The Guilford County Parks Department only became a stand-alone department last year and it’s been adding services and making improvements to the county’s parks system for a while.

Now, with warm weather just around the corner, the county’s parks need more staff – so the department is holding two virtual hiring fairs later this month.

The county is hiring hourly summer staff for Bur-Mil Park, Gibson Park, Hagan-Stone Park, Northeast Park, Southwest Park and for the department’s “Passive Parks and Trails” team.

The starting pay is $15 an hour for the positions that include park attendants, park cashiers and park event hosts. Virtual interviews will take place Wednesday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Applicants are to apply at to attend the hiring event.

“These are great opportunities for teens, college students, teachers and other professionals seeking part-time summer employment, retirees, and everyone who wants to make a positive contribution to the parks,” the county’s call for parks workers states. “Working with the parks is perfect for those who love the outdoors and are interested in pursuing a career in outdoor recreation.”

Here are the job descriptions:

  • Park attendants – AKA park ground tech assistants – work to maintain the grounds for the parks as well as for other public areas run by the county.
  • Park cashiers use cash registers and process credit and debit card transactions. The work also can include greeting park guests and being able to answer some questions about the park.
  • Park events hosts, who will work at Northeast Park or Bur-Mil Park, will assist customers renting facilities and do things like add tables and chairs when needed, communicate the rules and regulations and provide answers to questions about the facility.

To learn more about Guilford County parks, visit