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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


ADPT Specialty Operations Manager

Location: Village Creek State Park- Wynne, AR
Salary: $33,861
Position Number: 22153199
Closing Date: 12/5/14
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

This position manages the golf course's Pro Shop/clubhouse. Job duties include supervising staff members, purchasing supplies, equipment and resale items,overseeing the maintenance of golf carts, verifying daily deposits, organizing tournaments and special events. Perform other duties as assigned.  Applicant must be able to work a varied shift, including nights, weekends and holidays and must possess a valid driver’s license. A criminal background check and driving record check will be conducted. Applicants must be a current PGA member in good standing. Preference will be given to applicants with golf course experience.

 

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 bachelor's degree in business or a related field; plus two years of experience in business operations, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.Unqualified applicants need not apply.

 

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

 

Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Park Interpreter

Location: Petit Jean State Park- Morrilton, AR
Salary: $29,251
Position Number: 22092431
Closing Date: 12/5/14
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

The Park Interpreter is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing, and presenting interpretive programs and special events to park visitors, civic groups, and private organizations. Duties include researching and recording data regarding programs, flora and fauna of the park, organizing and preparing press releases, reports, and brochures, preparing presentations, exhibits, and written scripts for audio-visual programs, supervising park operations in the absence of other uniformed personnel, and assisting the superintendent in planning and operations. Other duties include trail walks, kayak tours, demonstrations, public relations, conservation and protection of plant and animal life in the park, trail development and maintenance, performing office duties, providing monthly input to the superintendent and program services department, and other duties as assigned. Applicant must be able to work a varied shift, including weekends and holidays, work in inclement weather and lift 50 pounds. A criminal background check and a driver’s record check will be performed.

 

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

 

Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications:the formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in natural science, communications, parks and recreation management, or a related field. Unqualified individuals need not apply.

 

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

 

Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Restaurant Manager

Location: Queen Wilhelmina State Park- Mena, AR
Salary: $33,861
Position Number: 22092459
Closing Date: 12/5/14
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

The Restaurant Manager provides daily supervision to skilled and unskilled food service workers, oversees food quality, and ensures customer service standards are met. Job duties include; inspecting the restaurant for cleanliness, safety, and maintenance needs, coordinating repairs, developing/monitoring budget, food costs, menu planning and food preparation, coordinating special activities or accommodations for groups and handling customer complaints.

 

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 five years of experience in restaurant management or a related field, including two years of cooking experience and two years of supervisory experience..Unqualified individuals need not apply.

 

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

 

Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Human Resources Specialist

Location: Little Rock
Salary: $26,531
Position Number: 22092475
Closing Date: 12/5/14
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

The HR Specialist is one of a small team responsible for a variety of agency-wide HR procedures. Team members provide information over the phone and in person to employees, job applicants and other agencies, and maintains our official personnel files. This position is specifically assigned to work on processing unemployment claims and vacancy requests. We are seeking a sharp, detail-oriented self-starter who takes pride in producing accurate work, enjoys a steady pace, appreciates keeping busy, and can deliver outstanding customer service.

 

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 of human resources related experience.Unqualified individuals need not apply.

 

EOE/AA/ADA. Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

 

Apply online at: www.arstatejobs.com.


Educational and Instruction Coordinator

Location: Little Rock
Salary: $37,332
Position Number: 22092342
Closing Date: 11/21/14
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

This is an interesting and challenging position on our HR team. Assesses the training needs of 1200 employees; designs, implements, and coordinates a variety of staff development projects; prepares lesson plans and training aids. Provides instruction to individuals and groups covering both technical and practical work applications; arranges and coordinates instruction from outside sources. Conducts post training evaluations. Researches, writes, distributes, updates procedural, technical instructional manuals. Maintains employee training records. Supervises an Education Program Specialist. Requires expertise in Microsoft Office software. Some daytime and overnight travel is required. Excellent oral and written communications skills are imperative. We are seeking a creative, detail-oriented self-starter with outstanding multi-media presentation skills and experience in human resources development.

 

This 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 bachelor's degree in education, business administration or a related field; plus four years of professional level experience, including one year supervisory experience. Non-qualified individuals need not apply.

 

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

 

Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Heavy Equipment Specialist

Location: Roland, AR
Salary: $25,268
Position Number: 22092372
Closing Date: 12/5/14
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

The Heavy Equipment Specialist operates complex mechanized equipment, including cranes, bulldozers, excavator trucks, and track mounted front end loaders, checks the safety of equipment operation, and performs operator level lubrication and maintenance in accord with operations manuals, including machine adjustments. This position operates all types of bulldozers, front end loaders, dump trucks, forklifts, and tractors in the maintenance of structures and grounds. Other job duties include digging ditches for water, sewer, or gas lines, loading debris on trucks and hauling to dumping area, uprooting trees, leveling lots or grounds, hauling gravel and dirt for projects, and operating a bucket truck for cutting and removing limbs from trees. The Heavy Equipment Specialist may be required to travel state-wide for weeks at a time. There will also be periods where they are assigned to the Roland Office or Pinnacle Mountain State Park.  Flexibility and willingness to be away from home are a necessity. Travel expenses paid by employer. Applicant must have a Commercial Driver’s License, and be able to operate a variety of heavy equipment, including a back hoe, bulldozer, dump truck, etc. A driver’s record check will be performed.

 

This 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 three years of experience in operating heavy, mechanized construction and maintenance equipment or related area. Unqualified individuals need not apply.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Public Information Coordinator

Location: Little Rock, AR
Salary: $37,332
Position Number: 22092226
Closing Date: 11/28/2014
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

The Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism is seeking an experienced and creative Public Information Coordinator who will plan and develop for distribution educational and promotional material including news releases, publications and program exhibits. Additional duties include proofreading copy, developing and delivering training programs, coordinating conferences and specials events, working with news media to coordinate coverage of events, presenting educational programs to civic organizations, governmental agencies, conservation groups, schools and the general public to increase awareness of the mission and function of the State Parks Division.

 

This 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 bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, or a related field; plus four years of experience in public relations, journalism or a related field, including one year in a supervisory capacity. Unqualified individuals need not apply.

 

EOE/AA/ADA Women and minorities are 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: 11/21/14
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. Unqualified individuals need not apply.

 

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

 

Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.


Security Officer

Location: Mt. Magazine State Park- Paris, AR
Salary: $18,855
Position Number: 22143424
Closing Date: 11/28/14
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

This position will be working nights to insure safety ofpark guests at our lodge, cabins and park grounds.Other duties include monitoringpark water system, HVAC systems,alarm systems and emergency power sources as required for guest safety. Performs general maintenance and janitorial duties as assigned. This position works nights, most weekends and holidays. Applicants must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check.

 

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

 

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma, plus one year of work experience. Non-qualified applicants need not apply.

 

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

 

Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.

 


Archival Manager

Location: Little Rock
Salary: $33,861
Position Number: 22091328
Closing Date: 11/21/14
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

This position manages the public service responsibilities of the Arkansas History Commission, also known as the State Archives. Responsibilities include coordinating the public service hours of the research room, implementing and providing oversight of public service policies and procedures, providing and coordinating training for staff in the provision of public services, maintaining the security of the research room, assisting with the preparation of special budgets, promoting the overall archival program, coordinating special projects, public speaking, providing reference services, and other duties as assigned. Preference will be given to those who possess knowledge of Arkansas history, experience in the provision of archival reference service, and a demonstrated commitment to customer service. Must be able to work Saturdays.

 

This 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 bachelor's degree in history, public history, or a related field; plus three years' experience in museum or archival work or related field, including one year in a supervisory capacity. Non-qualified individuals need not apply.

 

 

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

 

Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.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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