There are many different job possibilities in and around Big Bend National Park.
Full Time Positions come open every so often with the National Park Service. These positions are announced and filled through the Federal Register. See the Park Service link below for more information.
Temporary Positions with the National Park Service are filled locally through the Park Service. An example is campground hosts and other seasonal positions. Contact the Information Office at the address below for position information and an application.
Park Volunteer Positions are filled locally through the Park Service. Volunteers are needed and work in all the different areas of the park. The Volunteer link below has additional information and an online application. You will need to print the application, fill it out and mail it to the park.
Summer Intern Positions are filled locally through the Park Service. You can get an application and information by contacting the Park Service Information Office at Big Bend:
Big Bend National Park
PO Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834-0129
Please check out these two links for more information about National Park Service Careers, Jobs and Volunteer Positions and Employment Information.
Student Conservation Association (SCA) has summer positions in just about all the national parks. These are volunteer positions that work with park service personnel. You receive valuable experience working with rangers and the public in a national park setting. Your compensation is room and board and work experience.
Click here for more information on the Student Conservation Association.
The Park Service Intern Positions and the SCA Positions are very competitive. Plan to apply at least a year in advance to have a chance to work in one of these positions.
For information about working with park concession companies, please check the website Coolworks.
You can find more information and online job applications on the web site Coolworks.
Last but not least, there are summer jobs with local hotels, restaurants, and other companies in the local cities.
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