide
Hourly Wage: $7.25 - $12.00
Position Number: 2209XXXX
Closing Date: On Going
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:
Many state parks, museums, and tourist information centers are hiring seasonal employees now.

WE HAVE MANY SEASONAL JOBS!

Job duties vary but areas include maintenance, construction, housekeeping, store clerks, accounting clerks, waitstaff, cooks, and office/clerical support.

Work hours vary (from 15 up to 40 hours or more per week) as do work schedules (weekdays, weekends, holidays, and evening work).

FOR THESE JOBS, YOU MUST APPLY AT THE PARK, MUSEUM, OR TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER WHERE YOU WISH TO WORK. WE DO NOT HIRE SEASONAL WORKERS FOR FIELD LOCATIONS THROUGH THE CENTRAL PERSONNEL OFFICE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SEASONAL INTERPRETERS.

Apply at the location of your choice. Locations and phone numbers may be found at:  http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/park-finder/.   We hire throughout the season, but some jobs go fast so apply early! 

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