Virginia State Parks are Hiring

Virginia State Parks are hiring for hundreds of part-time and full-time positions this year, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation There are numerous opportunities to join the team at one of Virginia’s 41 state parks. Whether you enjoy working outdoors, sharing your educational or historical expertise, or planning events and programs, there are plenty of choices for jobs this year.

Utilize your technical, historical, educational or customer service skills while connecting to nature. Daily duties will vary for each job and there are different needs at each park location. For example, you may have the opportunity to present nature, culture, and history programs for all ages; provide friendly customer service at a park contact station, camp store or visitor center or perform the routine grounds care, maintenance, light construction, and cleaning tasks necessary to operate State Park facilities.

Available jobs are listed online with the requirements.   Jobs range from Customer Service Representative to Park Ranger, so if you are seeking a part-time summer job or a full-time career, then you may consider working for one of Virginia’s State Parks.

There are job openings at Douthat State Park in Millboro.  Those include Maintenance Ranger, Housekeeping Ranger, Interpretive Assistant, Guest Service Representative at the Boat Dock, Food Service Ranger for Beach Concessions and Food Service Ranger Supervisor.

For more information, and to apply, visit

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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