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Thank you for your interest in working at Grandfather Mountain.

Grandfather Mountain is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age.

When to apply: Opportunities for employment vary by department, but typically supervisors begin reviewing applications for seasonal employment in February/March and have staff in place by April/May. You are welcome to send in an application at any time of the year, as needs may change during the course of the season. Most seasonal jobs begin in April and end in late October or November.

Available Positions and Applications:

Animal Habitat Keeper I
Director of Fundraising and Development
Environmental Educator
Entrance Gate Attendant
Fudge Shop Attendant
Interpretive Park Guide
Maintenance (Seasonal)
Naturalist Intern (Unpaid)
Resource Management Technician
Restaurant Staff
Zoo Educator
General Application

To apply for a position with the restaurant, gift shops, ticket gate, maintenance staff or fudge shop, please complete the general application above. For more information, call Kim Rupard at (828) 733-2013 or email

Offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a criminal background check.