Employment



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,
Kane Webb
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 enhance the quality of life for all citizens;
  • 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 provide executive direction that advocates efficiency in state government and wise stewardship of taxpayer dollars; 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 www.ARStateJobs.com.

Vacancy Listings


Lodge – FRONT DESK CLERKS/HOUSEKEEPERS

Location: Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, AR
Salary: 8.50
Position Number:
Closing Date: On Going
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

Immediate PART-TIME Openings
Lodge – FRONT DESK CLERKS/Housekeepers
Clerks must have experience handling money, public contact and computer skills.
Criminal background check required. $8.50/hour + 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
Petit Jean State Park
Mather Lodge/Cabins

Visit our website:
www.Petitjeanstatepark.com


Mather Lodge Restaurant – COOKS, SERVERS

Location: Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, AR
Salary: $8.50
Position Number:
Closing Date: On Going
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

Mather Lodge Restaurant – COOKS, SERVERS
Cooks with previous kitchen experience preferred. $8.50/hour + benefits.
Servers must have experience handling money, public contact & criminal background check. $2.80/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.


Maintenance Technician

Location: Lake Frierson State Park, Jonesboro
Salary: 29,046
Position Number: 22092288
Closing Date: 07/21/2017
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

   This position is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s grounds, equipment, and utility systems. This position will directly supervise part time employees, community service workers, and volunteers. Job duties include coordinating work assignments, and developing an overall park maintenance plan and preventative maintenance program for buildings, grounds and equipment.  Applicant will perform skilled and non-skilled maintenance duties, including basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, cleaning, grounds maintenance, facility maintenance, and equipment repairs. This position also maintains equipment history records, supply inventories, and other assigned record keeping, some cashier duties, and performs other duties as assigned. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to work a varied schedule, including many weekends and holidays. A criminal background investigation and driving 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 these qualifications:  the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of vocational technical training in maintenance or related field; plus two years of experience in general maintenance, construction, or related field including one year in a leadership capacity.

 

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

 

Applications accepted online ONLY:  www.arstatejobs.com.

 

 


Lodge Housekeeper Supervisor

Location: Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, AR
Salary: 32,405
Position Number: 22092324
Closing Date: 07/21/2017
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

This position serves as the head housekeeper and performs general housekeeping duties such as cleaning lodge rooms, cabins, public areas and restrooms.  Job duties include supervising 5 to 10 seasonal employees and 2 full-time employees, maintaining adequate cleaning and linen supplies, performing inspections and light maintenance duties.  Applicant must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license and be able to work a varied schedule, including weekends and holidays. 

 

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; two years of experience in domestic, institutional, or hotel/motel housekeeping or related field, including one year in a leadership capacity.

 

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

 


MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT

Location: Village Creek State Park, Wynne, AR
Salary: 22,000
Position Number: 22143401
Closing Date: 07/14/2017
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

This is an entry level position that is responsible for maintenance of park facilities, grounds and equipment. Applicant must have basic knowledge and experience mowers, weed-eaters, and chainsaws, and a working knowledge of basic carpentry and painting. Job duties include trail work, trash pick-up, cleaning public restrooms, grounds keeping, as well as some vehicle and equipment maintenance. On the job training is available. Must be able to work in inclement weather, traverse rough terrain, lift up to 50 lbs., and work a flexible 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: 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:  www.arstatejobs.com.

 


Maintenance Assistant

Location: Lake Frierson State Park, Jonesboro
Salary: 22,000
Position Number: 22162921
Closing Date: 07/14/2017
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

This position is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s grounds, equipment, and utility systems. This position will directly supervise part time employees, community service workers, and volunteers. Applicant will perform skilled and non-skilled maintenance duties, including basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, cleaning, grounds maintenance, facility maintenance, and equipment repairs. This position also maintains equipment records, performs supply inventories, and other assigned record keeping, some cashier duties, and other duties as assigned. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to work a varied schedule, including most weekends and holidays. A criminal background investigation and driving 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 these 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. Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

 

Applications accepted online ONLY:  www.arstatejobs.com.

 


TRAVEL CONSULTANT

Location: Bentonville/Bella Vista
Salary: $23,335
Position Number: 22092214
Closing Date: 07/14/2017
Summary of Duties & Minimum Qualifications:

This position is responsible for greeting visitors entering the center, mapping out routes, and providing travel and tourism information about Arkansas.  Other duties include participating in familiarization tours, compiling daily and monthly visitation data and entering it into the computer, stocking and keeping inventory of literature and helping to maintain the cleanliness of the center.  Position may attend out-of-state trade shows.  The selected candidate must maintain certification to perform adult and child CPR/First Aid (training provided), wear the uniform provided by the department, be able to move up to 50 pounds, and be available to work some weekends and holidays.

 

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 of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in public relations, customer service, or related area.  

 

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

 

Applications accepted 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


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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