State Parks hires park aides statewide for summer 2018 season

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced job openings for hundreds of seasonal park aides to help operate state parks during the 2018 summer season.

Each summer, State Parks employs 400 park aides and 45 senior park aides to work the busy season, which runs from May through September. Park aides are all ages and backgrounds. They work in parks all over the state and in many different terrains and climates, depending on location. They help out in parks by tending trails, cleaning campgrounds and comfort stations and performing a variety of custodial maintenance chores. They also may staff park offices, interact with visitors and help with interpretive and educational programs.

Applications are being accepted now through August. The jobs pay between $12.24 and $15.62 an hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

To learn more and apply, visit, click on “look for jobs” and use the search box to type in “park aide” or the name of a specific state park. Or go directly to the State Parks jobs page,, and follow the instructions on how to search for a job opening.